Nov 15, 2008
Haematology Erythrocyte 3.69; Haemoglobin 11.4; Haematocrit 0.33; Leucocyte 3.69; Neutrophils 42.7%- the report suggests that I have Normochromic anaemia - as indicated in my last e-mail I am on Stocrin and Truvada for the past two years. What does this results mean and what is Normochromic anaemia - what can I do to make an improvement!
Response from Dr. Holodniy
You definitely have anemia. There are a few lab results missing, particularly the MCV, which if in the normal range, likely indicates normochromic normocytic anemia. There are many potential causes. This first thing is to make sure you are not having any kind of blood loss. The GI tract would be a common source. Next, to make sure that you don't have any vitamin or iron deficiencies. Your doctor should know what to do to work this up and whether treatment is indicated.
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