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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Blood loss: Post-op blood loss anemia most likely. Most patients lose 4 grams of HGB from surgery. Over time, with good nutrition, the blood counts will normaliz ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Anemia: Low Hgb and Hct means Anemia. High RDW means yourRed Blood Cells have wide range of sizes. Large size from Vit B12 deficency which can contribute to y ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Euton Laing
30 years experience Family Medicine
Iron deficiency : Possible Iron deficiency, see your physician for evaluation
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Medical illnesses: There are many medical conditions that can cause these things...In general, you have anemia, and abnormal liver function tests that need to be evaluat ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
High ESR: high ESR may be high because you are anemic.Discus with your team.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Macrocytic anemia: Please forgive my frankness and the appearance perhaps of flippancy. In our dysfunctional health care system, physicians often have less time to expla ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Iron deficiency: You and your physician need to find the cause. It may be anything from heavy periods to non-supplementing vegetarianism to a bleeding gut ulcer or tum ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Suspect thal minor: No lab value means anything apart from a human being, and labs are numbers that may be far removed from the reference range, or just at the edges. I s ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Need CBC number: Low MCV (
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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Hard to say...: It sounds like it may be an infection but it's impossible to say without more information including if you have any other signs or symptoms. It is als ... Read More
A 13-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Pancytopenia: Pancytopenia could be related to other issues that needs to be evaluated including pediatric connective tissue disease. Your physician will look at a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: Do you have a chronic illness? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually i ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Anemia with: High RDW can be iron deficiency. How recently have you had chemo for breast cancer? Many patients after chemotherapy run a low ish WBC with relative n ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
How high?: And how low? Iron deficiency anemia can be associated with an elevation in platelets. Many other possibilities. Need the clinical context.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nihal Abdulla
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Iron, inflammation: In some situations can happen; sometimes in iron deficiency low hemoglobin (anemia) can be seen with elevated platelets; second if chronic inflammatio ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: 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 female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: until proven otherwise. Blood disorders may also cause similar symptoms. A differential of your WBC count may help to some extent. Cultures, specifica ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
First...: Consider iron deficiency. This often produces this combination. Unless you are a woman with very heavy periods, or a vegetarian who's not supplementin ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
How high on WBC?: A high rbc and low MCH can be thallesemia trait. Do yo know the actual numbers?
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: it's anemia.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Which one?: Without knowing that, it is difficult to provide a very helpful answer. High platelets can result for a number of different stressors and is not usua ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Iron def anemia: You have iron deficiency anemia-from your blood work provided. You need iron supplement-but most importantly to find out why you have iron deficiency ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
How low?: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. If your peripheral smear is unremarkable and the MCV abo ... Read More
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