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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

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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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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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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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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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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

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How low a blood count can a surgeon safely take a patient into or not worrying about blood transfusion prior to a major andominal surgery?

How low a blood count can a surgeon safely take a patient into or not worrying about blood transfusion prior to a major andominal surgery?

Depends: How much anemia a person can tolerate depends upon the person's overall medical condition. Your physician should know your medical history to determine your margin of safety for surgery. ...Read more

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What institutes a dangerously high blood sugar count?

What institutes a dangerously high blood sugar count?

This varies: There are some people that can walk around with a blood sugar of 500 and they feel ok and do not go into diabetic ketoacidosis. On the other hand there are people that can become deathly ill with a sugar at this level. You want to keep your blood sugar right around 100. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the report of the blood count says "toxic granulations"?

What does it mean when the report of the blood count says "toxic granulations"?

Possible infection: Sherry, "toxic granulation" refers to the appearance of the white blood cells seen when your doctor does a blood count. This finding is associated with several things but could indicate you are having an infection of some type. It is not a serious finding and you should not be worried if you have this. ...Read more

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