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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Iron Deficiency Anemia (Definition)

It refers to a low number of red cells in the circulation resulting from a decrease in production in the bone marrow as a result of low amounts of iron available for this purpose. It is the most common type of anemia in the world, commonly due to dietary deficiency, multiple pregnancies, menstrual periods, chronic parasitic infestations, or other causes of chronic bleeding ...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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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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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

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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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?

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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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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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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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