Anemia

Anemia is a condition where there is a decreased amount of red blood cells that can carry oxygen. Fatigue, paleness, shortness of breath, dizziness, increased heartbeat, etc., are the symptoms of anemia. Vitamin B12 deficiency, folic acid deficiency, blood disorders, etc., are the causes of anemia.

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Shortness of breath and anemia

Query: Hello doctor, I have: Shortness of breath and ongoing anemia since giving birth. Bruising stomach, right arm and behind the chest. Painful legs. I am attaching files.  Read Full »


Dr. Chitrangada

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Shortness of breath can occur secondary to anemia postpartum and are interrelated. However, bruising of arm and stomach may indicate underlying coagulopathy or embolic phenomena secondary to deep vein thrombosis. On observations in the contrast CT scan attached as abov...  Read Full »

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