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What are symptoms of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)?

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You could have many symptoms or just a few. Usually, the more of the faulty blood cells you have in your body, the more the condition will affect you.

Broken red blood cells and anemia may make you:

  • Feel tired and weak
  • Have headaches
  • Feel short of breath
  • Have an irregular heartbeat
  • Have belly pain
  • Have trouble swallowing
  • Have pale or yellowish skin
  • Bruise easily
  • Men may have trouble getting or keeping an erection

SOURCES:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Healthy Eating for Women."

Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation: "Your Guide to Understanding PNH (Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria)."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)."

NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences: "Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria," "What Is Aplastic Anemia?"

Parker, C. published online Dec. 1, 2005 Blood, .

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 02, 2019

SOURCES:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Healthy Eating for Women."

Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation: "Your Guide to Understanding PNH (Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria)."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)."

NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences: "Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria," "What Is Aplastic Anemia?"

Parker, C. published online Dec. 1, 2005 Blood, .

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 02, 2019

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