Erythropoiesis

About "Erythropoiesis"

Erythropoiesis is the process by which red blood cells are produced. This process occurs in the bone marrow. When oxygen level in the blood reduces, the hormone erythropoietin stimulates proliferation and differentiation of the precursors of red cells.

Related Terms: High Rbc Count, Hemoglobin, High Hemoglobin, Polycythemia, Polycythemia Vera, Anemia, Iron Chelation

Recently Answered Questions


How can I correct my pale look due to minor beta thalassemia?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female and I have a minor beta thalassemia (heterozygous) which is supposed to be asymptomatic but I am very pale. This makes me extremely insecure especially when people keep pointing it out. Every day I get at least two people asking me what is wrong with me and why ...  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In thalassemia minor patient, Hb (hemoglobin) usually remains around 10-11 gm/dl. It is hemolytic anemia and so extramedullary erythropoiesis occurs in the bone marrow (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So, the mandible is also affected and become prom...  Read Full »
 
What is the reason for my decreasing hemoglobin levels?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 31 year old female. My hemoglobin is going down after bone marrow aspiration and biopsy or due to the medicines I am taking. I am taking Wysolone 25 mg daily and Danazol 200 mg twice a day since 12 days.  Read Full »
Dr. Smrita Singh
Hematologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), only the serum ferritin levels are quite elevated along with reduced RBC count and hemoglobin levels. This picture is indicative of ineffective erythropoiesis which can be either due to a chronic inf...  Read Full »
 
Please suggest a diet chart for thalassemia patient.
Query: Hi doctor, My brother is a thalassemia major subject. His age is 18 years and height is 5'4''. His hemoglobin is always maintained between 9 and 10 units. His weight is 38 now and drastically reducing. Nowadays he has been having headache and fever now and then. Sometimes he feels that his heartbeat...  Read Full »
Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda
Hematologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query regarding thalassemia, my opinion is as follows:1. Looking at a regular hemoglobin level of 9-10%, I would suggest you increase the levels. Maintaining at this level increases further erythropoiesis (production of red blood cells). Close to 12-13 g% ...  Read Full »
 
Hemochromatosis and Iron Overload: Causes, Diagnosis, Clinical Presentation and Management
Article Overview: Hemochromatosis is a congenital condition in which an HFE gene mutation is present. So, increased iron absorption occurs irrespective of intake. More iron gets accumulated and iron storage increases. If the condition progresses, then iron gets accumulated in other organs apart from bone marrow like in liver, spleen, myocardium, joints, testes, skin, etc. Lets read more about this condition.  Read Article »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Hematologist

Hemochromatosis is a congenital condition in which an HFE gene mutation is present. So, increased iron absorption occurs irrespective of intake. More iron gets accumulated, and iron storage increases. If the condition progresses, then iron gets accumulated in other organs apart from bone marrow like ...  Read Article »
 
Is it possible to have low erythropoietin count and high RBC count together?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old male, 6 feet, and 180 lbs. I started a new job and the life insurance company wanted me to take a blood test. The results are attached. My blood test shows a low erythropoietin of 4.4 U/L (normal range 4.3 to 29) and high red blood cell count of 5.6x10^12/L (normal ...  Read Full »
Dr. Girish C Kamat
Hematologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your hemogram and erythropoietin levels are normal. I would not evaluate you any further. They should not have asked for a hematology consultation, but if it is mandatory, get it done.  All the best and do well in your new job. For further queries consult a hematolog...  Read Full »
 
If I quit smoking, will my RBC, hemoglobin, and PCV levels come back to normal?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from hypertension since few years, and I am currently on medication Telmisartan. I am an alcoholic and smoker, and I smoke approximately 15 cigarettes a day for the last five years. My current CBC report suggests high RBC, hemoglobin, and PCV. Though it reduced slightly...  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The diagnosis is polycythemia. Polycythemia can be secondary or primary. Secondary polycythemia occurs because of hypoxia, which activates the oxygen sensor and more erythropoiet...  Read Full »
 
Can Hb level of 7.8 and blood urea 116 be treated with medicines?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a renal transplant two months back. My father is 50 years old. The creatinine level is 1.5 but blood urea is 116. Is this treatable by medicine or not? Hemoglobin is 7.8. Please reply me. I am worried about it. Currently, I am taking Tacrograf 3 and 2.5, Renodept 720 and 360, Om...  Read Full »
Dr. Aida Quka
Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is just mild renal function impairment. The situation is not critical, but most concerning is anemia. I would just recommend taking plenty of fluids and reduce protein intake. Creatinine clearance and a kidney ultrasound are necessary every six months. Regarding...  Read Full »
 
What does high hemoglobin level indicate?
Query: Hello doctor, I am so worried. I had a blood test and my hemoglobin is 16 g/dl (9.9 mmol/l) and hematocrit is 46 PTC. I am female, 39, and healthy. My white blood cells, platelets, and thrombocytes are in normal middle range. Is a bit high hemoglobin sign of some sickness? What to do next?  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. So, actually, your hemoglobin level is borderline high and not low. So, you are not having anemia. You are probably thinking about polycythemia. But as your hemoglobin is not much elevated and your total WBC count with platelet count are within range, no need to wo...  Read Full »
 
Is polycythemia vera related to cancer?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a female, 50 years old and want to know whether polycythemia vera is related to cancer or not. I have taken JAK2 mutation test which is negative. What is this test for? I have erythromelalgia blood disorder. Is all this connected to cancer? I want to understand this test and doubts...  Read Full »
Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar
Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Polycythemia vera is not exactly cancer. It comes under the group of diseases called myeloproliferative disorders. Basically, it is an uncontrolled proliferation of your blood cells. In polycythemia vera, your red blood cells increase in an uncontrolled way. Usually ...  Read Full »
 
High Hemoglobin Levels: Is It Dangerous?
Article Overview: In daily practice, we occasionally do come across situations where some realize they have high hemoglobin about which they became aware of during their routine bloodwork. They, all of a sudden, go from being a normal asymptomatic individual to becoming a patient, consulting their family physician and then eventually reaching out to a hematologist for further treatment plan. In this article, I would like to discuss briefly this scenario so that individuals who face this issue know how to go about it.  Read Article »
Dr. Kks
Hematologist

According to the conventional definition, it is considered as high hemoglobin when levels are more than 18.5 g/dL for men and 16.5 g/dL for women. High hemoglobin levels are associated with high hematocrit (also called as PCV) levels which are defined as greater than 50 % in men and greater than 45 ...  Read Article »
 
 
 

 

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