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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Poor Memory (Definition)

Poor memory can be thought of in terms of forgetting relevant, personally important data, in small amounts up to large amounts. This can be caused by aging, stress, ...Read more


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How long does lightheadedness. Last due to anemia?

How long does lightheadedness. Last due to anemia?

Depends.: The normal hemoglobin is around 12-14 for women and 14-16 for men. Most people will not have symptoms if the hemoglobin is over 11. But many may have no symptoms at 9 or even 8, especially if the anemia came on slowly. There is a level below which people have symptoms and above which they don't, but it varies between people. Once the count comes up, symptoms should be gone. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a person experiences symptoms of anemia, for how long do these symptoms last?

Can you tell me if a person experiences symptoms of anemia, for how long do these symptoms last?

Hard to say: We need to know the underlying cause of the anemia, the treatment plan, and then can consider likely pace of improvement. ...Read more

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Is it normal I have had my period for 21 days! last month i had my period for a month and apparently this month is also lasting as long. I do have low anemia and I am concern that it might be that. I bleed in excess right now it is regular but days ago i

A : A regular period occurs once every 24-35 days (3.5 to 5 weeks) and should last 7 days or less. The two most common reasons for abnormal cycles are abnormal hormone levels or problems with the uterus. In order to check your hormone levels, you should have a hormonal evaluation to look at your thyroid function (tsh/t4), ovarian function (fsh) on day 2-4 of your cycle, pituitary function (specifically prolactin) and your testosterone levels (to see if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome). If any of these are abnormal they can usually be treated with medication. In order to evaluate the uterus, the best test will be a sonohystogram (pelvic ultrasound with saline water infusion into the uterus). This will allow the doctor to "see" inside the uterus to see if you have any polyps (abnormal growths of uterine lining) or fibroids (non-cancerous tumors) that can be causing the bleeding. The ultrasound will also allow the doctor to check for large ovarian cysts or many small ovarian cysts (polycystic ovaries) which can lead to heavy or prolonged bleeding. If you have anemia due to heavy bleeding you may consider taking a multivitamin or iron tablets. You may consider seeing a reproductive endocrinologist to help resolve your bleeding issues. Stephan krotz, M.D.--reproductive endocrinologist-houston, tx http://www.Infertilityanswers.Com/stephan-krotz http://www.Facebook.Com/pages/dr-stephan-krotz/... ...Read more

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How long does anemia take to be cured?

How long does anemia take to be cured?

It depends: 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 like infection or cancer, 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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What are the long term effects of anemia?

What are the long term effects of anemia?

Anemia over time: Does not produce major other issues, but fatigue and shortness of breath are at least lifestyle if not quality of life limiting. ...Read more

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How long can someone who has aplastic anemia live?

How long can someone who has aplastic anemia live?

Huge variation: Starting with the severity of the aplasia. Mild and some moderates may be treated with supportive care. Sever treated with atg and steroids, or donor stem cell transplantation. Transplant is curative , but also has risk. Best case survival can be that of a healthy person. ...Read more

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My friend has aplastic anemia, how long does he have to live?

My friend has aplastic anemia, how long does he have to live?

It depends: In aplastic anemia, people make little or no blood cells. The risk to life depends on how severe the low blood counts are. Mild aa might do well without treatment, but severe aa is immediately life threatening. There are very effective therapies available using immunosuppression or bone marrow transplant. ...Read more

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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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Is eating large amount of ice all day long really linked with anemia deficiency ?

Is eating large amount of ice all day long really linked with anemia deficiency ?

PICA: Pica is characterized by an appetite for substances largely non-nutritive, such as ice cubes, clay, chalk, dirt, baking soda or sand pica is associated and actually one of the symptoms that can be found in patients with iron deficiency anemia. Pica is more commonly seen in women and children. ...Read more

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What are some common conditions that can cause forgetfulness in a 21 year old? MRI last July normal.

What are some common conditions that can cause forgetfulness in a 21 year old? MRI last July normal.

Forgetfulness: in a young male. Stress, depression, anxiety all interfere w/recall. See doc to rule out physical conditions and then a mental health professional to learn stress management. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help. How is your nutrition, exercise level, and sleep? ...Read more

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How long for anemia symptoms to leave once taking b12 and iron. I have Been taking iron for about 3 weeks and just started the b12 about 4 days ago?

Depends: It really depends on how low the level to start, what dose of iron and b12 and in which form you are consuming the b12. Injections are the most efficient followed by sublingual and then oral. Once adequate levels are established the anemia will begin to resolve. Rechecking anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks is reasonable to ensure adequate improvement. ...Read more

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My memory has been worse than last year, and I am only 23. What causes forgetfulness?

My memory has been worse than last year, and I am only 23. What causes forgetfulness?

Many things: A person's memory is actually made of different parts and each part has different possible causes for memory loss. In general, memory problems can occur from alcohol abuse, mood disorders, psychosis, stress and anxiety, psychological trauma, head injuries and dementia. However, at your age, you may simply have too much to think about and this may cause problems with "working memory". ...Read more

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How long does it take to cure anemia?

How long does it take to cure anemia?

Depends: There are many different kinds of anemia, each of which have their own causes. You need to figure out what kind of anemia you have and what needs to be done to treat it. It could be that a simply nutritional supplement (iron, b12, thiamine) will be enough. It could be a more chronic problem that has no quick fix. If you're anemic for any reason, you need to see your doc right away. ...Read more

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How long before symptoms of anemia disappear?

It depends upon....: The cause of the anemia and the means being used to correct it. For example, transfusion to correct an acute onset anemia can produce almost immediate improvement, while oral fe therapy to correct an fe deficiency state can lead to improvement over the course of days and resolution over a couple of weeks. Some with chronic anemias can accommodate to their low HGB and feel normal with no correction. ...Read more

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For what length of time do symptoms of anemia last?

Hard to say: We need to know the underlying cause of the anemia, the treatment plan, and then can consider likely pace of improvement. ...Read more

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How long can serious anemia keep you hospitalized for?

Possibly several day: Depending on how severe the anemia is translates into effect on cardiac status. Below 8 gms. one needs outpatient transfusion to bring Hgb to l12. A low Hgb can be tolerated and improved with diet Fe++ and Procrit (epoetin alfa) . Ive had patients coming in with 4gm Hgb and while feeling weak still were functional. This level considered dangerous and patient admitted for transfusion. ...Read more

Dr. William Herrera
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Memory Problems (Definition)

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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