causes of anemia in women over 50

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

Many causes

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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.
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Dr. Scott J. Diede answered:

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

Iron deficiency...

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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).
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Dr. ROBERT Uyeda answered:

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?

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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.
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Dr. Aasim Sehbai answered:

Why do my ears spontaneously start ringing after a nap? I am a 27 yr old female and i breastfeed my baby. could anemia or dehydration cause it?

Anemia

Breastfeeding
Although a rare symptom, anemia can do that so get a CBC checked.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

Does low iron anemia contribute to constipation and cause dry mouth? Once fixed by surgery, will more saliva and deficating occur? 23year old female

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What issue gets 'fixed' by surgery? Iron deficiency is not related to either issue although the problem that causes the iron deficiency may also cause constipation.
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Dr. Dragos Luca answered:

What's the best source of iron for a 43yo female with anemia?

Make sure

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First of all, your doctor needs to make sure your anemia is caused by iron deficiency because there are many other possible causes of anemia. If that's the case, then there are several foods rich in iron but probably the best way to go is to take an iron supplement.
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Dr. Scott J. Diede answered:

What are the risk of sicklers getting a tattoo ? 19 year old female with sickle cell anemia

Low

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Your risk of developing any post-tattoo health complications is about the same as the general population. Go to a reputable tattoo artist who takes all of the mandatory health precautions. Go see your doc immediately if you suspect a skin infection or have a fever after the procedure.
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Dr. Jimmy D. Bowen answered:

30 yr female CRP 6.0mg/L is this normal range feel dizzy, bruise easily, anemia joint pain?

Joint pain

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None of what you have presented is normal for a 30 year old. What did your physician say?
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Low bp 100/60 for some days. Weakness and fainted once. Shivering hands. 25-female. Could it be Anemia?

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Go see a Dr. and get evaluated, there are lots of possibilities and anemia is just one of them. Weakness with fainting is not a joke.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

I am a 28 years old female and i weigh 92 lbs. If my hemoglobin level is 12.75. Can i still have anemia?

Not anemia

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I think your hemoglobin is fine. I see you are tired and short of breath. You will need to look for another explanation.
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