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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
How low?: 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 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
No: 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
What symptoms?: 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Block
34 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Not really: A hematocrit that is low may indicate iron deficiency. However, some people have normal iron stores and a low hematocrit as well. More tests would be ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Talk to your doctor: 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Dehydration: 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
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
What's "normal"?: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. "normal" doesn't necessarily mean "healthy" in any case. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Shadi Farzin gohar
18 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
It depends: Low hematocrit means you are anemic. It depends how low, what your MCV is and how old you are. Are you otherwise healthy?
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Blood in urine: I assume those Results are from your urinalysis. You seem to have microscopic blood in the urine (called hematuria), which is generally not significan ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamar Jeffery
14 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes: Normal hematocrit range for an adult female is 38-42%(some labs may vary). You should follow up with your doctor for an evaluation of the cause of yo ... Read More
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