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Causes Of High Hemoglobin And Hematocrit Levels
What does high prolactin levels with high red blood cells with high hemoglobin and hematocrit levels mean?
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
What does it mean when my red blood cell count is 5.24? it shoes as high and my hemoglobin and hematocrit levels are low?
What could cause low red blood cell count, but normal hemoglobin and hematocrit levels? Also, if it matters, which apparently it doesn't?
Red blood count is n: We rely more on hemoglobin and hematocrit levels than or red cell counts. So you can ignore your red cell count right now. ...Read more
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
High WBC x 18 mos; high hemoglobin and hematocrit and RBC x 9 mos. Platelets normal. BMB neg, Jak2 neg. Cancer x 2, Mono x 3. Need help.?
Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group, not very specific. Would review with your internist with more history and physical details. Best of luck. ...Read more
Not always: But if low hb, low hct are associated with low platelet, the it needs to be more evalauted as the conditions could be contributed by us such as alcohol use, or conditions of the bonemarrow from defective synthesis of precursor cells -called myelodysplastic syndrome, a bm failure blood has 2 types of cellular elements-red blood, white blood and platelets and their precursors come from bone marrow. ...Read more
Treatment effect: In point of fact, someone with untreated CHF will have a lower h&h. These measurementa go up with "hemoconcentration" which reflects the volume contracting effects of treatment for chf. Bottom-line: in the absence of an unrelated cause, elevated h&h reflect treatment, not disease. ...Read more
Worried. Infused with remicade (infliximab) for yrs. Bloodwork's been fine till now: sed rate high (130), WBC & platelets h. Rbc, hemoglobin and hematocrit low.
High ANA with speckled pattern, high sed rate, low hemoglobin and hematocrit, and a lot of joint pain. No rash or skin problems. Any ideas?
Lupus: Lupus is very possible but other diseases can present in a similar way. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
My cholesterol level has been 280 for the past 6 months, I only weigh 96 pounds and my RBC, hemoglobin and hematocrit are all low what should I do?
Manage your anemia: Anemia, especially in a man, is always serious and you must find the cause. You have a bleeding gut cancer until proved otherwise. If your low weight and anemia are due to a restrictive diet, please reconsider. Your physician must do a proper workup. Cholesterol, despite all the "pop wisdom", is mostly genetic and if a statin's indicated, don't hesitate. ...Read more
Please explain the low level of hemoglobin and hematocrit in patients with myocardial infarction?
Anemia and MI: Many patients that have a heart attack have normal hemoglobin and hematocrit. However if a patient does have anemia and coronary artery disease then the anemia can make it more likely that they have a heart attack. This is because with anemia the heart and body are not getting proper oxygen and this puts a strain on the heart and can result in heart attack. ...Read more
What could be the cause of pain in the back left quadrant? Is it the renal cyst? There's 6-8 RBC in urinalysis and low hemoglobin and hematocrit. Tnx
Please explain why is it that the rbc, hemoglobin and hematocrit level of a patient with congenital heart disease is decreased?
Nutrition: The most common reason that hemoglobin and hematocrit are decreased is iron deficiency. In most cases, this is due to either inadequate nutrition (low iron intake) or blood loss (including frequent blood sampling.) neither of these reasons is truly caused by the heart defect, but children with congenital heart disease are at increased risk for either problem. ...Read more
Feel weak. Lack energy. Get headaches. Lack appitite. Loose stools. Rbc count is low. Hemoglobin and hematocrit. Would that cause these symptoms.
You MAY be: Severely deficient in iron or it could be more serious. You need local medical advice. ...Read more
Need actual results: 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, your ferritin may be returning to normal from whatever may have caused the anemia and tissue damage that may have raised it. It would have been helpful to have the actual values of your results. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: That's normal. It's high-normal for a young lady like yourself but it's no danger to your health; you may have been a bit dehydrated. ...Read more
What does it signify if your RBC, hemoglobin and hematocrit are low and have been for at least 6 months?
It is called Anemia: You should send us your lab results. From what you have described, you have Anemia which can be caused by many different reasons including excessive blood loss, Iron deficiency or lack of blood formation due to another reason. You should go see a medical doctor (Internist preferred) and request evaluation and further testing to find the cause and treat it. ...Read more
Iron: These are some of the more common reasons. ...Read more
Another illness: Anemia of chronic disease does not occur as a result of common emphysema / chronic bronchitis (the usual copd). If such a person is also anemia, another cause should be sought. Anything from being an vegetarian who doesn't know how to supplement to losing blood from an undiagnosed stomach cancer can be the cause. COPD is hard enough with an undiagnosed cause of anemia. Thanks for writing. ...Read more
Does a low hemoglobin and hematocrit means you have a large spleen my my hbg was Range 11.3 11.5-15.0and my hematocrit was 34.6 Range36.0-50.0?
Many causes for it: Low Hemoglobin (Hb) commonly known as Anemia can be caused by many different reasons....enlarged spleen is present in some such conditions but it is uncommon, as most anemia is from blood loss or from deficiency of iron. You need a good doctor to investigate the cause and inform you about it so that you do not have to keep running to different doctors. ...Read more
If hemoglobin and hematocrit from 9.5 to 10 and from 29 to 30.8 in a month after taking maltofer one pill a day, does it mean anemia I got is simple?
My baby has hemoglobin and hematocrit count that is below normal... Does it have anything to do with her taking medicines and antibiotics frequently?
I was wondering how I could have a low red blood count (rbc) but a normal hemoglobin and hematocrit?
No!: They all go together unless you have very small sized red cells in which case you can be anemic but the red blood cell count may still be normal... As in a conditiona called thalasemia. ...Read more
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