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What can cause anemia?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many causes

Anemia is low blood count and may be mild or serious.
Either you body does not produce enough red cells (blood cell cancer, uremia, chemotherapy, low iron, malnutrition) or you are actively bleeding (ulcers, trauma, GI malignancy, gu malignancy) or you are destroying your cells (inherited, splenic overactivity). Your hematologist needs to sort this out. If the cause is gone, you can do well.

In brief: Many causes

Anemia is low blood count and may be mild or serious.
Either you body does not produce enough red cells (blood cell cancer, uremia, chemotherapy, low iron, malnutrition) or you are actively bleeding (ulcers, trauma, GI malignancy, gu malignancy) or you are destroying your cells (inherited, splenic overactivity). Your hematologist needs to sort this out. If the cause is gone, you can do well.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine
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In brief: Many causes

Blood lose, reduced blood production, vitamin deficiencies, iron deficiency, chronic illness.

In brief: Many causes

Blood lose, reduced blood production, vitamin deficiencies, iron deficiency, chronic illness.
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
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