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what does a low hematocrit mean

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Block
34 years experience Trauma Surgery
It depends : Basically, the hematocrit is a volume percentage of red cells in whole blood (the other parts being primarily plasma, white cells and platelets). Low ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Anemia: Low Hgb and Hct means Anemia. High RDW means yourRed Blood Cells have wide range of sizes. Large size from Vit B12 deficency which can contribute to y ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Blood in urine: I assume those Results are from your urinalysis. You seem to have microscopic blood in the urine (called hematuria), which is generally not significan ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Anaemia: Sounds like mild iron deficiency anaemia. Try an oral iron preparation and repeat the test in three months. Good Luck
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: But I am concerned that you infarcted some of your spleen, especially as a young woman. Please try to find out why -- and if it was atherosclerosis, d ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Inflammation?: The findings are strongly suggestive of inflammation, but do not point to a specific diagnosis. This needs to be followed up with a detailed history, ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
First...: Consider iron deficiency. This often produces this combination. Unless you are a woman with very heavy periods, or a vegetarian who's not supplementin ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Anemia: A low hematocrit is termed "anemia" which can have many causes - there are many other indices in your bloodwork needed for a proper interpretation. 3 ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Iron deficiency: The pattern of lab values you describe is typical of iron deficiency anemia. However, it could also be other things so you need to see your doc for a ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Hard to say...: It sounds like it may be an infection but it's impossible to say without more information including if you have any other signs or symptoms. It is als ... Read More

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