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What does it mean if I have anemia?
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Low red blood cells
Anemia means you have a low red blood cell count.
There are many causes for this such as iron or vitamin deficiencies, bleeding problems, infections, inflammatory conditions, kidney problems and bone marrow problems. The list goes on and on. The first step is to have a workup to determine the cause of the anemia.

In brief: Low red blood cells
Anemia means you have a low red blood cell count.
There are many causes for this such as iron or vitamin deficiencies, bleeding problems, infections, inflammatory conditions, kidney problems and bone marrow problems. The list goes on and on. The first step is to have a workup to determine the cause of the anemia.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Low red cell count
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: Low red cell count
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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