5 doctors weighed in:

Can iron help reduce normochromic anemia?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: IDA and Fe

Iron can help improve iron deficiency anemia (ida).
Usually ida is associated with red blood cells (rbcs) that are hypochromic (=pale), microcytic (small cells). However, anemia may be mutifactorial (many causes) and may result in a lab value of normocytic (normal sized) rbcs. A peripheral blood smear and iron studies (ferritin, etc) will help evaluate.

In brief: IDA and Fe

Iron can help improve iron deficiency anemia (ida).
Usually ida is associated with red blood cells (rbcs) that are hypochromic (=pale), microcytic (small cells). However, anemia may be mutifactorial (many causes) and may result in a lab value of normocytic (normal sized) rbcs. A peripheral blood smear and iron studies (ferritin, etc) will help evaluate.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
Thank
Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Iron deficiency results in hypochromic anemia.

In brief: No

Iron deficiency results in hypochromic anemia.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors