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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
Not recommended: Anemia needs to be properly diagnosed in terms of subtype and what causes it. After adequate diagnostic workup by a qualified physician, appropriate treatment should be started. If left untreated, anemia may become worse and lead to various complications. Also, since anemia is frequently caused by an underlying condition, not treating that condition can have additional complications. ...Read more
Death: Within weeks or a few months.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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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
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
It depends on...:
Mild anemia may cause no symptoms so if untreated it would not have any particular consequences.
More severe anemia may include fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, fast heart rate, headache, cognitive problems etc. So if it goes untreated you would suffer with those symptoms until corrected. But this should not affect your ability to respond to proper treatment. ...Read more
Untreated anemia: Bad anemia can cause fatigue, lightheadedness, chest pain, shortness of breath, and leg pain with exercise. Some cases require blood transfusion. There are literally hundreds of causes of anemia, many of which are easily treatable, and others which are mild or congenital and don't need treatment at all. To find out what kind of anemia someone has and whether it needs treatment, see a hematologist. ...Read more
Been so cold but my left foot is freezing to touch & in general & now painful. Last bw showed anemia number was 9.4 could be related? Get more bw tomw
Possibly so. Find out: The cause and treat that! There has to be something else going on that you need to follow and pay attention to. Make sure to have your doctor explore all possibilities. You need good blood flow everywhere to maintain temperature & circulation. Work with an integrative medicine doctor to consider the wholistic view with all the meds you're on too. Have your core temp taken, and thyroid function too. ...Read more
I have pernicious anemia. I am supposed to take B12 shots. I have some left expired 8/12. Is it OK to take? And what size syringe. 1cc intramusc
B12: Expired medications should not be taken. They may be less potent, or with injectables, may have increased risk of contamination ...Read more
I'm 31 weeks pregnant and crave ice a lot. Is this a sign of anemia? If it goes untreated could it be harmful to me and baby?
Pica: This is a condition not completely understood, called pica. Most women will describe a craving for ice, but other foods, and even clay and dirt, are also common. Iron hunger in the face of anemia is certainly one theory, but remember, you're making a new person, and adding 50% more blood to your system. So your iron demands are going to be higher. Ask your doctor if he checked you for anemia. ...Read more
I just left my pcp office and my blood work showed my anemia at 2....... she referred me to a hematologist, im not sure what does this mean?
Unclear: More information is needed here. If your hemoglobin was 2 you'd be sent to the hospital for immediate transfusion (if you were even still functioning at all). You need the actual lab findings in order to answer this better. A hematologist is a blood specialist and probably a good idea regardless if your PCP recommended it. ...Read more
Borderline anemia (3.7) w/ high MCV (103) high mch, -40lbs weight loss/fatique/pain/prssr under left ribs, random node swellng. Worry or no?
Very worried: There are many possibilities, but based on what you've told me, you have malignant lymphoma until proved otherwise. It's your life and your risk of missing an opportunity for cure before it's too late. If you don't have confidence in the physician who ordered the bloodwork, please get with a practice group that you trust. ...Read more
Further evaluation: You headaches and pain on the left eye could be related- cluster headache for instance- but could also be caused by other cause that still needs to be evaluated. The dizziness can be related to anemia. However it is not easy to really figure out what is going on without examining you. See your doc and have yourself checked. If you are anemic also needs to know what is the cause. Good luck. ...Read more
What's the link between anemia and left arm pain, also being anemic is there any threaten to my cvs &heart? I'm afraid
Mimics heart symptom: When the heart does not get enough oxygen discomfort can be felt in either arm because of nerves connecting to the heart that join up with nerves connecting to the arm in the spinal cord.. Anemia is one common cause of reduced oxygen supply to the heart which then leads to symptoms that mimic heart disease. If your heart is otherwise healthy, no special cause for alarm. ...Read more
Discharged from the hospital yesterday for anemia. Noticed a blurry spot in my left eye this morning, could have had it before but not sure?
Need to be checked: This could be due to a number of conditions. If it persists for another day, have yourself checked by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I've been experiencing mild sharp chest pain when I breath on my left side shortness of breath, along with anxiety and vertigo could my anemia be back?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as your symptoms warrant an evaluation.
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If someone has subclinical hypothyroidism (sch) which is being untreated, and also has anemia, does lack of treatment cause the anemia to become worse and worse over time? (assuming sch is causing anemia)
My MCV is high but hematocrit and homoglobin is good. Pernicious anemia? Also my left sole burns since childhood so maybe its neuropathy due to lowb12?
MCV and B12:
It is true that B12 deficiency may cause anemia and elev MCV. MAnemia requires that the HCT and HGB are low. So if yours are normal, you do not have anemia.
A high MCV can be normal, for you. How high is it? It often means red cells have been recently made.
You can measure the B12 level directly in blood tests, so there is no need to use the hemoglobin level.
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I have off/on severe pain in my right forearm muscle w/o change in activity. It seemed 2 coincide w/my anemia (2x bleeding ulcer) but hasn't left.???
Normocytic Anemia - Prominent Spleen 'seen' during colonoscopy - CT Scan (2weekslater) spleen normal - left up ab pain, further investigation needed?
My 8 year old has been diagnosed with fanconi anemia and his left lymph node in left hand side of neck is swollen should I be worried?
TSH 1.09 / FT3 2.74pG / FT4 0.81nG / TPO-Ab 59.3 IU. Am I hypo? Could untreated mild iron deficiency anemia with hypochromatosis have caused these?
You have Thyroiditis. Your FT3 and FT4 are at the low end of the normal range and suboptimal. Whether officially hypothyroid or not, those with thyroiditis generally benefit from taking Levothyoxine and Liothyroinine (also check thyroglobulin Ab's- if negative consider Armour or Naturethroid. Anemia prob. Unrelated. See http://tinyurl. Com/nrww2qg
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How does a virgin get PID? I have lower left abdominal pain. History of ovarian cyst. 2 normal pelvic exams bu irregular bleedin. BloodTest show anemia
Cant be PID: Pelvic inflammatory disease requires that micro organisms pass up the vagina into the cervix and from there travel up the fallopian tubes to produce abscesses. Having ovarian cysts and bleeding into the pelvis with associated pain and a normal pelvic exam along with a virginal status rules out PID ...Read more
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