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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
How high?: 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Red blood count is n: We rely more on hemoglobin and hematocrit levels than or red cell counts. So you can ignore your red cell count right now.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Hard to say: Your limited lab data & detail makes it hard to offer specific advice. In general if your hemoglobin was low it takes 3 or more months of addition ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Yes: First get checked whether it is polycythemia vera. If you have this condition you likely are prone for blood clots.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See answer: I answered you question in response to a duplicate posting.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Why the tests?: You need to give some history on yourself since no lab test can truly diagnose a disease. Anemia appears to be the most important issue and with the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: By definition. Please get with a competent, no-nonsense physician and find the cause. I hope no one is forcing you to be a non-supplementing vegetaria ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Testosterone: Testosterone causes some proliferation of the red cell precursors at puberty. I suspect this is the result of natural selection as early humans were h ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Shadi Farzin gohar
18 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
It depends: Low hematocrit means you are anemic. It depends how low, what your MCV is and how old you are. Are you otherwise healthy?
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Maybe: Not everyone will agree but as a pathologist, I do not worry about elevated sed rates especially if mild and you otherwise feel well. A slightly high ... Read More
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