How can I know if I have anemia?

Your healthcare provider can perform blood tests to tell if you have anemia. The type and number of blood tests will depend on what type of anemia is suspected. Your healthcare provider will also determine the proper treatment, depending on the type of anemia and its cause.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 10/25/2017.


  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Anemia. Accessed 3/6/2018.
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Your Guide to Anemia. Accessed 3/6/2018.

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