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What does it mean to have microcytosis without anemia?

What does it mean to have microcytosis without anemia?

See below: Several possible explanations: beta thalassemia trait, beta thalassemia minor, minimal iron deficiency, early sideroblastic anemia, minimal exposure to lead. The full results need to be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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My complete blood result is RBCs show hypochromia and microcytosis what that mean and is that cause dizziness, headache, and low pressure?

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

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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?

Test showed MODERATE: poikilocytes, giant platelets, microcytosis, hypochromia. Have Fe deficient anemia, dr didn't say what the other values meant?

Blood smear: 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

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What is microcytosis?

What is microcytosis?

Small RBCs: Microcytosis literally means small cells. In medicine, it refers to the red blood cells. Microcytic rbcs are smaller than usual and hint at an underlying problem with the cells. ...Read more

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What causes microcytosis?

What causes microcytosis?

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

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How do I treat microcytosis?

How do I treat microcytosis?

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

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Ferritin test re microcytosis without anaemia?

Ferritin test re microcytosis without anaemia?

Yes: Your cell volume may be small - microcystosi
ferritin test will check your stores of iron.
Most small cell volume is due to low iron levels. You may not have depleted enough to cause you to be anemic. ...Read more

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My test came with mild microcytosis & mild neutropenia with relative lymphocytosis. The doctor didn't bother to bring it up, should I be worried?

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

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My complete blood picture results note is rbcs show hypochromia, microcytosis and anisocytosis should I see a doctor or not?

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

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RBC 's shows a hypochromia & microcytosis MCV 72.6 fl & MCH 23.5 pg does deltasone (prednisone) is helpful & what dose fit?

RBC 's shows a hypochromia & microcytosis MCV 72.6 fl & MCH 23.5 pg does deltasone (prednisone) is helpful & what dose fit?

Iron deficiency: Suggesting iron deficiency, among others, if anemia is the reason for work up. Unclear to me what will be the role of steroids here. ...Read more

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What does endocervical component present means?

What does endocervical component present means?

Satisfact for exam: Endocervical cells present transformation zone - area where human papilloma virus neoplastic changes occur. ...Read more

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Endocervical cells are present. What does this mean?

Endocervical cells are present. What does this mean?

Satisfactory for eva: Pap smear is satisfactory for evaluation- presence of endocervical /transformation zone component. Transformation zone is sensitive for human papilloma virus. ...Read more

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What does this mean, endocervical component is present?

What does this mean, endocervical component is present?

The cells you want: Whenever we do a pap smear.. In a woman who still has a cervix we want to make sure we obtain cells from the cervical canal. This is the cytologist way of letting us know we we're in the right area. ...Read more

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What is meant by ENDOCX/SQ. MET CELLS : Present in the gynaecology cytology result?

What is meant by ENDOCX/SQ. MET CELLS : Present in the gynaecology cytology result?

Cervix: Endocervical cells present means smear is sufficient for evaluation (result). Squamous metaplasia is very common, not to be worried. ...Read more

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What means is endo cervical cells is present?

Endocervical cells: Hi AnswerD402, This is usually reported in a PAP SMEAR and it means that there are present on the slide for micro exam, cells from the INSIDE of the cervix. This means you have had a perfectly performed PAP smear because these are important cells to see under the microscope, to rule out cervical cancer. thanks ...Read more

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What does it mean if carotid flow voids are present?

What does it mean if carotid flow voids are present?

Plaques: Ca plaques - obstructions, should know why %, anything > 50% needs intervention and all need Plavix (clopidogrel) ...Read more

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What does "BS present" in reference to my abdomen mean?

What does "BS present" in reference to my abdomen mean?

Bowel sounds, likely: Abbreviations can be misleading and should be avoided when possible. ...Read more

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What does Amphorous sediment present in urinalysis mean?

What does Amphorous sediment present in urinalysis mean?

Amorphous: Amorphous sediment in the urine can mean crystals and other solutes appear due to acidic or basic urine. Usually its not significant of any disease. ...Read more

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What is mixed bacterial flora present and what does it means?

What is mixed bacterial flora present and what does it means?

Where?: A mixture of bacteria is normally present in the skin, mouth, colon, and vagina. What specimen was tested and why was the test done.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a patient presents in a state of ketoacidosis?

What does it mean if a patient presents in a state of ketoacidosis?

New type 1 diabetic: Hi. Most commonly, that would be a newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic. Plenty of type 2's get DKA too (especially with some acute infection going on). ...Read more

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What does trace bibasilar atelectasis is present mean? No evidence for PE

What does trace bibasilar atelectasis is present mean? No evidence for PE

Lung compression.: Atelectasis refers to a compression of lung tissue due to lack of proper expansion during breathing. The term. "Bibasilar" locates this atelectasis to the bottom of the lungs. Could happen after abdominal surgery, for example, with a reduction of diaphragmatic excursion into the abdomen with inspiration. ...Read more

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If ovalocytes is present what does it mean in a baby that's two months old?

If ovalocytes is present what does it mean in a baby that's two months old?

Ovalocytes: When you look at red blood cells there shapes are characterized certain ways. Some look like ellipses and are called elliptocytes, etc. Your kids cells shapes (ovals) are normal. In a phrase, not to worry! ...Read more

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What does PREDOMINANCE OF COCCOBACILLI CONSISTENT WITH SHIFT IN VAGINAL FLORA IS PRESENT mean?

What does PREDOMINANCE OF COCCOBACILLI CONSISTENT WITH SHIFT IN VAGINAL FLORA IS PRESENT mean?

It sounds like: You are reading a report, possibly from your pap smear.
Coccobacilli are bacteria. It is a general name for many of the usual bugs/flora found in the vaginal tract. It refers to cocci--bacteria with a spherical, ovoid or generally round shape. The "shift" terminology indicates there may be more of a certain type than usually seen. This may indicate bacterial vaginosis, but more tests are needed. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a positive IgM p41 ab but IgM p39 ab. And IgM p23 ab. Are negative? What causes p41 to be present?

What does it mean to have a positive IgM p41 ab but IgM p39 ab. And IgM p23 ab. Are negative? What causes p41 to be present?

Unlikely lyme: P41 is not very specific for Lyme and 1.5 percent of general population may have it likely as protection against getting Lyme that is inherited rather than acquired. The other negative tests also confirm that u do not have it, but Lyme disease is a clinical diagnosis and all factors need to be considered. If you are still having symptoms, work with your doctor to get to the button of the problem ...Read more