Three things to bear in mind when discussing the symptoms of Pernicious Anaemia
Firstly, the symptoms are insidious in that they develop over many years. This means that some patients will attribute their symptoms to advancing age or a busy modern lifestyle – and the consequence of that is that they do not think of mentioning how they feel to their doctor.
Secondly, the symptoms vary in severity from patient to patient; and some patients will have all or nearly all of the them while others will have just a few.
Thirdly, many of the symptoms are associated with a wide range of other illnesses which contributes towards the problem with patients receiving a late diagnosis.