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Is RDW of 15.9 abnormal in CBC?

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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Mch 26 mchc 33.1 hgb 12.1 RBC 4.66 WBC 6.49 MCV 78.5 RDW 15.5 since delivery MCH and RDW disturbed? Im 8 months post partum,values stil abnormal

Mch 26 mchc 33.1 hgb 12.1 RBC 4.66 WBC 6.49 MCV 78.5  RDW 15.5 since delivery MCH and RDW disturbed? Im 8 months post partum,values stil abnormal

Work this up: You may have iron deficiency or thalassemia minor, less likely something else. You have both a right and a duty to have the cause clarified and receive an explanation. ...Read more

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My 19 months old daughter her RBC count 5.6(4-5.2) MCV 68(70-85) rdw, RBC 19.8(12-16) neutrophils 18(24-60) lymphocytes 75(31-65) + abnormal RBC morph?

My 19 months old daughter her RBC count 5.6(4-5.2) MCV 68(70-85)  rdw, RBC 19.8(12-16) neutrophils 18(24-60) lymphocytes 75(31-65) + abnormal RBC morph?

Thought it was 4 u: I thought you had posted these numbers for yourself, but its for your toddler. Same answer though - possible iron deficiency, which is mild since the number of red cells is normal, and possibly a viral infection. A blood specialist can tell a lot by looking at the slide, but all the above could be due to any viral infection. Your pediatrician or their nurse can give you more information - ask them. ...Read more

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Red blood cells count 5.60 (4-5.20) MCV 68(70-85) rdw, rbc19.8(12_16.5) neutrophils 18(24-62) lymphocytes 75(31-65) and abnormal red blood cells morph ?

Red blood cells count 5.60 (4-5.20) MCV 68(70-85) rdw, rbc19.8(12_16.5) neutrophils 18(24-62) lymphocytes 75(31-65) and abnormal red blood cells morph ?

Polycythemia?: Are you a smoker? Your labs look like a patient with polycythemia. High hemoglobin, low mcv. The neutrophils and lymphocytes are abnormal. Missing information. What is the white blood cell count? Platelets? Smokers can have a polyclonal lymphocytosis. But need to see the whole cbc. ...Read more

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19 months has red blood cells count 5.60(4-5.2). Mcv 68 (70-85), rdw, RBC 19.8 (12-16.5) neutrophils 18(24-62) lymphocytes 75(31-65) abnormal RBC morph?

Likely iron def.: There are several abnormalities, your red count is relatively normal but the cells are borderline small, with a large variation in the sizes of red cells, indicating a possible mixed picture. You have a large number of lymphocytes with relatively low granulocytic white cells, which sometimes indicates a viral infection. Iron studies might be useful, and a lost art would be to look at the slide. ...Read more

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Hgb 9.6 hct 30.1mcv 70 RDW 23.4 tibc 410 iron serum 22, % sat trans 5 ferritin 24 on 4th iron infus no gi/vag bleeding abnormal pap pos HPV tiredhelp?

Hgb 9.6 hct 30.1mcv 70 RDW 23.4  tibc 410 iron serum 22, % sat trans 5 ferritin 24 on 4th iron infus no gi/vag bleeding abnormal pap pos HPV tiredhelp?

Other cause?: While your HGB is low, a level of 9.6 by itself should not cause tiredness. You are under treatment for iron deficiency, which appears appropriate. However, there may be a different cause for tiredness and you should discuss the matter with your doctor. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examination and investigation. ...Read more

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Recent CBC: RBC 4.48, Hgb 11.8, Hct 38.1, MCV 85.0, MCH 26.3, MCHC 31.0, RDW 15.8, Plt 503. How "abnormal" is my Plt in relative terms? What is likely the cause of high Plt (poss iron deficiency?)?

Recent CBC: RBC 4.48, Hgb 11.8, Hct 38.1, MCV 85.0, MCH 26.3, MCHC 31.0, RDW 15.8, Plt 503. How "abnormal" is my Plt in relative terms? What is likely the cause of high Plt (poss iron deficiency?)?

Check for low iron: Your platelet count by itself is not worrisome, but elevated platelets with an elevated RDW (the spread of Red Cell sizes) is often an indicator of iron deficiency. Iron deficiency is common in menstruating women, especially vegetarians, and can cause fatigue before it is severe enough to cause anemia. Ask your doctor to check your iron saturation level, and consider a daily vitamin "for women." ...Read more

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I have low rbc, hgb, hct, rdw-sd and high eos and mpv.Should i be concerned?I have neither iron deficiency nor other abnormal blood count.

I have low rbc, hgb, hct, rdw-sd and high eos and mpv.Should i be concerned?I have neither iron deficiency nor other abnormal blood count.

It depends: It depends on what the exact finding of these values is. Sometimes these findings may be normal. Speak with your physician so he/she can properly interpret these results. ...Read more

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Mild splenomegaly, high RBC count 5.57, low MCV 72.4, low MCH 24.0, high RDW 17.0, low platelets 120, high mpv 11.2, RBC population abnormal. 47 yr f?

Mild splenomegaly, high RBC count 5.57, low MCV 72.4, low MCH 24.0, high RDW 17.0, low platelets 120, high mpv 11.2, RBC population abnormal.  47 yr f?

Hematologist: A hematologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. You could have thalassemia(Mediterranean anemia) among other possibilities. The hematologist will order the appropriate tests. ...Read more