A 33-year-old member asked:
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i was wondering how i could have a low red blood count (rbc) but a normal hemoglobin and hematocrit?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
No!: They all go together unless you have very small sized red cells in which case you can be anemic but the red blood cell count may still be normal... As in a conditiona called thalasemia.
Answered on Jun 24, 2016
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Red blood count is n: We rely more on hemoglobin and hematocrit levels than or red cell counts. So you can ignore your red cell count right now.
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See answer: I answered you question in response to a duplicate posting.

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