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HB 12% iron 32 mild anisocytosis can it cause fatigue sleepiness weakness?

HB 12% iron 32 mild anisocytosis can it cause fatigue sleepiness weakness?

Yes: Your hemoglobin is a bit low for a male! Depending upon what your genetic background is the anisocytosis along with mild anemia MAY represent a Hemoglobin abnormality (eg: Thalassemia Minor) Hope this helps DR Z ...Read more

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What is anisocytosis?

What is anisocytosis?

Diverse sized cells: Typical example of anisocytosis is found in iron deficiency anemia. Blood smear shows different sized red cells. ...Read more

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My haeogram suggests anisocytosis, what it mean? Is it serious?

My haeogram suggests anisocytosis, what it mean? Is it serious?

Varied sizes: Your red cells come in different sizes. It means nothing by itself, and if there's nothing else wrong with the blood, and you feel okay, i wouldn't give it any more thought. I'm a heavy-duty blood donor; i discovered i produced big red cells when i remembered to take my iron supplement and small ones when i forgot. My anisocytosis was impressive. "treat the person, not the numbers!" cheers. ...Read more

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Polychromasia & anisocytosis--are they bad?

Polychromasia & anisocytosis--are they bad?

If both are: Reported that would indicate a blood smear with size and color variation in the red blood cells. While a potential sign of a "stressed" marrow, it would be an over call to say this in and of itself is "bad.". ...Read more

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Im diagnosed with anisocytosis, macrocytes. Mcv=98.1fl. I am 24 f. Have no obvious symptoms of any disease. Shud i b worried?

Im diagnosed with anisocytosis, macrocytes. Mcv=98.1fl. I am 24 f. Have no obvious symptoms of any disease. Shud i b worried?

B12, Folate (folic acid): B12 and folate (folic acid) levels when low can cause large mean cell volumes (mcv). It might be wise to have your physician check out your B12 and folate (folic acid) level. ...Read more

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My blood test says there are abnormal ovalocytes and anisocytosis present. What does this mean?

My blood test says there are abnormal ovalocytes and anisocytosis present. What does this mean?

Red cell morphology: Ovalocytes are red blood cells which have lost their normal biconcave shape. Anisocytosis means that the red cells are of different non-uniform shapes and sizes. These findings are used in conjunction with other elements of your blood count to classify anemia and identify possible causes. Those can include a variety of things that damage rbcs or interfere with their proper maturation. ...Read more

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Hi i want to ask a question my report result say I have a condition anisocytosis and report suggests hb electrophoresis?

Hi i want to ask a question my report result say I have a condition anisocytosis and report suggests hb electrophoresis?

Hb electrophoresis: This test may be requested if there is a need to evaluate a patient for abnormalities of the hemoglobin molecule. If found, it can shed light on the cause of your abnormal blood report. ...Read more

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My Hemogram report says :ALERT !!! Anisocytosis, what is this ..is this serious and do I need to go for any treatment for this?

My Hemogram report says :ALERT !!! Anisocytosis,    what is this ..is this serious and do I need to go for any treatment for this?

Need more info: 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. Having said that, if that is the only abnormality, it is not anything to be concerned about. If your hemoglobin is normal and WBC count is normal, I would not worry. Why did you have the test done? ...Read more