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Hemolytic Anemia

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What is hemolytic anemia?

Hemolytic anemia is a condition that causes your red blood cells to die sooner than normal. Your bone marrow cannot make new red blood cells fast enough to replace the cells that have died. Hemolytic anemia can be a short-term or long-term problem.

What causes hemolytic anemia?

What are the signs and symptoms of hemolytic anemia?

How is hemolytic anemia diagnosed and treated?

Your healthcare provider will ask about your medical history and examine you. You may also need a blood test so your healthcare provider knows your red blood cell level. Treatment will depend on what caused your hemolytic anemia. You may need any of the following:

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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What can I do to manage hemolytic anemia?

Call 911 if:

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

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