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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

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


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What are the tests for cooley's anemia?

What are the tests for cooley's anemia?

Cooleys anemia: Coolew's anemia also known as thallasemia major is genetic disorder of blood.It is diagnosed by doing blood test.Cbc will show fewer healthy red blood cells and less hemoglobin. And it is confiemed by doing hemoglobin electophoresis, which will show abnormal hemoglobin. ...Read more

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Are there things I can do for anemia at home?

Are there things I can do for anemia at home?

Possibly: It depends upon the type of anemia. Without knowing the exact type of anemia it is not possible to say. For diseases such as sickle cell anemia, thalasemia, and other hemoglobinopathies that are genetic no home therapies would help. For iron deficiency, B12 deficiency, or folate (folic acid) deficiency supplementation would help and could be done at home. ...Read more

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What are the tests required to diagnose anemia?

Screening tests: Anemia is defined by a low number of red blood cells. This would be diagnosed by performing a simple blood test that would measure your hemoglobin and/or hematocrit. If you are found to be anemic, there are also simple blood tests to try to figure out the cause. Many types of anemia are treatable. ...Read more

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How would i know if I have anemia without any tests?

How would i know if I have anemia without any tests?

You don't know: However, if you are very pale, fatigued, feels dizzy often, or have shortness of breath, or exercise intolerance, you may have advanced degree of anemia. But all these symptoms can be caused by other reasons than anemia. Therefore without blood test, cbc, you would not know if you have anemia or not. ...Read more

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How do I treat severe anemia at home?

Very carefully: There are dozens of causes of anemia. You have to know the specific casuse(s) in order to make a treatment plan. ...Read more

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How can you treat severe anemia at home?

How can you treat severe anemia at home?

Very carefully: There are dozens of causes of anemia. You have to know the specific casuse(s) in order to make a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What are the tests for aplastic anemia?

Many: The most basic is the cbc, which will give you hemoglobin, hematocrit, white cell count, and platelet counts. An additional important test is a reticulocyte count which gives you the production index of red cells. Your doctor can advise you further, based on your symptoms and history. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How could get my doctor to test me for anemia?

Just ask: you could just ask your doctor. it is only a simple blood work. I will not be surprised if you actually already have the test done. ...Read more

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Could anemia show up in a normal blood test?

Could anemia show up in a normal blood test?

Unclear...: Anemia means a decrease in your rbc (red blood cell) count, hemoglobin content, and hematocrit level. All these parameters are part of a blood test named CBC (complete blood count) and will be abnormal if there is anemia. If the blood test is normal then anemia is unlikely. ...Read more

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What is the way they test blood for anemia with?

What is the way they test blood for anemia with?

Blood: Anemia is tested for by taking blood and performing a complete blood count (cbc). Work up of anemia is accomplished by taking blood and checking for iron, B12 and folate (folic acid) among other things. ...Read more

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Can blood tests for anemia give you wrong results?

Can blood tests for anemia give you wrong results?

Rarely: Detecting anemia (low hemoglobin / hematocrit) is one of the simplest of all lab tests, but clerical / computer errors still happen. If there is doubt whether you are anemic, repeat. Labs required to seek the cause (serum iron, b12, folate, (folic acid) reticulocyte count, many others) are usually reliable; taking an iron pill before the draw can mask elemental iron deficiency. ...Read more

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How long does it take to see the effects of home therapy for anemia?

How long does it take to see the effects of home therapy for anemia?

Restate the question: What do you mean by home therapy? What is the cause of your anemia and what is being done for it? ...Read more

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How do doctors test for anemia?

Laboratory testing: If you symptoms suggest anemia (fatigue, paleness, signs of obvious blood loss), then your doctor will have a blood sample testing for red cell count, iron concentration and related issues such as morphology of the cells to determine the amount of anemia and the possible cause. ...Read more