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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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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


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What's a normocytic normochromic anemia?

What's 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?

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

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

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

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

Simple lab test: A CBC (complete blood count) can give you all the info you speak of. The causes are many. Mild/moderate iron deficiency, decreased red cell production from a variety of causes including renal failure and chronic inflammation. If there are other cell abnormalities, the problem could be in the bone marrow. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause normocytic anemia?

Can hemorrhoids cause normocytic anemia?

Unlikely: You would have to be bleeding for a long time. It really is not a chronic disease. However, if you are bleeding a lot, it could lead to an iron deficiency. That may initially be a noemi cystic anemia. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does nomochromic normocytic anemia indicate renal impairment?

Not necessarily: Normocytic normochromic anemia can be caused by acute blood loss, early iron deficiency, bone marrow supression, anemia of chronic disease, anemia of renal insufficiency, anemia caused by endocrine problem etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible for mild normocytic normochromic anemia to be caused by blood thinners?

Not likely at all: That probably is not the reason for your anemia. You need further tests. ...Read more

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Dear professor is it possible that lead poisnoning induces normocytic-hypochromic anemia?

Possible: In lead toxicity, the CBC findings are variable. Iron deficiency anemia may coexist with lead exposure. Most typical is microcytic hypochromic anemia. ...Read more

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What does mild normocytic normochromic anemia for age and sex and absolute lymphopenia mean?

Anemia: Anemia refers to your hemoglobin and hematocrit (packed cell volume) levels. Essentially these tell you whether or not you have enough red blood cells. Your red cells are normal in size (normocytic) and have a normal amount of hemoglobin (normochromic). Causes include aplastic, posthemorrhagic, and hemolytic anemias and anemia of chronic disease. Lymphopenia = decreased lymphocytes. ...Read more

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I want to put on some weight as I am aneamic, suffering from normocytic hypochromic anemia? Is beef the cure?

Normocytic anemia: An anemia described as normocytic (normal red cell size) and hypochromic (low iron concentration in cells) does not make a diagnosis of iron deficiency (for which beef would be one cure). Typical iron deficiency is microcytic (small cells) and hypochromic. So there is probably something else going on. Don't jump to the beef quite yet. ...Read more

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I am fif three with impaired glo toleenc and normocytic hypochromic anemia. Is it dangerous? Pla hep I am alone.

I am fif three with impaired glo toleenc and normocytic hypochromic anemia. Is it dangerous? Pla hep I am alone.

Very: I admire your courage in writing. You say you are "alone", and you describe two serious health problems facing you. The most important thing right now is to get yourself into the system that exists to care for people with health problems or who are isolated socially, no matter what the circumstances. Ask a health care worker or spiritual leader in your community to get you started. ...Read more

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Can alopecia areata cause normocytic anemia?

Can alopecia areata cause normocytic anemia?

Alopecia areata: alopecia areata does not cause anemia, but there are conditions of autoimmunity which cause both. For example, lupus is a possibility. Both conditions need a careful workup. ...Read more

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What can cause normocytic normochromic anemia in a 2-year-old female with a history of poor growth for the past ~6 months and autism?

What can cause normocytic normochromic anemia in a 2-year-old female with a history of poor growth for the past ~6 months and autism?

Mgt: One consideration is chronic or systemic disease states. Has she been screened for Cystic Fibrosis? A virtual consult may be arranged so that you can upload the growth chart and lab results. ...Read more

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What does normocytic, normochromic anemia (hgb 11.5) w/increased rdw, retic and hgb F 7.1 mean in a 5 year old? I'm very concerned. Dr said not urgent

What does normocytic, normochromic anemia (hgb 11.5) w/increased rdw, retic and hgb F 7.1 mean in a 5 year old? I'm very concerned. Dr said not urgent

Not urgent means...: The doctor is saying, "Don't worry, it's not dangerous. I'll tell you if and when it's time to worry." Listen to the doctor (unless there is a valid reason not to listen to the doctor). Hgb is hemoglobin, and there are several types. If a child is growing and behaving fine, and already 5 years old, he likely has nothing urgent because he has lived happily with his hemoglobin type for 5 years. ...Read more

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How do normocytic normochromic anemia and leukemia go hand and hand?

How do normocytic normochromic anemia and leukemia go hand and hand?

Variable: Hi
Great question, there's a deeper answer, but generally leukemias usually affect the white blood cell line, rather than the red blood cell lineage. What you're probably referring to is called "anemia of chronic disease". Elevated inflammatory mediators, like IL-6, impair both production and ability to incorporate iron into heme, which causes normocytosis and normochromia. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Paitent PBS report is normocytic mild hypochromic anemia with mild leukocytosis and mild yhrombocytosis. Platelets are mild increasesd 5.72 lac/cumm?

Check your iron: This implies that you may have an iron deficiency and that you've had blood loss. Your body will be able to make new blood cells but I may need iron to make hemoglobin. You may need an iron supplement. Leukocytosis and thrombocytosis often accompanied the iron deficiency anemia.of course other causes should be considered. ...Read more

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I have my complete blood count and the note of the doctor is anemia normocytic hypochromic rbcs what does it mean? Thanks

Many causes: There are many causes of such anemia, including chronic disease, iron deficiency or a combination of issues. See this site for more info and discuss the matter with your doctor for a complete diagnosis, including cause of anemia and an appropriate treatment.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001586/. ...Read more

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6 year old with persistent fever, headaches, exhaustion but no other cold/flu symptoms. Has normocytic anemia and hemoglobin of 106. What's the cause?

6 year old with persistent fever, headaches, exhaustion but no other cold/flu symptoms. Has normocytic anemia and hemoglobin of 106. What's the cause?

Worrysome: Persistent fever longer than 3 weeks is worrisome and requires a more vigorous search for the cause.
You should seek consultation with a Infectious Disease (ID) consultant who will check into causes of Fever:Infections like TB, Malaria, Cancer or other inflammatory conditions.
A spinal tap is indicated if the Headache is more than mild. The child should be in the hospital if the temp is >100 degree ...Read more

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What causes normocytic anemia if ferritin and reticulocytes are normal. RBC is low and WBC and platelets are elevated? Thanks!

How old?: Do I see that the patient is five years old? This may be normal. If this is an adult and the values are more than slightly outside range, I would consider a bone marrow tap and body to rule out infiltrative disease -- TB, histoplAsmosis. Tumor ...Read more

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Resolved HCV 12 years RNA neg. Recent normocytic anemia, normal WBC norml -immature gran abs. 037% resid. Hcv cause high ig? Or is marrow more likely?

Resolved HCV 12 years RNA neg. Recent normocytic anemia, normal WBC norml -immature gran abs. 037% resid. Hcv cause high ig? Or is marrow more likely?

Not likely HCV: It would be very unusual for active hcv infection to cause immature wbc. Anemia definitely is seen in active hepatitis or with advanced liver disease. If not a reaction to an acute infection or inflammation, immature granulocytes usually point to a bone marrow issue. ...Read more

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Normocytic Anemia - Prominent Spleen 'seen' during colonoscopy - CT Scan (2weekslater) spleen normal - left up ab pain, further investigation needed?

Normocytic Anemia - Prominent Spleen 'seen' during colonoscopy - CT Scan (2weekslater) spleen normal - left up ab pain, further investigation needed?

Yes: Anemia in a 23 year male needs investigation as it suggests blood loss, lack of dietary iron or malabsorption. For the spleen size, I would trust the CT finding. Abdominal pain is an additional reason for further investigation. ...Read more

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5 year old with normocytic anemia. Normal reticulocyte and ferritin. High WBC and platelets. Low hemoglobin. What could be the cause?

Sketchy picture: How is your child doing apart from those figures? Can be just common iron deficiency anemia, and how high are the platelets or the WBCs? Also common to have some elevations with any concurrent infection. If your child is doing fine otherwise, disregard those numbers and trust your doctor, we treat patients not lab results, best wishes for yourself and your child ...Read more

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5 year old has persistent normocytic anemia. High WBC, platelets, low RBC and hemoglobin. Normal MCV, MCH, ferritin and reticulocyte. What's the cause?

5 year old has persistent normocytic anemia. High WBC, platelets, low RBC and hemoglobin. Normal MCV, MCH, ferritin and reticulocyte. What's the cause?

Need more tests,,,: This is hard to determine as this is the case of a child. Other tests like a peripheral blood smear might help to find the cause. It would be best to see the doctor, preferably a pediatrician, for more tests and an exam. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Serum b12> 1999 mma 0.4, homocysteine high 19. No folate (folic acid) or iron deficiency normocytic anemia not responding to procrit. Is this an absorption issue?

Serum b12> 1999 mma 0.4, homocysteine high 19. No folate (folic acid) or iron deficiency normocytic anemia not responding to procrit. Is this an absorption issue?

Anemia: Can be caused by blood loss or bone marrow suppression as well. More information is needed (how long have you had a normal iron, folate (folic acid) and b12 level. What is your reticulocyte count? (is your bone marrow producing new RBC's)? How low is your HCT and has it come up or gone down with B12. Is the RDW elevated (do you put out large and small RBC's at the same time? Any blood loss? ...Read more

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Why is there is no hyperchromic category in Wintrobe's classification of anemia?

Not helpful: This is like a disease in which your bank account gets too full. We can dream. Solutes and stroma fill red cells appropriately as hemoglobin is made. If extra hemoglobin is made, more of these fill things up by basic physical chemistry. The one situation with hyperchromia is where bits of membrane and stroma are broken off leaving hemoglobin behind -- as with hereditary spherocytosis. ...Read more

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Any symptoms of anemia?

Fatigue: Fatigue is a common symptom of anemia. It can be harder to exercise and shortness of breath may come from anemia. ...Read more

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How is anemia measured?

Two measurements: The first measurement is hemoglobin (oxygen-carrying protein inside red blood cells). This is reported as grams per 100 ml (g/dl). Values <12 (14 for men) are considered anemic. The second is hematocrit. This indicates the % of volume of blood taken up by red blood cells. Values <36 (42 for men) are considered anemic. Note: different labs might have slightly differing normal ranges. ...Read more

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Can you die from anemia?

Can you die from anemia?

Yes, depending on. .: Severity and intervention. Hematocrits can fall to where o2 delivery is insufficient to support organ function, particularly the heart, which must work even harder due to severe anemia. Death can occur. If anemia develops slowly, patients can compensate to even very low hematocrits, but then precipitously decompensate. In contrast, rapid development may preclude compensation w/ grave consequences. ...Read more

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What would cause anemia.

Hundreds of causes: It takes me an hour as a medical school lecturer just to basically rattle off the list. Heads up -- if you are iron deficient and eat a reasonable amount of meat (despite the disinformation, vegetables are poor in iron), you're likely losing blood possibly into the gut from serious disease. Don't let them miss it. Any physician can begin the anemia workup. Good luck. ...Read more

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I need advice for anemia?

I need advice for anemia?

Type ; cause: It is very important to know what kind of anemia and what causes it. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency, chronic disease like infection or cancer, genetic conditions, certain medications, toxins, etc. Consulting with your doctor or a hematologist for proper testing and diagnosis is a must before starting any treatment. ...Read more

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I have anemia is it bad?

In an otherwise: Healthy 18 yo it is unlikely to be serious. The cause will need to be sorted out to make a plan. ...Read more