Hungry all the time after some blood loss (+anemia) - normal reaction? Watch

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Is it normal? I've lost quite a bit of blood during the past 2 weeks, was on antibiotics, and had quite a bit of anesthetic pumped into me. I was already anemic to begin with but my appetite has always been poor. Is it possible that my anemia is now worse and that's why? Will this go away soon? I am a bit underweight but I'd prefer to stay that way.
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Is it normal? I've lost quite a bit of blood during the past 2 weeks, was on antibiotics, and had quite a bit of anesthetic pumped into me. I was already anemic to begin with but my appetite has always been poor. Is it possible that my anemia is now worse and that's why? Will this go away soon? I am a bit underweight but I'd prefer to stay that way.
Loosing blood means loosing energy and nutrients that are in it. Probably normal with the blood loss and healing/ regeneration. I expect it will improve and isn't worsened anemia. As far as I know anemia is due to iron levels and would not be affected by blood loss.

You could check with a doc or pharmacist if you are worried though
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That's normal. See a professional if you're worried.
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Loosing blood means loosing energy and nutrients that are in it. Probably normal with the blood loss and healing/ regeneration. I expect it will improve and isn't worsened anemia. As far as I know anemia is due to iron levels and would not be affected by blood loss.

You could check with a doc or pharmacist if you are worried though
Anaemia is low erythrocyte or haemoglobin levels. There are many causes, including low iron levels and blood loss.
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That's normal. See a professional if you're worried.


Anaemia is low erythrocyte or haemoglobin levels. There are many causes, including low iron levels and blood loss.
Thanks for that.
I assume blood loss would be tempory influence still and it's affects would improve as the blood is restored?
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Thanks for that.
I assume blood loss would be tempory influence still and it's affects would improve as the blood is restored?
Yeah, assuming they get the proper nutrition.
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