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Dr. Joseph Torkildson
38 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe: At your age, leukemia usually shows a high white count. However, anemia is ALWAYS serious and worth investigating. WBC and platelets values only somew ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Plasma: If the blood is allowed to clot (thereby removing the clotting factors) before isolating this fluid, then it is called serum instead of plasma.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Absolutely yes: steroids can stimulate the bone marrow to produce more blood cells (all 3 lines of them) so you should not worry that this is something else. Long te ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Nandyal
50 years experience Pediatrics
CNs and GI systems: Excessive red cells in newborns can cause increase chance for sluggish circulation, blood clots in internal organs including brain intestines etc. Usu ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Monheit
Specializes in Family Medicine
Erytrhropoetin: The kidney produces a hormone called erythropoietin which stimulates the bone marrow to differentiate and produce red blood cells.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hocking
47 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Bone Marrow: In adults, all of the blood cells are produced in the bone marrow, including red blood cells. Under some abnormal conditions, blood cells may be produ ... Read More
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Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
A lot: Could mean dehydration, sometimes can signify a myeloproliferative disorder. Also if the hemoglobin is low and the rbcs are high, could mean there is ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marek Bozdech
48 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Anemia: Low red blood cells (RBC), hemoglobin (Hgb), and hematocrit (Hct) all measure the amount of RBCs in your blood. Low numbers mean there are too few. Th ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruben Mesa
29 years experience Hematology
Brken RBC- Hemolysis: Hemolysis is a breakdown of red blood cells early than normal (usually happens to all red cells after 100 days). Causes can be from immune system, mec ... Read More
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