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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
How low?: 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 34-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
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
You're anemic: WIth the low MCHC, you may be iron deficient. You didn't mention your MCV but it's actually moot. You're going to need to get with your physician and ... Read More
Dr. Hernani Cualing
29 years experience Pathology
Anemia: DONNA you have anemia or low red blood cells. Those values suggest the most common cause, iron deficiency. For a childbearing female excess period ble ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Not anemic : We rather go by haemoglobin than hamatocrit. So if your haemoglobin is normal and ferritin is normal you are not anemic as hct and rbc count are proba ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: Your hb is near normal and the slightly low rbc is not a reason to be concerned about as long as you do not have any symptoms. You should be more conc ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Low blood/anemia,,,,: High RDW means high distribution or a wide variety of rbc size, low MCHC means a low average hemoglobin concentration, and low hb and hct mean that th ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Sudilovsky
27 years experience Pathology
Iron deficiency?: The a/g ratio indicates slightly low gamma globulin and is a very crude measure of immune function. The hgb/ red cell parameters are most suggestive o ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Iron deficiency: In pediatrics we are taught the first 3 causes of anemia are "iron deficiency, iron deficiency, iron deficiency". Typically you treat for iron defici ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Context: Will be needed for a meaningful answer. You have mild anemia, if any, anemia and LDH increase is nonspecific. Best would be to address with ordering p ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
You can look these: all up, e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_corpuscular_hemoglobin_concentration, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_blood_cell_distribution_width, ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
44 years experience Endocrinology
The opposite: B"sd that combination certainly needs to be looked into, imagine it already has. Fractures will not cause anemia, but a cause of pathological or oth ... Read More

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