Which physical findings suggest hemolytic anemia?

Updated: May 27, 2021
  • Author: Srikanth Nagalla, MD, MS, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Leg ulcers may be present.

Right upper abdominal quadrant tenderness may indicate cholelithiasis (bilirubin gallstones) and gallbladder disease.

Tachycardia and dyspnea may be evident when the onset of hemolysis is abrupt and the anemia is severe. Angina and heart failure symptoms can occur in patients with underlying cardiovascular disease.

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