Microcytic anemia

What is Microcytic anemia?

Microcytic anemia is defined as the presence of small, often hypochromic, red blood cells in peripheral blood smear and is characterized by a low Mean Corpuscular Volume. Common causes of microcytic anemia are Thalassemia, Anemia of chronic disease, Iron deficiency anemia, Lead poisoning, sideroblastic anemia.

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i have hgb 72 and the range is 120-160 My mcv was also low at 66.4 and hct low at 0.224 and rbc at 3.38 my doctor says I have microcytic anemia and...

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Anemia is a reduction in red cell mass.It can occur suddenly as in acute blood loss or gradually.When it...

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Hi the gp has been monitoring my dads weight and the following are the readings:

March 65kg XXXXXXX 64.6kg
End of XXXXXXX 64kg
August 63 kg

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Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am happy to hear that your GP has been doing a great job monitoring...

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I got some blood test reslts and i was told that i have low iron of 6, and mytosycosis (something like that)-unusually small RBC, and my WBC is 1.6...

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You could be suffering from a condition called microcytic anemia where the red blood cells are smaller in...

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