Testing & Diagnosis for Hemolytic Anemia in Children

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How does a doctor know that it’s hemolytic anemia?

Hemolytic anemia may be suspected based general findings from a complete medical history and physical examination, including:

  • complaints of tiring easily
  • pale skin and lips
  • fast heartbeat

Blood tests, urine tests and a full bone marrow exam in which samples of the fluid (aspiration) and solid (biopsy) portions of bone marrow are withdrawn with a needle under local anesthesia may also be performed to confirm diagnosis.

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