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What do you mean when we say that rbc is predominantly normocytic normochromic

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Varady
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Thats good: That means that the red cell are normal size and a normal amount of pigment. That's good. Was there an abnormality cited that you didn't tell us abo... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Normal: Normal size and normal concentration of hemoglobin.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Anemia: You appear to have an anemia(mild) which is probably from iron deficiency for a woman of your age. The elevated WBC is suggestive of a current infecti... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
We can't answer: Especially with the abnormal morphology of the lymphocytes, you need to speak either with the treating physician -- primary care or consulting hematol... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Stop worrying: This is a normal blood count, though I'd have told you the actual absolute counts. If something's causing your symptoms, it's not showing up in your b... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 29 years experience
Anemia: Normochromic means that your red cells are normally colored (not too pale or too dark). Normocytic means that your red cells are normally sized (not t... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Need more info: A mild normochromic, normocytic anemia will be diagnosed on the machine-generated counts with confirmation from the smear. It means you need a workup ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 30 years experience
Anemia: Anemia refers to your hemoglobin and hematocrit (packed cell volume) levels. Essentially these tell you whether or not you have enough red blood cells... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Mild decrease in RBC: You have anemia which is under production or over destruction of red blood cells. Normocytic means that there in the normal range for size that's good... Read More
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