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I had a cbc test couple of weeks ago and it was R.B.c mild normochromic normocytic anaemia and p.c.v (H.c.T) 35.00?

I had a cbc test couple of weeks ago and it was R.B.c mild normochromic normocytic anaemia and p.c.v (H.c.T) 35.00?

Mild decrease in RBC: You have anemia which is under production or over destruction of red blood cells. Normocytic means that there in the normal range for size that's good. Microcytic often means iron deficiency. Macrocytic could mean problems with vitamin deficiency or with nuclear maturation arrest from toxins.The hematocrit is 35 which is in keeping with mild anemia. You may have had some blood loss. You may have hThe hematocrit is 35 which is in keeping with mild anemia. ...Read more

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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


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Normocytic hypochromic anaemia causes and symptoms?

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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I am a thalassemia trait patient with 10.6 % hemoglobin and I am also normocytic hypochromic anaemia . Can i go to gym and do workout ?

I am a thalassemia trait patient with 10.6 % hemoglobin and I am also normocytic   hypochromic anaemia . Can i go to gym and do workout ?

By all means!: I trust your personal physician is keeping an eye on your thal and will let you know if you develop additional anemia from some other cause. Absolutely -- getting into great physical shape is one of the finest gifts you can give yourself. Think about joining a group that does aerobic fitness together as well. ...Read more

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What are causes of normocytic hyperchromic anemia?

What are causes of normocytic hyperchromic anemia?

Hemolytic anemia: Anemia can be due to many factors and to even begin to know, clues are found on the size(normo, macro, micro) and coloration (hypo(pale color), normochromic(normal red color). When red cells lack a normal center, as in spherical forms, " hyperchromic" is used loosely, though the correct term may be spherocytes. Hemolytic anemia, with many causes, lead to normochromic "hyperchromic"anemia. ...Read more

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Whats a normocytic normochromic anemia?

Whats a normocytic normochromic anemia?

Normal looking cells: Normocytic means the red blood cells are normal size; normochromic means normal color (amount of hemoglobin which gives the red blood cells their red color. Anemia means you have fewer than the normal number of red blood cells. ...Read more

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Can normochromic or normocytic anemia cause leukemia?

Can normochromic or normocytic anemia cause leukemia?

No: Anemia (normochromic/cytic or not) can be a sign of leukemia (or a variety of other cancerous or non-cancerous conditions). That is it can associated with leukemia. However, it does not cause leukemia. Correlation does not equal causation. ...Read more

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How is normocytic normochromic anemia a threat to someone 's life?

How is  normocytic normochromic anemia a threat to someone 's  life?

See below: Any type of anemia can have various complications if left untreated but it depends heavily on the type of anemia and its cause. Normocytic normochromic anemia is frequently associated with an underlying chronic disease and it is very important to diagnose this disease in order to know what the complications may be and how to treat them. ...Read more

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Smear shows mild normocytic normochromic anemia. What does this mean?

Smear shows mild normocytic normochromic anemia. What does this mean?

Need more info: A mild normochromic, normocytic anemia will be diagnosed on the machine-generated counts with confirmation from the smear. It means you need a workup to find the cause, and that while things aren't severe yet in the blood, at your age it may well be the wakeup call for a treatable cancer. ...Read more