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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
Yes: Individuals with sickle cell anemia are at high risk to develop invasive bacterial infections, e.g., meningitis and bacteremia, especially by pneumococcus. Penicillin prophylaxis, immunization, and prompt medical attention for febrile illness have greatly reduced fatality from serious infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You will: Not feel well and be sick. Why would you want to do that to your body. Be thankful the medication will effectively treat your problems. Years ago, before treatment was available, both disorders were extremely dangerous and even fatal. ...Read more
Hospitalization: Acute chest syndrome(acs) in sickle cell disease is a very serious complication and can be fatal. Generally, acs will require hospitalization of the patient and a long period of observation with supportive care. The best treatments are prompt diagnosis and recognition, IV hydration, broad spectrum antiobitics, oxygen, if necessary an exchange or simple transfusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can someone die from sever iron deficiency/anemia? Specifically in the case if an eating disorder?
Absolutely: Severe anemia from any cause can throw you into congestive heart failure and then pneumonia. Iron deficiency has many causes, including fad / politically correct diets, but also bleeding from some source that will need to be discovered. And being anemic is miserable in itself, preventing you from working and playing to capacity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Bp = 78/30 today & fainted @ store. D/c w mild anemia, high glucose, and ua bacteria. Swollen nodes in breast and armpit. Why?
See your doctor...: I am not sure why you are having symptoms, but be evaluated by a doctor very soon. These symptoms could be signs of a urinary infection or possibly even a more serious systemic infection such as a blood infection (sepsis) which can be fatal if not treated. Any swollen lymph nodes should not be ignored especially in the breast because they could be related to systemic infection or even a cancer. ...Read more
Low blood count: Anemia is a low red blood cell count, it can caused by low iron levels or from loss of blood. Red blood cells carry oxygen through the body. If you are anemic you have less of this oxygen-carrying capability and symptoms include fatigue, racing heart and dizziness. It is usually treated with iron supplements. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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