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New to the us. Doctor says I have anemia. Please comment.?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Anemia

Anemia is decrease level of hemoglobin below the normal range.
It is very common condition. Now, the important part is to find the cause. Because, once you know the cause you can treat anemia. It can be caused by bleeding, decrease production of red blood cells- eg. Iron or vit deficiency, or if there is destruction of blood. See your doctor and get some test. In a complex case-see a hematologist.

In brief: Anemia

Anemia is decrease level of hemoglobin below the normal range.
It is very common condition. Now, the important part is to find the cause. Because, once you know the cause you can treat anemia. It can be caused by bleeding, decrease production of red blood cells- eg. Iron or vit deficiency, or if there is destruction of blood. See your doctor and get some test. In a complex case-see a hematologist.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Likely nutritional

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: Likely nutritional

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.
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