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... anemia. This is the one that I had with Few Micro and Few Hypo cells. ... (22 replies)
Anemia
Jul 14, 2009
... joy1966--Sorry I wasn't here for a while to respond to your post, in response to my questions prior. From what I gather from your labs, back in Sept. '08 you were at that time considered to be moderately anemic as reflected in your Hgb count, you also have a decreased MCV of 69.4 which means a decrease in the size in RBC's, which is diagnostic of and classed as Micro-cytic... (5 replies)
... Microcytic anemia is really iron deficiency anemia. ... (8 replies)

... I went on for too long, they would continue to shrink. So, my iron deficiency anemia, for now, is classified as normocytic. But the "norm" for iron deficiency anemia is microcytic. ... (8 replies)
... I've had iron deficient anemia for years, I take 260mg of iron a day via vitamins. What I don't understand is how I could be anemic without my actual RBC being low? ... (0 replies)
... My Red blood cells were very small too with my anemia. This is normal. For supplements, the higher the dose of iron the less constipation. There are types of iron that are much, much easier to handle. I have found one that works for me after being very ill on Ferris Sulfate 3X daily. That just didn't work. You really have to keep trying until you find one that works for... (8 replies)
... After suffering anemia for years it has finally been labled 'microcytic' can anyone give me some info on this and ideas on how to increase my red cell count. ... (8 replies)
... If you are in the US, the standard protocol for treating bleeding ulcer is prescribing a prescription strength acid pump inhibitor such as Previd or Nexium. If a culture indicates H.Pylori they will some times prescribe an intravenous antibiotic. Standard instructions on gastric erosions are no alcohol, no smoking, and avoid aspirin or other over the counter medications that... (3 replies)
... Hi all: I saw the hematologist today and was diagnosed as having micro. anemia. My rdw is high and iron, iron sat., ferritin, and hgb is low with a high TIBC. He sdays that because the TIBC is high, it is suggestive of either iron deficiency or blood loss as opposed to AOCD. He is having me get a scope of the upper GI tract to r/o bleeding and putting me on an iron pill. I... (3 replies)
PERNICIOUS ANEMIA
Oct 23, 2003
... Orginal doctor said 100 micro grams was sufficent per month, severe ups and downs. On the internet, minimun 1000micrograms per month. Sent for schillings test, no absorbtion. ... (1 replies)
... MCV is "mean corpuscular volume". That is the average size of red blood cells. When it is low, it means the person has microcytic anemia. Micro -- meaning small, and cytic, meaning cells. MCH is the "mean corpuscular hemoglobin". This is the average hemoglobin content per red blood cell. When it is low, it means the person has hypochromic anemia. Hypo meaning "little" and... (1 replies)
... onelove$life--Welcome to the boards!:wave: Sorry that you are so overwhelmed by all this. It can be a very disconcerting time that's for sure, I sympathize deeply with you. As far as your labs go I really try not to try to diagnose because I am just a dumb patient myself not a medical professional. I can however, tell you a few things that I have learned about labs. ... (3 replies)
... I requested some additional testing. I was tired of being told Iron Def anemia over and over and over. ... (4 replies)
... Yes!! You are looking good. I am very happy for you. Platelets are the clotting factor. They go high in the presence of iron deficiency. Your RBC morphology is marked as anisocytosis (slight) which means that the RBC's are of *un-equal size*. MCV 67 meant that the cells were much smaller. So you have (shape of cells) Few Oval, Mild Hypo, Mod Micro. This is... (2 replies)
... Most likely their is nothing else wrong besides the anemia related to blood loss. At least I can say from my personal experiences, I thought the same thing as I'm sure many others here have felt. ... (5 replies)
... urrent one and based from my own experience with my Hematologist, I will give some suggestions. You are on blood thinners which can equal blood loss, even small micro amounts undetectable to the eye. Periods that do equal blood loss, and that in turn equals iron loss to some degree. ... (5 replies)
... Tropical Girl--So your blood cells are ~very~ small, due to your IDA. Sorry that had to happened to you, It must have been very scary. Supplements made me so ill that I ended up in the ER with enteritis. I was then put on a much more gentle iron. Please ask your doctor for one. You really have to keep trying. I don't know that I would repeat the one that did that to... (8 replies)
... My goodness, how awful!! Was that a particular iron supplement that did this to you or did they all have this affect? (8 replies)
... My MCV is 58, have had enough of feeling this way and am pushing Dr to do more investigating. Have terrible side effects from iron supplements, nausea, palpitations and feeling like I just spent 24hrs on a carnival ride. Dr advised I double iron supplement, I did and immediately threw it up and dry retched and then vomited full blood, freaked me out and I went into shock, had... (8 replies)
... Okay, thanks. I looked at my old labs from 2 yrs ago when I think this began and I was 89.6 then and the range was 80.0-100.). I never knew you had to read your own labs back then. Guess it's a ~Life Lesson~. I have never heard of "normocytic" either. Interesting! FLFLOWERGIRL:) (8 replies)




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