What are similar sickle cell and aplastic anemia symptoms?

Anemia. The only thing similar is that both have anemia ( decrease level of hemoglobin ). That is all. Sickle cell anemia and aplastic anemia are completely different disorders. Each has different pathogenesis, different clinical manifestation/symptoms, etiologies, treatments etc.
Low counts;infection. Aplastic crises of sickle cell anemia can present similar to aplastic anemia with anemia, low white count and low platelets and symptoms of infection and bleeding.

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Does aplastic anemia usually cause many symptoms?

Yes. Aplastic anemia is a failure of your bone marrow red cell production. The blood count drops, you lose energy, have trouble doing anything and if neglected the level could go so low that you cannot function and might even die. Bone marrow transplantation offers a very successful remedy. You should consult with your hematologist about this. Read more...
Yes. Most people with aplastic anemia have many symptoms including fatigue, shortness of breath, increased infections, easy brusing and bleeding. Read more...

Complications of aplastic anemia generally do not include what symptoms?

Unanswerable questio. Sorry, it's not possible to list everything that isn't a symptom of a condition, that would be a massive list... Read more...

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. Read more...

Can long untreated pernicious anemia give you the same symptoms of aplastic anemia with out actually having it.?

PA. Is due to deficiency of B12 and/or folate (folic acid). Anemia is anemia, whatever the cause. If due to folate (folic acid) deficiency B12 must also be given or you will wind up with a nasty compliocation. Read more...

What're the signs and symptoms of aplastic anemia?

Aplastic anemia. Usually present with significant fatigue, anemia, shortness of breath on activity, dizziness, multiple episodes of infections which could be life threatening, easy bruising, bleeding from low platelet. Discuss more in detail with your doctor. Read more...

What are the symptoms of aplastic anemia?

Aplastic anemia. Aplastic anemia can make all of the blood cells low. Low red cells causes anemia. The symptoms of anemia can be fatigue, dizziness, pallor, chest pain, and shortness of breath. Low white cells make the patient susceptible to fever and a variety of infections. Low platelets make one likely to have bruising, bleeding, or petechiae (small purple freckles on the skin). Read more...

How long can someone who has aplastic anemia live?

Huge variation. Starting with the severity of the aplasia. Mild and some moderates may be treated with supportive care. Sever treated with atg and steroids, or donor stem cell transplantation. Transplant is curative , but also has risk. Best case survival can be that of a healthy person. Read more...

My friend has aplastic anemia, how long does he have to live?

It depends. In aplastic anemia, people make little or no blood cells. The risk to life depends on how severe the low blood counts are. Mild aa might do well without treatment, but severe aa is immediately life threatening. There are very effective therapies available using immunosuppression or bone marrow transplant. Read more...