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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
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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