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Cause Of Low Hemoglobin And Hematocrit
Macrocytic anemia: The most common causes of macrocytic anemia are B12 (ruled out for you) and folate (folic acid) deficiencies. Folate (folic acid) deficiency can be caused by diet (very rare - folate (folic acid) is everywhere), celiac disease, alcoholism, or hemolysis (autoimmune process, for example). Rarer causes include aplastic anemia and myelodysplastic syndrome (mds). If not clear to your doc, may need to see hematologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Of red blood cell number. Classically this was the "packed cell volume." blood was placed in a microtube and spun in a centrifuge. The rbcs settle to the bottom and one measures the height in the tube and reported as a percentage. Now determined by an automated machine. A typical hct is about 3 ...Read more
It may be normal: Depending on the age, it may be normal. Children up to about 6 year old have a high lymphocyte count and a low rbc compared to adults normal range. If it is about your own blood count, a high lymphocyte in the CBC is abnormal. Many infections would increase lymphocyte count temporarily, and may reduce rbc count. But there are some serious illnesses that may cause the same thing. See your doctor. ...Read more
Numbers are numbers: Lab results are numbers, and numbers are just numbers. They have little meaning without looking at the whole person. Low hemoglobin, hematocrit, and red blood cell counts means blood cells are not being made fast enough, are being lost (through bleeding), are being broken up, or any combination of such problems. Glucose goes up from increased body stress, inadequate insulin, I.V. Glucose, etc.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How low?: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. If your peripheral smear is unremarkable and the MCV above 70, I'd forget the whole thing. My RDW is always high from donating blood. There are some variants of thalassemia minor that will produce this and puzzle people over a lifetime, though MCH is usually lowish. ...Read more
What do low levels of hemoglobin, hematocrit & red blood cell coupled with high level of bilirubin indicate?
Anemia hyperbilirubi: Anemia and hyperbilirubinemia in a 50 yr old which is acute indicate one of two things, either hemolysis from unknown cause or underlying disease such as chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, lymphoma, viruses hiv, bacterial pneumonias, connective tissue disease e.g. Systemic lupus erythematosis. Herefitary anemias thalasemias, sickle cell anemia. Liver disease, associated with anemia due to other dise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical illnesses: There are many medical conditions that can cause these things...In general, you have anemia, and abnormal liver function tests that need to be evaluated and treated depending on the results of why you are anemic and have elevated liver enzymes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Anemia does not cause elevation of lymphocytes...However the anemia and lymphocytosis may be related as those two may be caused by a particular blood disorder. For instance in a case of chronic lymphocytic leuekemia. When this chronic leukemia becomes more progressive and the cancer burden is becoming higher , anemia can happen.Mhowever, in majority other cases those 2 are not related. D/w md. ...Read more
Low rbc, low hgb, low hct, low mchc. Other tests are normal, whats the problem? What causes the low results?
Anemia of low iron: The blood results you describe would go along with iron deficiency anemia and in a person of your age likely due to not enough iron intake to make back the red cells you lose during your period. You do not give the actual numbers or the reason you had the testing. Taking iron pills and eating deep green veggies would be what is needed. Ask your MD if iron deficiency is the cause. Too much iron bad ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anemia: low mch,mcv levels could mean low iron and blood loss from stomach or intestines, from cancer or ulcer, if take too many aspirins or drink too much alcohol can do this,may be not srious ,high rdw means different sizes of red cells, best to be evaluated by a hematologist to be sure what it is. ...Read more
Iron, inflammation: In some situations can happen; sometimes in iron deficiency low hemoglobin (anemia) can be seen with elevated platelets; second if chronic inflammation; then anemia can occur (called anemia of chronic disease) and platelets can be artificially elevated as they can go up in inflammatory conditions (called acute phase reactant);. ...Read more
What type of anemia has elevated rdw-cv, normal mcv, low mch, low mchc and low hemoglobin? Iron is normal range.
Need more info: Do you have a chronic illness? 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, the limited data you provided suggests anemia of chronic illness. It would be prudent to consult the doctor who ordered the tests. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
5 year old with normocytic anemia. Normal reticulocyte and ferritin. High WBC and platelets. Low hemoglobin. What could be the cause?
Sketchy picture: how is your child doing apart from those figures? can be just common iron deficiency anemia, and how high are the platelets or the WBCs? also common to have some elevations with any concurrent infection. If your child is doing fine otherwise, disregard those numbers and trust your doctor, we treat patients not lab results, best wishes for yourself and your child ...Read more
Can't say & resupply: Low red cell count is either from lack of production, early destruction, or loss (= bleeding). That part of question depends on your Dr's eval and testing. Reticulocytes are young (/"immature") red blood cells. When RBCs are needed, production in bone marrow ramps up and cells are released a little early, which can tell on CBC. ...Read more
What is the indication of a low lymphocytes, low monocytes, low ferritin, high eosinophils, and high mch?
Iron deficiency: You most likely have iron deficiency. Percentages of lymphocytes, monocytes and eosinophils may not be pertinent. It is the absolute numbers of these cells that is important. The low ferritin likely represents iron deficiency. As a 39 year old woman, menstrual blood loss and perhaps recent pregnancies may be the cause, but you should see your doctor to determine why you might be iron deficient. ...Read more
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