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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Complicated: If by pcv you mean pneumococcal conjugate vaccine 13, then: in children under 24 months of age a series of 3-4 doses is recommended starting no soone ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
MCV? MPV?: Mean corpuscular volume lowish means the red cells are a bit small and you may have a mild thalassemia, mild iron deficiency, something else, or just ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Blood tests - PCV: I believe you are referencing 'packed cell volume' which is just the amount of red blood cells or hemoglobin that you have in your blood. A value of 4 ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Anemia: That's not ok. You're quite anemic, and you need to find out why.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Normal values: I'm not sure what your question is, but all of these values are completely normal for a 4 y/o. White blood cell count (WBC) is normal as is the differ ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Mild Anemia: Your hemoglobin is slightly low(it should be 12-13 grams). Pcv is another way to express red blood counts. It is also called hematocrit, it is typical ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
And the question is?: Next step after all the information would be a question to answer.
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
What is the question: The blood count mostly looks normal. The WBC is slightly above the normal value. Can you give some insight into the reason for the testing and what yo ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Iron deficiency: the anemia is most consistent with iron deficiency. another cause could be thalassemia. the high WBC count and PMN leucocytosis may indicate inflammat ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Anemia: These results indicate a microcytic hypochromic anemia probably related to iron deficiency but with abnormal shapes suggestion a hemoglobin abnormalit ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Thought it was 4 u: I thought you had posted these numbers for yourself, but its for your toddler. Same answer though - possible iron deficiency, which is mild since the ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Nausea/vomiting: I am not sure what exactly is being asked here. Pcv chemotherapy is used in the treatment of aggressive brain tumors. This particular combination of c ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Labs: Look fine, low segs or neutrophils in a setting of normal white count, i recommend checking CBC again in 3 months.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Microcytosis=MCV<80: The good news is that you have normal Hgb and Hct so are not anemic at this time. When mcv and mch are low, it suggests that to maintain a normal Hct ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Wrong question: Please forgive my frankness. "A little bit anemic" is like being "a little big pregnant." Your anemia requires a workup. Being microcytic, and I presu ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Need CBC number: Low MCV (
A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Define safe: Vaccines help a patient develop active antibody protection against illness.To achieve longer term benefit, the full series of the PCV vaccine must be ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Smudge cells: Smudge cells are often described as ruptured chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells appearing on the blood smears of CLL patients. HIV disease is tested ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Very mild anemia: It will depend on the normal range of hb used at your laboratory where you have the test done. At my lab- the normal range used is between 12-15, so ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Needs eval ASAP: I would be concerned about a juvenile inflammatory arthritis. Is there a rheumatologist or at least a pediatrician your sister can see?
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A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. Binu Nair
Dr. Binu Nair answered
18 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Mild anemia: Could be iron def, or thalassemia, talk. To your doctor.
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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
Why ordered: WBC may be elevated. It depends on the range .You should discuss the results of your lab tests with the medical provider who ordered the test in the c ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience in Pediatrics
White blood cells : You're hematologist will take a good medical history and exam . He will review your labs and may order new ones. From this he can make recommendation ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience in Pediatrics
ANEMIA: With only CBC and ESR results here, it looks like your child has iron deficiency anemia (microcytic hypochromic). In pakistan, thalassemia, intestinal ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Work this up: You may have iron deficiency or thalassemia minor, less likely something else. You have both a right and a duty to have the cause clarified and receiv ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Need iron: It means you have an iron deficiency leading to anemia. It could be not enough iron in your diet to replace menstrual losses but you should check wit ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
20 years experience in Palliative Care
Abnormal labs: The potassium is elevated. I would follow back with your doctor. This could be a falsely elevated level due to cell hemolysis. If this is truly elevat ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yu have mild Anemia: Your CBC(Blood counts) are not all that bad, just some mild Anemia. The cause is not clear until we do further testing. For now eat healthy and consu ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Unknown: Based on available data there is a very small percentage of children who are allergic to the PCV vaccine. The likelihood increased if there is an all ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
CBC and hemorrhoid: You are reporting a mild anemia for a male; lump seems to refer to hemorrhoid; a little blood indicates inflamed area in anus, either fissure or hemor ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience in Pediatrics
More info needed: Blood counts are lowish. At age 19 with menses, should be on an iron supplement. Any chest symptoms need to be evaluated by MD. The question is whe ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Vaccines for childre: For those not covered by any insurance at all, on medicaid or chips, you can get vaccines at no cost at many providers or the health department .There ... Read More

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