I recently attended a blood donation camp and was they did a check up and rejected me for being anemic. Is it a serious condition? Please help me!
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replied September 2nd, 2011
Anemia is the most common blood condition that affects a majority of the population nowadays. It basically happens when your blood lacks enough amount of hemoglobin. Certain forms of anemia are hereditary and infants may be affected from the time of birth. There are many types of it, 400 to be precise. IT can be either caused by blood loss, faulty red blood cells or destruction of red blood cells. My suggestion would be to go and see a doctor at the earliest before it gets any worse. Given my hectic work schedule I hardly find time to visit a doctor
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replied September 2nd, 2011
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Hi vinayvishwaram and welcome to ehealth: Please see a doctor...They found I was anemic too...With me it was the loss of blood during my menstrual cycles...They had to build me up to have surgery....Check it out...Take care...

Caroline
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replied April 28th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
As your anemia has been picked up in routine screening test,so it doesnot look serious.
I would suggest you to have peripheral smear and serum ferritin followed by other relevant investigations to sort out the underlying cause.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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