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Could you with anemia have yellow eyes?

Could you with anemia have yellow eyes?

Yellow eyes: If the whites of your eyes are yellowed, this could be jaundice, which is often related to liver problems, but may be related to certain types of anemia. If this is happening you should see your doctor and get further blood testing done.

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Slightly yellow eye balls, especially mornings. Skin normal color doesn't drink alcohol. Prior history of borderline anemia. Green eyes. What can it be?

Slightly yellow eye balls, especially mornings. Skin normal color doesn't drink alcohol. Prior history of borderline anemia. Green eyes. What can it be?

Insufficient info: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion from the available information. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation, especially in the yellow color of the eyeballs is recent. Hemolytic anemia causing mild jaundice is one possibility.

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Why do I get temporary yellow skin? Not yellow in the eyes but the whole body. I have no anemia, but a pheochromocytoma, what can it be? Pheo related?

Why do I get temporary yellow skin? Not yellow in the eyes but the whole body. I have no anemia, but a pheochromocytoma, what can it be? Pheo related?

Pheochromocytoma: You need to get this pheo treated. The bursts of adrenaline can be fatal. The bursts of adrenaline can make your skin pale, which may be perceived as yellow, depending on your natural color. There are characteristic skin tingling sensations, or itching with pheo. Other hormones can be abnormal too (pth, calcitonin) in certain varieties of pheo. This condition is rare, so see your doctor.

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What are white circles under eyes caused by anemia?

What are white circles under eyes caused by anemia?

No: Anemia if significant can cause generalized paling of skin, not white circles. True whitening of eyelid in patterns can be sign of other illnesses and itself is called vitiligo. Improper use of skin whitening creams may be a cause too. See your family doctor.

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Why do my daughter eyes get very puffy could anemia be the cause?

Probably not: Anemia could make her pale, but puffy eyes is not a common symptoms of anemia.

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I have anemia. Does anemia cause puffy bags under the eyes?

I have anemia. Does anemia cause puffy bags under the eyes?

Anemia: No anemia dose not lead to puff bags under the eyes. The more important question is what has lead to anemia.

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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.

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My father 87 has had 5 eye injection for wet eye with drug called AVASTIN. Read this drug could cause anemia. Could this be why his hemoglobin is at 92?

My father 87 has had 5 eye injection for wet eye with drug called AVASTIN. Read this drug could cause anemia. Could this be why his hemoglobin is at 92?

No: The anemia business was when the stuff was used systemically in one particular cancer chemotherapy combination. He and his physician need to find some other cause of his anemia, which is a serious business. Avastin / bevacizumab in the eye isn't going to make Dad anemic. Is he malnourished? Stomach ulcer / cancer / colon cancer? Other cause?

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Is puffy eyes related to anemia?

Is puffy eyes related to anemia?

The anemia would...: Likely be very severe to cause this accumulation of fluid in the extravascular spaces (aka "third spacing"). A decreased red cell mass does decrease the oncotic pressue of blood, leading to inefficient reuptake of fluid at the venous side of the capillary bed. If it were to occur however, the area around the eyes would be one place to see this because the tissue there is highly distensible.

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I keep feeling extremely dizzy and when I close my eyes the world spins. I have been checked for anemia, so that's not it. Any ideas?

I keep feeling extremely dizzy and when I close my eyes the world spins. I have been checked for anemia, so that's not it. Any ideas?

Not anemia: I suspect you have labyrinthitis / vestibular neuronitis or Barany positional vertigo. Get seen by a competent neurologist or otolaryngologist now. Systematized (spinning) vertigo isn't the result of anemia.

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Could my anemia be causing yellowish eyes? Shortness of breath? Nausea?

Could my anemia be causing yellowish eyes? Shortness of breath? Nausea?

Yes: Depends on the type of anemia. Some anemias will cause distraction of red blood cells and yellow tinge in the white of eyes. Anemia can cause shortness of breath, fatigue and low exercise tolerance

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I'm feeling light headed, dizzy and am having trouble focusing my eyes. Could my anemia be causing this?

I'm feeling light headed, dizzy and am having trouble focusing my eyes. Could my anemia be causing this?

Possibly: Many things can cause this. You should discuss with your primary care doctor if these are new, progressing symptoms.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Dry lips and eyes. Feeling tired. Mild anemia. Negative Ana. Sjogren?

Dry lips and eyes. Feeling tired. Mild anemia. Negative Ana. Sjogren?

No it's not: Shortens or you ANA would be positive. You could be tired from anemia or need more thyroid possibly. Is your B12 ok? Maybe a super B complex would help. Are you eating healthy and getting 8 hours of sleep?? Any chance of sleep apnea? Dry eyes are common. Dry washing with baby shampoo at least daily. If tired tend to lick lips subconscious and makes them dry!!

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Is it normal for me to be having pain behind my eyes? I have iron deficiency anemia like many women. Could my lack of iron be causing this?

No: Fe deficiency anemia should not cause that symptom. Many possible reasons but an exam is really the only way to find out for sure.