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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Polychromasia

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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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The first time, my result was rouleaux. Second time it came back polychromasia. Should I see a hematologist?

The first time, my result was rouleaux. Second time it came back polychromasia. Should I see a hematologist?

Yes: Polycythemia is an appropriate reason to consult a hematologist, however you should discuss it with your primary care doctor first.
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Dr said Rbc morphology my 5yo is normal but when I got the report it said spherocytes and polychromasia is 3-5/hpf. Concern?

Dr said Rbc morphology my 5yo is normal but when I got the report it said spherocytes and polychromasia is 3-5/hpf. Concern?

Discuss With Doctor: Spherocytes are seen in certain types of anemia; most frequent being Hereditary Spherocytosis, a genetic disorder. Polychromasia refers to presence of Reticulocytes and indicates premature RBC destruction. Other tests are usually performed with these results and this important info is not given. Discuss these findings with doctor and any other testing done to confirm if further concern warranted. ...Read more

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I have idiopathic waiha IgG latest tests show both spherocytes, red cell fragments and mild polychromasia.. what is going on please?

I have idiopathic waiha IgG latest tests show both spherocytes, red cell fragments and mild polychromasia.. what is going on please?

Is a rare disease.: Autoimmune hemolytic anemia. An autoimmune disorder occurs when the body's immune system attacks and destroys healthy body tissue by mistake, in this case your red cells. When the red cells are coated with IgG or IgG plus C3d, the antibody is usually a warm antibody (warm antibody AIHA [WAIHA]).
You need to be closely monitored by an expert hematologist, given the seriousness of this condition. ...Read more

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20 yo son has severe mono; Trying to understand: hypochromasia +1,polychromasia +1,smudge cells present, atypical lymphoctyes 33.3%, RBC4.83, WBC15.1?

20 yo son has severe mono; Trying to understand: hypochromasia +1,polychromasia +1,smudge cells present, atypical lymphoctyes 33.3%, RBC4.83, WBC15.1?

Nothing scarry: Hypochromasia=cells with less dense color; polychromasia=cells with variation in density of color, smudge cells= look less distinct under direct exam, atypical lymphocytes= look stimulated as you would expect in mono.The percentages and number are not within expected levels for the condition. This is basically doctor jargon & just affirms the diagnosis. It is something that corrects after healing ...Read more

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Why is there polychromasia in sickle cell?

Young red cells: In sickle cell disease, young red blood cells are released from the bone marrow since the rate of turnover of the older blood cells is quicker. Your body is trying to produce more red blood cells to keep up with the destruction that occurs in sickle cell disease. Polychromasia means early release of red blood cells. ...Read more

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What does it mean for a blood smear to show moderate polychromasia and moderate Schistocytes? Google doesn't give a good picture. :) Thanks

What does it mean for a blood smear to show moderate polychromasia and moderate Schistocytes?  Google doesn't give a good picture.   :)  Thanks

Worrisome: Look for something fragmenting the red blood cells. If the person isn't obviously sick with disseminated intravascular coagulation or thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, perhaps they have an old-fashioned mechanical heart valve. Polychromasia should prompt a search for causes of hemolysis. The pathologist may want to review this slide. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 2.5 YO to have results of Anisocytosis: Rare Burr Cells: Slight, Microcytes: Rare, Polychromasia: Rare on a morphology Report?


Is it normal for a 2.5 YO to have results of Anisocytosis: Rare Burr Cells: Slight, Microcytes: Rare, Polychromasia: Rare on a morphology Report?

2.5 YO: No, your comments are not "normal". If your child has the issues you report you must continue to see a specialist.
If you are not satisfied with the doctor you take tour child, have one of your friends refer you to a doctor with whom you will be more satisfied.
Wish the baby well - please keep me posted; we can all learn something. ...Read more

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Hi, my manual diff came back with Poikilocytosis 1+ Polychromasia 1+ Ovalocytes 1+ Tear Drop Cells 1+ Spherocyte 1+. Monocytosis No picture available. Is this unusual?

Hi, my manual diff came back with Poikilocytosis 1+ Polychromasia 1+ Ovalocytes 1+ Tear Drop Cells 1+ Spherocyte 1+. Monocytosis No picture available. Is this unusual?

No: 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, there is nothing of concern in the information you provided. It would have helped to know rest of the data, esp Hemoglobin and WBC, ...Read more

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My 58 year old husband has a WBC of 34.5 hh, lymph 83 h no significant poikilocytosis or polychromasia mdm. Is this cll?

My 58 year old husband has a WBC of 34.5 hh, lymph 83 h no significant poikilocytosis or polychromasia mdm. Is this cll?

Sounds like it: Obviously the WBC and the absolute lymphs are both significantly elevated. Cll is by far the most likley diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is polychromasia typically associated with microcytic anemia (iron deficient anemia)?

Is polychromasia typically associated with microcytic  anemia (iron deficient anemia)?

Iron deficiency is: Usually hypo chromic. Polychromasia is seen in rapidly changing circumstances like hemolytic anemia. ...Read more

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Cbc shows i'm anemic. Red blood cell morphology showed platelets- adequate, microcytes 1+, polychromasia 1+. What do those results mean?

Cbc shows i'm anemic. Red blood cell morphology showed platelets- adequate,  microcytes 1+, polychromasia 1+. What do those results mean?

Nothing alone: I'd think first of iron deficiency but it's not going to reveal the actual cause of your anemia -- which must be found. As a pathologist and lab specialist, i'm constantly reminding people that the results are useful only in the clinical context. Your physician will look at your diet, possible reasons for blood loss, your past & maybe family history and more. Stay proactive. ...Read more

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Cbc showed i'm anemic. Had a red blood cell morphology done which showed platelets- adequate, microcytes 1+, polychromasia 1+. What does that mean?

Part of anemia: Polychromasia means lots of immature red blood cells in the blood stream . When red blood cells don't have enough nutrients they can be smaller (microcyte) or bigger (macrocyte) than usual. Microcytes + anemia is usually due to iron deficiency. Polychromasia means lots of immature red blood cells are in the blood. It's a a normal response to anemia due to the bone marrow revving up production. ...Read more

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I am 34 weeks pregnant with hb9.6. With RBC count3.24.On iron supplements. My CBC reports reads normochromic normocytic, no polychromasia. Is it normal?

I am 34 weeks pregnant with hb9.6. With RBC count3.24.On iron supplements. My CBC reports reads normochromic normocytic, no polychromasia. Is it normal?

No: Anemia in pregnancy or otherwise is not normal. More information is needed for a determination of the cause of anemia that will dictate the treatment. Please consult this site and discuss the matter with your doctor.
http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/anemia-in-pregnancy. ...Read more

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Im worried i had a small renal cell carcinoma mass removed 1 and 1/2 years ago. Today i had a cmp and cbc drawn. My results where abnormal. On my cbc with diff the diff part showed slight macrocytes slight polychromasia myelocytes and nucleated rbc. My cm

Tell us about yr CBC: Your CBC results may help us to know if your blood is normal or not. Send us the value of your hemoglobin(Hb) and your WBC and Platelet counts. Then we can help explain it to you better. ...Read more

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What cause bp?

What cause bp?

BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. 95% of the time, there's no one specific cause perhaps other than genetics. ...Read more

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Cause of headche?

Depends: It greatly depends on the type of headache you have, location, quality, associated symptoms, etc, etc. ...Read more

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What cause dyspenia?

What cause dyspenia?

Short of breath: Dyspnea can be caused by anything that prevents taking a full, effective breath. Causes include obesity, illness, neuromuscular disorders such as ms, smoking, etc. ...Read more

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What causes nightmare?

What causes nightmare?

WorkingInternalFears: During sleep, our minds/brains work to both integrate awake experiences into memory &, as part of this, make sense of many issues, correctly or incorrectly, the best we can. Fears, anger & sadness, emotions we typically have the most difficulty with, are commonly repressed while awake; allows function & interaction with others. However, while dreaming, issues are worked on & sometimes remembered. ...Read more

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What could cause spasms?

What could cause spasms?

Many things: There are many causes of muscle spasms including muscle injury, electrolyte imbalance, spinal cord injury/disease and brain injury. There are a number of disorders of the brain that can cause spasticity as well. There are many other causes as well. ...Read more

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What could be the cause?

Cause of what?: If you can please tell us what problem you want us to give you an educated guess about, we can try to help. Be well. ...Read more

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What causes shocking pains

What causes shocking pains

Nerve irritation: Usually "electric shock" type pains have a component of nerve irritation involved. ...Read more

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What causes my back pains?

What causes my back pains?

Many things: herniated disk, strained/spasming muscles, kidney issues, lack of mobility, trauma etc. If you truly want an answer I would seek help of your local MD or chiropractor to have it looked at. No worries

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What causes a wound to weep?

Part of healing: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more

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What is utheritis and cause?

What is utheritis and cause?

Urethritis: I hope you meant urethritis. Urethritis is the inflammation of the urethra - a tube that drains the bladder outside. The main portion of the urethra in males lies within the penis. An inflammation of the urethra is urethritis. The most common cause of urethritis is infection such as std. ...Read more

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What cause pain in the wist?

What cause pain in the wist?

Wrist pain: Wrist pain can be from a variety of reasons, but most likely is related to repetitive trauma from things like keyboards/computers and manual work. Other questions: any swelling, any finger swelling, any redness, any fever, any rash or other infections? Answers to these may alter the diagnosis. ...Read more