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if your hematocrit is low does that mean iron is low

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Dr. Ester Kwok
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Iron deficiency : One with the above numbers has iron deficiency anemia. C doc, who'll ask questions in order to narrow down causes, then probably refer you for endosco ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Anemia: Your results indicate anemia. The cause requires identification. Strong possibilities from high retic count include blood cell hemolysis (breakdown) o ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
That things are very: Complicated and you need to sort these issues and any inter-relatedness with your personal doctor(s).
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. J Roberts
Dr. J Roberts answered
26 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: You are most likely "hemo-diluted." the blood volume expands and contracts depending on gains and loss. In the desert, one becomes volume contracted ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unrelated: They are unrelated. Low IgM is usually not clinically significant (depending on how low of course). Talk to an allergist immunologist to figure this ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Are you deficient?: It warns of possible iron deficiency even before you become anemic. Your physician knows what to do to evaluate possible causes. If you are a non-meat ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many things: Bleeding or iron deficiency can cause this, but so can several other things including bone marrow problems. See your doctor or a hematologist to deter ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Eat a healthy diet: What is your hemoglobin level? If hemoglobin is normal and ferritin is normal, there may not be anything to worry about. Eat a healthy diet rich in fr ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Two separate issues: Anemia can be due to many causes, including deficiency of iron and. Normal ferritin means that body stores of iron are okay. There are other causes of ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Block
34 years experience Trauma Surgery
It depends : Basically, the hematocrit is a volume percentage of red cells in whole blood (the other parts being primarily plasma, white cells and platelets). Low ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
No problem: The MPV means the size of the platelets. Size of platelets can be hereditary. Occasional syndromes have low MPV and larger MPV can be associated w ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Ask your doctor to e: Your doctor is expected to explain what numbers of wmc/neutrophils you have and what it means. I would need to know the actual numbers to be able to i ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Incomplete info: What you have described suggests iron deficiency. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test i ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
This is seen: In iron overload situations. It may be a sign of a genetic predisposition to absorbing too much iron.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Low iron: Low iron or heavy bleeding can contribute to anemia.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Iron deficiency Anem: Low hemoglobin may be from excessive blood loss guring menstruation or some other cause and high platlet may be mildly elevated and there is no proble ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Need workup: Sed rate is never worth a workup unless there's symptoms / signs. High RBC's -- WAY above the top of the reference range -- suggests thal minor if hem ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not much: Pay attention only if the absolute granulocyte count is quite high, perhas 8000. This may indicate an infection, and it may be serious especially if t ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need the numbers: 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
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Iron deficiency Anem: You have anemia, most probabely iron deficiency due to excessive blood loss during menstruation and elevated platlets we dont have the number is coinc ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Iron deficiency?: You are clearly anemic and with a low mcv, this may suggest iron deficiency. There are other causes for a low mcv. I suggest you talk with your doct ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Body needs more: One simplified answer is: Your iron level may be reported as within a normal range, but your body needs more iron than it currently has, and therefor ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably normal: Depends on the lab. Even if it's a bit out of the reference range, remember that this is simply the range where most-but-not-all asymptomatic couch po ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Beck
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Need more info: Is tsh is low then you have too much thyroid hormone and vise versa. If you have an abnormal thyroid lab, this would need to be addressed by an MD.

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