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Abnormal Shape Red Blood Cells
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
UFR shows Pus Cells : 6-8/hpf, Red Blood Cells : 1-2/hpf. All other values r normal. Pls tell me is there any infection or abnormal in this result?
Abnormal: I would certainly coordinate the results with your symptoms...Certainly consult with you physician first ...Read more
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
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
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
No. But they...: ...are often seen with beta thalessemia major. ...Read more
Brken RBC- Hemolysis: Hemolysis is a breakdown of red blood cells early than normal (usually happens to all red cells after 100 days). Causes can be from immune system, mechanical (i.e. Mechanical heart valve), or certain infections. Treatment is both replaceing key nutreints needed for red cells (i.e. Folic acid) and treating the underlying cause of red cell destruction. ...Read more
Red cells have a limited life span of only about 120 days. Some disorders shorten the life span of red cells, e.g., auto-immune hemolytic anemia, hemoglobin disorders like sickle cell disease, malaria, artificial valves, severe exercise etc.
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Several: There are multiple causes of enlarged red blood cells, which is termed macrocytosis, and most of them are easily corrected. Two of the most common causes are deficiencies in vitamin B12 and folic acid, which are frequently associated with anemia, as well. However, there are also other important causes such as hypothyroidism, disorders of the bone marrow itself and some medications. ...Read more
Carry O 2: Erythrocytes, (RBCs), transport oxygen in the blood. Their shape is ideal for Increasing the surface area-to-volume ratio About 33% of their weight is due to hemoglobin. The Hgb molecule is a complex protein that contains four atoms of iron and can bind to oxygen by diffusion with the potential to transport one billion molecules of O2 per each RBC ...Read more