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What anemia causes severe itching?

What anemia causes severe itching?

ANEMIA ITCHING: The most common cause of itching in anemia, is iron-deficiency anemia. ...Read more

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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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

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Can severe anemia cause constipation?

Can severe anemia cause constipation?

No, but look further: Severe anemia is an unlikely cause for constipation and vice versa. Anemia and constipation can both be caused by cancer of the colon, however, so the greatest concern should be their occurring together, but not one actually causing the other. Further studies should be pursued when anemia and constipation show up at about the same time. ...Read more

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Can severe anemia cause ascites?

Can severe anemia cause ascites?

No, but other causes: Distinguish causes based on serum-ascites Albumin gradient. If >1.1: alcoholic hepatitis, cirrhosis, budd-chiari, cardiac, fatty liver of pregnancy, massive liver mets, myxedema, portal vein thrombosis, sinusoidal obstruction syndrome. If. ...Read more

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Can severe anemia and osteoporosis cause darker bones?

Can severe anemia and osteoporosis cause darker bones?

Darker bones: I might have answered this already - not sure. The simple answer is NO! but you need to carefully control your anemia and also have bone density testing. Treatment of anemia should not affect any medicine for osteoporosis if your health and lab bone data is OK ...Read more

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I had anemia since I was younger. Can HIV cause severe anemia at 4 months or less after infection?

I had anemia since I was younger.  Can HIV cause severe anemia at 4 months or less after infection?

Can cause any thi: hiv affects many organ system icludingblood system on top of that youalredy have history of anemia. you should stay ontop with a good hematologist, frequent follow up, anemia can put burden on heart ...Read more

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Already was anemic since a child but can HIV cause severe anemia at 4 months or less after infected?

Already was anemic since a child but can HIV cause severe anemia at 4 months or less after infected?

Asked And Answered: Please. If you do not believe the answers you are receiving here then please do not keep asking the same questions. It is extremely rude to keep expecting our free service and then to completely disregard the answers you are getting. Your answer has been accurately and graciously and repeatedly answered. It is disrespectful to treat us this way. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has 47 chomosome with a deletion in the chromosome 7 nobody knows the cause for severe anemia and hypoproteinemia. Any idea.

My 3 year old son has 47 chomosome with a deletion in  the chromosome 7 nobody knows the cause for severe anemia and hypoproteinemia. Any  idea.

Yes: Could be myelodysplastic syndrome with fanconi's anemia, or one of several other aberrations that may arise from chromosome 7 abnormalities. You should be seeing a pediatric hematologist/oncologist, and this may best be handled in your area in a medical school specialty clinic. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will persistent moderate to severe anemia state (e.G, hgb 8.5, hr 96/min, BP 90/49) cause any irreversible damage to body? Tx if can't take iron supp?

Will persistent moderate to severe anemia state (e.G, hgb 8.5, hr 96/min, BP 90/49) cause any irreversible damage to body? Tx if can't take iron supp?

Needs workup: The anemia needs to be worked up as not all anemias are due to iron deficiency. In regards to irreversible damage to the body, we can't really answer that without pinpointing the cause of the anemia first. Not all anemias are treated with iron, only iron deficiency anemia is. ...Read more

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