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What will happen if my anemia is untreated?

What will happen if my anemia is untreated?

Will get worse: If anemia is untreated it will get worse and will give you more symptoms. Symptoms will depend of the severity of the anemia and the cause of the anemia. Fatigue, lack of energy, dizziness, shortness of breath, chets discomfort on exertion, etc are the most common problems. Certain cause of anemia-like vit B12 deficiency can cause memory problem, lack of concentration, etc that can be irreversible. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


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What will happen if my anemia is left untreated?

Depends: What is the cause of your anemia? This is the most important question. And how severe is your anemia? Is it progressively worsening? If your anemia is mild and due to iron deficiency related to menstrual bleeding, then you may not have much problem. But if your anemia is severe, and due to kidney problem, bone marrow problem, GI bleeding or cancer, it can be life threatening! ...Read more

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What happens if hypogonadism is left untreated?

What happens if hypogonadism is left untreated?

Bone loss, ED: There are many symptoms from low testosterone level (ie hypogoandsim). These include hot flashes, irritability, erectile dysfunction, poor sleep, decreased libido (sex-drive) and bone density loss. Many of these symptoms are reversed or halted with appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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What happens if a heart murmur is left untreated, what happens?

What happens if a heart murmur is left untreated, what happens?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the heart murmur. Some are "benign" and should be left alone. Others are serious. ...Read more

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What will happen if my anemia goes untreated?

What will happen if my anemia goes untreated?

Address this, Anemia: Is an hematocrit outside the normative values for age and sex. Why the anemia is present is another matter, and requires investigation then correction. Failure to do so can have immediate and long term consequences. In the near term, you will likely tire easily, have headaches and difficulty staying on task. In the long term, anemia makes heart work harder than needed and can impair congnition. ...Read more

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What happens when a uterine infection is left untreated?

What happens when a uterine infection is left untreated?

Uterine infection: A uterine infection which isnt treated can advance to the fallopian tubes and ovaries causing scarring and damage. Kidney involvement can also occur. ...Read more

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What happens if gout is left untreated?

What happens if gout is left untreated?

Pain: You will have chronic pain and it could manifest in the bones causing bone and joint damage. ...Read more

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What will happen if addison's disease is left untreated?

What will happen if addison's disease is left untreated?

Sure Death: Adiison Disease a serious endocrine condition in which a one lacks a very important hormone that the body needs to stay alive.This hormone cortisol is needed to fight infections and maintain normal electrolytes in blood If not treated the patient will certainly die President Kennedy had this condition but that did not kill him as he was treated ...Read more

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What happens if low blood count is left untreated ?

What happens if low blood count is left untreated ?

Depends: Which cells and how low? More information is needed to address your question. You may consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/complete-blood-count-cbc For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What happens if listeria is left undiagnosed?

What happens if listeria is left undiagnosed?

That depends: If mild (and not pregnant) treatment may not be needed. Pregnancy has a much bigger risk. ...Read more

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What happens if a thyroid problem is left untreated?

What happens if a thyroid problem is left untreated?

You suffer: Either too high or too low a thyroid hormone level can damage your health over time. Ignoring a thyroid nodule that is cancerous is an obvious risk. Why leave your problem untreated when proper treatment is easy and inexpensive? ...Read more

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What happens if thyroid cancer is left untreated?

What happens if thyroid cancer is left  untreated?

Thyroid cancer: Potentially good prognosis on treated patients depending on type. If left untreated can grow locally or can spread to other places. ...Read more

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What happens if anaemia is not treated?

What happens if anaemia is not treated?

Fatigue, tired: Initially the symptoms are feeling tired, doing regular chores drains one; dizziness on standing; the distance of walking decreases and shortness of breath can occur; in advanced stages (meaning much lower hemoglobin levels) especially in patients with atherosclerosis of blood vessels (plaques) there is risk of heart strain or decrease in blood supply to vital organs which include brain, kidney. ...Read more

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What happens if sciatica is left untreated?

What happens if sciatica is left untreated?

typically resolves: Sciatica pain is often self-limited and resolves over time with conservative care, including physical therapy and anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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What happens if my very underactive thyroid goes untreated?

What happens if my very underactive thyroid goes untreated?

Hypothyroidism: You will begin to feel terrible. Cold, fatigued, constipated, foggy-headed, cholesterol goes up. Not pleasant. ...Read more

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What happens if diabetes is left untreated? How many years of not treating it will bad things happen?

What happens if diabetes is left untreated? How many years of not treating it will bad things happen?

Complications : Complication of this condition as follows 1 kdney failure leading to dialysis 2 cadiovascular disease and stroke 3peripheral vascular disease and amputations 4eyes retinitis leading to blindness 5 acute diabetic ketoacidosis requiring hospitalisations 6nerve damage, neuropathy 7susceptibility to infe how long it takes depends on severity and other risk factors like highpertension, smoking, high cho. ...Read more

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What happens if gonorrhea is left untreated?

What happens if gonorrhea is left untreated?

Infertility: Gonorrhea is an std, reportable to state health agencies which require treatment.If not treated, it can be passed on to other parners. In women, it can cause infection in the tubes and ovaries, pelvic scarring, and infertility. It can cuase a serious infection in the pelvis leading to hospitalization, and can lead to hysterectomy and removal of tubes and ovaries, a young woman's nightmare. ...Read more

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What happens when endometriosis is not treated?

What happens when endometriosis is not treated?

Misery...: There are many treatment options for endometriosis. Unless your symptoms are minor and stable - do not suffer needlessly. You always have a say in how aggressive a treatment plan to pursue. Work closely with your fp or gyn. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when leukemia is in the blood?

Could you tell me what happens when leukemia is in the blood?

Most: Leukemias do. The first hint to the diagnosis starts with the CBC and review of the blood smear. This foundation sets the plan for further evaluation, potentially to include a bone marrow biopsy and aspiration to look at the production side. ...Read more