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what does slight hemolysis mean

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Prasad
Dr. H Prasad answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Lab : Nothing to worry. The specimen was either collected with difficulty or was tested with delay.
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Nothing serious: Sometimes mild trauma can cause this. Sometimes if they used a needle that was too small it can also cause hemolysis. Unless it repeatedly happens, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Low thyroid : A high TSH almost always means that there is too little thyroid hormone in the blood. It would not usually cause decreased kidney function as suggest ... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Incomplete info: The information you provided is not readily understandable. Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the do ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: Normal size and normal concentration of hemoglobin.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
12 years experience Pathology
RBC rupture: It means that the red blood cells in the blood sample were disrupted and ruptured.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience Family Medicine
Not good: Can be different problems like stomach ulcer or esophageal varices, but if you are vomiting blood you need to go to er asap.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
26 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Moderate = 8-10 g/dL: Hemolysis = breaking of red cells hemolysis regardless of cause leads to anemia , low hemoglobin this is called anemia. mild anemia ( more than 10 g/ ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Not the foggiest: Hi. I've never heard a medical acronym "rwd", nor can I find it in an online search. We have an acronym RDW, which is a measure of size distribution o ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Depending on levels.: Bilirubin is a by-product of blood cell breakdown which every living-human has. Small amount is normal, but too much can be toxic to the developing br ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Lab phenomenon: when blood is drawn for a blood test, it sometimes happens that red blood cells rupture in the test tube. This phenomenon is unrelated to the health o ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience 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
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Less than moderate: Slight moderate can mean different things depending on what is being described. Most likely, slight moderate means a little less than moderate, or a l ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Liver injury: Liver enzymes such as ALT are elevated due to injury to liver cells. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely. You may need to be evaluated for hepatitis a ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Anion Gap?: "The anion gap is the difference between primary measured cations (sodium Na+ and potassium K+) and the primary measured anions (chloride Cl- and bica ... Read More
A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Roukhadze
13 years experience Pathology
Mean cell haemoglobi: Mean corpuscular haemoglobin is the average mass of haemoglobin per red blood cell in a sample of blood. Your MCH is within normal limits.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Lay term: Blood poisoning is a lay term that is generally used to describe an overwhelming infection. The medical term used is sepsis or septic shock, which re ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Slight amount: A trace of protein is in your urine.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
How high?: Minimally elevated probably not worth worrying about. Very or moderately high requires a test - serum immunoelectrophoresis - to rule-out multiple mye ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Low WBC: It could either mean your body is producing less or your body is using up more, it isusually the first one though. You should see your doctor asap if ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Usually nothing: A bit of stress will drive them down, or if it's a small-sample count, there just didn't happen to be one among the first hundred or few hundred count ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: What is your idea of lymphocyte deficiency? There are different types of lymphocytes with different functions. However, very low lymphocyte counts are ... Read More
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