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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Anemia: A low hemoglobin (HGB) and hematocrit (hct) mean that one has anemia, or low numbers of red blood cells. A high RDW (or red cell distribution width) i ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
40 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Anemia of low iron: The blood results you describe would go along with iron deficiency anemia and in a person of your age likely due to not enough iron intake to make bac ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
You're anemic: WIth the low MCHC, you may be iron deficient. You didn't mention your MCV but it's actually moot. You're going to need to get with your physician and ... Read More
Dr. Hernani Cualing
29 years experience Pathology
Anemia: DONNA you have anemia or low red blood cells. Those values suggest the most common cause, iron deficiency. For a childbearing female excess period ble ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
You are: not giving us the Hgb level! What is it?? The Hgb "number" may be low normal along with the HCT you quote! Ask again! Dr Z
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Iron deficient: Your hemoglobin may be low normal, but your iron stores are still depleted and if you do not correct the deficiency you will become anemic, especially ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Williams
26 years experience General Practice
Not enough data: Most cbc's only tell us what numerically is wrong. The only sure way to tell a CBC is abnormal is to look at the peripheral smear. Your indices indica ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Listen Charlie: Please forgive me. I'm a pathologist focused on lab medicine. Labs mean NOTHING in the absence of a history and physical exam. And labs are not simply ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
If you were my: patient, I would treat you for B12 deficiency after also checking MMA (methylmalonic acid) and homocysteine. 200 pg/ml is usually considered the lower ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Many issues: There could be many things wrong with your baby. YOU MUST SEE A PEDIATRICIAN as soon as possible. A visit to the nearest Emergency facility would be t ... Read More
A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Swollen glands.: It is hard to tell what is wrong without detailed history & physical examination, did she have fever at any time? How long these glands have be ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
44 years experience Endocrinology
The opposite: B"sd that combination certainly needs to be looked into, imagine it already has. Fractures will not cause anemia, but a cause of pathological or oth ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: until proven otherwise. Blood disorders may also cause similar symptoms. A differential of your WBC count may help to some extent. Cultures, specifica ... Read More
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