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Test showed MODERATE: poikilocytes, giant platelets, microcytosis, hypochromia. Have Fe deficient anemia, dr didn't say what the other values meant?
23 year old lady with Fe deficiency anemia with smear.
You can google to learn more about these names. Poikilocytes refers to variation in the size and shape of the cells. Iron deficiency results in small red blood cells, microcytosis means small cells. Hypochromia refers to less color being seen in the cells because the heme pigment in hemoglobin contains Iron. Full workup and get treated. ...Read more
I did a complete blood picture and I found this comment rbcs show hypochromia & microcytosis also MCV low 74.1 and MCH low 24.1?
My complete blood picture results note is rbcs show hypochromia, microcytosis and anisocytosis should I see a doctor or not?
Anemia of low iron?: Per your description, the most likely cause is iron deficiency anemia (hypochromia= less color/red than usual, microcytosis=smaller cells, anisocytosis=too many cells of different sizes). Being female of 39 (menstrual loss), I suspect this is most likely the diagnosis. Take some otc irons, avoid carbonated beverages (they bind up your irons), and consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more
RBC 's shows a hypochromia & microcytosis MCV 72.6 fl & MCH 23.5 pg does deltasone (prednisone) is helpful & what dose fit?
My complete blood result is RBCs show hypochromia and microcytosis what that mean and is that cause dizziness, headache, and low pressure?
Anemia?: These appearances of your red blood cells are consistent with iron deficiciency anema. However, these reports are less important than the numbers: RBC count, hematocrit, hemoglobin, and blood iron measurements. If you have faiirly severe anemia, it could cause dizziness and maybe headache, but probably not low blood pressure. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Low Fe: Microcytic rbcs can be caused by a number of things but, by far, the most common cause is iron deficiency. This can be caused by a low dietary intake of iron, poor absorption of iron for some reason, or blood loss. In pre-menopausal, post-pubertal women, the most common cause is blood loss from monthly menstrual flow. Low iron intake exacerbates this. ...Read more
Fe supplements: If the microcytosis is due to low iron, then increased dietary intake is part of the answer. The most absorbed form of iron is in red meat (but that has its own health problems). Unfortunately, plant-based iron is not as well absorbed in humans as in meat sources. Thus, iron tablets may be necessary (very little is absorbed). If severe or anemic, a blood transfusion or IV iron may be necessary. ...Read more
My test came with mild microcytosis & mild neutropenia with relative lymphocytosis. The doctor didn't bother to bring it up, should I be worried?
Need the numbers: 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, it would have been helpful to have the actual numbers. However, your doctor is in a better position to judge your health status and it is reasonable to trust her/his judgment. ...Read more
What's the issue when blood test is: hemoglobin:13.4g/dl-mcv 75fl-mch 25.2pg-mchc 33.4g/dl-iron 88mcg/dl.& note saying:slight microcytosis-anisocytosi?
All these: Signs point to iron deficiency, but the HGB is not low. Could be thalasemia trait. ...Read more
Macrocyte/hypochromi: Macrocytes. Causes. B12/folate deficiency. Or liver disease or myelodysplastic syndrome hypothyroidism, and increased number of reticulocytes as in hemolysis or if agglutinations of RBC may give false high MCV. Hypochromia low hgb in the RBC may be low iron. anemia of chronic disease ...Read more
I have 1mm-2mm white and tan dots on my skin on different parts of the body? I have had them for years and slight blood hypochromasia. Is it Vitiligo?
See derm: Vitiligo means white (depigmented) areas usually larger than just small dots. They are not raised and are not related to blood hypochromasia. I don't think the picture is typical for vitiligo given the brown spots but the description is too vague to venture a guess. A dermatologist will likely be able to make a better diagnosis. ...Read more
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
No: See your md who drew the blood for an explanation. It is hard for me to guess as to waht is going on without seeing all the blood indices and getting a history about your son. ...Read more
Hello dr. ...i am fatima. ....im 22 yrs old. ...recently I got test results from my university clinic. ...i m diagnosed with anisocytosis hypochromia. ....where. ..dctrs furthur refer me for hb electrophoresis. ...as being medicine student I think may it
Can you clarify?: Relax. I've given myself anisocytosis and occasional hypochromic cells just by frequent blood donations. You need some basic iron studies and a hemoglobin electrophoresis with an eye perhaps to thal minor. If you're iron deficient, the cause needs to be found. If you have thal minor, you need advice on planning a healthy family. Relax and welcome the chance to learn. Best wishes. ...Read more
WBC 12.9, NEUT 74%, LYMPH 17%, MONO 3%, EOS 4%, BASO 0% ATYPICAL LYMPHS FEW, ANISOCYTOSIS, POIKILOCYTOSIS, HYPOCHROMIA, BASOPHILIC STIPPLING ALL SMALL?
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, your white cell count is okay. Red cell data would have meant more had you provided your hemoglobin level.
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My CBC suggests mcv (65), mch (19), rbc (6.2), microcytes+, anisocytosis+, hypochromia+, elliptocytes+, tsh (3.2), sdr sugest bacterial flora, rbs (102), em losin wt?
This pattern could: Be thallesemia trait. What is HGB and family history? ...Read more