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What does it mean when you have a low MCH range in your blood results. All other blood results are in normal range.

What does it mean when you have a low MCH range in your blood results. All other blood results are in normal range.

How low?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have been useful to have the actual values of your results. If MCH is the only abnormal finding, I would not worry at all, especially if your hemoglobin level is normal. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your red and white blood cells are elevated?

What exactly does it mean when your red and white blood cells are elevated?

Lots: Of potential answers here. Could be as simple as an infection and associated dehydration. Also could be a myeloproliferative disease. ...Read more

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What does fbc, ESR and CRP mean and what are they testing for?

What does fbc, ESR and CRP mean and what are they testing for?

Inflammation: ESR and CRP are non-specific markers of inflammation and are used to monitor both infectious and autoimmune processes ...Read more

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What does it mean when your white blood cells are high?

What does it mean when your white blood cells are high?

SOMETHING : Inflammatory, infectious, or blood cancer is ocurring in your body. Depends on how high also. ...Read more

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What exactly does ESR in blood and lymphocytes mean?

What exactly does ESR in blood and lymphocytes mean?

Unclear question: Lymphocytes are a normal component of blood. Esr is a test to look for inflammation, but is not a constituent of blood. ...Read more

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Please explain what does it mean when your IgG and igga lab results are below normal?

Please explain what does it mean when your IgG and igga lab results are below normal?

Humoral immune-: deficiency All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, low levels of IgG and IgA indicate deficiency of antibodies and susceptibility to infections and auto-immune disorders. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my wbc, platelets and granulocytes are all high?

What does it mean if my wbc, platelets and granulocytes are all high?

How high?: Increased counts can be reactive to infection or another process. Can be myeloproliferative disease, a drug or even attributable to heavy smoking. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your white blood cells are always high?

What does it mean when your white blood cells are always high?

Many things: Can be a normal variant, could be a myeloproliferative disorder, could be an infection, however, unlikely if always high. Another thought it could be a chronic inflammatory disorder. Hope this helps. Needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my IgG and igga lab results are below normal?

What does it mean if my IgG and igga lab results are below normal?

Depends: A physician will need to know more about your immune history (particularly with regard to infection severity and frequency, family history, vaccination history, context of laboratory testing when IgG/A found to be low and whether there is GI/liver/kidney/skin disease. You could begin by requesting a virtual consult. Good health! ...Read more

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What does it mean when platelets are high in the blood?

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Thanks for asking!: There are 2 major processes associated with thrombocytosis (high platelet count), namely (1) essential or primary; (2) reactive or secondary. Primary causes: essential thrombocytosis and other myeloproliferative disorders. Secondary causes include inflammation, surgery, hyposplenism (decreased platelet breakdown due to reduced function of the spleen), splenectomy, iron deficiency anemia, ...Etc. ...Read more

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Can you please define normal blood pressure, and what do the numbers mean?

Can you please define normal blood pressure, and what do the numbers mean?

Blood pressure : It means the pressure in the arterial system when the heart is actively pumping blood in, and the pressure when the heart is relaxed and filling. It varies with stroke volume of the heart and resistance of the outflow of the blood by the blood vessels in the body. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means when you have severely high blood pressure and high white blood?

Please explain what it means when you have severely high blood pressure and high white blood?

Separate issues: It means (as you know) that your BP is elevated. The high white count usually suggests an infection unless it is very severely elevated (>20,000) which can indicate a hematologic issue. The 2 problems are not usually related unless you happen to have an infection in your kidney or brain. In either case, there would be lots of symptoms pointing in those directions. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if your blood cells are too high?

Find out actual numb: We/ you need to know the exact numbers before we can guide you. Your doctor can help explain what it all means. So ask him/her. ...Read more

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I had blood tests recently and the results say 'liver chemistry normal'. What does this mean? What have they tested?

I had blood tests recently and the results say 'liver chemistry normal'. What does this mean? What have they tested?

Liver function tests: They tested a group of chemistries that when properly interpreted can tell if there isdamage or dysfunction to how well the liver is working. Things like hepatitis and alcoholism can cause damage that elevates the levels of liver specific chemistry tests. ...Read more

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What do these results mean? Decreased MCH and elevated RDW in blood test?

What do these results mean? Decreased MCH and elevated RDW in blood test?

Suggests low iron: Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (mch) relates to how much hemoglobin on your red blood cell (see mchc - adds concentration to mch). Forget exact acronym, but RDW measures (via flow cytometry) size of many red cells--normal to have all about one size. If becoming anemic, see wide variation which raises RDW #. Both of these can be due to low iron, but also folate (folic acid) or B12--ask your Dr for context & pl ...Read more

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What do these results mean? Decreased MCH and elevated RDW in blood test?

What do these results mean? Decreased MCH and elevated RDW in blood test?

Suggests low iron: Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (mch) relates to how much hemoglobin on your red blood cell (see mchc - adds concentration to mch). Forget exact acronym, but RDW measures (via flow cytometry) size of many red cells--normal to have all about one size. If becoming anemic, see wide variation which raises RDW #. Both of these can be due to low iron, but also folate (folic acid) or B12--ask your Dr for context & plan ...Read more