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What are common illnesses that lead to anemia?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Various

In women, menstruation is a common cause.
In people >=50, we worry about bleeding from colon polyps which can become cancerous if ignored.Anemia occurs w blood loss, bone marrow not making enough red blood cells (marrow problem or deficiency in iron or vitamin B12 or folate), red cells bursting in the bloodstream from a variety of causes (hemolytic anemia), sequestration in spleen; broad subject.

In brief: Various

In women, menstruation is a common cause.
In people >=50, we worry about bleeding from colon polyps which can become cancerous if ignored.Anemia occurs w blood loss, bone marrow not making enough red blood cells (marrow problem or deficiency in iron or vitamin B12 or folate), red cells bursting in the bloodstream from a variety of causes (hemolytic anemia), sequestration in spleen; broad subject.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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