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  • I have symptoms, and I’m worried that I may have anemia.
  • I have anemia, and this is a follow-up visit.
  • I have anemia, and I’m sick or having problems.

I have symptoms, and I’m worried that I may have anemia.

Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood, MD on February 19, 2014

  1. Are my symptoms a sign that I might have anemia?
  2. How is anemia diagnosed?
  3. What causes anemia? Are there different forms of anemia?
  4. How is anemia usually treated?
  5. Can certain foods or dietary supplements help treat anemia?

I have anemia, and this is a follow-up visit.

Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood, MD on February 19, 2014

  1. What do my test results show about the kind of anemia I have?
  2. Will I need additional tests to determine what's causing my anemia?
  3. Can the underlying cause be treated? What treatment do you recommend?
  4. How will I know if the treatment is working?
  5. How often should I come in for follow-up visits?

I have anemia, and I’m sick or having problems.

Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood, MD on February 19, 2014

  1. Are my symptoms a sign that my anemia is getting worse?
  2. Could something other than anemia be causing my problems?
  3. Should I have additional tests? What will the tests look for?
  4. Should I change to a different medication?
  5. Should I see a specialist or get a second opinion?