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Blood test showed Mild anisopoikilocytosis. Meaning?

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What is Mild anisopoikilocytosis? Your advse to me Pl.
My recent Blood test report" Alerts RBCs : Mild anisopoikilocytosis. Predominantly normochromic with macroovalocytes.
platelets: Mildly reduced in smear. Some Macroplatelets seen."
Posted Mon, 14 Oct 2013 in Blood Disorders
Answered by Dr. Manjeth Kumar G 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Different size and shaped red blood cells.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to XXXXXXX
I am Dr.Manjeth XXXXXXX
I had gone through your query and reports.

Anisopoikilocytosis - Red blood cells of different shapes and sizes
Macroovulocytes - Enlarged, oval red blood cells

These are the features of Vitamin B 12 or Folate deficiency. Blood tests can easily diagnose the deficiency. Your report shows that you do not have any iron deficiency in blood.

It is easily treatable by vitamin b 12 and folate supplements.

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