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What should I know about the symptoms of anemia?

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The symptoms of anemia vary according to the type of anemia you have, the underlying cause, the severity of your anemia and any underlying health problems, such as hemorrhaging, ulcers, menstrual problems, or cancer. Specific symptoms of those problems may be noticed first.

The body also has a remarkable ability to compensate for early anemia. If your anemia is mild or has developed over a long period of time, you may not notice any symptoms.

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians. The American Medical Athletic Association. Albemarle Pulmonary Medical Associates, PA. Gary W. Tamkin, MD, Attending Physician, Highland General Hospital - Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland. Cornell University Department of Animal Science. CDC.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 22, 2017

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians. The American Medical Athletic Association. Albemarle Pulmonary Medical Associates, PA. Gary W. Tamkin, MD, Attending Physician, Highland General Hospital - Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland. Cornell University Department of Animal Science. CDC.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 22, 2017

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