Hemolytic Anemia | Symptoms & Causes

What are the symptoms of hemolytic anemia?

It is important to understand some symptoms of anemias may resemble those of other more common medical problems or other blood disorders. Because some of these symptoms can also point to other conditions, and because anemia itself can be a symptom of another medical problem, it’s important to have your child evaluated by a qualified medical professional for an accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment.

  • pale skin
  • jaundice, or yellowing of the skin and eyes
  • dark-colored urine
  • fever
  • weakness
  • fast heart beat

What causes hemolytic anemia?

Hemolytic anemia may be caused by several different factors that may be difficult to isolate. It is important to talk to your child's doctor about possible underlying conditions that may cause hemolytic anemia. Hemolytic anemia can be categorized into two types — inherited and acquired.