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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
My haemoglobin is 11.4 and I am 3 months pregnant. I am on the usual iron and calcium medication. My blood report says erythrocyte morphology Hypochromasia+.
What is it? Is it safe?
Hypochromasia refers to a decrease in the hemoglobin (hgb) content in the red cell compared to normal. In pregnancy, it is often due to mild iron deficiency. Taking prenatal vitamins will help, and there is no danger from this level of hgb.
Eric H Kraut, MD
Professor of Hematology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University