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Anemia diagnosed during carotid artery surgery. Concerned

i have just had coroided artery surgery and found out durning the preps for the procedure that I am anemic...numbers when from 40 to 28 in abput 3 weeks and have not been passing blood at whats going on with me? i am so tired feel kinda anxious and lots of fluid to the point of feeling smothered occasionally.
Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM,

Anemia is caused by a number of causes.
A low hemoglobin gives us the information that hemoglobin is low but the cause has to be found.
The first thing to do is to get a peripheral blood film examination and red blood indices.
This investigation will let the doctor to know about the status of red blood cells and the indices.
Further investigations will be guided by the result of these investigations.
Management of anemia will depend on the result of these investigations.
Anemia can be due to loss of blood, nutritional deficiency, hemoglobin disorders, etc.
After knowing the cause treatment can be planned.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Sun, 16 Jun 2013
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