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Can you look at the hands to check for anemia?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: No, not really

No you can not check for anemia just by looking at your hands.
If one is very anemic with a very low hemoglobin, it may be seen more obvious- but you still don't know how low is the hemoglobin . Other people do have somewhat pale complexion- but does not mean they are anemic. Go to see your doc and have a basic blood test.

In brief: No, not really

No you can not check for anemia just by looking at your hands.
If one is very anemic with a very low hemoglobin, it may be seen more obvious- but you still don't know how low is the hemoglobin . Other people do have somewhat pale complexion- but does not mean they are anemic. Go to see your doc and have a basic blood test.
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