How is Anemia Diagnosed in Women?

Anemia is diagnosed through a combination of medical history, physical examination, and blood tests.

Healthcare providers may inquire about the following:

  • symptoms
  • menstrual history
  • dietary habits
  • medical conditions
  • family history of anemia

Physical examination may reveal signs such as:

  • pale skin
  • rapid heartbeat
  • fatigue

Blood tests, including:

  • complete blood count (CBC)
  • iron studies
  • vitamin B12 levels
  • folate levels

This helps to determine the type and severity of anemia.