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When to Call A Doctor

Call your doctor promptly if you develop symptoms of anemia. Also call if you notice a yellowish tint in your skin or in the whites of your eyes.

If an inherited form of anemia runs in your family, you may wish to consider genetic testing before you start a family.

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