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Last day of period, being iron deficient anemia, will it cause lightheadedness, lower body temp, and slower heart rate?

Last day of period, being iron deficient anemia, will it cause lightheadedness, lower body temp, and slower heart rate?

No: Your period could make you dehydrated if it was heavy and you didn't replace the lost fluid. This can make you lightheaded. Neither that nor iron deficiency anemia will affect your temperature. If they had any effect on your heart rate, they would increase it. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lightheadedness (Definition)

Lightheadedness is a sensation of feeling faint or "light in the head". It may be a symptom of Low blood pressure, or hypotension, which occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. It may also occur when you are dehydrated, as my happen when severe morning ...Read more


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How long does lightheadedness. Last due to anemia?

How long does lightheadedness. Last due to anemia?

Depends.: The normal hemoglobin is around 12-14 for women and 14-16 for men. Most people will not have symptoms if the hemoglobin is over 11. But many may have no symptoms at 9 or even 8, especially if the anemia came on slowly. There is a level below which people have symptoms and above which they don't, but it varies between people. Once the count comes up, symptoms should be gone. ...Read more

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Lightheadedness, weakness, pale skin, feeling fatigue. do these mean i have anemia ?

Lightheadedness, weakness, pale skin, feeling fatigue. do these mean i have anemia ?

Yes: These symptoms could certainly be seen in someone who has anemia. These symptoms are very concerning. I would advise that you go to the nearest ER for evaluation of these symptoms. I would also advise that since you are lightheaded, that you have someone drive you to the ER now. ...Read more

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Could occasional lightheaded/dizziness be a symptom of anemia?

Could  occasional lightheaded/dizziness be a symptom of anemia?

Possible: Would not hurt to check a blood count, but other etiologies could be considered. Your doctor can check a few possibilities ...Read more

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Started bcp 5 weeks ago and have been on/off bleeding since. Feeling drained/lightheaded. Would irregular bleeding lead to anemia?

Started bcp 5 weeks ago and have been on/off bleeding since. Feeling drained/lightheaded. Would irregular bleeding lead to anemia?

Yes: If the bleeding is heavy or heavier than a perio d and prolonged ,Pleas see your gynecologist as soon as possible.Stop OC as weans use a backup method util you see your health provider ...Read more

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On diet since 2 weeks, felt lightheaded when i stand up, periods ended yesterday? What to do? Also have anemia, drinking less water too.

On diet since 2 weeks, felt lightheaded when i stand up, periods ended yesterday? What to do? Also have anemia, drinking less water too.

Dehydrated?: You sound like you're dehydrated. Drink plenty of water - up to 2.5L per day. If symptoms persist, or worsen, see your primary doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Diagnosed anemia. Period started today, feel lightheaded, shaky, like I might pass out. Is this a medical emergency or should I wait it out?

Diagnosed anemia. Period started today, feel lightheaded, shaky, like I might pass out. Is this a medical emergency or should I wait it out?

Try water: You may be dehydrated. Try drinking water or a soft drink. Drink enough water every day so that your urine is colorless. If that does not work, it would be prudent to see a doctor. Take oral iron an multivitamins to address your anemia. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have anemia low blood but high blood cell count l also get lightheaded when reaching over my head and while I am sitting ?

I have anemia low blood but high blood cell count l also get lightheaded when reaching over my head and while I am sitting ?

Anemia: Anemia is diagnosed with low red blood cell counts. If you have high red blood cell counts you not anemic, have yourself checked out for other causeds of light headedness. ...Read more

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I have had anemia before, latley I've been very lightheaded , dizzy , tierd, hungry, pale and have had nausea . Is it possable that I have it again?

Very possible: Your symptoms certainly are consistent with anemia, although they could also be due to a thyroid deficiency or some other problem. You need to see a doctor and have some blood tests to determine the origin of your symptoms. And if you are anemic, the next question to ask your doctor is why? Heavy periods? Poor diet? Find out the reason. ...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