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Dx chronic anemia. Last bone marrow aspiration 4 yrs ago. Have had erethropoetin output 1-4since then hgb generally 8.0-11.1 hct relative. Feel hem/onc Dr ignoring me should I get updated aspiration? Many symptoms-chest pain, extreme exhaustion. Epo output

Dx chronic anemia. Last bone marrow aspiration 4 yrs ago. Have had erethropoetin output 1-4since then hgb generally 8.0-11.1 hct relative. Feel hem/onc Dr ignoring me should I get updated aspiration? Many symptoms-chest pain, extreme exhaustion. Epo output

Chronic anemia: The main reason to repeat the marrow biopsy would be if there was a change in your disease- more refractory, more wbc, lower plts, etc. If the underlying chronic disease cannot be treated or is unknown, then using EPO to treat and monitoring hgb is quite reasonable management. But it sounds like you may wish to have more explanation. Making and apmt to talk or ask questions is OK, or consult here. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with anemia and its very low. Can this cause chest pain?

I was just diagnosed with anemia and its very low. Can this cause chest pain?

Yes: But it would be suprising to cause significant pain in a fairly healthy 37 yo. ...Read more

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Post total thyroidectomy last yr. My TSH is 15.07 and I've been having chest pain, which my gp & endo believe it's the TSH and anemia. Is it possible?

Post total thyroidectomy last yr. My TSH is 15.07 and I've been having chest pain, which my gp & endo believe it's the TSH and anemia. Is it possible?

Yes: A TSH of 15 indicated thyroid hormone deficiency and if you also have anemia the two could cause multiple symptoms. Please follow your doctors' advice for treatment and follow-up care. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing mild sharp chest pain when I breath on my left side shortness of breath, along with anxiety and vertigo could my anemia be back?

I've been experiencing mild sharp chest pain when I breath on my left side shortness of breath, along with anxiety and vertigo could my anemia be back?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as your symptoms warrant an evaluation.
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How bad does iron def anemia have to be before it causes heart problems? My hemo is 11 (116) and iron is 8. Have chest pain and sob and low BP and dizzyness and restless legs. So sick slways!

How bad does iron def anemia have to be before it causes heart problems? My hemo is 11 (116) and iron is 8. Have chest pain and sob and low BP and dizzyness and restless legs. So sick slways!

Much lower than that: A hemoglobin of 11 is only mildly reduced. Anemia itself will not cause cardiac or more likely issues with oxygen transport until it is much lower. Exactly how low depends on whether there are pre existing cardiovascular issues. ...Read more

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Can iron pills make me tired? Started 325mg 3 times a day, iron deficiency anemia. Taking naps, I never take naps. Headaches, dizzy, chest pain. Norm?

Can iron pills make me tired? Started 325mg 3 times a day, iron deficiency anemia. Taking naps, I never take naps. Headaches, dizzy, chest pain. Norm?

Iron pills: Iron pills can affect digestive system & cause nausea or upset stomach, but not the other symptoms you described, unless you are taking the iron on full stomach, as food can lower absorption of iron, hence less effectiveness for your anemia, hence one possibility is that your anemia might be causing those symptoms. ...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 was diagnosed with anemia, and I've been taking iron pills (OTC) and I still feel weak and dizzy and have chest pains why is that?

I was diagnosed with anemia, and I've been taking iron pills (OTC) and I still feel weak and dizzy and have chest pains why is that?

Medical check up: Anemia can cause dizziness and weakness. Although iron can sometimes help you to correct the anemia, you need to have your blood checked again and find out if your hemoglobin level has increased sine you had it checked last time or not. You may need further testing if your anemia persists as the cause may be other than iron deficiency. ...Read more

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Can a pulled muscle feel like chest pains? Had ultrasound and it came back clear. Have high heart rate but was told it was due to my anemia. Concerned

Can a pulled muscle feel like chest pains? Had ultrasound and it came back clear. Have high heart rate but was told it was due to my anemia. Concerned

Chest pain: Certainly injured chest wall or intercostal muscles cause chest pains. Anemia certainly can cause high heart rate. Could other things also be going on, can't tell from out here in the cloud need to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a hemoglobin level of 7.5? I have low iron anemia, easy bruising, chest pains, and loss of appetite.

A lot: Possible organ damage, especially the heart. It can lead to high output cardiac failure. You need to get this corrected! Not a trivial matter. It can also affect your schooling. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hi I have hypothyroidism and have been experiencing chest pains to my heart, I also have a low blood count. What do I do?

See your doctor: It is unlikely that hypothyroidism or "low blood count" is the cause of your chest pain. However, chest pain due to arthritis, hypothyroidism, and low blood counts may be related to an underlying autoimmune condition. This should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Help please! Is chest pain a symptom of heartburn?

Quite often: One of the most common causes of chest pain is gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn). With chest pain the other etiologies include cardiac, musculoskeletal, and sometimes lung. There are medications for relief of heartburn and prevent serious changes in the esophagus such as esophagitis and stricture. See your physician to verify cause of symptoms. ...Read more

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Is chest pain a symptom of JRA?

Can be associated: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can involve covering of lungs and heart called pleura and pericardium which can get inflamed and cause chest pain.
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Is chest pain a symptom of anxiety (right side) + needling sensation and heart flutters, pvcs? : (I have no heart disease but I so have awful anxiety

Is chest pain a symptom of anxiety (right side) + needling sensation and heart flutters, pvcs? : (I have no heart disease but I so have awful anxiety

EasilyVisciousCircle: Do not intend to promote anxiety, but long known that cvds typically starts childhood yet asymptomatic for decades & docs do no detect; hidden in artery walls, not in openings. Heart rate & contraction spit-second controlled from brain, yet docs can't see this, only a few end responses. Flutters more commonly heart, pvcs (if accurate) are heart & cvds promotes but brain control still dominant. ...Read more

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Can nausea and chest pain be a psychosomatic symptom?

Chest pain: Absolutely can, but should have chest pain checked out if you are not sure that it really is psychosomatic. ...Read more

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Is chest pain on deep breaths a usual symptom of aspergillosis?

Not likely: Aspergillosis in the lung does not affect the pleura but you may get chest pain if you happen to suffer from asthma related to mold allergy. However do see an allergist to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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How do I know if a chest pain is dangerous or its a symptom of a panic attack?

How do I know if a chest pain is dangerous or its a symptom of a panic attack?

Go to a doctor: At your age it's probably not a heart problem. However you need a work up to truly know the difference, so get to a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Had gastroscope done to rule out problem symptom was chest pain for two months nodule found at ge junction what should I be concerned about?

Biopsy: You should ask your GI doctor regarding the cause of the nodule, they are usually biopsied to determine if they benign or not. If it is due to constant reflux of acid from your stomach, this will explain your chest pain especially if your chest pain resolves with anti-acid medications. ...Read more

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Can chest pain be a symptom of hypertension?

Can chest pain be a symptom of hypertension?

Yes: Untreated or uncontrolled hypertension can cause headaches, chest pain, vision problems, etc. ...Read more

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Does the symptom chest pain mean that I have chronic cardiomyopathy?

Does the symptom chest pain mean that I have chronic cardiomyopathy?

Not necessarily: Although patients with cardiomyopathy may experience chest pain, the symptom of chest pain does not necessarily indicate that cardiomyopathy is present. If the chest pain is recurrent or persistent, especially if associated with difficulties breathing, you should be evaluated by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Help please! Is an unusual chest pain in the right side a symptom of a heart stroke?

Help please! Is an unusual chest pain in the right side a symptom of a heart stroke?

See your doctor: You will need a more thorough history to be taken, an examination and some tests to figure out why you are feeling that way. It could be anything from dehydration, to heartburn to flu to something more serious... ...Read more

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Anemia (Definition)

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