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How long does it take to treat anemia?

I am a 30 year old male and I am anemic. How long does it take to treat anemia?

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It depends on why you are anemic, & how anemic you are. If it’s from iron deficiency, if they give you enough iron, it’ll take 2 mos. for your marrow to turn all that iron into red cells, at the most. There are many causes of anemia besides iron deficiency, including B12 deficiency, folate deficiency, & besides those, with sickle cell, thalassemia, what are called hemoglobinopathies, (making Heme or globin abnormally), there are others like lead poisoning, that need to be corrected. Then, there are many diseases of the marrow itself, like leukemia, myeloma, where there isn’t enough room in the marrow to make enough blood.
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This depends on the severity of anemia and type of anemia. It's important to find the cause to your anemia.
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