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Can a person experience some symptoms of anemia without being anemic? Borderline anemic? His hct was about 40, he is often tired, pale, eats ice, etc.

Can a person experience some symptoms of anemia without being anemic? Borderline anemic? His hct was about 40, he is often tired, pale, eats ice, etc.

Yes: You can have iron deficiency without having anemia yet. You could have vitamin B12 deficiency-without having significant anemia-yet etc. Yes, you could feel tired etc. But having said that, those symptoms also can be caused by different things like depression, thyroid problems, high blood sugar, chronic disease etc. D/w your md- and your doc can check few basic labs to help him out. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


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People with cooley’s anemia typically have what symptoms?

People with cooley’s anemia typically have what symptoms?

Beta thal major: Cooley's anemia is known as beta thalassemia major. Starting during the first year of life, they have profound and life-long transfusion-dependent anemia, large liver/spleen, and skeletal deformities due to bone marrow expansion; they are prone to infection and skeletal fractures and, unless appropriately treated, die during adolescence of iron overload syndromes. ...Read more

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Any symptoms of anemia?

Fatigue: Fatigue is a common symptom of anemia. It can be harder to exercise and shortness of breath may come from anemia. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anemia?

What are the symptoms of anemia?

Many: Symptoms of anemia include lightheadedness, dizziness, weakness, lethargy, rapid heart rate, fatigue, pale skin, etc. In addition, some may have none of these symptoms. Anemia is a symptom; something else is causing the anemia and the cause needs to be found by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anemia?

What are the symptoms of anemia?

Signs & symptoms...: Include fatigue, exercise intolerance, headache, pallor, etc. Therapy depends upon the underlying cause, and causes of anemia are many and varied. They can result from impaired rbc production (eg., nutritional deficiencies, marrow infiltration, etc), hematoma, blood loss (gi bleed, hemorrhage, epistaxis, etc.), hemolysis, thalassemia, hemoglobinopathies, etc. More specific info would help. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of anemia?

Dizziness, fatigue: People with symptoms may or may not have symptoms. The most common symptoms are fatigue and dizziness. If the anemia is long term and slowly progressing you may not have symptoms. If you suspect that you may have anemia see your doctor so that he or she can decide if testing is needed. ...Read more

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Is ice chewing a symptom of anemia?

PICA: In medicine we call "pica" to the strong desire to eat or drink very unusual substances or foods. Children and adults with pica may eat:
animal feces, clay, dirt, hairballs, ice, paint, sand. This pattern of eating should last 1 mo. In pregnancy, in childhood, and in malnourished populations is more common. It is true that iron or zinc deficiency could be present but could also be psycological. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of anemia?

Fatigue: Any loss of oxygen carriying power of the blood leads to loss of cellular energy that is sensed by the brain and translated as fatigue. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cooley's anemia?

Cooley's anemia: Beta thalassemia major/cooley's anemia can be presented with severe anemia that requires blood transfusion. Symptoms will include- extreme fatigue, pallor, failure to thrive, development problems (short stature, amenorrhea- dysfunction in sexual development), chest pain, shortness of breath, (they have problems with iron overload that leads to heart failure), abdominal pain, liver failure etc. ...Read more

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What is anemia and what are the symptoms?

What is anemia and what are the symptoms?

Symptoms may be same: Anemia means that the red blood cell count is low. The symptoms of anemia are usually fatigue, shortness of breath. These symptoms are not by any means related to anemia alone. They can be present in many medical situations. ...Read more

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Could you tell me the symptoms of anemia?

Could you tell me the symptoms of anemia?

See below: Fatigue, shortness of breath with exertion, pale skin are symptoms, signs of anemia. The best way to determine if anemia is present is to have a blood test. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, what are anemia symptoms?

Multiple: Proper diagnosis of anemia is absolutely necessary for adequate treatment. This requires appropriate testing by a qualified physician. If you have reason to suspect anemia (fatigue, pallor, bad taste, shortness of breath, red tongue, nail/hair/skin abnormalities, etc.), please consult your doctor or a hematologist. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of anemia?

Fatigue: I liken it to flashlight working on low batteries.... So fatigue, lack of endurance are the usual manifestations. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat symptoms of anemia?

What can you do to treat symptoms of anemia?

Very carefully: There are dozens of causes of anemia. You have to know the specific casuse (s) in order to make a treatment plan. ...Read more

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How long before symptoms of anemia disappear?

It depends upon....: The cause of the anemia and the means being used to correct it. For example, transfusion to correct an acute onset anemia can produce almost immediate improvement, while oral fe therapy to correct an fe deficiency state can lead to improvement over the course of days and resolution over a couple of weeks. Some with chronic anemias can accommodate to their low HGB and feel normal with no correction. ...Read more

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Will I always notice symptoms if I have anemia?

Will I always notice symptoms if I have anemia?

No: If anemia develops slowly, your body adjusts to the slow reduction in oxygen carrying capacity, and this compensation prevent the development of symptoms. In this context, anemia can become quite profound before any symptoms manifest. If anemia develops quickly, however, symptoms are quick to appear. ...Read more

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Is being cold all the time a symptom of anemia?

YES: But more important check your thyroid. Low throid (hypothyroidism) is more likely and easily treatable. ...Read more

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For what length of time do symptoms of anemia last?

Hard to say: We need to know the underlying cause of the anemia, the treatment plan, and then can consider likely pace of improvement. ...Read more

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What symptoms happen if your anemia doesn't go away?

Anemia: If the anemia is mile, you might not have any symptoms. If the anemia is more severe you would probably experience shortness of breath or fatigue. The only way to know if anemia has gone away is to repeat a blood test. ...Read more

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Can you please lay out the primary symptoms of anemia?

Can you please lay out the primary symptoms of anemia?

More of a sign: Than a symptom. Pale color or pallor is due to the lower numbers of red blood cells diminishing the tone of the skin a producing a lighter hue

fatigue and shortness of breath are most common. ...Read more

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Is it normal for anemia symptoms to always appear at the same time every day?

Is it normal for anemia symptoms to always appear at the same time every day?

Possibly...: Symptoms common to many types of anemia (low hemoglobin) include the following: easy fatigue and loss of energy, rapid heart beat (particularly with exercise), shortness of breath, headache, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, pale skin, leg cramps, and insomnia. It depends on the symptom you are referring to. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a person experiences symptoms of anemia, for how long do these symptoms last?

Can you tell me if a person experiences symptoms of anemia, for how long do these symptoms last?

Hard to say: We need to know the underlying cause of the anemia, the treatment plan, and then can consider likely pace of improvement. ...Read more