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Does chest pain and shortness in breath have anything to do with severe anemia?

Does chest pain and shortness in breath have anything to do with severe anemia?

Anemia: Yes! severe anemia can cause shortness of breath. That's because the number of red cell carrying oxygen are less. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Can severe anemia cause dizziness?

Can severe anemia cause dizziness?

Yes: Blood cells are what carry oxygen to the brain. If you have too few blood cells then you may have too little oxygen getting to the brain. This may especially occur when you stand up or when you are exercising. If the brain is not getting enough blood flow, you will feel light headed and may even faint. That is why you have to be careful after blood donation. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more