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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Thal minor, I bet: This is quite common and is usually caused by beta-thalassemia minor. Any competent general physician can do the workup to confirm it. If you do have ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: How elevated? Do you smoke? Have a respiratory or cardiac disease? See this site of more information and discuss the matter with your doctor. http:// ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Anemia: A low red blood cell count is known as anemia. Anemia is a symptom, not a disease and thus the cause of anemia must be investigated. While being inves ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Depends how much.: It depends how much the RBC level has dcecreased, and your overall health. If it is a mild decrease, nothing may be needed, other than check-ups. Bu ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Worth pursuing: Folate (folic acid) and B12 deficiencies might explain the findings. Worth pursuing to see what's up. It could be something more serious but commo ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Urine Cytology: If the urine cytology provided a good sample, you needn't worry about a bladder tumor. The increased white cell count( coupled with the red cells in t ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Hey buddy!: You've asked this question repeatedly. Being a smart teen with an interest in science, you're understandably concerned. At your age, and with normal c ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No worry: If rest of the test results were normal, a few nucleated red cells is not a reason to worry. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, f ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Maybe not UTI: red cells in the urine , can be from trauma, kidney disease or disease of the urinary tract. They do not often appear in UTIs without White blood cel ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Macrocytosis: Enlarged red blood cells could be noted in a blood count as an elevated mcv. This is a nonspecific finding. It can be caused by Folic Acid or B12 defi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Urine is OK: You are only giving partial information about your urinalysis. You have very few red and white blood cells in your urine which is probably of no cons ... Read More
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