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Grandpa has abnormal CBC results?

Grandpa has abnormal CBC results?

See your doctor.: CBC results are used to help aiding in many different diagnosis, ranging from anemias, infections (viral, parasite, bacteria), platelet disorders, blood loss, etc... The patient should see a doctor to analyze what the abnormal results are and what further treatment is needed. ...Read more

Complete Blood Count (Definition)

Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more


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Grandfather has abnormal CBC results, what to do?

Grandfather has abnormal CBC results, what to do?

Autonomy rules: Unless granddad is mentally disabled, he's discussed his results with his physician and has been advised what to do. There are hundreds of different possible abnormalities of the cbc, and if you're actually the caregiver, you'll be instructed what to do. Otherwise, it's his business. You must care very much about him to have asked and I hope his health recovers. ...Read more

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Don't all types of leukaemia cause an abnormal CBC?

Don't all types of leukaemia cause an abnormal CBC?

Yes basically: Ask about whether there are any abnormal forms. Some very early forms of Chronic lymphocytic leukemia can be detected only by flow cytometry. Early sction would not make cure possible. ...Read more

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What are the possibilities of being infected with a rare type of HIV not getting detected by testing. I have all symptoms and abnormal cbc.

Unlikely: Do you have exposure to HIV and have you had serial test since last possible exposure. You can not diagnose HIV by CBC changes even if suggestive ...Read more

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I have had abnormal cbcs since 08. Wbcs as high as 20 plus and same test with platelets as low as 30 thousand. I'm tired and weak all the time.

I have had abnormal cbcs since 08. Wbcs as high as 20 plus and same test with platelets as low as 30 thousand. I'm tired and weak all the time.

Need to see doc.: Can't explain this on-line. There are many reasons for these "abnormalities" but they will require comprehensive review of your history / labs and perhaps some additional blood work. You need to see someone in person. ...Read more

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Do abnormal CBC results and a referral to an oncologist mean cancer is a big worry?

Do abnormal CBC results and a referral to an oncologist mean cancer is a big worry?

Not necessarily: Referral to an oncologist does not mean automatically it is a cancer. Majority of oncologists are also hematologists (doctor who deals with blood disorders). So, in your case, it is not necessarily to be a cancer, it could be just a common blood disorder. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have anemia without having abnormal cbc? Also can low vitamin d cause it?

Is it possible to have anemia without having abnormal cbc? Also can low vitamin d cause it?

Not possible: Anemia is diagnosed by low blood hemoglobin or hematocrit on cbc. Can be due to low red blood cell count or low serum iron. Low vitamin d can be corrected by taking vitamin d 1000 u tablets & or fish liver oils capsules. ...Read more

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All ARS symptoms with abnormal cbc after unprotected sex. Tested several times hiv negative Rna & 4th gen up to a year. Possibility of a rare strain?

All ARS symptoms with abnormal cbc after unprotected sex. Tested several times hiv negative Rna & 4th gen up to a year. Possibility of a rare strain?

What symptoms?: It does not appear that you have HIV infection. You did not describe your symptoms. If you still have doubts, please see a doctor as this forum may not be useful for your concern.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Would a severe fungal infection in the brain cause an abnormal CBC/CMP or C-réactive protein?

Would a severe fungal infection in the brain cause an abnormal CBC/CMP or C-réactive protein?

Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own, not very specific. CBC and CRP are swayed by many conditions. These include the broad categories of cancer, infection, and inflammatory disease. Fungal brain infection is just one of the myriad possibilities, some serious and some not. ...Read more

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I had an abnormal CBC after going to the ER for Anxiety and high blood pressure. WBC is 12.9, Platelets are 357 and ANC is 10.0. Should I be concerene?

Repeat the CBC: A CBC can be repeated by a medical provider to followup on the one run in the ED. It would be a good idea to try and get copies of your tests and record of your visit to share with the provider you see. Those kinds of numbers without any other information can be a sign of a mild infectious process but you can start eliminating other causes by repeating what has been done recently. ...Read more

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Acute heart failure/myopathy from an autoimmune disease or virus/bacteria... Wouldn't this cause an abnormal CBC, C-RP & ESR??

Acute heart failure/myopathy from an autoimmune disease or virus/bacteria... Wouldn't this cause an abnormal CBC, C-RP & ESR??

Not necessarily: All these are general tests, not specific to a certain disease, you can have all what you mentioned with normal values of the said tests, ...Read more

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4 weeks after sex got rash, swollen glands, night sweats, cold sores abnormal cbc high neutro low lymphs. Neg for hiv & stds at 6 mon. What caused it?

4 weeks after sex got rash, swollen glands, night sweats, cold sores abnormal cbc high neutro low lymphs. Neg for hiv & stds at 6 mon. What caused it?

After sex: That's a long incubation period making it questionable that sexual contact was the culprit. Fortunately hiv and other std were ruled out. Where were the cold sores? If multiple crops were present, a herpes infection or outbreak may have explained all your symptoms. This may or may not have been transmitted by someone else as the virus could have been dormant in your system all along. ...Read more

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Is RDW of 15.9 abnormal in CBC?

A little bit: You look at the person, not the lab value. When I was donating blood a lot, my RDW was in the 16's and it was fine. It's not dangerous; if everything else seems fine, you may never find the cause. ...Read more

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Would anything be abnormal in a CBC if you have a blot clot?

Blood clot: Your CBC could be normal or you may have lower platelets due to accumulation of platelets within the clot. CBC is not specific for clot. An ultrasound is usually used to find a clot. ...Read more

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If someone has lymphoma what would be "off" or abnormal in the CBC and cmp if anything?

If someone has lymphoma what would be "off" or abnormal in the CBC and cmp if anything?

Nothing: As stated in prior response the lymphomas won't necessarily show in routine labs. Lypmphoma panalel may be more specific but if you have elargesd lymph nodes getting a ct scan of chest abdomen and pelvis and / or biosy is the better way to go than to "wait" until routine labs change it could be too late if a lymphoma is present to monitor by blood only. ...Read more

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If the mass I have between my ribs is cancerous would it make anything on a CBC abnormal and at about what stage?

If the mass I have between my ribs is cancerous would it make anything on a CBC abnormal and at about what stage?

Prob not: Your CBC will prob remain in the normal range, even if that mass is cancerous. The CBC components would only change from indirect causes such as anemia if there is blood loss, etc. ...Read more

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Would brain tumor/cancer show something abnormal in a cbc?

Would brain tumor/cancer show something abnormal in a cbc?

Unlikely: Brain tumors do not affect your CBC unless the cancer is wide spread and actually arising from an area outside of the brain. Even then it can only tell if you have a healthy bone marrow (Bones) or not ...Read more

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2 yr. Old girl w/ cbc: abnormal MCV 73.1 (l), MCH 24.4 (l), PLT count 486 (h), neut% 46 (h)-everything else is normal. Should I be concerned?

A little: It is suggestive of iron deficiency anemia, though further labwork might show that. I suggest that you follow up with your doc, who can review the entire blood count with you. The neutrophil count % is out of context, we need to see the rest of the differential. ...Read more

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I'm worried I had a small renal cell carcinoma mass removed 1 and 1/2 years ago. Today I had a cmp and cbc drawn. My results where abnormal. On my cbc with diff the diff part showed slight macrocytes slight polychromasia myelocytes and nucleated rbc. My cm

Tell us about yr CBC: Your CBC results may help us to know if your blood is normal or not. Send us the value of your hemoglobin (Hb) and your WBC and Platelet counts. Then we can help explain it to you better. ...Read more

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Can a CBC show abnormal if spleen is enlarged?

Can a CBC show abnormal if spleen is enlarged?

Sometimes it can: Spleen does not always alter the CBC but it can cause destruction of rbcs and produce anemia or eat up the platelets and cause a low platelet count. So it is a good idea to check the CBC to see if spleen is doing any damage. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have normal CBC and abnormal blood smear?

Is it possible to have normal CBC and abnormal blood smear?

No: A blood smear is ordered when the CBC is abnormal. A blood smear helps diagnose a range of deficiencies, disease involving blood cell production, function and destruction ; it is also used to monitor cell production/ maturity in diseases eg leukemia, during chemo/radiation therapy and evaluation of different type of hemoglobins. ...Read more

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Would a CBC be abnormal if there was bleeding in your head?

No: A normal CBC does not rule out an intracranial catastrophe like this and is in fact what' s usually found except in those unusual cases in which it's caused by a very low platelet count. ...Read more

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My 13 yr ols son monocytes where high but the eosinophils was low show we be worried nithing else on cbc was abnormal?

Nonspecific ata: Monocytes are basically high class lymphocytes and often elevate with a variety of viral conditions. The data you give is not specific to any issue and not particularly worrisome. No test is as valuable as combining it with the history and exam to come up with an answer. ...Read more

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What would experts say? Could a CBC be abnormal if you had an enlarged spleen?

Not necessarily: There are many causes for an enlarged spleen. An abnormal CBC (like too many white cells) may cause the spleen to enlarge. Or an over active enlarged spleen may cause a low HGB or hct. ...Read more

Cbc (Definition)

CBC stands for complete blood count. This is a lab test that counts the different formed elements- red and white ...Read more