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Is it normal for someone to have anemia?

Is it normal for someone to have anemia?

No: It is not normal to be anemic. Your body has ability to maintain a good status all the time. If you are anemic it means that those mechanisms have been overwhelmed and cannot keep anymore a proper balance. You should see your pcp and after some iron therapy if still anemic a more in depth work-up will be needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

A condition marked by a deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood, resulting ...Read more


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Is it possible for someone to have leukemia and not anemia?

Is it possible for someone to have leukemia and not anemia?

Yes: Depending on the type of leukemia, this is possible. For example, chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a slowly prgressive disease and it may take a while before the marrow becomes significantly involved to the point of affecting the red blood cells. Also, in the early stages of leukemia, anemia may not be present. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone to have easy bruising?

Is it normal for someone to have easy bruising?

Yes, it can be.: Bruising is commonly seen in the elderly who have thin skin, and may be on medications (warfarin, aspirin) which tend to lead to easy bruising. When it occurs unexpectedly in someone who has not experienced much bruising, evaluation is recommended looking for abnormalities in platelet function. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone to have abdominal swelling?

Is it normal for someone to have abdominal swelling?

Abdominal swelling: No. The cause of the swelling should be identified to treat it. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have lymphoma with normal blood tests?

Is it possible for you to have lymphoma with normal blood tests?

Yes: Some lymphomas will have essentially normal blood test (CBC) results. Leukemias, on the other hand will often have abnormal blood test results. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone to have spinal pain?

Is it normal for someone to have spinal pain?

Not Uncommon: Back pain is very common. It is estimated that approximately 80% of people during their life time will have an attack of back pain severe enough to cause them to seek medical attention. That be said, if your are having spinal pain, then you should contact your pcp{ for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone to have penis pain?

Is it normal for someone to have penis pain?

No: This can be manifestation of urethritis or infection of gu system .This requires medical attention to redone problem and prevent possible scarring and long term pain .See urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have anemia but still have a good iron level?

Yes: Anemia means low red blood cell count, there are many causes for this, one being iron defiency...Others would include bone marrow suppression, increased destruction of red blood cells or other deficiencies in the building blocks of red blood cells (folate, vit b 12)... Etc. Various blood test can help narrow the list, see your doc or a hematologist. ...Read more

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Why is it abnormal to have no friends if it is normal to be gay? Don't you think eventually it will be normal to have no friends?

Why is it abnormal to have no friends if it is normal to be gay? Don't you think eventually it will be normal to have no friends?

It will get better: This is an interesting question. I'm not sure why you compare being gay with having no friends but I'm guessing you feel both are true in your case. Normal is not a useful word in this circumstance. There is nothing abnormal about either but to live a happy and fulfilled life involves accepting what you are. People respect those who are honest about their identity and friendships flow from that. ...Read more

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How normal is it for a teenager to have thoughts/urges to kill people?

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How normal is it for a teenager to have thoughts/urges to kill people?

No: I would encourage to get a help from mental health professional! ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 12yo to have insomnia?

Is it normal for a 12yo to have insomnia?

No: A healthy 12 yo should drift off to sleep when tired & awake rested. When this does not occur, an evaluation for physical or emotional factors that interfere is needed. Medical conditions such as hyperthroidism may be present. Emotional stress from school, developmental changes, social attachment, etc.May be involved. Have a talk with your child & destress situations if you can & schedule a dr visit. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a young woman to be infertile? What causes this?

Is it normal for a young woman to be infertile? What causes this?

Not normal: It is not normal for a young woman to be infertile, but some are -- particulary those who are overweight with pcos. Check with your gyn. Ps: you partner may be the infertile one 50% of the time. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have hemophilia?

Is it possible for me to have hemophilia?

Need more info...: As dr. Singh stated, hemophilia is an inherited disease. While it usually only affects males since it is linked to the x chromosome, rarely females who are carriers can have symptoms, even though they have one normal copy of the gene. Lastly, there are inhibitors to factor viii that can develop anytime in life, giving you the same symptoms as someone who has inherited hemophilia. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to still have a hysterectomy with low hemoglobin levels?

Is it possible for you to still have a hysterectomy with low hemoglobin levels?

See details: It depends how low is low. Usually one will be transfused or the anemia otherwise corrected prior to surgery. ...Read more

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If someone is anemic and their hemoglobin is dropping is it normal for their white blood cells to drop too? If not what could cause both?

If someone is anemic and their  hemoglobin is dropping is it normal for their white blood cells to drop too?  If not what could cause both?

Not normal: Anemia is never normal. Simply watching a hemoglobin drop without a diagnosis and plan is unacceptable and inexcusable. The white cells dropping concurrently suggests aplastic anemia or myelodysplasia. ...Read more

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Is it abnormal for a skinny person to not be hungry?

Is it abnormal for a skinny person to not be hungry?

Skinny: Simple answer is no but why are you skinny? More importantly, have you been losing weight recently. If so you need more food intake. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a teenager to have arthritis?

Is it normal for a teenager to have arthritis?

No: It is actually not "normal" for anyone to have arthritis. I would be concerned a teenage with arthritis has rheumatoid arthritis. You need to see your physician. Also see a chinese medicine practitioner as both traditional and nontraditional will have a lot to offer. You will need an altered diet as well..No refined flour or sugar, more fresh fruits and veggies. A detailed visit will help. ...Read more

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