Doctor insights on:
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
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 ›
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
Bad stuff: What can happen if you do not treat your anemia depends to some degree on the cause of your anemia because anemia is a symptom and not a disease by itself (it results from a lot of different problems). Anemia by itself strains the heart and chronic anemia can lead to heart failure. You should find out the cause and get treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 youve 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Ive 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. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk prodFor 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
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. R U still using rifampin? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ???
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What happens if my cervical cancer is left untreated?
- What happen if anemia remains untreated?
- What happens when anemia is untreated?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What happens if a thyroid is left untreated?
- What will happen if giardiasis is left untreated?
- What happens if giardiasis is left untreated?
- What happens if thrush is left untreated?
- Talk to a hematologist online for free