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Can anemia cause backache?

Can anemia cause backache?

Perhaps a better...: Question might be can they be correlated? While it is hard for me to imagine anemia (a constitutional issue) in an otherwise normal host giving rise to such a focal complaint, i can envision several causes of back pain that might lead to anemia. For example, retroperitoneal bleeding, renal issues, etc. You should see your dr. Soon to address this issue. ...Read more

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I have chronic unrelieved back pain and anemia. Could they be related?

I have chronic unrelieved back pain and anemia. Could they be related?

Anemia back pain: Back pain and anemia is a combo for an underlying bone marrow cancer does not fit with your age severe anemia can cause ischemia of back muscles causing pain increasing on exersion, heredetary anemias like sickle can cause ischemic renal infarcts causing back pain. Also renal failure can cause back pains and anemia. Hemolytic anemias can cause back pains from the sudden drop in hemoglobin.. ...Read more

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I have anemia. Always feel tired and have back pain. I'm a clerk and most of the time sitting down. I'm 20 y/o (barely 20. still 19). What must I do?

I have anemia. Always feel tired and have back pain. I'm a clerk and most of the time sitting down. I'm 20 y/o (barely 20. still 19). What must I do?

Anaemia: Important to find the cause of the anaemia . Treatment is iron replacement or blood transfusion , depending on severity. Important to prevent iron loss. See your doctor to find the cause. Unless cause is found, all treatments are going to be a temporary fix ...Read more

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I have lower back pain and anemia are symptoms of what?

I have lower back pain and anemia are symptoms of what?

Could be: Quite a few things. Work up of anemia needed to sort out the cause and see if related to the back. A serious, but unlikely, cause would be multiple myeloma. ...Read more

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51 yrs heavy long periods, anemia back pain, fibroid 14mm + 2 hypochoic formations 19mm on each ovary . Fsh levels very high then normal. ? Think

51 yrs heavy  long periods, anemia back pain,  fibroid 14mm + 2 hypochoic formations 19mm  on each ovary . Fsh levels  very high then normal. ? Think

A lot going on: You need to see your gyn for an evaluation that should include an endometrial biopsy. If that is normal, there are several options. Oral contraceptives will likely regulate your cycles, eliminate the follicles and make your menses lighter. Lysteda may decrease your menses without hormones. Endometrial ablation may be an option if your fibroids are small. Finally, a lsh may also be an option. ...Read more

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- pregnancy test I have a lot of pelvic n back pain. Doc foun anemia n provided provera (medroxyprogesterone) to stop the bleeding but it didn't work im desperate help me.

- pregnancy test I have a lot of pelvic n back pain. Doc foun anemia n provided provera (medroxyprogesterone) to stop the bleeding but it didn't work im desperate help me.

OK, well there isn't: a way to stop heavy bleeding over the internet yet. So you will need a visit to either urgent care or the local ER if your bleeding is soaking through a super maxi pad an hour for four hours. You may want to repeat that pregnancy test or have that done at the ER or urgent care. Especially given the severe pain, I suggest a more urgent evaluation. You may need a D&C to stop bleed. ...Read more

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29yo. Upper Cent abdo pain (w some tenderness); Intermittent mid-back pain; Nausea & excess saliva after eating. No anemia, normal kidney & liver function. Urine test clean, urinating normally. ?

Stomach pain: Sounds like a peptic ulcer. You probably should have an EGD (scope exam). Cease all alcohol consumption. Avoid all NSAIDS. H. pylori infection is relatively common. Consider taking 14 days of Clarithromycin and Amoxicillin and add Pepto-Bismol. (Obviously under care of a physician.) ...Read more

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What can cause anemia?

Many causes: Anemia is low blood count and may be mild or serious. Either you body does not produce enough red cells (blood cell cancer, uremia, chemotherapy, low iron, malnutrition) or you are actively bleeding (ulcers, trauma, GI malignancy, gu malignancy) or you are destroying your cells (inherited, splenic overactivity). Your hematologist needs to sort this out. If the cause is gone, you can do well. ...Read more

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Causes of low anemia in men?

Causes of low anemia in men?

Low Blood Count: This is a rare situation for younger men. So, it must be taken seriously.

First would be a general sense of one's health. Are there any chronic illnesses or infections?

Next would be if there could be a bleeding ulcer or other situation in the GI tract.

Any good medical provider will investigate this situation fully to make sure the cause is identified and treated. ...Read more

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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

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Can you tell me the types and causes of anemia?

Can you tell me the types and causes of anemia?

Multiple: Iron deficiency (microcytic hypochromic) is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency (macrocytic), chronic disease like infection or cancer (normocytic normochromic), genetic conditions (thalassemia), certain medications, toxins, etc. Consulting with your doctor or a hematologist for proper testing and diagnosis is a must before starting any treatment. ...Read more

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What are the severities caused because of anemia?

Anemia: Anemia is a condition when hemoglobin level is below the normal range. It can be caused by many things- i.e. Bleeding, iron, vit B12 deficiency, red blood cell destruction, , bone marrow failure etc. It can be so severe- such as in massive bleeding- and people do die from massive bleeding if bleeding can't be controlled. In chronic case- heart failure, other organ dysfunction/failure can happen. ...Read more

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What is anemia and can it cause you to be hopitalized?

What is anemia and can it cause you to be hopitalized?

Anemia...: Anemia (low hemoglobin) is caused by the body losing blood (heavy periods, blood in stool, red blood cell instability [hemoglobinopathies] or destruction [hemolysis]), the bodies inability to produce new red blood cells (for example iron deficiency), or a combination of these. Many causes of anemia are treatable, and some are inherited (sickle cell). Can need hospitalization depending on cause. ...Read more

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What would cause a backache from just below the shoulders?

What would cause a backache from just below the shoulders?

Cerv Radiculopathy: Pain here is likely a pinched nerve from arthritic pressure and/or a herniated disc, or tendinitis (levator syndrome). Aggravated by poor posture at a computer. An exam by your doc can help determine if there is significant injury deserving of further studies or treatment. No hurry if not worsening, but, should be seen if not getting better. Nonsurgical usually helps. Try salonpas hot patches. ...Read more

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How can hookworms cause anemia?

How can hookworms cause anemia?

Yes: They hook onto the bowel wall leading to blood loss. They also cause protein loss. In children, it can slow growth and mental development. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pernicious anemia?

What are the causes of pernicious anemia?

Autoimmune disease: Pernicious anemia is an autoimmune disease producing autoantibodies against intrinsic factor found in the lining of the stomach. This leads to lack of absorption of vitamin B12 which is important in making blood cells and for nourishment of the nervous system. Treatment would be by replacement of B12 via injections or absorption into the body by other means (nasal spray). ...Read more

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Can anemia cause hot feet?

Not directly: If there is a temperature sensation in the feet in the setting of anemia it is usually cold. ...Read more

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Can anemia cause nosebleeds?

Can anemia cause nosebleeds?

No: Anemia itself does not cause nosebleeds. Anemia is a sign of an underlying disease. The underlying disease which produces anemia may also cause disorders of clotting or of platelet number or activation. Those processes may indeed cause bleeding including nosebleeds. ...Read more

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Cane gabapentin cause anemia?

Yes: Although not common, Gabapentin can cause red blood cells to drop. ...Read more

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Does anemia cause mood swings?

Does anemia cause mood swings?

Not really: Anemia is the low hemoglobin level that can be secondary to many causes. U can be fatigued and may feel short of breath because of anemia and that feeling of generalized weakness can make u cranky though. ...Read more

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Why does anemia cause fatigue?

Lower blood Oxygen: Anemia means that your red blood cells are lower than normal. This means there are less blood cells to carry oxygen to your muscles and tissue which can lead to fatigue. It is a very common condition in pregnancy and in women with heavy blood loss from the menstrual cycle. Usually anemia is treated with an iron supplement. There are other causes though so it should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Does anemia cause night sweats?

You may have this...: Association backwards. You may have anemia because of an illness that is associated with night sweats. The differential diagnosis for night sweats is lengthy, but includes several serious medical problems that should not be ignored or discounted. See your dr and get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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Can anemia cause concave nails?

Can anemia cause concave nails?

Yes: Spoon nails or koilonychia (the $5 word) can be associated with many things, iron-deficiency anemia among them. This is definitely worth seeing your doctor about.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nails/wo00055&slide=4. ...Read more

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