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Over the last week or two i've become very fatigued. Legs feel tired and heavy. Cbc 4 weeks ago normal. I have itp - could anemia have developed 4 wks?

Over the last week or two i've become very fatigued. Legs feel tired and heavy. Cbc 4 weeks ago normal. I have itp - could anemia have developed 4 wks?

Possible: Possible, you can have bleeding acute or break down of your red blood cells called hemolysis, but many other problems possible, you need to get check up, including iron status and a cbc. Urgent. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Low Blood Count (Definition)

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


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Where would you send a 42 y o woman with long term chronic anemia diagnosed SVT palpitations shortness of breath intermittent swelling of lower extremities and fatigue ?

Where would you send a 42 y o woman with long term chronic anemia diagnosed SVT palpitations shortness of breath intermittent swelling of lower extremities and fatigue ?

Card & heme: You would need to see cardiologist for your palpitation, shortness of breath and swelling on your legs and make sure you dont have congestive heart failure or other heart problem. You also will need to see a hematologist to figure out why you have chronic anemia as there is a highy likelihood that your anemia is related to all of your symptoms ( fatigue, shortness of breath, palpitation etc). ...Read more

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Is fatigue a real symptom of anemia?

Is fatigue a real symptom of anemia?

Yes: An anemic patient has a decrease in red blood cells. The normal function of red blood cells is to deliver oxygen to the rest of your body. This decrease in oxygen delivery usually causes a patient with anemia to feel tired. ...Read more

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Why does anemia cause fatigue?

Why does anemia cause fatigue?

Lower blood Oxygen: Anemia means that your red blood cells are lower than normal. This means there are less blood cells to carry oxygen to your muscles and tissue which can lead to fatigue. It is a very common condition in pregnancy and in women with heavy blood loss from the menstrual cycle. Usually anemia is treated with an iron supplement. There are other causes though so it should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I prevously had anemia but my levels are ok now, however I still tire very easily. What are some other causes of fatigue?

Many possibilities: There are many causes to fatigue. In addition to anemia, other possibilities include thyroid disorders, depression, anxiety, infections, insomnia (and the many causes to insomnia), diabetes and other chronic diseases, and a whole host of other maladies. Best to see your doctor to make a diagnosis after a thorough work up. ...Read more

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Which type of anemia can cause fatigue?

Which type of anemia can cause fatigue?

Anemia: Anemia can be mild, moderate and severe depending upon the hemoglobin or hematocrit measure! as severity of anemia increases, it is proportional to the fatigue one experiences! usually anemia as a result of blood loss or hemolytic anemia or B12 deficiency causes more fatigue. Other causes such as anemia of chronic disease is mild and relatively asymptomatic or compensated. ...Read more

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No my anemia has never been normal, i started off border line and it got worse now I am almost normal but still feeling extremely fatigued?

No my anemia has never been normal, i started off border line and it got worse now I am almost normal but still feeling extremely fatigued?

Fatigue..: ...Is a very non-specific symptom caused by many problems besides anemia. If you are no longer anemic (and i'm assuming this is correct because i don't know your numbers), your doc will likely look for some other reasons but since he knows you best, i suggest you touch base with him/her about this. Best to you. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are fatigue and low stamina symptoms of anemia?

Fatigue & activity..: Intolerance stem from oxygen delivery to the tissues inadequate to meet the demands of those tissue under load. Oxygen is delivered to tissues bound to hemoglobin, which is packaged into red cells so that blood viscosity is low enough to permit flow through the smallest vessels (capillaries). Oxygen is needed for us to generate energy by oxidative metabolism. Not enough oxygen = decreased energy. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do to make my anemia stop making me so fatigued?

Please tell me what can I do to make my anemia stop making me so fatigued?

Type: It is very important to know what kind of anemia and what causes it. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency, chronic disease, genetic conditions, certain medications, toxins, etc. Consulting with your doctor or a hematologist for proper testing and diagnosis is a must before starting any treatment. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do to help my anemia from making me so fatigued?

Please tell me what can I do to help my anemia from making me so fatigued?

Type: It is very important to know what kind of anemia and what causes it. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency, chronic disease, genetic conditions, certain medications, toxins, etc. Consulting with your doctor or a hematologist for proper testing and diagnosis is a must before starting any treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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


Dr. Michael Rothman
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