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Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Overview)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or hct) and platelets (plt).


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What red blood count number is considered to high?

What red blood count number is considered to high?

High RBC: A high rbc count is usually more 5.72 million rbc/ mcl for men & 5.03 million / mcl for women. Although different doctors may vary in their thoughts on exact numbers. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Ruma
147 doctors shared insights

Blood Count (Overview)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or hct) and platelets (plt).


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Dont remember how high the eosinophil count exactly but do I have a blood count problem?

Dont remember how high the eosinophil count exactly but do I have a blood count problem?

Clarify question: If your eosinophil count is normal, then no. If your eosinophil count is abnormal, then maybe. Eosinophils are often elevated in allergic conditions. You need to clarify question. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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High blood count, what does that mean?

High blood count, what does that mean?

WBC?RBC?: Usually the white blood cells (infection fighters) are elevated as when you have an infection like strep throat or even appendicitis.This may be trivial or very important as in leukemia(white count staying over 20, 000). Elevated rbc is much less often seen.Anyway:get a repeat count and see what is what-don't ignore it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: blood count?

What is the definition or description of: blood count?

Blood counts: Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or hct) and platelets (plt). ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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Tell me symptoms of a low blood count?

Tell me symptoms of a low blood count?

Depends on: What cell count is low. Low red blood cell count may cause weakness, pallor, shortness of breath and in severe cases heart failure. Low white cell count may make the person prone to infections. Low platelet count causes bleeding in skin and mucus membranes. ...Read more

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What information is provided in a full blood count?

See below: Hemoglobin level, red and white cell count, platelet count, counts of subtypes of white blood cells. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/complete-blood-count/my00476. ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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What if someone has palpable lymph nodes in groin area about 2 months? Blood work shows low white blood count? Any connection?

Might be related: There may be a connection between the low WBC and the lymph nodes. If the lymph nodes are enlarged or growing this needs to be evaluated. Also, you don't mention what your white blood cell count is or how long it has been decreased but that needs attention as well. ...Read more