What about acute (sudden) blood loss as a cause of anemia?

Acute blood loss from internal bleeding (as from a bleeding ulcer) or external bleeding (as from trauma) can produce anemia in an amazingly short span of time. This type of anemia could result in severe symptoms and consequences if not addressed promptly. Dizziness, lightheadedness, fatigue, confusion, shortness of breath, and even loss of consciousness can occur with severe, sudden blood loss anemia.

Reviewed on 7/14/2014


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