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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Complications rare..: Bad things can happen like infection spreading to the cheek, eye or brain, but this is rare nowadays with antibiotics. If you have a cold that lasts for over ten days, is associated with vision changes, or any serious symptoms, get seen and evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Death, debility: Untreated asthma could lead to sudden death, although usually a prolonged period of gradual worsening of airway obstruction leading to changes in the lung that cause permanent airway obstruction. Worsening quality of life and the inability to do simple things follows... And an untimely death is always nearby. Get treated! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have what seems to be a right-sided varicocele on my right testicle that is causing pain what can happen if untreated or does it need treatment?
Varicocele: Right sided varicoceles are quite unusual without having one on the left. You should make sure there is not something causing it inside your pelvis and that it is the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
If severe osteoporosis which is secondary was left untreated, what is the worse that can happen? And why would a doctor not treat it?
Fractures: The worst that could happen is a hip fracture which can be very difficult to heal and limits mobility greatly or compression fractures of the spine which leads to chronic pain. It is difficult to say which it was not treated. You should discuss with your dr. And consider seeing a specialist like an endocrinologist to discuss treatment and risk/benefits of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Death: Within weeks or a few months.Get a more detailed answer ›
Please tell me what can happen if you have gonorrhea and it is left untreated for a period of time (1-2 years)?
Untreated GC: Untreated gonorrhea: a woman could develop pelvic inflammatory disease which may cause fever, pain, infertility ; ^ chances for ectopic pregnancy. A male could develop epididymitis ; more rarely – infertility. It can spread to to both blood ; joints. It can even lead to death. ...Read more
Infections: The outcomes for an untreated ulcer can be severe. You can develop a local infection. This can spread to the bone as well as into the blood which can cause you to become septic with high fevers and illness which can be life threatening. Also the cause is important. If it is due to PAD this can result in an amputation. It is very important to see your physician as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
UTI: Not being more specific and not knowing your symptoms is difficult to predict. Simplr bladder infections cn many times be cleared by just drinking fluids and and voiding to wash bacteria out of your bladder. More severe infections can spread to your kidneys and make you very sick, fever, chills, etc. The short answer is get checked and get treated. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on severity: But it can lead to permanent joint damage and deformity with significant morbidity. There are very effective treatments for it now, so you should see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
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