Can Anemia Cause Bone Pain?
Excuse me. Want to ask if anemia can cause back pain or is there any other disease?
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Anemia is a condition in which red blood cells have low levels in the blood. Anemia itself can be caused by many things. Some causes of anemia can also cause symptoms of bone pain including pain in the spine, such as anemia caused by sickle cell anemia or blood cancer (leukemia). Some conditions that cause back pain can also cause symptoms of anemia, for example when back pain is caused by bone infection by tuberculosis germs (spinal TB), cancer metastases (spread of cancer cells to the bones), autoimmune diseases such as ankylosing spondylitis. These diseases can lead to chronic disease anemia.
The two may also be two separate and unrelated conditions. Some causes of back pain that are not related to anemia include:
injury to the muscles or ligaments around the spine
herniation of the nucleus pulposus
fracture or fracture of the spine
disorders of the bony curvature (such as scoliosis, lordosis, kyphosis)
To find out more clearly, it's a good idea to check with your doctor. The doctor can perform several tests to find out whether there is a link between the two, or indeed the two are separate conditions. Some of the tests that can be done include blood tests, peripheral blood smears, iron profiles, X-rays, CT scans, or MRI of the spine, etc.
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