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I don't believe in unnecessary medical treatment. Do I really need to treat anemia?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
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: Yes
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
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depend
Will depend on the severity of anemia/ how low your hemoglobin is- and whether you have any related symptoms ; the cause of the anemia ( bleeding, iron/vit deficiency , destruction of the red blood cells, decrease production of red blood cells etc ) and also depend on your willingness to get treatment.
Please discuss with your doctor.

In brief: Depend
Will depend on the severity of anemia/ how low your hemoglobin is- and whether you have any related symptoms ; the cause of the anemia ( bleeding, iron/vit deficiency , destruction of the red blood cells, decrease production of red blood cells etc ) and also depend on your willingness to get treatment.
Please discuss with your doctor.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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