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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Thal minor, I bet: This is quite common and is usually caused by beta-thalassemia minor. Any competent general physician can do the workup to confirm it. If you do have ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes, but we need: More information on why there is a production problem. Could be iron folate (folic acid) or B12 which would be treated with supplementation. If it is ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Macrocytosis: Enlarged red blood cells could be noted in a blood count as an elevated mcv. This is a nonspecific finding. It can be caused by Folic Acid or B12 defi ... Read More
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A 53-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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Lack of iron: Iron deficiency is commonest cause of small red cells. Visit this site for more info: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007305.htm
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: How elevated? Do you smoke? Have a respiratory or cardiac disease? See this site of more information and discuss the matter with your doctor. http:// ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Thalassemia: The most connon would be thalassemia minor or trait, an inherited disorder characterized by an increased number of rbcs that are smaller than normal i ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Any symptoms?: A WBC count of 11 is within normal limits. If you do not have any symptoms, there is no need to worry. It may be your normal. For good health - Have a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
WBC is often: Elevated in an inflammatory condition such as pancreatitis. The HGB may just be reflective of dehydration.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
"Pus": "Puss" is a kitten. "Pus" is the product of disease. Actually, the "pus cells" sometimes described in urinalysis are usually normal white blood cells. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: 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 female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience Internal Medicine
The spot could be : anything from a tumor to hematoma ..it needs to be worked up with an MRI..a high WBC can mean infection or inflammation
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Does not add up.: Red blood cells cannot eat white blood cells or any other cells. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk an ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
More info needed: What type of wbc's? Lymphocytes? Eosinophils? Neutrophils ("bands" if immature)? Monocytes? Basophils? Or other atypical cells? Need this info before ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Red cells in urine: You have microhematuria, it can have multitude of causes and medical guidelines require that you have a workup.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Time: Subconjuctiva hemorrhage is the result of broken capillary or vessels. It's like a bruise on the skin but its red and visible due to clear conjunctiva ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Specializes in Radiology
Bone: This test is often combined with a bone scan to look for bone infection. Mri is considered superior in most cases of bone infection.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Can not be high&low: Your red blood cell can not be high and low at the same time.Normal values for males 4.7to6.1 millions/mcl and for women it is 4.2to5.7millions/mcl c ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience Pulmonology
Depends: If too small & not interfering with the main stram circulatory flow, nothing to do if symptomatic blood thinners will be suffice. If not compromisin ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
Blood in urine: Blood is not normally in urine. If there is blood (rbcs and wbcs) in the urine and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some wa ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Wow: Those numbers are not good at all - you need to see a hematologist ASAP!!!!
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Beta thalassemia tra: It may due to a benign disorder of hemoglobin synthesis, common underlying defect being a carrier state for beta thalassemia, or beta thalassemia trai ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahrooz Eshaghian
14 years experience Hematology
UTI vs other: This can represent a urinary tract infection (uti).
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
How low?: Either the absolute lymphocyte or the absolute neutrophil count needs to be markedly below reference range before you give this another thought. Both ... Read More

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