A 83-year-old male asked:
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hemoglobin hematocrit and red blood cell low counts and glucose and nitrogen high what is cause

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Numbers are numbers: Lab results are numbers, and numbers are just numbers. They have little meaning without looking at the whole person. Low hemoglobin, hematocrit, and red blood cell counts means blood cells are not being made fast enough, are being lost (through bleeding), are being broken up, or any combination of such problems. Glucose goes up from increased body stress, inadequate insulin, I.V. Glucose, etc....
Answered on Feb 1, 2019
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Using this site: You get the most from this site when you describe a medical problem, provide essential information and then ask a clear question. You are welcome to start over with this in mind. There are numerous possibilities for the numbers cited but without context they are meaningless.
Answered on May 19, 2018

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