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What will your doctor ask before getting a diagnosis for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)?

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Your doctor will ask about your medical history and any symptoms you’ve noticed. They may also ask you:

  • Have you noticed blood in your urine?
  • What medications do you take?
  • Have you had any signs of blood clots?
  • Have you had any stomach or digestive problems?
  • Have you been tested for aplastic anemia or a bone marrow disorder?

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 30, 2020

Medically Reviewed on 9/30/2020

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. Blood, published online Dec. 1, 2005.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 30, 2020

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. Blood, published online Dec. 1, 2005.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 30, 2020

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