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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. ...Read more

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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Cerebral anemia? I was having beer, not that much. Suddenly, fell on the floor having something irritating my eyes. Never happened before. Cause?

Cerebral anemia? I was having beer, not that much. Suddenly, fell on the floor having something irritating my eyes. Never happened before. Cause?

Confused: Cerebral edema (swelling)? Did you lose consciousness or just fall to floor because of eye irritation? Need more information. ...Read more

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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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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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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?

Yes and maybe: This depends on your degree of anemia. Other causes need to be evaluated. I would strongly suggest you get evaluated further by a health care professional. ...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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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!! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Help with pain behind my eyes. I have iron deficiency anemia like many women. Could my lack of iron be causing this?

Help with pain behind my eyes. I have iron deficiency anemia like many women. Could my lack of iron be causing this?

No: Pain behind the eyes is associated with headaches, including occipital neuralgia with referred pain. Iron deficiency anemia is not a cause of headaches behind the eyes. Severe anemia can cause dizziness and in some cases headaches, but these do not localize behind the eyes. ...Read more

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Dry eyes (schimmer test 10mm in 5 min), dry mouth, mild anemia, low b12. Negative autoantibodies (ana, ssa, etc). Could it be Sjogren?

Dry eyes (schimmer test 10mm in 5 min), dry mouth, mild anemia, low b12. Negative autoantibodies (ana, ssa, etc). Could it be Sjogren?

Technically not: Classically sjogrens is dry eye dry mouth and rheumatoid arthritis. With negative Ab technically you don't have it. But all of the findings you have are extremely common in their own right. ...Read more

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Fever, night sweats, chills, heavy period (day 2). Pressure in head/eyes area. Low food intake. Iron deficient anemia. Planb 8 days ago. What to do?

Fever, night sweats, chills, heavy period (day 2). Pressure in head/eyes area. Low food intake. Iron deficient anemia. Planb 8 days ago. What to do?

Time 2C a doctor: Everything you're saying warrants medical attention, you really need to be evaluated by a doctor who can look at the whole picture, and help you out. Your iron deficiency anemia with your heavy periods means you should probably see your ob/gyn as soon as possible. Also please get help with your diet, so that you can eat nutritious foods that have iron in it, or supplement better. ...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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Diarrhoea, loose stools since 3 years, brittle hair, skin pigmentation, PCOS, borderline anemia, low vit d, watery eyes. Is this auto-immune disease?

Diarrhoea, loose stools since 3 years, brittle hair, skin pigmentation, PCOS, borderline anemia, low vit d, watery eyes. Is this auto-immune disease?

Could be: These chronic symptoms are concerning enough to warrant further evaluation. See your primary doctor to discuss all your concerns and symptoms. At that point screening labs for autoimmune conditions can be drawn and a referral to a rheumatologist can be made if indicated. ...Read more

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Sickle cell anemia? I am anemic duno the type. I see jaundice sometms. Not in eye. Meditrainian backr. Priods of stress and hypractvty. Ill + s/s thks

Anemia: Sickle cell is exclusively in blacks and if severe would have manifested from early childhood. A simple hemoglobin electrophoresis should tell you if you have any genetic defect. Otherwise, there are other types of anemia that are way more common - iron deficiency, hemorrhagic, aplastic, b12/folic acid deficiency, anemia of chronic disease etc. ...Read more

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Pain in the front of my head eye aches left one have anemia feel slightly dizzy.?

Pain in the front of my head eye aches left one have anemia feel slightly dizzy.?

Further evaluation: You headaches and pain on the left eye could be related- cluster headache for instance- but could also be caused by other cause that still needs to be evaluated. The dizziness can be related to anemia. However it is not easy to really figure out what is going on without examining you. See your doc and have yourself checked. If you are anemic also needs to know what is the cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tired all week headaches. Weak think I have anemia is it possible under my eye lids look a white pink colour?

Tired all week headaches. Weak think I have anemia is it possible under my eye lids look a white pink colour?

Possibly: Anemia is a condition with low red blood cells or hemoglobin in your blood. Red blood cells impart the pinkish hue to the lining inside the eyelids. The more anemic one is the more pale it looks. The most common cause of anemia is blood loss. Heavy menstrual periods in women is a common cause. Have yourself checked with a complete blood count (CBC) by your doctor. ...Read more

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Discharged from the hospital yesterday for anemia. Noticed a blurry spot in my left eye this morning, could have had it before but not sure?

Discharged from the hospital yesterday for anemia. Noticed a blurry spot in my left eye this morning, could have had it before but not sure?

Need to be checked: This could be due to a number of conditions. If it persists for another day, have yourself checked by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What could cause yellowing of the skin around my eyes?

What could cause yellowing of the skin around my eyes?

Jaundice/Icterus: 44 year old female asks What could cause yellowing of the skin around my eyes Yellowing of skin & white of the eye is called Jaundice/ Icterus and is due to too much Bilirubin circulating in the body resultant from Liver Inflammation/ Infection &/ or Obstruction of the ducts that send bile into the Digestive tract from the liver or Gall Bladder. Can also be from too much Red Blood Cell breakdown. ...Read more