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What is good for dark circles under eyes and how can you determine what is the cause of dark circles.. I have anemia i was told my hemoglobin is low, and have seen several dermatologist but still don't have answers I am 48 years old and i could pass for 3

What is good for dark circles under eyes and how can you determine what is the cause of dark circles.. I have anemia i was told my hemoglobin is low, and have seen several dermatologist but still don't have answers I am 48 years old and i could pass for 3

Dark : Dark circles under the eyes have several possible causes. In some cases it is due to the deposition of hemoglobin by-products in the skin resulting from chronic nasal congestion. In other cases, the dark circles is actually due to shadowing in the area that results from facial volume loss. This can be treated with improving the volume loss. This can be done with an in- office filler injection or facial fat grafting (fat transfer). Another common cause is genetics. Some people simply have more pigmentation in their lower eyelid skin. This is very difficult to change. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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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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Very dark circles around my eyes. (Most likely from anemia) How do I make them lighter? I already take iron supplements.

Very dark circles around my eyes. (Most likely from anemia) How do I make them lighter? I already take iron supplements.

Circles: Actually , I usualy associate dark circles with allergies. You may want to try an antihistamine or regular nasal saline flush to see if this improves your circles. ...Read more

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My 5 year old keeps getting spots (folliculitis?). She also gets frequent colds. She is very pale with dark circles under her eyes. Could it be anemia

My 5 year old keeps getting spots (folliculitis?). She also gets frequent colds. She is very pale with dark circles under her eyes. Could it be anemia

Could be: But anemia wouldn't cause the frequent colds or the dark circles under her eyes, ? Allergies or chronic inflammation in her upper airways causing nasal congestion and probably sinusitis. Ask her doctor/pediatrician to look at her, anemia is rather a lab diagnosis, blood count would tell us if she's anemic, more history and physical exam, probably CT of her sinuses would tell us more, good luck ...Read more

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My 5 year old keeps getting spots (folliculitis?). She also gets frequent colds. She is very pale with dark circles under her eyes. Could it be anemia

My 5 year old keeps getting spots (folliculitis?). She also gets frequent colds. She is very pale with dark circles under her eyes. Could it be anemia

Needs labs: As both, a mother and a Doctor, I recommend you to take him to the Pediatrician for an overall check. He needs to have at least a complete blood work including not just for anaemia (red cells that carry iron ) but for white cells ( part of the immune system of defense). They'll check the liver, spleen, lungs, throat, ears, and heart, Tec. Nobody could diagnose without labs ,but please do so. ...Read more

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Can dark circles under your eyes be due to iron deficiency anemia?

Can dark circles under your eyes be due to iron deficiency anemia?

NO...: Low iron state typically causes paleness of skin, mucus membranes, and it is more evident in your eyes (pale cconjunctivae). So, this should not cause dark circles under your eyes..More likely from chronic nasal congestions which reduce blood flow and causing the darker appearances there--often known as allergic shiners. Treating nasal congestions/allergies may help. Consult your doc.. Good luck. ...Read more

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High RDW (15.7), low MCHC (30.7), low absolute monocytes (185); exhausted, depressed, dark circles under eyes, pale. Is this pernicious anemia?

High RDW (15.7), low MCHC (30.7), low absolute monocytes (185); exhausted, depressed, dark circles under eyes, pale.  Is this pernicious anemia?

No: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your lab findings are not consistent with pernicious anemia. You may be iron deficient but that in a male needs to be investigated to rule out occult bleeding. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Can severe anemia and osteoporosis cause darker bones?

Can severe anemia and osteoporosis cause darker bones?

Darker bones: I might have answered this already - not sure. The simple answer is NO! but you need to carefully control your anemia and also have bone density testing. Treatment of anemia should not affect any medicine for osteoporosis if your health and lab bone data is OK ...Read more

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I am dealing w anemia right now iv ferritin? and am having dark and heavy urine that separates from water and I drink 3-4 liters of water? And extreme weight loss=imaciation. .. w other symptoms.. had roux en y 7yrs ago and no problems until now..

I am dealing w anemia right now iv ferritin?  and am having dark and heavy urine that separates from water and I drink 3-4 liters of water?  And extreme weight loss=imaciation. .. w other symptoms.. had roux en y 7yrs ago and no problems until now..

Roux-En-Y both ↓es: intestinal absorption & greatly complicates eating & living long term. Humm.... Major modification of body anatomy as a treatment for food choice & quantity behaviors (which are both self-destructive & widely promoted by food industry) for money. Unfortunately, these are major issues, Your primary-medical-decision-maker (physician) is you! Study intensely, ask questions, learn & stay-in-charge. ...Read more

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When colon cancer reach a level that causes anemia blood in stool became visible or stool became dark or rectal bleeding has started am I right?

When colon cancer reach a level that causes anemia blood in stool became visible or stool became dark or rectal bleeding has started am I right?

Not necessarily: Slow bleeding from colon cancer can lead to anemia, without visible blood or black tarry stools. More often than not, anemia is the presenting symptom, especially for right sided colon cancers. ...Read more

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I take naproxen&also have anemia w/ dark stool apparently naproxen can cause ulcer could that B What I have or cancer?

I take naproxen&also have anemia w/ dark stool apparently naproxen can cause ulcer could that B What I have or cancer?

Cancer is unlikely: While not impossible, cancer in a 40 yo female is MUCH less likely than a GI bleed in when you are taking a non-selective COX-2 inhibitor like naproxen. Unless, you are having severe symptoms of dizziness, headache, and the like you should be fine with just discontinuation of the naprosyn (and other NSAIDs like ibuprofen) and giving it time for your symptoms to subside. O/W see your PCM sooner. ...Read more