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How Long Can I Wait With Anemia To See If It Goes Away Without Seeing A Doctor
Hard to answer...: You would need bloodwork to see how anemic you are. I would take iron sulfate with vitamin c atleast twice a day. Also, eat dark green, leafy vegetables. If you get dizzy easily or short of breast or have fatigue, you should see your doctor asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on symptoms: To start, do you know you are anemic? In other words, have you had a blood test to show lower than normal red blood cells, or are you basing your diagnosis on symptoms, such as fatigue. There are many causes of anemia, and many are treatable. I would see a doc if the symptoms you have an affect on your daily life. Good luck. ...Read more
CBC: Ask your doctor for a blood test called a CBC. Without insurance the cost is about $20-$25, a relatively cheap, but useful test. Alternatively, you could donate blood, which is a wonderful thing to do to save lives. They check to make sure you are not too anemic to give blood. They also check for HIV, and other STD's and blood type for free when you donate, free of charge for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some: Pernicious anemia is due to malabsorption of vitamin b-12 from the GI tract. It is a form of low blood cell count with associated symptoms of fatigue, paleness, breathing difficulties, etc. While not very common, all such patients should be evaluated by their doctor to give treatment for the pernicious anemia if that is the only problem and to discover any other problem. ...Read more
My mum before 3 days got a headache in her face then she cannot see and she fainted the doctors said that's because the anemia but I feel it's not!!!!
A Faint is Complex: You are describing what a patient would say is a "fainting spell or passing out". The medical term is syncopy. Only about 50% of the time do we ever know exactly why these occur. The most life threatening is the heart. Then all of the other metabolic reasons including blood glucose as well as anemia. Anemia can increase the chance of a headache called a migraine. ...Read more
I have had a constant headache, worse with exercise. I was recently diagnosed with anemia. Should I see my doctor?
Yes: It sounds like there are many possible reasons for you to have these symptoms. The symptoms may be coincidence, medication related, or result from the same underlying cause. Go ahead and make an appointment with your doctor to address this and get to the bottom of it. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 22 yrs old female and 5'2 and weigh 85lbs i eat all the time but i can't gain weight should I see a doctor? I have anemia, and i'm only slightly active. I'm actually losing weight
I'm 40 yrs.Old i've been bleeding with large clots went to see a doctor he took blood test and some clots samples he told me I have anemia a?
Period was 5-8 days but suddenly dropped to only 2-3. Why would this happen? Virgin, hx of regular heavy-ish (gotten lighter over the last 2 years) cycle. Could anemia/low iron cause it. Suspicious of AIHA. Multiple symptoms. Don't see doc to April.
Pretty normal. : Don't think it's anything abnormal. Your period can change both with age and it can vary from its baseline to longer or shorter. No particular reason except for normal hormonal changes. ...Read more
What type of doctor would i see for hard lymph nodes and bone pain? Primary ran CBC cmp normal. Severe fatigue. Low t3, (liothyronine) mild anemia.
You have choices: You could ask your primary to refer you for a second opinion from either an internist or a specialist. Where are the hard nodes located? If they are in the neck and ENT doctor can evaluate them for a biopsy. A hematologist can also investigate the cause of anemia and hard lymph nodes. How low is your hemoglobin? ...Read more
You can't: Because the symptoms are non specific and there are many causes. ...Read more
Low blood count: Anemia is low blood count and may be mild or serious. Either you body does not produce enough red cells (blood cell cancer, uremia, chemotherapy, low iron, malnutrition) or you are actively bleeding (ulcers, trauma, GI malignancy, gu malignancy) or you are destroying your cells (inherited, splenic overactivity). Your hematologist needs to sort this out. If the cause is gone, you can do well. ...Read more
I hv anemia , my haemoglobin 8.7 , my doctor give me sangobion for 3 mth . How long does sangobion take effect ? I take for 5 days . Thank
6 weeks to 3 mos: You took an iron preparation. If you are iron deficient and take iron, and it's going to work, there should be obvious improvement by 3-4 weeks, but will take 3 months to get fully to normal. If you are losing blood, it may take longer. Too much blood loss or absorption problems and it won't work. Taking it only 5 days is not long enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does the doctor do if the plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is causing my anemia? Does that mean i cannot be on it any longer/
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine).... Aka: Hydroxychloroquine basically has two uses, (1) immune modulation in autoimmune disorders like ra, and (2) malaria prophylaxis. Not sure why you are taking it, but one of its side effects is hemolytic anemia in the setting of g6pd deficiency. If you have developed anemia on this drug, you might have def or a hypomorphic phenotype for g6pd. This can be tested. If so, you will need an alternative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I started treatment for anemia after I went to the doctor. How long will it take for my symptoms to improve?
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