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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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500000, right?: This is higher than most folks, but "normal" here is a curious idea -- lab reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall a li ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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High platelets: That's a little high but not dangerous. Your absolute lymphocyte count is fine in my book, so long as they all look normal. Folks who are a bit iron-d ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Need more info: 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 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Okay with me: I'm a pathologist. It's normal in my book, though most folks run a bit lower. Trust you're not iron deficient. Trouble from high platelets doesn't sta ... Read More
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Dr. David Brouwer
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Thrombocytopenia: Several possible causes for low platelet count. You need to have an examination and discuss it with your doctor. It could be related to infections, ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
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Discuss with doctor: There are other results we don't know and your doctor, the one who ordered the tests does know. What is most concerning to ooh at is a potassium of 6. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
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Not really.....: The differential (ie., the percentage of the different kinds of wbcs), plus some additional details as to why you were checking in the first place wou ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
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Slightly low WBCs: I wonder he recently had a viral illness. Otherwise unremarkable.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Yes: If this is a red blood cell count, it should be normal.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Thrombocytopenia: you have moderate thrombocytopenia- or low platelet. go to see doctor to find the cause. platelet can be low due to many different things from infecti ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes: It will. But you have treat the cause and avoid the risk factors....smoking, high lipid, dehydration. Taking aspirin helps protect from clot formation ... Read More
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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
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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
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Dr. David Jin
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Thanks for asking!: In roseola, the initial CBC (complete blood count) test may show thrombocytopenia (low platelet count). This is rate-limiting and will return to norm ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Be careful: "Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth" is usually a "pop", non-evidence-based diagnosis made by "independent medical thinkers." It's blamed for every ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
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Not blood's fault: If CBC normal as you say, more likely due to a change in the oral environment/ dental hygiene. Consider this to see if any change in brush/floss frequ ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Sysyn
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More analysis needed: Platelet count is largely normal. WBC on low side nearly normal still not horrible. No hematocrit or Hemoglobin in your labs. Easy bruising with ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
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Overall yes : It is always better to interpret results in a clinical context, ie if u are sick or not. Your neutrophils, anc, and WBC look good. To interpret the re ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
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Viral ilness: This looks like what one expect from a CBC in a patient with thalassemia and a viral ilness
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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
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Low platelets: Viral syndromes, infections, medications, blood disorders, liver disease, anticoagulants, can cause low platelets.
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Iron deficient: Trusting this is new and that your labs confirm iron deficiency. You have a GI cancer, stomach/duodenal ulcer, peptic esophagitis or something down th ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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How do you feel?: Stress can shoot the neutrophils up. If this is of significance to your health, your physician will let you know.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Need trend....: A high reticulocyte count means your body is revved up to make red blood cells. Tracking this number for someone with a hemolytic anemia is sometimes ... Read More

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