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What Trace Element Excess Can Cause Anemia
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
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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