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I'm adopted, can my blood work tell me if I have a family history of anemia?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Yes

There are certain hereditary causes of anemia (thalassemia, sickle cell disease, etc.
). If you are anemic, the type of anemia might suggest that it is hereditary.

In brief: Yes

There are certain hereditary causes of anemia (thalassemia, sickle cell disease, etc.
). If you are anemic, the type of anemia might suggest that it is hereditary.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Some types

Your blood work can show if you have sickle cell or thalasemias.

In brief: Some types

Your blood work can show if you have sickle cell or thalasemias.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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