Aplastic Anemia: Symptoms

What are the symptoms of aplastic anemia?

The symptoms of aplastic anemia are caused by low blood cell counts. The symptoms depend on which type of blood cell is affected.

Low red blood cell count

A low red blood cell count is called anemia. Red blood cells carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. A low red blood cell count causes fatigue and tiredness.

Low white blood cell count

A low white blood cell count is called neutropenia. White blood cells fight infections in the body by attacking and killing bacteria and viruses. A low white blood cell count can increase the risk for infections.

Low platelet count

A low platelet count is called thrombocytopenia. Platelets help blood to clot and stop bleeding. A low platelet count can lead to bleeding problems and cause you to bruise easily.

Learn more about the symptoms of low blood counts.