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I have anemia. Does anemia cause puffy bags under the eyes?

I have anemia. Does anemia cause puffy bags under the eyes?

Anemia: No anemia dose not lead to puff bags under the eyes. The more important question is what has lead to anemia. ...Read more

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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


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Is puffy eyes related to anemia?

Is puffy eyes related to anemia?

The anemia would...: Likely be very severe to cause this accumulation of fluid in the extravascular spaces (aka "third spacing"). A decreased red cell mass does decrease the oncotic pressue of blood, leading to inefficient reuptake of fluid at the venous side of the capillary bed. If it were to occur however, the area around the eyes would be one place to see this because the tissue there is highly distensible. ...Read more

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Why do my daughter eyes get very puffy could anemia be the cause?

Probably not: Anemia could make her pale, but puffy eyes is not a common symptoms of anemia. ...Read more

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What are white circles under eyes caused by anemia?

What are white circles under eyes caused by anemia?

No: Anemia if significant can cause generalized paling of skin, not white circles. True whitening of eyelid in patterns can be sign of other illnesses and itself is called vitiligo. Improper use of skin whitening creams may be a cause too. See your family doctor. ...Read more

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Could you with anemia have yellow eyes?

Could you with anemia have yellow eyes?

Yellow eyes: If the whites of your eyes are yellowed, this could be jaundice, which is often related to liver problems, but may be related to certain types of anemia. If this is happening you should see your doctor and get further blood testing done. ...Read more

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Could my anemia be causing yellowish eyes? Shortness of breath? Nausea?

Could my anemia be causing yellowish eyes? Shortness of breath? Nausea?

Yes: depends on the type of anemia. Some anemias will cause distraction of red blood cells and yellow tinge in the white of eyes. Anemia can cause shortness of breath, fatigue and low exercise tolerance ...Read more

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I keep feeling extremely dizzy and when I close my eyes the world spins. I have been checked for anemia, so that's not it. Any ideas?

I keep feeling extremely dizzy and when I close my eyes the world spins. I have been checked for anemia, so that's not it. Any ideas?

Not anemia: I suspect you have labyrinthitis / vestibular neuronitis or Barany positional vertigo. Get seen by a competent neurologist or otolaryngologist now. Systematized (spinning) vertigo isn't the result of anemia. ...Read more

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Very dark circles around my eyes. (Most likely from anemia) How do I make them lighter? I already take iron supplements.

Very dark circles around my eyes. (Most likely from anemia) How do I make them lighter? I already take iron supplements.

Circles: Actually , I usualy associate dark circles with allergies. You may want to try an antihistamine or regular nasal saline flush to see if this improves your circles. ...Read more

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My 5 year old keeps getting spots (folliculitis?). She also gets frequent colds. She is very pale with dark circles under her eyes. Could it be anemia

My 5 year old keeps getting spots (folliculitis?). She also gets frequent colds. She is very pale with dark circles under her eyes. Could it be anemia

Could be: But anemia wouldn't cause the frequent colds or the dark circles under her eyes, ? Allergies or chronic inflammation in her upper airways causing nasal congestion and probably sinusitis. Ask her doctor/pediatrician to look at her, anemia is rather a lab diagnosis, blood count would tell us if she's anemic, more history and physical exam, probably CT of her sinuses would tell us more, good luck ...Read more

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