Possible symptoms include:
Some types of anemia may have other symptoms, such as:
The doctor will perform a physical examination, and may find:
Some types of anemia may cause other findings on a physical exam.
Blood tests used to diagnose some common types of anemia may include:
Other tests may be done to identify medical problems that can cause anemia.
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