U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 57-year-old female asked:

Have low wbc 2.2 and low rbc. high mcv and rdw. ua rbc 1+ and wbc 3+ and protein h, i don not have a bladder infection. does this indicate anything?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
Abnormal labs: Well there's probably more than one process going on here. First of all, your WBCs are low - which could indicate there's an immunity problem. Secondly, it appears some of your red blood cell indices are off - there should be an explanation for that. Then, your urine has 'sediment' in it, which may relate to the primary problem your blood work is indicating. Best to see a doc in consultation.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Maybe serious see MD: That's a very low WBC count. Combined with anemia ("low RBC"), a serious nutritional or bone marrow problem is likely, including leukemia and other cancers. The abnormal urinalysis may be an entirely separate problem but also could be serious. You need to see a doctor -- or if already in care, ask her these questions and also whether you should see a specialist. Good luck!
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Dec 3, 2017


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.