Rated 4.833333333333333/5 based on 5 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Blood Cells

Share
Dr. Angelica Balingit
350 doctors shared insights

Blood Cells (Definition)

Blood cells are individual cells that are carried by blood to various organs. White blood cells fight infection. Red blood cells carry oxygen.


1

1
What do these blood cells do?

What do these blood cells do?

Fight infection: They do many things. The granulocytes are the first line of defense and fight infection. The red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to the entire body and the platelets help blood clot and repair leaks that often occur in blood vessels. All 3 cell lines originate in the bone marrow and enter the blood stream when they are mature. ...Read more

Get help now ›
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified
24 years in practice
46M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
Dr. Angelica Balingit
350 doctors shared insights

Blood Cells (Definition)

Blood cells are individual cells that are carried by blood to various organs. White blood cells fight infection. Red blood cells carry oxygen.


2

2
What can cause abnormal blood cells?

What can cause abnormal blood cells?

Which ones?: Are you referring to white cells, any certain subsets, red cells or all of the above? ...Read more

Get help now ›
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified
24 years in practice
46M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
3

3
Kidney failure (Tip)

Kidney failure

Regular dialysis is important as toxins can build up and affect the heart, blood cells, and bones. ...See more

4

4
Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

Keep doctor's appointments
Once
Go to lab appointments
Once
Keep oxygen up by maintaining low weight, no smoking
Once
5

5
How long does it take to remake blood cells after an episode of blood loss?

120 days: Life span of the average red blood cell is 120 days or three months. So it takes this amount of time to regenerate or replace blood that has been lost as a result of trauma, surgery, and or donation. ...Read more

Get help now ›
6

6
What can cause your blood cells to drop from 214 to 145 where you pregant?

What can cause your blood cells to drop from 214 to 145 where you pregant?

Pregnancy and CBC: It is common for blood counts to drop during the later phases of pregnancy. As the pregnant woman retains more fluid, the blood cells get diluted to varying extents. It the counts are lower than the OB likes, they will often refer the patient to a hematologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

Get help now ›
Board Certified
24 years in practice
46M people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
7

7
Allergies (Tip)

Allergies

Neutrophils (infection fighting white blood cells) circulate in our blood for only 4 to 10 hours. ...See more

8

8
Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
Once
Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
Once
9

9
How are blood cells counted in a hematology report?

How are blood cells counted in a hematology report?

Usually automated: Blood cells are counted electromechanically as each blood cell is passed thru a really small Loop that acts as counter of number and size in one way.Another way is counting by laser reflections and in both,computers figure what type. The smallest are platelets, followed by red cells,and largest are all types of blood cells. In manual counting, a pathologist IDs blood cells microscopically ...Read more

Get help now ›
10

10
With sphere shaped blood cells, is there a surgery or procedure to correct it?

With sphere shaped blood cells, is there a surgery or procedure to correct it?

No: Spherocytosis is a condition characterized by rigidity of the red blood cells that are destroyed faster than in normal individuals. It may be acquired or hereditary, but the treatment is mostly supportive. In advanced cases the spleen may be removed or the gallbladder for symptomatic gallstones. ...Read more

Get help now ›

Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified
24 years in practice
46M people helped
Continue
65,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook