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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
CBC: On review of this CBC I find nothing to be concerned about.

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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
U R seriously sick: This is probably iron deficiency. Even if you are a non-supplementing vegetarian, there's almost certainly something seriously wrong. You have a bleed ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Ignore it: The normal ranges are those set for the majority of healthy people, but not all. If you feel well, i'd ignore all of these -- even the fad c-reactive ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
What question please: Are you asking if the white cell differential on your CBC (complete blood count) can be explained by your co-morbidities? The answer is yes, but you ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Blood count terms: Rdw means red cell distribution width, which is the range of values for the width of your red blood cells. A higher number could mean that you are mak ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: This is nonspecific without the rest of the cbc. Sometimes noted with hereditary anemias i.e. Thalassemia. Can also be noted with polycythemia vera. ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Iron deficiency.: These findings on a CBC usually mean iron deficiency. There are other causes of low MCV including thalassemia, sideroblastic anemia & lead poisoning. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
13 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Red cell distributio: It means the red cells in the blood are not all the same size. When someone has anemia, the RDW test can be used as extra info to find out what the an ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Hematology: If the red cell,total white blood cell and platelet counts, as well as the MCV and MCH are all normal, the low MCHC and high RDW may not be significan ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably nothing: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. RDW is just a flag that helps out with the initial worku ... Read More

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