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Can Blood Donation Cause Anemia
Danger: I am not sure how you could be so misinformed, but am very happy you reached out to us. An anemic patient needs blood to survive. They should not in any way be donating blood. That puts their life at risk and is completely a wrong decision. ...Read more
When I was 4, I had anemia. It's gone now at age 17, but will me having had it in the past disqualify me from donating blood?
Depends on why: Ask parents what cause was from. Most juvenile issues that resolve on own are not permanent disqualifiers. Donation screening nurse will ask for details if it comes up at all. ...Read more
Feeling shaky for hours. Like when blood sugar is low only I've eaten plenty. I have a history of anemia could this cause it?
28 yo male, very tiny specks of blood on TP during last wipe. Some itching, and chafing, No anemia, negative occult test. What are the possible causes?
What could be the cause of anemia in a 28 week old fetus, along with blood filled placental cysts?
Really?: Family doc here, just would maybe like to help you tho I'm not certain I can. Fetal anemia?...they test for that?....I must be behind in my peds smarts, but I only see ages 2 and above. I figure if the fetus has anemia and your circulation is shared via placenta, then you have anemia. Or these placental blood filled cysts are causing an anemia. You need to have a better talk w/whomever said this ...Read more
I have anemia and gastritis. My B12 level is normal. Could the gastritis alone cause anemia related to blood loss? Thank you.
Need more eval: Gastritis means inflammation on the stomach lining. It does not cause anemia- unless if it is not just gastritis but also you have bleeding on the stomach lining or if the gastritis is affecting absorption of certain nutrient like iron for instance. There are many things that can cause anemia besides iron, vit B12 def or bleeding. You definitely should have further evaluation to find the cause. ...Read more
I have exhaustion due to unknown causes. Anemia, thyroid problems and blood sugar issues have been ruled out by tests. What else could it be?
28 yo male, very tiny specks of blood on TP during last wipe. No anemia, negative occult test. What are the possible causes?
Hemorroid: Is your stool hard? Drink a lot of water. Eat dried fruits, veg& fresh fruits. Prune juice is good. ...Read more
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