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Causes Of Low Hematocrit
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
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
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
Low Blood Count: This is a rare situation for younger men. So, it must be taken seriously. First would be a general sense of one's health. Are there any chronic illnesses or infections? Next would be if there could be a bleeding ulcer or other situation in the GI tract. Any good medical provider will investigate this situation fully to make sure the cause is identified and treated. ...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
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
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
Hematology: If the red cell,total white blood cell and platelet counts, as well as the MCV and MCH are all normal, the low MCHC and high RDW may not be significant or diagnostic. Low lymphocytes combined with high neutrophils can be seen in certain infections, use of corticosteroids, or in blood dyscrasias. However this question can be better answered by your MD(who knows your results) or a hematologist ...Read more
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
What could cause low MCV and high RDW but normal MCH, hemoglobin, and hematocrit for over a year?
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 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
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