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What Causes Severe Anemia
Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had anemia since I was younger. Can HIV cause severe anemia at 4 months or less after infection?
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
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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