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How long can I wait with anemia to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

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 more

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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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How long can I wait with dizziness to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with dizziness to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Depends how severe: It depends on how severe it is and what is causing it. If it is mild dizziness/vertigo, you may not need to see doc, because it often goes away. Inner ear diseases, neurologic problems, medication side effects etc...Or if you are having hearing/vision trouble with dizziness, you should consult doc. If you are dehydrated, get yourself hydrated. Consult your doc.. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with amenorrhea to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with amenorrhea to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Depends : If you are of menopausal age, it can probably wait until your next scheduled appt. If you are younger than that, a few months. Do a pregnancy test. And do not assume you will not get pregnant, still use contraception. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with wheezing to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with wheezing to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Got albuterol?: If you have asthma and you have a bronchodilator and you take it and it completely relieves wheezing for at least 4 hours then give it a day. Relief more than 2 but less than 4 hours call your md for advice. Relief <2 hours or not complete or you don't have medication? Get help now. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with bloating to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with bloating to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

2-3 weeks: Many people experience bloating that comes and goes depending on what you eat, changes in activity, or hormone changes. If you cannot explain the bloating, and it persists for 2 to 3 weeks, it's time to see your doctor. Either the bowels or the ovaries could be a problem. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with aphasia to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with aphasia to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

No time : You should see a dr. Right away. Aphasia can be a sign of more serious things which may respond to treatment. If you wait, you may be in a situation whereby your condition becomes worse or you may increase the chances it could be irreversible. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with eye pain to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with eye pain to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Depends: If the eyes are not red, and the vision is good, and there is no evidence of infection, and you have not overworn your contact lenses, you can wait a couple of days. If you have any of these symptoms you should see your eye doctor soon. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with skin ulcers to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with skin ulcers to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Not long: I see this question was posted over a week ago. If you still have ulcers, go see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with my confusion to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with my confusion to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Not long: Intoxication is a transient form of confusion that goes away as we sober from alcohol or drugs. Any other confusion should be evaluated by a doctor to determine if it is caused by a reversible condition or part of a progressive condition such as alzheimer's disease or stroke. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with red eyes to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with red eyes to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Depends: Red eyes can come from superficial bleeding, allergy, infection, or inflammatory disease of the inside of the eye. Symptoms requiring evaluation by your ophthalmologist include pain, lowered vision, light sensitivity and pus seeping out from the lids. If none of these are present you probably have subconjunctival hemorrhage or viral infection and can wait several days for clearing. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with arm itching to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with arm itching to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Any rash?: There are several causes for itching - a new medicine, and allergy, a viral infection. If there is a rash or the symptoms last for more than a week, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with skin trauma to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with skin trauma to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Skin trauma: The severity of the wound (depth, dirt, muscle/tendon involvement) , size of the area involved, and location of the wound are all factors to be considered. If it's large, deep, dirty, involves vital structures, don't wait, see a doc. Also be certain you're up to date on tetanus prophylaxis (within past 10 years?). ...Read more

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How long can I wait with swollen leg to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with swollen leg to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Seek help now.: Swollen legs are seen after prolonged standing; heart or kidney problems; venous insufficiency; blood clots; prior injury or surgical procedures; lymphatic obstruction, etc. The evaluation of swollen legs requires a thorough evaluation, including ultrasound study of the venous system of the legs. The treatment may be a simple one, but may also be quite involved, so seek help now. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with arm redness to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with arm redness to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

What else: Do you have fever, swelling, discharge, or ulceration. If the answer to anyone is yes, see your doctor asap. Otherwise you can wait as long as you are comfortable. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with black stools to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with black stools to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

GI Bleeding?: Black stools can be caused by harmless things such as certain foods (e.g., blueberries, black licorice) or meds such as bismuth (pepto-bismol) or iron supplements. But it may be a sign of bleeding somewhere in your digestive tract, which can be serious (and doesn't always cause pain). If you haven't eaten these foods/meds & you're having black stools, or if you have vomiting or pain, see your dr. ...Read more

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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 more

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Should i see a doctor if I have anemia?

Should i see a doctor if I have anemia?

Anemia: There are many causes of "anemia", and treatment depends upon the specific causes of anemia. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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When should I see a doctor about anemia?

When should I see a doctor about anemia?

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

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How do i ask my doctor to check and see if i have anemia?

How do i ask my doctor to check and see if i have anemia?

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 more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with pernicious anemia?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with pernicious anemia?

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

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Should I see a specialist for anemia, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist for anemia, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Start with primary: Start off by getting a basic evaluation by your primary and if your primary doctor requires further consults, he/she will recommend you to the appropriate service. ...Read more

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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!!!!

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

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Chest pains, severe anemia should I see a doctor ?

Chest pains, severe anemia should I see a doctor ?

Anemia: If you have severe anemia and chest pains you should see a doctor soon, this can be serious. ...Read more

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I have had a constant headache, worse with exercise. I was recently diagnosed with anemia. Should I see my doctor?

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 more

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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?

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?

Yes: You will become anemic after prolonged vaginal bleeding this means your hemoglobin is low and you need treatment to stop the bleeding and to increase your hemoglobin. ...Read more

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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

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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.

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

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I don't like to waste time or money seeing doctors. What will happen if I have anemia?

I don't like to waste time or money seeing doctors. What will happen if I have anemia?

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

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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

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 more

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What does the doctor do if the plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is causing my anemia? Does that mean i cannot be on it any longer/

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 more

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I started treatment for anemia after I went to the doctor. How long will it take for my symptoms to improve?

I started treatment for anemia after I went to the doctor.  How long will it take for my symptoms to improve?

Weeks: If your anemia was due to an iron deficiency, it will typically take 2-3 weeks for your bone marrow to start producing more red blood cells. ...Read more

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Should I go to the doctors office or hospital to be tested for anemia?

Go to see your MD: Go to see your primary care doctor. She/he will be able to get a simple blood work for anemia. ...Read more