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Extreme anemia for a 60 yr. Old woman -causes?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Blood loss

Blood loss from the gastro intestinal tract is the most common cause.
This could be due to gastritis, ulcer, hemorrhoids, diverticuli, or tumor. Nutritional deficiencies can lead to anemia as well. Cancer of the blood is another concern. Seek medical attention promptly.

In brief: Blood loss

Blood loss from the gastro intestinal tract is the most common cause.
This could be due to gastritis, ulcer, hemorrhoids, diverticuli, or tumor. Nutritional deficiencies can lead to anemia as well. Cancer of the blood is another concern. Seek medical attention promptly.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many

Need to assess for blood loss from stomach, colon, uterus first.
Also pernicious anemia or folate (folic acid) deficiency. Also would check for less common problems such as blood cancers, hemolysis (destruction), underlying chronic infections (e.g. Hepatitis), medication reactions.

In brief: Many

Need to assess for blood loss from stomach, colon, uterus first.
Also pernicious anemia or folate (folic acid) deficiency. Also would check for less common problems such as blood cancers, hemolysis (destruction), underlying chronic infections (e.g. Hepatitis), medication reactions.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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