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How much should I worry about anemia?
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Anemia is a concern
There are several types of anemia, the most common is iron deficiency.
Red blood cells are made and renewed every 120 days and require iron for production. A lack of iron or (folic acid) can cause a low number of red blood cells also known as anemia. Heavily menstruating women can have anemia from blood loss as well as conditions like uterine fibroids as a cause.

In brief: Anemia is a concern
There are several types of anemia, the most common is iron deficiency.
Red blood cells are made and renewed every 120 days and require iron for production. A lack of iron or (folic acid) can cause a low number of red blood cells also known as anemia. Heavily menstruating women can have anemia from blood loss as well as conditions like uterine fibroids as a cause.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: If symptomatic
You might be anemic if your are tired, pale, have had chemo, have an inherited hemoglobinopathy, eat a bizarre diet, have ulcer symptoms, black stools or blood in your urine.
Your family doctor can usually easily determine if you are anemic.

In brief: If symptomatic
You might be anemic if your are tired, pale, have had chemo, have an inherited hemoglobinopathy, eat a bizarre diet, have ulcer symptoms, black stools or blood in your urine.
Your family doctor can usually easily determine if you are anemic.
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