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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
It should help: Blood tansfusion should help. However, it will last only for a short period of time. It will be shorter time if you have active bleeding. You should g ... Read More

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Depends: If you are dizzy , short of breath or have any symptoms you should go back to the emergency room. If your hemoglobin is normally at 7.5 then it is lik ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Maybe not: Iron transfusions will not have as much effect on white blood cells as red blood cells-hemaglobin.If the white blood cells have always been low then t ... Read More
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A 101-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends: Blood transfusion is not a do it yourself issue. The need for transfusion is determined by clinical picture and is not driven by numbers alone. If you ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience in Pediatrics
More info needed: High blood and platelet counts may mean nothing, but need to evaluate based on examination, white blood cell count and how high red cell count and pl ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: A high blood sugar suggests diabetes. A low white count often has no clinical significance.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Low platelets: Viral syndromes, infections, medications, blood disorders, liver disease, anticoagulants, can cause low platelets.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Lab data: Without a full medical history and physical exam cannot possibly theorize about what this may be. It certainly indicates a need for further investiga ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Numbers vs function: Blood count is determined by the number of red blood cells in your blood stream, saturation usually referes to the amount of oxygen in your blood str ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: The primary purpose of white blood cells (wbcs) is to fight infection. So, people with low white blood cell counts could be more susceptible to infect ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience in General Surgery
Folic acid deficient: Is one of the most common reasons; there are literally hundreds of others. You might start by taking a daily multivitamin, but i it doesn't work you ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Anemia: It could be a combination of low rbc count vs low heme (iron ) vs defective globin which is hte protein component of the hemoglobin. Talk to your doco ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Lots of new reds: If I've had to make more red cells than usual, after a blood donation, or a minor or major bleed, or because I've hemolyzed from running a marathon, o ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marek Bozdech
48 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Many or none: It depends on the numbers and your general health, symptoms, and physical examination. Often a blood test that is just above or below the normal range ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
It can,,,: CBC stands for Complete Blood Count, which includes platelet, white blood cell count, hemoglobin, and hematocrit. These last 2 values indicate the am ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Thrombocytosis...: ...Is the clinical term for a platelet count > 450k. This is subclassified as primary (essential) vs. Secondary: the former is due to unexplained pr ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Many things.: High platelets can occur with bleeding, iron deficiency and inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. They can be high due to a blood dis ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Many: Depends on how low the count is and what other symptoms and signs are associated with it and what caused the low count. A common risk is propensity to ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not for a male: Hemoglobin of 16 is normal for a male.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Leukopenia: Recent infection such as flu, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, aplastic anemia, hiv, lupus, hodgkin's lymphoma, cancer, typhoid, malaria, tb, sepsis, ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need to know the: Actual results. Low hb may indicate blood loss and it needs to be investigated to rule out bleeding in the stomach and intestine, especially need to r ... Read More
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A 91-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Numbers are numbers: Lab results are numbers, and numbers are just numbers. They have little meaning without looking at the whole person. Low hemoglobin, hematocrit, and r ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Jin
Dr. David Jin answered
20 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Hematology workup: The elevation of these 2 parameters of the CBC (complete blood count) may reflect infection or inflammation. However, depending on the chronicity and ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Calculate absolute #: It is not the percentages of blood cells that determine if they are high or low, but, rather the absolute count. For example, if your total white bloo ... Read More
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