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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Can anemia cause women to have shorter periods?

Can anemia cause women to have shorter periods?

Usually not!: Excessive menstual bleeding will cause anemia. No correlation the other way around! ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Low Blood Count (Definition)

Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor ...Read more


Dr. Chevies Newman
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Can my low iron anemia cause my period not to come? Or to delay? Can my period be affected? Does anemia affect fertile in women?

Can my low iron anemia cause my period not to come? Or to delay? Can my period be affected? Does anemia affect fertile in women?

No: Anemia does not stop a period, the period makes anemia worse, anemia does not cause infertility. Irregular cycles can be heavier and cause anemia, considering the pill will help the anemia, and you need your blood in pregnancy, you may ovulate more regularly the if you take the pill a few months and stop. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Extreme anemia for a 60 yr. Old woman -causes?

Extreme anemia for a 60 yr. Old woman  -causes?

Blood loss: Blood loss from the gastro intestinal tract is the most common cause. This could be due to gastritis, ulcer, hemorrhoids, diverticuli, or tumor. Nutritional deficiencies can lead to anemia as well. Cancer of the blood is another concern. Seek medical attention promptly. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Diede
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What would cause mild anemia in 46 yr old female normal colonoscopy 1 1/2 yrs ago?

What would cause mild anemia in 46 yr old female normal colonoscopy 1 1/2 yrs ago?

Iron deficiency...: The most common cause in your age group would be iron deficiency anemia. This could be caused by both diet and if you have somewhat heavy periods. Trying to increase your iron intake (red meats, green leafy vegetables) could help. Vitamin c also helps with iron absorption. You may need iron pills (more than multivitamins) for a while to replete your body (diet is sometimes not enough). ...Read more

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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What causes chronic anemia? I am female. History of hysterectomy in 2009.

What causes chronic anemia? I am female. History of hysterectomy in 2009.

Many causes: Lack of production with bone marrow abnormalities breakdown problems due to the spleen or kidney disease. Blood loss bleeding ulcers your doctor may need to run some blood tests to start a workup. ...Read more

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Dr. David Masiello
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Possible causes of long-term (1O+ mo) lymphocytosis in 25yo female with iron-deficient anemia, but otherwise healthy?

Possible causes of long-term (1O+ mo) lymphocytosis in 25yo female with iron-deficient anemia, but otherwise healthy?

Celiac Disease: One condition that could lead to reactive lymphocytosis (assuming normal flow cytometry) and iron deficient anemia is Celiac Disease. Lymphomas, specifically Hodgkisn can also cause this picture. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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What causes a jolting pain that runs from shoulder to abdomen? I am 21 years old (female) and have diagnosed anemia- is this a side effect?

What causes a jolting pain that runs from shoulder to abdomen? I am 21 years old (female) and have diagnosed anemia- is this a side effect?

Shoulder: Or abdominal pain is not a symptom of anemia. Causes of shoulder and abdominal pain are so many that i cannot possibly cover here. A massively enlarged spleen can cause anemia, left shoulder pain, and abdominal pain, but this is a rare condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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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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