My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have aplastic anemia. Can you tell me the symptoms?

Low blood counts. Aplastic anemia is a bone marrow failure disease. It leads to low white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. Symptoms can include fatigue, increased risk of infection, bleeding, easy bruising, shortness of breath. It is a life-threatening illness that needs to be treated quickly.

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Can any doc tell me what's the best treatment for aplastic anemia without bone marrow transplant?

Aplastic anemia. For severe aplastic anemia the main therapies are bone marrow/stem cell transplants or immunosuppressive medications along with transfusion support as needed. Typically medications such as cyclosporine and anti-thymocyte globulin are used to treat this disorder. Stem cell transplants are also used and can cure the aplastic anemia. The choice of therapy is based on many factors. Read more...

Love indian culture and yoga. Can I ask an indian doctor at a us hospital to use some treatments from there to heal me of aplastic anemia?

Sure... Aplastic anemia can be life threatening -so tell your hematologist all the supplements you try... Aa is considered in part a problem with the immune system and while there is no clear data on the complementary therapies helping I do not see noninvasive mind/body exercises hurting. In terms of herbals that you may also be referring to- be careful that they are not contaminated with fungi -roots etc. Read more...
You can ask. Ask and you shall receive - except for aplastic anemia. This is a failure of your bone marrow to make red cells. It can be due to toxic insults (like benzene) but is commonly spontaneous. A few respond to high dose steroids but most require a bone marrow transplantation (not found in indian culture). This is your only hope ben obi wan kenobi. Read more...