Normocytic and normochromic blood is normal.
It's not possible to answer without further information. If you lose half your blood volume, you will have life-threatening normocytic, normochromic anemia. Ask your health care provider for advice specific to your situation.
'Normo' means normal 'cytic' means cell size 'chromic' means color Thus, normocytic normochromic red cells are normal sized, normal colored red cells. The size and color of cells is often measured when evaluating anemia. But just because the blood appears normal, does not mean there is not a problem. For instance anemia due to acute blood loss will be normocytic normochromic.
Anisocytosis normocytic normochromic means there is a variation in the size of red blood cells in a person. This can be caused by a folate or iron deficiency.
The type of anemia that can reduce the hemaglobin level are the microcytic-hypochromic anemia and the normocytic-normochromic anemia. Microcytic-hypochromic anemia produces small, abnormally small erythrocytes and reduced hemoglobin concentrations. However, hypochromia can occur even in cells of normal size. This type of anemia results from a variety of conditions that are caused by disorders of iron metabolism, porphyrin and heme synthesis, or globin synthesis. Normocytic-normochromic anemia produces a destruction or depletion of normal or mature erythrocytes. Although the erythrocytes are relatively normal in size and in hemoglobin content, they are insufficient in number. This type does not share any common cause, pathologic mechanism, or morphologic characteristics and is less common than the others. The five distinct anemic conditions exemplify the diversity of this classification which are the aplastic anemia, posthemorrhafic anemia, haemolytic anemia, anemia of chronic disease and sickle cell anemia.
Normocytic anemia (normal MCV) can be caused by kidney and liver disease, bone marrow disorders, or excessive bleeding or hemolysis of the red blood cells.
Your hemoglobin percentage is okay. You red blood cells are normocytic and normochromic. When blood forming system or hematopoeitic system over work, you can reticulocytes in the circulation. They are the red blood cells with the nucleus.
Normocytic anemia occurs when the overall hemoglobin levels are always decreased, but the red blood cell size (Mean corpuscular volume) remains normal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anemia
There are several types of anemia. The term means without blood. It could be caused by excessive bleeding or damage to the bone marrow. Anemia is one of the most common disorders of the blood. It can be due to excessive blood loss or hemorrhage. Or deficient red blood cell production. Anemia can be classified in several ways: macrocytic anemia, normocytic anemia, microcytic anemia. Some of the more familiar ones are: pernicious anemia due to lack or low B12, iron deficiency anemia due to lack of iron, thalassemia, lead toxicity anemia, hypothyroidism, aplastic anemia, sickle cell anemia, Rh disease, and renal infection among others.
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You describe a normal complete blood count. That is a finding separate from the HIV test. Whether you need an HIV test is not based on the complete blood count; instead, you should have an HIV test based on your risk factors for acquiring HIV.