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Could dizziness, bruising, headache, shortness of breath with constant fatigue be due to being anemic?

Hi, I have been feeling unusually very tired for the past two days starting at 2pm for no reason what so ever..... I know that I am anemic but I have never been this tired before...... My usual symptoms are: random dizziness, bruising on my legs, always cold, poor circulation in both my arms and sometimes legs (rare), headaches, shortness of breath (even while I m sitting), my skin turns a bit purple when I feel cold...... So because of this new symptom (extream fatigue) I am confused as to which form of anemia I have because I do eat healthy, I have no other illness but anemia as far as I know...
Thu, 8 Jan 2015
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the symptoms described by you can be explained with anemia BUT anemia should be significant enough. morover the brusing over leg is definately not result of anemia. its strongly recommended to do a complete blood count with peripheral smear and consult physician with reports.
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