Well I just received a more enlightened (at least a more understandable) explanation of Polychromasia.
Simply put, it is an indication of the bone marrow trying to increase the amount of red blood cells (RBC’s) to correct anemia. And in case you didn’t know, I am anemic.
So when a patient is being treated for anemia, if there is no polychromasia then that means, either the wrong treatment was used, or the bone marrow isn’t functioning.
In my case, it may actually be a good thing, with all the increased exercise I’ve been doing lately forcing my bone marrow to work harder. On the other hand though, it could be an indication the spleen is not functioning properly, which is a bad thing, since we all know my spleen in enlarged as well.
Oh well, remember, it’s always something. I’ll just have to wait for next months results, to see if there is any change.