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How do I know if i'm anemic?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Get tested

You can only know it with a hemoglobin/ hematocrit or a complete blood count.
You can suspect it if you are easily fatigued, most people do not become anemic without significant long-term blood loss though.

In brief: Get tested

You can only know it with a hemoglobin/ hematocrit or a complete blood count.
You can suspect it if you are easily fatigued, most people do not become anemic without significant long-term blood loss though.
Dr. Gerard Honore
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Symptoms and testing

Symptoms common to many types of anemia include the following: easy fatigue and loss of energy, rapid heart beat, (particularly with exercise), shortness of breath, headache, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, pale skin, leg cramps, and insomnia.
A simple blood test known as a complete blood count can determine if you are anemic. Many causes of anemia can be treated. See your doctor.

In brief: Symptoms and testing

Symptoms common to many types of anemia include the following: easy fatigue and loss of energy, rapid heart beat, (particularly with exercise), shortness of breath, headache, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, pale skin, leg cramps, and insomnia.
A simple blood test known as a complete blood count can determine if you are anemic. Many causes of anemia can be treated. See your doctor.
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