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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susumu Inoue
53 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
It may be normal: Depending on the age, it may be normal. Children up to about 6 year old have a high lymphocyte count and a low rbc compared to adults normal range. I ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
RBC: High neutrophils might indicate infection or effect of medication, low lymphocyte might indicate effect of medication or abnormality in lymphocytes, l ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Diet and exercise: 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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Anemia: Anemia of some sort? Get a further work up
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience Cardiology
Multiple possible.: If a patient has had recent surgery, that might be the cause. B12 and Folic Acid deficiencies can cause a high MCV (ie, it can represent a nutritiona ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need actual values: If what you stated is correct, your red cell size may be larger, however, it would be helpful to have all the data, rather the qualitative statements ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Further workup: This isn't a high MCV in my book, and the lowish red count can mean lots of things. If your hemoglobin / hematocrit are low, your physician should und ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Hemoglobin: The graulocyte count is not of concern. What is her hemoglobin. RBC count suggests that it is low and you should discuss with her doctor about giving ... Read More
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A 40-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
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Borderline anemia: Your hemoglobin is also a wee bit low for a man (most men have 13.5 or more). The explanation might be something as simple as having drunk a few extra ... Read More

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