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Can anemia cause pain to occur?

Can anemia cause pain to occur?

Possible: Many people get aches and cramps in their legs when they are anemic and can be an early sign. If there are other pathologies, such as peripheral vascular disease, then it can cause an increase in pain as well. There is also weak evidence in the literature suggesting anemia can make fibromyalgia pain worse. I hope that helps! ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

A condition marked by a deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood, resulting ...Read more


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Does anemia cause dermatitis?

Does anemia cause dermatitis?

possibly associated: Anemia itself should not cause dermatitis; however, the cause of anemia may be associated--as an inflammatory process, which interferes with iron absorption. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can anemia cause angina? Can it be reversed?

Can anemia cause angina? Can it be reversed?

Anemia: It can if the anemia is so severe. It can be reversed depending on the cause. ...Read more

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How long would it take until anemia causes serious harm?

Hard: Question to answer. The longer it takes for an anemia to develop the better the body can compensate for it. My associate saw HGB in he 2 s while doing mission work in africa. ...Read more

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Does anemia caused by thalassemia have symptoms different from those of regular anemia?

Does anemia caused by thalassemia have symptoms different from those of regular anemia?

Not usually: Usually the symptoms of thalassemia are the same as anemia due to other causes. You should be evaluated by a doctor, preferably a hematologist who can help figure out the cause of your anemia. ...Read more

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Does anemia cause dry skin?

Why anemic?: The initial approach to the patient with anemia is to perform a complete history and physical examination along with a review of the results of a complete blood count (CBC) with white blood cell differential, platelet count, reticulocyte count, and an examination of the peripheral blood smear. ...Read more

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Does anemia cause tiredness ?

Yes: Short answer is yes. Mild anemia may not cause any symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Can anemia cause shoulder pain?

Can anemia cause shoulder pain?

Anemia and pain: Anemia can be caused by multiple underlying pathologies (ie. Iron deficiency, vit B12 deficiency, lead poisoning, chronic disease, blood cell dysfunction, sickle cell...). Some of these can lead to painful joints. If you have anemia the best thing to do is to find the source of it. You should also have your doctor perform a shoulder physical exam to rule-out internal pathologies. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How does anemia cause paleness?

How does anemia cause paleness?

Red cells are red!: When severe anemia is present, there are fewer red blood cells in circulation. The red cells give lighter-skinned people some color. Thus, with anemia, people are less red, and appear pale. ...Read more

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Is anemia caused by your spleen?

It depends: In some forms of anemia such as autoimmune hemolytic anemia, the spleen is actively involved in the pathophysiology of the disease. In other types, such as iron deficiency, the spleen has nothing to do with the disease. ...Read more

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Is anemia caused by an infection?

Is anemia caused by an infection?

Can be: An infection can lead to some degree of anemia. The anemia should resolve with successful treatment of the infection. ...Read more

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What anemia causes severe itching?

What anemia causes severe itching?

ANEMIA ITCHING: The most common cause of itching in anemia, is iron-deficiency anemia. ...Read more

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Does anemia cause high venous co2?

Most likely no...: Although this is a complex issue where several factors contribute. Co2 generation is a function of aerobic metabolism and decarboxylation of tca cycle intermediates. Significant anemia reduces o2 delivery to tissues and increases reliance on anaerobic metabolism --> tissue acidosis. A metabolic acidosis leads to respiratory compensation (which lowers blood co2). Whole books written about this. ...Read more

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Can anemia cause women to have shorter periods?

Can anemia cause women to have shorter periods?

Usually not!: Excessive menstual bleeding will cause anemia. No correlation the other way around! ...Read more

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Why anemia caused when hb is "hb e/beta thallassemia?

Why anemia caused when hb is "hb e/beta thallassemia?

Need more info.: The pattern of your blood counts over the years would be helpful. Many asian populations have hemoglobin e. Beta thal trait is also frequently seen. You need to see your hematologist to clarify what is going on and any potential treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help! can anemia cause liver functions to be elevated?

Help! can anemia cause liver functions to be elevated?

No and yes: There is not a direct connection, but there are associations between these findings. In rbc destructive processes the liver numbers are elevated, and in alcoholic liver disease the patient is usually anemic. ...Read more

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Why does anemia cause so much tiredness in its victims?

Oxygen binding: The hemoglobin molecule binds and carries oxygen to the tissues. When you are anemic your tissues are not getting the oxygen they need. When you exercise, the muscles demand more oxygen, so you get tired much easier. ...Read more

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Does isoimmunization and anemia cause slow social development?

Generally no.: Isoimmunization is an immune-mediated process that is caused by mother antibodies crossing the placenta and targeting the babies red blood cells (this is also called rh disease). The resulting fetal anemia can be mild to severe. Whether normal growth and development are compromised is dependent upon the severity and length of the anemia and any associated cognitive dysfunction which may occur. ...Read more