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Do lots of people get anemia, or is it unusual?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not uncommon

There are many causes for anemia--blood loss, iron or vitamin deficiencies, chronic diseases and cancers so it is not an uncommon problem. It is important to find out what is causing the anemia so that it can be corrected.

In brief: Not uncommon

There are many causes for anemia--blood loss, iron or vitamin deficiencies, chronic diseases and cancers so it is not an uncommon problem. It is important to find out what is causing the anemia so that it can be corrected.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Common

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: Common

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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