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Please help! what is the difference between iron deficient anemia and other anemias?

Please help! what is the difference between iron deficient anemia and other anemias?

Okay: Iron deficiency anemia simply means the patient has low or no iron stores in their bone marrow and organs caused by decreased iron food intake, bleeding as menses, or blood in bowel movement or nosebleeds. Other forms of anemia are associated with break-up of red cells, Folic Acid or B12 deficiency or other forms as spherocytic anemia. Please check with your doctor to have case reviewed. ...Read more

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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


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If iron isn't excreted from the body, how can someone who didn't have anemia before become iron deficient anemic?

If iron isn't excreted from the body, how can someone who didn't have anemia before become iron deficient anemic?

Monthly cycle: Probable the most common source of anemia in a monthly cycle woman is there monthly period, especially if it is heavy and associated with clots. Check with you family doctor to discuss further. For men it would be abnormal to be anemia at age 25 and should be check out. ...Read more

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I've read iron deficient anemia can cause skin itching. Why is this?

I've read iron deficient anemia can cause skin itching. Why is this?

Not simple: Why did you need a blood transfusion??? The same conditions which cause anemia often also cause itch.. Probably anemia itself is not a cause of itch. Probably iron deficiency by itself does not cause itch. Note that there are many kinds of anemias. If it is anemia due to low iron, then it is imperative to find the reason for low iron, usually blood loss. ...Read more

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Possible causes of long-term (1O+ mo) lymphocytosis in 25yo female with iron-deficient anemia, but otherwise healthy?

Possible causes of long-term (1O+ mo) lymphocytosis in 25yo female with iron-deficient anemia, but otherwise healthy?

Celiac Disease: One condition that could lead to reactive lymphocytosis (assuming normal flow cytometry) and iron deficient anemia is Celiac Disease. Lymphomas, specifically Hodgkisn can also cause this picture. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you have a deficiency that makes you tired ( like iron but not really anemia) can it stop you from growing ?

Need Details: Our bodies require energy, protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. A deficiency can have consequences that are specific for what is missing. Low iron stores without anemia probably doesn't make you tired or prevent growth. For most of us, a healthy diet provides what we need. If you have health problems, you may be at risk for certain deficiencies. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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After starting iron therapy of 325 mg twice a day for iron deficient anemia, how long will it take for the symptoms of anemia to go away?

Depends: What is hemoglobin level? Do you have continuing bleeding disorder? It usually takes a couple of week for the effects of iron replacement to be apparent, if there is no ongoing blood loss. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/iron-deficiency-anemia/ds00323. ...Read more

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What causes anemia besides iron deficiency?

What causes anemia besides iron deficiency?

Many: There are many causes for anemia (RBC), just list a few: 1) decreased production due to not enough nutrition, B12/folate/iron def, or bone marrow diseases or bone marrow suppression from drugs/radiations or due to chronic kidney disease (not enough epoietin); 2) increased destruction: intravascular or extravascular hemolysis; 3) blood loss or chronic disease/cancer or some congenital diseases. ...Read more

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How are anemia and iron deficiency different?

Anemia: Anemia refers to low red blood cells. It can be caused by iron deficiency, but there are many other causes of anemia as well. Iron deficiency means there is not enough iron in the body. This is a common cause of anemia. ...Read more

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Who is at risk of developing iron deficiency of anemia?

Iron and anemia: The risk is low in this country if you have good nutrition and are not bleeding on a regular basis. I would be very curious as to what prompted a young female to ask this question. ...Read more

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Do drs know for sure if anemia is caused by iron deficiency?

Do drs know for sure if anemia is caused by iron deficiency?

There are many .....: Causes of anemia, both constitutional and acquired. Fe deficiency is the most common cause of anemia in the us and making that diagnosis is relatively straight forward. However, fe deficiency anemia is not a diagnosis, in and of itself, but rather is a finding with an underlying cause that must be identified. Correcting the fe deficiency without correcting its source will only lead to recurrence. ...Read more

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Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more