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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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What does abnormal red blood cell mean?

What does abnormal red blood cell mean?

Many things: A not so specific term that could mean low count, pale in color or lacking iron or hemoglobin, irregular instead of round shape, etc. Often in CBC, we see red cell count and indices: RBC, Hemoglobin, mean cell volume, mean cell hemoglobin with a normal range compared to a patient. Abnormal red blood cell may mean low or high in any of indices. In blood smear, these abnormalities are seen too. ...Read more

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What does abnormal red blood cell morphology mean?

What does abnormal red blood cell morphology mean?

Many possibilities: RBC morphology is the appearance of the red cells under the microscope. The are numerous abnormalities that can occur in different types of illness. Some of these may be due to a primary blood disorder such as sickle cell anemia. Others may be due abnormalities such as iron deficiency. Others may occur as a result of other diseases such as kidney failure. Some are of no consequence. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my abnormal red blood cell count?

What is the cause of my abnormal red blood cell count?

What is it?: You need to tell us the level of your hemoglobin(hb). Then we can help youi to interpret it depending on if it is high or low. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of my abnormal red blood cell count?

What are possible causes of my abnormal red blood cell count?

More info needed: Without being more specific it is difficult to give you a cogent answer. Write back with more details. ...Read more

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Will I die if I have an abnormal red blood cell count & tested positive for the anti-nuclear antibody?

Will I die if I have an abnormal red blood cell count & tested positive for the anti-nuclear antibody?

Not of this: You need to work with your physician to find the cause of your anemia. Up to a quarter of adults are ANA-positive; even high-titer folks often don't have trouble from it. Usually the cause of the anemia can be found and treated. Plan your life as if you'll have a normal span, and pack whatever amount you get with warmth and meaningful fun. ...Read more

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What causes red blood cells to be small and abnormal?

What causes red blood cells to be small and abnormal?

Small red cells: Your bone marrow makes lots of different types of cell. The red cells go thur a number of steps before they "graduate" You can think of small cells graduating too early. They are pushed out, most often because you are anemic. ...Read more

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Low MCV high red blood cells with abnormal morphology with low neutrophils and high lymphocytes counts?

Means nothing alone: In isolation from the patient story, lab tests mean nothing. This is especially true since we have no actual numbers. The low MCV and high rbc would make any physician think of a thalassemia, but it would be criminal to speculate further without knowing more about the person. If this is a you or a family member, you have a right and a duty to request your doctor's thoughts, or get consultation. ...Read more

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What does having low MCV high red blood cells with abnormal morphology with low neutrophils and high lymphocytes counts mean?

What does having low MCV high red blood cells with abnormal morphology with low neutrophils and high lymphocytes counts mean?

Thalassemia?: Low MCV (small sized) red cells with increased number of rbcs is most commonly seen with thalassemia, an inherited hemoglobin abnormality, but it is not associated with low neutrophils. Not all low neutrophil counts are significant, as normal varies with ethnic background. Infections can cause temporary low neutrophils. See a hematologist to sort this out. ...Read more