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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)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...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?

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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