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Look extremely pale, have visible veins in arms and legs, always feel light headed, dizzy. Anemic?

Hello, I am a fourteen year old female. I think I may be anemic but I don t know for sure. -For one, I am extremely pale. You can see the veins in my legs and arms. When I get cold , my legs and arms get this purple pattern on them. It sounds weird, but like there are these little lines of purple? I m sorry if that doesn t make sense. -Secondly, I am extremely skinny. I cannot gain weight. I look like a tooth pick. -Thirdly, I am always feeling light headed,dizzy,and weak. My mother says it is from low blood sugar . Even when I eat something sugary, I still feel the same. I feel like I have to work 10 times harder than others just to complete a simple task. -Lastly, at night time, my feet cause me so much pain. They ache. The veins in my feet throb,like if I sit up, I can SEE the vein throbbing and thumping. Do you think I could be Anemic?
Asked On : Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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Hi young girl, you definitely need to get investigated to know your Hemoglobin, blood sugar, thyroid levels. Your fatigue and poor weight gain needs attention.You need to undergo additional tests if you are anaemic to know the cause of anaemia. Your pallor is the cause of prominent veins and being thin is the reason you can feel your vessel pulsations. You need to rule out underlying tuberculosis if you reside in an endemic country. Expose to morning sun everyday for 20min. for vit. D manufacture by our skin, take healthy diet, eat an egg everyday, include lots of fresh fruits n vegetables, you will definitely improve your stamina.
Answered: Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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