A 36-year-old female asked:
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what does it mean when my red blood cell count is 5.24? it shoes as high and my hemoglobin and hematocrit levels are low?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Follow it up: Especially, ask your physician whether you have beta thalassemia minor. It's common and a non-problem, but it's worth knowing since if you marry someone else who has it, you may have a child with thal major which is very serious.
Answered on Aug 30, 2017
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Thanks for the follow-up. I'm glad you know about the "thal" -- mention this to your physicians as part of your history whenever you go for lab work.
Aug 30, 2017

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