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I think i have anaemia?

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June 16, 2019 / By Merritt
Question: For the past few weeks i have found myself very short of breath, and every so often i just have to stop and take a huge long breath. I had this about a year ago and the doctors thought it may have been asthma but when they did a blood test they said it wasn't. Other problems i've been experiencing are: - red, sore, bleeding gums - bad headaches - feeling very tired - VERY pale. (My parents are constantly saying i look pale and ill. I never normally thought anything of it). I learn about anaemia in home economics in school, and i've only realised now, that all these problems i've been having are all actually symptoms of anaemia! I don't want to go about believing i have anaemia when i could just be over-reacting! What do you think??
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Letha Letha | 4 days ago
When a person goes to their doctor about specific complaints, it's customary to for the doctor to order blood tests and one routine test is a CBC. Depending on the results, a CBC can draw attention to possible anemias and/or allergies (asthma). There are several types of anemia and if you have one of them, you'll need to know which one as they are not all treated in the same way. Symptoms that are shared by most of the different anemias are easy fatigue and loss of energy, an unusually rapid heart beat, particularly with exercise, shortness of breath and headache, particularly with exercise, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, pale skin, leg cramps and insomnia. Bleeding gums may more likely be due to gingivitis (gum inflammation) but aplastic anemia can cause this. Improve your oral care and include daily flossing. Go back to your doctor and request a CBC, Iron studies, reticulocyte count, morphology and a folate level. See how many you can get your doctor to agree to. Review your history with your doctor - heavy menstrual flow, a lot of dieting, etc. This could also be a clue as to the type and cause of anemia you may have. And FYI "wasacon", yes, there are blood tests for asthma and other allergic conditions.
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Letha Originally Answered: I think i have anaemia?
When a person goes to their doctor about specific complaints, it's customary to for the doctor to order blood tests and one routine test is a CBC. Depending on the results, a CBC can draw attention to possible anemias and/or allergies (asthma). There are several types of anemia and if you have one of them, you'll need to know which one as they are not all treated in the same way. Symptoms that are shared by most of the different anemias are easy fatigue and loss of energy, an unusually rapid heart beat, particularly with exercise, shortness of breath and headache, particularly with exercise, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, pale skin, leg cramps and insomnia. Bleeding gums may more likely be due to gingivitis (gum inflammation) but aplastic anemia can cause this. Improve your oral care and include daily flossing. Go back to your doctor and request a CBC, Iron studies, reticulocyte count, morphology and a folate level. See how many you can get your doctor to agree to. Review your history with your doctor - heavy menstrual flow, a lot of dieting, etc. This could also be a clue as to the type and cause of anemia you may have. And FYI "wasacon", yes, there are blood tests for asthma and other allergic conditions.

Josslyn Josslyn
hmmmm..... I have never heard of a blood test for asthma, but ok... Seems to me when they ran the asthma blood test they would have run your iron and feretin and hematocrit and hemoglobin first, but ok... Since it was last year, go back to the doctor and describe your symptoms and ask for a COMPLETE blood workup. Maybe it's your B12, which they will find in a complete blood workup. Good luck, it sucks to feel bad all the time.
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Gertie Gertie
a simple blood test for iron can tell you the answer. Just dont take iron if you are not sure. Too much iron can "poison" your blood and cause some real serious problems. have your dr check your blood to relieve your worries.
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Delta Delta
they are symptoms of amaenia, but you wont know for sure if it is until you get a blood test! but yeah there is a chance that you are anaemic.
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Delta Originally Answered: I think i have anaemia?
When a person goes to their doctor about specific complaints, it's customary to for the doctor to order blood tests and one routine test is a CBC. Depending on the results, a CBC can draw attention to possible anemias and/or allergies (asthma). There are several types of anemia and if you have one of them, you'll need to know which one as they are not all treated in the same way. Symptoms that are shared by most of the different anemias are easy fatigue and loss of energy, an unusually rapid heart beat, particularly with exercise, shortness of breath and headache, particularly with exercise, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, pale skin, leg cramps and insomnia. Bleeding gums may more likely be due to gingivitis (gum inflammation) but aplastic anemia can cause this. Improve your oral care and include daily flossing. Go back to your doctor and request a CBC, Iron studies, reticulocyte count, morphology and a folate level. See how many you can get your doctor to agree to. Review your history with your doctor - heavy menstrual flow, a lot of dieting, etc. This could also be a clue as to the type and cause of anemia you may have. And FYI "wasacon", yes, there are blood tests for asthma and other allergic conditions.

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