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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Long time: It is May 8 today, you have waited a long time. Start taking oral iron and multivitamins. Hb of 8.5 is generally not an emergency. It may not be the s ... Read More

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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
What is the question: Please rephrase your question to get a better answer. Please discuss in detail with his hematologist. The fact that hematologist gave the iron- means ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Could be a problem: Red blood cells live about 3 months, which means there should not be a big drop in a previously normal person's blood count after just 12 days. That m ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
More labs: Thyroid and Folic Acid should be assayed. A reticulocyte count is also in order as new-made reds can be quite large. Has the pathologist or hematologi ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Microcytic: Iron is needed in order for the body to produce hemoglobin (hb) -a substance in red blood cells (rbc) that enables them to carry oxygen.Without hb, RB ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Neither: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Need CBC number: Low MCV (
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
IDA: Lack of iron usually due to too much blood loss. At your age it is most likely due to menses.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Anemia: These results indicate a microcytic hypochromic anemia probably related to iron deficiency but with abnormal shapes suggestion a hemoglobin abnormalit ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not necessarily: Try taking an oral iron supplement with multivitamins. Take the iron pills with meals. If constipation happens to be an issue, take a fiber laxative l ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Smaller & paller RBC: Anemia where the RBC look smaller in size and paller- due to decrease hemoglobin content in the rbc. Can be found in iron deficiency anemia, also in A ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Get it looked at: Your peripheral smear and your labs need to be reviewed by a hematologist or hematopathologist for accuracy of the lab report and possible diagnosis. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Normal looking cells: Normocytic means the red blood cells are normal size; normochromic means normal color (amount of hemoglobin which gives the red blood cells their red ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Anemia: Your results indicate anemia. The cause requires identification. Strong possibilities from high retic count include blood cell hemolysis (breakdown) o ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Low Iron: In women of reproductive age, one of the most common causes of iron deficiency is heavy periods. There are other causes. Blood loss, acute or chroni ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: By definition.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Why do you ask?: This is almost certainly the right hematocrit for your body. No "pop" remedy is going to increase it; if you are seeking to raise it artificially for ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes indeed: Hemoglobin 8.9 is anemia, period. Please forgive my frankness. I hope that no one is forcing you to be a non-supplementing vegetarian. If you have blo ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Iron deficiency: These results are diagnostic of iron deficiency anemia, which is usually due to excessive blood loss. In menstruating women, it's typically a result ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
20 years experience in Palliative Care
Abnormal labs: The potassium is elevated. I would follow back with your doctor. This could be a falsely elevated level due to cell hemolysis. If this is truly elevat ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Iron deficiency is: Usually hypo chromic. Polychromasia is seen in rapidly changing circumstances like hemolytic anemia.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Suspect thal minor: No lab value means anything apart from a human being, and labs are numbers that may be far removed from the reference range, or just at the edges. I s ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Anemia: Megaloblastic anemia is anemia related most commonly to vitamin B12 and Folic Acid deficiency. These problems are easily treated with replacement of t ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Unclear question: Serum iron and iron saturation are only indicated if hb and hct are low and iron deficiency is suspected.
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