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Can hypothyroidism be the cause of microcytic hypochromic anemia?

Can hypothyroidism be the cause of microcytic hypochromic anemia?

Not usually: Microcytic anemia is usually due to iron deficiency, rather than hypothyroidism. If associated with hypothyroidism, anemia is usually macrocytic (often secondary to pernicious anemia). Either way, an anemia deserves a thorough workup with your medical doctor, and treatment of your hypothyroidism. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Iron Deficiency Anemia (Definition)

It refers to a low number of red cells in the circulation resulting from a decrease in production in the bone marrow as a result of low amounts of iron available for this purpose. It is the most common type of anemia in the world, commonly due to dietary deficiency, multiple pregnancies, menstrual periods, chronic parasitic infestations, or other causes of chronic bleeding ...Read more


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Can a bleeding ulcer be the cause of microcytic hypochromic anemia?

Can a bleeding ulcer be the cause of microcytic hypochromic anemia?

Yes.: A bleeding ulcer could cause iron deficiency anemia (low red blood cell count). If the bleeding is severe and persists for a while, red blood cells will be small (microcytic) and have relatively less oxygen-carrying hemoglobin (hypochromic). Thanks to m. Dinapoli, med student. ...Read more

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Can living with pets cause microcytic hypochromic anemia?

No: Microcytic hypochromic anemia is usually due to iron deficiency, and should be unrelated to living with pets. ...Read more

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My mom's bl. Pict. Shows mod.Absolute neutropenia, mild abs. Lymphopenia, microcytic hypochromic anemia, the platelet count 's norm., what are the causes?

My mom's bl. Pict. Shows mod.Absolute neutropenia, mild abs. Lymphopenia, microcytic hypochromic anemia, the platelet count 's norm., what are the causes?

More info needed: The most common reason for microcytic hypochromic anemia is iron defieicncy. The most common cause of low neutrophil counts and lymphopoenia can be virally associated or antibody associated. Hopefully, she is seeing a hematologist. Depending on her blood counts, she may be at risk of infection. Please make sure she is being seen properly and that oncologic issues are ruled out as well-. ...Read more

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What type of diat is recommended for suffering from microcytic hypochromic anemia?

What type of diat is recommended for suffering from microcytic hypochromic anemia?

It depends: Treating anemia with medication and/or dietary supplements depends heavily on the type and cause of anemia. The most common cause of microcytic hypochromic anemia is iron deficiency; however, other causes do exist including lead intoxication and sideroblastic anemia, therefore it is of paramount importance to consult with your physician in order to establish the exact cause of your anemia. ...Read more

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My test result show Rbc:Microcytic hypochromic anemia with tear drop and pencil poikilocytes there is any problem?

My test result show Rbc:Microcytic hypochromic anemia with tear drop and pencil poikilocytes there is any problem?

Iron deficient: Likely iron deficiency. I would check iron levels, retic count, and other tests. Hope this helps. Need other tests to check for other possibilities. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause iron deficiency anemia?

Can hypothyroidism cause iron deficiency anemia?

Yes it can: Iron deficiency anemia is more common in people with hypothyroidism.Red blood cells production falls and it can not be corrected just by iron sup;ements, and it improves as hypothyroidism is corrected. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more