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Treatment options for anemia? Thanks!

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The cause is identified and treatment applied.
For low iron, you will get supplements. For inherited defects you might need support and even a marrow transplant. For bleeding you might need proton pump inhibitors or an x-ray to determine the source of the bleed (even a colonoscopy). If induced by treatment you may need injection of red cell growth factors.

In brief: Depends

The cause is identified and treatment applied.
For low iron, you will get supplements. For inherited defects you might need support and even a marrow transplant. For bleeding you might need proton pump inhibitors or an x-ray to determine the source of the bleed (even a colonoscopy). If induced by treatment you may need injection of red cell growth factors.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Depends on the cause

Treatment has to be tailored to the cause of anemia.
Anemia can be caused by blood loss, decrease production ( due to deficiency of particular nutrient example- iron, vit b12; other condition that replacing bone marrow cells; or other condition that cause a bone marrow failure etc ) or increase destruction of the RBC ( drugs, autoimmune process, cancers etc). Please discuss with your doctor.

In brief: Depends on the cause

Treatment has to be tailored to the cause of anemia.
Anemia can be caused by blood loss, decrease production ( due to deficiency of particular nutrient example- iron, vit b12; other condition that replacing bone marrow cells; or other condition that cause a bone marrow failure etc ) or increase destruction of the RBC ( drugs, autoimmune process, cancers etc). Please discuss with your doctor.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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