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What is the difference of hypochromic microcytic anaemia from achrestic anaemia?

What is the difference of hypochromic microcytic anaemia from achrestic anaemia?

A short answer: Hypochromic microcytic anemia is usually due to not enough iron available to make hemoglobin. Sidero-achrestic anemia has iron available but can not incorporate into hemoglobin in bone marrow. It is associated with abnormal ringed sideroblastic red cells in blood, and can also be hypochromic microcytic. Another form of achrestic anemia is a chronic progressive macrocytic anemia. ...Read more

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What is hypochromic microcytic anemia?

What is hypochromic microcytic anemia?

Smaller & paller RBC: Anemia where the RBC look smaller in size and paller- due to decrease hemoglobin content in the rbc. Can be found in iron deficiency anemia, also in Alpha or beta thalassemia minor for instance. ...Read more

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I have hypochromic and microcytic anemia?

I have hypochromic and microcytic anemia?

Iron: Most common cause of hypochromic microcytic anemia is iron deficiency in the us. This is particularly true in females. Please discuss with your doctor about getting iron studies and possibly treatment if necessary. There are hemoglobinopathies which can also cause this, but less commonly. ...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 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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Can living with pets cause microcytic hypochromic anemia?

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 platelet count is 501, 000 cu mm my CBC also shows microcytic hypochromic is it normal?

My platelet count is 501, 000 cu mm my CBC also shows microcytic hypochromic is it normal?

OK: You have slightly elevated platelet (nl 150-450). Microcytic hypochromic may suggest an iron def or low. 1/3 of iron def people can have some level of elevation in platelet. F/u your PCP. ...Read more

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CBP, ESR, Serum Iron, TIBC and identified RBC Morphology : Microcytic- Hypochromic smear seen, Anisocytosis-Poikilocytosis. What test covers etiology?

CBP, ESR, Serum Iron, TIBC and identified RBC Morphology : Microcytic- Hypochromic smear seen, Anisocytosis-Poikilocytosis. What test covers etiology?

See your doctor: Hypochromic microcitic anemia is most likely due to iron deficiency, but if there is significant poikilocytosis other causes are possible. Your doc may want to send you to a hematologist if the etiology is unclear. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 13 yrs daughter is microcytic hypochromic anaemic, eating habits are not good and now complaining about back ache is it due to anemia or what?

Sickle cell anemia: Joint pains and 'crisis' occurs with sickle cell anemia, but would be uncommon in most other anemias such as iron deficiency type. More commonly, fatigue, pallor and poor performance would occur. ...Read more

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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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Help docs, is hypochromic microcytic anemia a kind of skin disease?

Help docs, is hypochromic microcytic anemia a kind of skin disease?

Not skin-but blood: Hypochromic microcytic anemia is a blood disorder that typically occurs due to iron deficiency, but may also be seen with some genetic conditions known as thalassemia. Iron deficiency can be caused by blood loss (often not detected by patient in GI tract) and/or inadequate dietary intake. It is not a skin disease. I recommend that you see your doctor to determine the cause of the 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 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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Hi, I made CBC and this is the "MILD HYPOCHROMIC MICROCYTIC ANEMIA. MILD PMN LEUCOCYTOSIS. RELATIVE LYMPHOPENIA" Haemoglobin 10.8 Haematocrit (PCV) 34.3 RBCs 4.47 MCV 76.7 MCH 24.2 MCHC 31.5 RDD-CV 14.5 PLATELET 475 TOTAL LEUCOCYTIC COUNT 13.1

Iron deficiency: The anemia is most consistent with iron deficiency. Another cause could be thalassemia. the high WBC count and PMN leucocytosis may indicate inflammation or infection. The high platelet count can be seen in iron deficiency anemia and/or bleeding. Iron deficiency is common among women of menstrual age and who have had children. Speak with your doctor regarding further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are microcytic red blood cells?

Small cells: Microcytic red blood cells are small rbcs - usually caused by low iron from decreased iron stores or blood loss. ...Read more

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Hello, I had 63% Hb with microcytic hypochromic RBCs and spherocyte and eliptocyte cell what the stable treatment?

Blood: What are your iron levels? And you TIBC? Make sure you are taking a multivitamin with iron and you f/u with a hematologist. Are your periods very heavy? This can cause anemia. You also need to be checked for thalassemia. Eat lots of green leafy vegetables and drink plenty of water until you see the Dr. Good Luck ...Read more

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What do I need to do when I have microcytic red blood cells?

What do I need to do when I have microcytic red blood cells?

Evaluate: Microcytic anemia can be caused from iron deficiency, thalessemia, chronic disease, or sideroblastic anemia, so the first thing is to determine the cause of the anemia. ...Read more

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Hi, What is the meaning of Chronic Microcytic Anaemia. Many thanks.

Microcytic anaemia: Anaemia means low haemoglobin or less red cells than usual. It can be different kinds depending on how cells look under microscope- microcytic (small cells), macrocyclic (large cells), normocytic (normal cells).
Microcytic anaemia can be due to less iron, thyroid issues, lead poisoning, thallasemia (genetic disorder), or certain diseases.
http://patient. Info/health/anaemia-leaflet ...Read more

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Normocytic hypochromic anaemia causes and symptoms?

Early IDA possible: Hypochromic suggests low iron (which can be measured by ferritin, transferrin, etc). Usually this would be from blood loss. Usually iron deficiency anemia (ida) is also assoc w/ microcytic (low mcv) red blood cells (rbcs). It depends on the numbers, other tests & history, but could be early iron deficiency/blood loss &/or more than one process -- eg b12/folate deficiency & ida. See md. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as macrocytic but hypochromic rbc?

Possible but not: Common. Macrocytic refers to large rbc which occurs in B12 and folate (folic acid) deficiency. Hypochromic means decreased color (poor hemoglobinaization) seen most commonly in iron deficiency. So this would raise the issue of a mixed problem. ...Read more

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What is microcytic anemia?

SMALLER THAN: Normal red cells (''micro" cytic).
This is more times than not associated with iron deficiency. ...Read more

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What are the causes of macrocytic hypochromic anemia?

See below: Macrocytic anemia has several causes. Most common causes are vitamins B12 and folate (folic acid) deficiency, liver disease, alcohol excess. There are other less common causes. ...Read more

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Can you be cured when you have hypochromic anemia?

Possibly: One of the most common causes of hypochromic anemia is iron deficiency. This can be treated with iron supplementation. ...Read more

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What is microcytic anemia and how is it caused?

Several causes: Microcytic anemia means that the red blood cell count is low, and that the red blood cells are small. This is most common in iron deficiency anemia and in thalassemia (a hereditary form of anemia). It may also be seen in less common forms of anemia. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin count is 13.8 I'm a 28 yr old f. My blood count report says I'm hypochromic? Wat does that mean

My hemoglobin count is 13.8 I'm a 28 yr old f. My blood count report says I'm hypochromic? Wat does that mean

Probably nothing: If the MCHC is only slightly out of range, I'd ignore it. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside. In the absence of anemia, abnormal indices seldom mean anything unless they are way-far off. At your age, a routine iron study may be in order. ...Read more

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It shows moderate hypochromic and moderate anisopoikilocytosis in my sons blood test result. What does it mean?

It shows moderate hypochromic and moderate anisopoikilocytosis in my sons blood test result. What does it mean?

Big words!: The first word means your sons red blood cells are somewhat pale. The second word means the coloring that is left and the size of the red blood cells are somewhat varied. Usually these cells are a pretty standard size, so when they are varied in size and color it means that they are out in his blood stream too early, most likely because of anemia. The most common anemia in his age is iron deficiency ...Read more

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Is there word of normocytic hypochromic anemia present if present how was it and what are the causes?

Several: There are many causes of normocytic hypochromic anemia. The most common is iron deficiency. The first test should probably be a ferritin level to determine if the body is iron depleted. ...Read more