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Does anemia cause excessive thirst?

Does anemia cause excessive thirst?

Usually not: Anemia is a lowering of the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood due to lack of red blood cells. There are many types and causes of anemia. None that I know of cause increased thirst. Having said that there are people who have iron deficiency anemia who suffer from eating ice cubes or other non-nutritive substances (called pica). ...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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Excessive fatigue even with full night's rest. No prior history of anemia or thyroid issues. Not on any prescription meds. What could be the cause?

Excessive fatigue even with full night's rest. No prior history of anemia or thyroid issues. Not on any prescription meds. What could be the cause?

Fatigue: It is possible you may be depressed which can give you symptoms of fatigue. If so, see a psychologist or psychotherapist ...Read more

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What causes a very low blood count (6.2) I have no signs of blood loss, no bloody stools, no blood in the urine or stomach, no cuts or wounds, I also have excessive swelling in my legs & feet, extreme fatigue, pounding heart with any kind of physical acti

What causes a very low blood count (6.2) I have no signs of blood loss, no bloody stools, no blood in the urine or stomach, no cuts or wounds, I also have excessive swelling in my legs & feet, extreme fatigue, pounding heart with any kind of physical acti

MANY CAUSES: You need to see a doctor to run few tests to get to the answer. Fatigue and pounding is due to anemia, body is trying to compensate increases heart rate. Anemic people get tired very quick with minimal activity. ...Read more

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Can being bed ridden for 3 months on back cause anemia?

Can being bed ridden for 3 months on back cause anemia?

More info needed: The reason for being in bed may be associated with poor nutrition and therefore anemia. How much is your hemoglobin and hematocrit--the procedure entry said "blood work normal." Why are you worried about anemia. If you are menstruating, as you loose monthly blood, you need to replace the iron--This can be done by an oral vitamin with iron. Please speak to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can childbirth cause anemia?  

Anemia: Yes. The fetus during pregnancy draws many substances from the mother, one of which is iron. If the mother has a poor intake of iron, then she is prone to iron deficience anemia. Also if the mother has a large amount of blood loss during delivery, this can cause anemia. ...Read more

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Does anemia cause dermatitis?

Does anemia cause dermatitis?

Possibly associated: Anemia itself should not cause dermatitis; however, the cause of anemia may be associated--as an inflammatory process, which interferes with iron absorption.
Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can hookworms cause anemia?

How can hookworms cause anemia?

Yes: They hook onto the bowel wall leading to blood loss. They also cause protein loss. In children, it can slow growth and mental development. ...Read more

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Can being on Oxygen cause anemia?

No: Look for another cause. Anemia is always serious and a cause needs to be sought without delay. ...Read more

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Can 5th disease cause anemia in 3yr old?

Fifth's disease: Fifth disease, also known as erythema infectiosum, is a viral illness caused by human parvovirus B19. Parvovirus B19 commonly causes a “slapped-cheek” rash on the face and, less commonly, fever, headaches, sore throat and joint pain. In some cases fifth disease can cause anemia. In healthy individuals, this anemia is mild and only lasts a short period of time. ...Read more

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What causes anemia in people with diabetes?

What causes anemia in people with diabetes?

Kidney disease: Diabetes, especially if not controlled, will negatively affect kidney function, notably with respect to that organ's vital function in stimulating blood cell production. The kidneys do so by secreting a hormone that leads to red cell production. ...Read more

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Can anemia cause angina? Can it be reversed?

Can anemia cause angina? Can it be reversed?

Anemia: It can if the anemia is so severe. It can be reversed depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What is refractory anemia with excess of blasts?

A type of MDS: Refractory anemia with excess blasts is a type of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). The bone marrow will have between 5-19% blasts per high powered microscope field.
This illness is a "preleukemia" or an evolving leukemia. Progression to leukemia can happen in 12 months, and many patients will require transfusions for low blood counts.
Treatments can prevent progression to leukemia. ...Read more

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What are causes of normocytic hyperchromic anemia?

Hemolytic anemia: Anemia can be due to many factors and to even begin to know, clues are found on the size (normo, macro, micro) and coloration (hypo (pale color), normochromic (normal red color). When red cells lack a normal center, as in spherical forms, " hyperchromic" is used loosely, though the correct term may be spherocytes. Hemolytic anemia, with many causes, lead to normochromic "hyperchromic"anemia. ...Read more

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How long until anemia can cause some serious harm?

How long until anemia can cause some serious harm?

Depends on cause...: There are many causes of anemia, and each will cause a different degree of anemia and will be different in how quickly they drop a person's red blood cell count. In an extreme case, say severe autoimmune mediated hemolytic anemia, the person could die with a couple of days. On the other side, many causes of anemia result in stable disease (does not progressively get worse). ...Read more

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Is it possible that hemochromatosis can cause anemia?

Is it possible that hemochromatosis can cause anemia?

Probably not: Hemochromatosis is caused by the accumulation of excess iron in the body - eventually depositing in the liver, heart and other organs. Anemia is not a typical sign, although a few rare types of anemia (thalassemia, for example) have caused secondary hemochromatosis. ...Read more

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How long would it take until anemia causes serious harm?

Hard: Question to answer. The longer it takes for an anemia to develop the better the body can compensate for it. My associate saw HGB in he 2 s while doing mission work in africa. ...Read more

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Anemia can cause leukemia? I have anemia what should I do?

No: Anemia does not cause leukemia. Anemia is seen in lots of conditions. One of the most common is iron deficiency or nutritional. Anemia can be seen with leukemia but anemia does not cause leukemia. ...Read more

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Does anemia caused by thalassemia have symptoms different from those of regular anemia?

Does anemia caused by thalassemia have symptoms different from those of regular anemia?

Not usually: Usually the symptoms of thalassemia are the same as anemia due to other causes. You should be evaluated by a doctor, preferably a hematologist who can help figure out the cause of your anemia. ...Read more

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How much raw garlic is it safe to take per day, I read too much can cause anemia, thanks?

Safe: It is very unlikely that you will take excessive amount of garlic without "reeking" of garlic. It would be prudent to ask your friends if they can smell garlic on your breath. Taking more garlic than a sufficient amount to flavor your foods is not likely to provide much health effect. ...Read more

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What is congenital anemia? What causes it? How is it treated and what's the prognosis for recovery? Thanks!

What is congenital anemia? What causes it? How is it treated and what's the prognosis for recovery? Thanks!

Incompete data: Congenital=present at birth, anemia=low blood cell count. This could be something as simple as not getting enough blood back from the placenta during delivery, a condition where the blood is not being made or a condition where the blood is breaking down at an excessive rate. The label is ambiguous & does not give a clue what has happened. Treatment and prognosis vary with the cause. Confer with doc ...Read more

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Can it be dangerous if your ferittin is only 4 ml at age 19 and have had constant anemia for over a year? What could be causeing it all to be low?

Low iron: For some reason your iron stores are low - ferritin is the "iron warehouse" of the body. Either u are losing iron (heavy periods?) or not getting enough in your diet. Some vegetarians for example don't eat enough foods with iron in them. Certainly u need this problem to be solved because iron is essential for blood cell production and anemia is no fun. Hopefully your primary doc can figure it out. ...Read more

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Does anemia cause dry skin?

Why anemic?: The initial approach to the patient with anemia is to perform a complete history and physical examination along with a review of the results of a complete blood count (CBC) with white blood cell differential, platelet count, reticulocyte count, and an examination of the peripheral blood smear. ...Read more

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Can elevated bilirubin levels cause anemia?

Other way around: Hemolytic anemia which is a red blood cell destructive process produce an elevated bili. ...Read more

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Help! Can anemia cause liver functions to be elevated?

Help! Can anemia cause liver functions to be elevated?

No and yes: There is not a direct connection, but there are associations between these findings. In rbc destructive processes the liver numbers are elevated, and in alcoholic liver disease the patient is usually anemic. ...Read more