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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
You're fine: The platelets are higher than most folks but no reason to be concerned. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of health folks fall outside ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: Pt, ptt, inr and bleeding time have no role in the diagnosis of p. Vera. If you're eighteen years old, i'd look hard for a different cause if you are ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
May be nothing: 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
39 years experience Pathology
Polycythemia: Depending on how high the red cell/hemoglobin levels are above normal, you may be dealing with polycythemia. This can be either a reactive phenomenon ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood count: High eosinophils are usually due to allergies (e.g. asthma). High Hb and hematocrit may commonly be due to active or passive smoking.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Likely: 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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
How high?: It will depend on the perceived or suspected cause of high Hgb etc. You may need some more tests.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal.: Labs look normal. The most important piece of this is missing - why were these drawn? It is always good to have your gyn doc know your numbers.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Thalassemia: It is likely that your small red cells led to a miscall. You can have this coexisting even with real iron deficiency. Get with a competent hematologis ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Probably thal minor: Ask your physician whether you have beta-thalassemia minor, and whether a few simple labs can confirm it. It's worth knowing because if you marry some ... Read More
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