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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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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitation is also known as Pounding heartbeat. Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more


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How anemia lead to palpitation?

How anemia lead to palpitation?

Tachycardia: Anemia reduces the ability of your blood to carry oxygen. As a result, the heart has to beat faster to pump more blood in order to compensate for its lower efficiency. This could result in a sense of palpitations or pounding heartbeats. ...Read more

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I am on B12 injections I have anemia but still getting palpitations all day is this normal thanks?

I am on B12 injections I have anemia but still getting palpitations all day is this normal thanks?

Unrelated: B12 and anemia have no impact (cause or effect) on palpitations. If the palpitations are bothersome, have them checked out. They're a separate issue. ...Read more

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I have all the signs of anemia, but i'm worried about my heart palpitations.I do have gastritis, how does that make anemia more likely to be present?

I have all the signs of anemia, but i'm worried about my heart palpitations.I do have gastritis, how does that make anemia more likely to be present?

Stressor: Gastritis , menstruation , hemorrhoids etc can cause blood loss and chronic anemia . This is a stressor on the heart. The heart senses the blood loss with not only volume loss but blood carries oxygen too. So the heart try's to circulate the blood it does have as quickly as possible .This can precipitate an arrhythmia ...Read more

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Had severe anemia, Hgb 7.5, 8 months later at 12.3. Still get heart palpitations. Is this something that can continue even after Hgb normal?

Had severe anemia, Hgb 7.5, 8 months later at 12.3. Still get heart palpitations. Is this something that can continue even after Hgb normal?

Depends: If there is another cause for palpitations, then correcting anemia may not relieve you of this. Try getting of the various medications you may be on, other than iron pills, especially benadryl. ...Read more

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Just had sudden weakness, feet/hand cold sensation, palpitations, sensitive to light/noise, dry mouth and this burning tingly feeling allaroundbody I'm 18 Took aspirin and nothing isit anemia?anxiety?

Just had sudden weakness, feet/hand cold sensation, palpitations, sensitive to light/noise, dry mouth and this burning tingly feeling allaroundbody I'm 18 Took aspirin and nothing isit anemia?anxiety?

Many possibilities: I can't diagnose you at a distance, but I'm wondering if you didn't just have a panic attack. If this happens again and becomes a problem, get with your personal physician. Check your blood pressure now if you are able. Best wishes. ...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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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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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


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