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Can having hemolytic anemia stop me from getting pregnant?

Can having hemolytic anemia stop me from getting pregnant?

No: The oxygen carrying capacity of your blood, which is what anemia affects, does not affect fertility. However, depending upon how profound your anemia, it may make the pregnancy very difficult and risky. I would definitely correct the anemia before conception and remain in the care of your hematologist to maintain normal hemoglobin levels throughout your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does anemia affect trying to get pregnant? Been trying for more then a year, and I have irregular periods sometimes I have a period for 3 weeks help!

Does anemia affect trying to get pregnant? Been trying for more then a year, and I have irregular periods sometimes I have a period for 3 weeks help!

See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Can you get anemia even if your parents were healthy during pregnancy?

Can you get anemia even if your parents were healthy during pregnancy?

Yes.: You can get any sort of anemia regardless of your parents health during pregnancy. There are some anemias that are inherited from your parents, but again, your arents health during pregnancy would be irrelevant. ...Read more

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Pernicious anemia and planning pregnancy. I currently get B12 injections bimonthly. Recommendations? B12 more often? What is recommended max dosis?

Pernicious anemia and planning pregnancy. I currently get B12 injections bimonthly. Recommendations? B12 more often? What is recommended max dosis?

Keep levels normal: A pernicious anemia patient can work with her primary care and ob-gyn doctor to find out how often she needs injections to keep her B12 level normal. Haven't seen any reports of B12 injections causing pregnancy problems, if the B12 is being used to prevent B12 deficiency. A common dose is 1mg each shot, with the patient getting a shot every few weeks or every month, depending on need. ...Read more

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I miss my period a lot , the longest was 8 months.but I was not pregnant.I do have anemia, could this be the cause? when I do get sick its really bad.

Not clear: I am not clear about wether you are asking wether anemia is the cause for irregular periods. The answer is it's unlikely.If you have such long episodes of no period , then you probably have heavy prolonged periods which could lead to anemia.In any case you need to have periods regulated,since there are other consequences ;such as endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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If a girl having autoimmune hemolytic anemia n on steroids n azathioprin what she should do to get pregnant n have healthy baby?

If a girl having autoimmune hemolytic anemia n on steroids n azathioprin what she should do to get pregnant n have healthy baby?

Hi risk pregnancy: Both drugs you are on are risky with pregnancy, you need to work closely with your hematologist and your obstetrician if you get pregnant to select drugs that better suit your condition and tell you the right time for conception, wish you wellness ...Read more

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34 weeks pregnant doctor app tomorrow.. its so hard to catch my breath I get dizzy. Could it be due to my iron anemia? Or could it be something else

34 weeks pregnant doctor app tomorrow.. its so hard to catch my breath I get dizzy. Could it be due to my iron anemia? Or could it be something else

Appointment tomorrow: Good thing you have an appointment tomorrow. Pregnant women often describe a mild shortness of breath. This is called dyspnea of pregnancy. Have your doctor check you out tomorrow to make sure that all is well. ...Read more

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Post pregnancy, im having anxiety, i become anxious, its diff to sleep, when i wake up i get fast heart rate, ecg ok. Anemia, or hormonal problem?

Post pregnancy, im having anxiety, i become anxious, its diff to sleep, when i wake up i get fast heart rate, ecg ok. Anemia, or hormonal problem?

Anxiety postpartum: hello ~ If this is your first baby, anxiety is very much the norm with a new Mom, because this is a very precious package and it does not come with assembly instructions, and now all that reading during pregnancy is having to be enacted. Get as much support as you can from Mom, Dr and nurses and never be scared to shout for help. Be careful this is not a prodrome to depression.Get help early if so ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Getting Pregnant (Definition)

Conception is the act of the man's sperm attaching to and entering ("fertilizing") the woman's egg. This fusion leads to the ...Read more