U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
ZA
A 42-year-old female asked:

does anemia make dehydration worse, is there any relationship?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Anemia & dehydration: Dehydration reduces the amount of water in your bloodstream, causing your blood to be more concentrated. People with anemia frequently and subconsciously reduce their water intake as a method of concentrating the red blood cells in their blood. Unfortunately the number of red blood cells remain the same and treating the underlying cause of anemia is the only cure.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Anemia,dehydration: Why are you anemic and dehydrated? Both make you weak. Dehydration actually artificially thickens the blood somewhat. You require evaluation and treatment for these serious disorders. Discuss this with your physician.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 46-year-old member asked:

Can I give my baby gatorade to treat dehydration?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: For babies who need hydration support i recommend using pedialyte or a similar product. This is absorbed much more readily than gatorade which has a much higher sugar content.For older children i often recommend using gatorade or other sports drink to flavor the unflavored pedialyte if it makes it more tolerable to drink.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Should I plan on resting if I have anemia?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
No: It really depends on how severe your anemia is. Anemia is very common in pregnancy. The baby takes your iron stores. Also there is more water in your blood vessels so your blood count looks lower. Take your vitamins, eat lots of greens. Most women are not affected by the typical drop in their blood count and can function.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How can I avoid dehydration in pregnancy?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Drink water: Drink at least eight glasses a day of water. If your urine is dark colored, you need to drink more. If you have having enough nausea that you cannot drink much water, talk to your doctor about using some medicines to decrease your nausea. There are several that are safe in pregnancy. Drinking in small quantities many times a day is usually better than trying to drinks lots at once.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I wake up rested, but get extremely tired throughout the day. Could I be anemic?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Unlikely: Fatigue is more commonly a symptom of the pregnancy hormones.
China
A 33-year-old female asked:

Please interpret mcv=74.50, mchb=24.40 and platelet count is 482. Could this be a sign of anemia?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Microcytic Anemia: The red blood cell (rbc) indices MCV & MCH reflect the size of the red cell and the amount of hemoglobin (oxygen-carrying protein-iron complex) inside the rbc. Iron deficiency is the most common cause of low MCV & MCH often associated with microcytic (small sized cells) anemia. The platelet count also is elevated in many cases of iron deficiency anemia.

Related questions

A 40-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
A 38-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 33-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 38-year-old male asked:
2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A 45-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Aug 16, 2020

People also asked

Related topics

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.