Anemia of chronic disease: Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs

You may not notice symptoms if you have another disease.

Possible symptoms include:

* Chest pain
* Fatigue
* Paleness
* Shortness of breath

Diagnosis & Tests

The doctor will perform a physical examination.

Tests that may be done to diagnose anemia or rule out other causes include:

* Hemoglobin level
* Red blood count
* Other blood tests

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Review Date : 1/12/2009
Reviewed By : Todd Gersten, M.D., Hematology/Oncology, Palm Beach Cancer Institute, West Palm Beach, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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