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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Williams
27 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
41 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
44 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
30 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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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: In the meantime, additional tests such as a Hb electrophoresis may be considered.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jila Khorsand
45 years experience Pathology
Chronic blood loss ,: If you are bleeding slowly ,the chronic bleed will cause anemia ,hence the low Hb and Hct and elevated platelets. A work up for occult bleeding ,most ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Anemia? cause ?Chemo: Anemia can be caused by blood loss or impaired production of red cells. Wegner's often requires treatment with a chemotherapy drug which can also be t ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See hematologist: Can't tell what may be y9ur problem without more history. Suggest you consult a hematologist There is certainly no evidence that your problem is from ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
You can look these: all up, e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_corpuscular_hemoglobin_concentration, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_blood_cell_distribution_width, ... Read More
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A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Urine glucose?: Positive Urine Glucose is never normal. But you mention normal serum glucose? Keep in touch with the ordering physician and followup on this. Hard ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
28 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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