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What causes ongoing low lymphs, low mchc and high rdw?

What causes ongoing low lymphs, low mchc and high rdw?

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

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Which one of these can cause a low MCH and mchc in blood test, when deficient - iron OR b12?

Which one of these can cause a low MCH and mchc in blood test, when deficient - iron OR b12?

Homework?: Iron deficiency produces small cells with less hemoglobin (low MCH, MCHC). In B12 deficiency, there is no problem making hemoglobin, but making enough DNA is impossible, and the nuclear maturation cannot keep up with hemoglobinization, hence large cells. ...Read more

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What causes high RDW 20.7, low MCH 24.8, low MCHC 29.2, and low Hemoglobin 10.8?

What causes high RDW 20.7, low MCH 24.8, low MCHC 29.2, and low Hemoglobin 10.8?

Anemia???: You haven't supplied all of the info. If he comes from around the Mediterranean ask him about thalassemia. Otherwise go see a doc or hematologist. ...Read more

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What can cause a high IgM 392 mg/dl, low mpv 7.1 fl, high mchc 37.2 g/dl, and high rdw14.3?

What can cause a high IgM 392 mg/dl, low mpv 7.1 fl, high mchc 37.2 g/dl, and high rdw14.3?

Can't tell: Isolated labs are not how doctors make diagnoses. History is the most important part of a medical evaluation. Why were the labs performed? The mpv is a measure of average platelet size; it is only meaningful if platelets are decreased. Mildly elevated igm levels can indicate infection or immune dysregulation. The RDW and MCHC are red blood cell properties. Many healthy people have these results. ...Read more

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My blood tests have come back with high (out of range) RBC and low MCH and MCHC. What could be the cause of this?

My blood tests have come back with high (out of range) RBC and low MCH and MCHC. What could be the cause of this?

Thal minor?: You did not give specific numbers but this is common is thalassemia minor, with red cells too small being produced in generous quantities to make up for their smallish size. It's worth knowing about because marrying someone else with it can produce children with thal major which is very bad. ...Read more

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Low rbc, low hgb, low hct, low mchc. Other tests are normal, what's the problem? What causes the low results?

Low rbc, low hgb, low hct, low mchc. Other tests are normal, what's 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 more

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I have a high white blood count low mch and low mchc and high neutrophils{absolute} and high lymphs{absolute} what causes this?

I have a high white blood count low mch and low mchc and high neutrophils{absolute} and high lymphs{absolute} what causes this?

Lots of stuff: These white cell numbers alone can rest from something as simple as a cold shower. If you feel well and all white cells look normal, forget about them. If you have an anemia and/or possible blood loss, the low MCHC / MCH suggests iron deficiency. This happened to me when I was donating a lot of blood and eating mostly vegetarian style. ...Read more

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Male 26, low RBC 4.39*10^12, total haemoglobin 13.2g/dl, MCV 88fl, MCH 30pg, mchc 34 g/dl, reti index 0.84%, ESR 2ml/hr cause of low rbc?

Borderline anemia: Your hemoglobin is also a wee bit low for a man (most men have 13.5 or more). The explanation might be something as simple as having drunk a few extra glasses of water before the blood draw so that you could also provide a urine sample. Your physician may want to check you now for occult blood loss, repeat the cbc, or begin an anemia workup now despite normal indices. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mcv 69, MCH 22.6, mchc 32.7 (low), high RDW 16.1. Hg/hct normal. Rbc 6.45 (high). Numbers have declined over past 7 months. Iron norm. What is cause?

Mcv 69, MCH 22.6, mchc 32.7 (low), high RDW 16.1. Hg/hct normal. Rbc 6.45 (high). Numbers have declined over past 7 months. Iron norm. What is cause?

Need evaluation: All lab results need to be evaluated in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. It would also help to have the actual results of iron studies. Iron deficiency is a common cause of microcytic hypochromia. Mild thalassemia being another one. If your results are improving, recovery from iron deficiency is a likely explanation. ...Read more

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Labs, hematocrit high 46.9, MCHC low at 31.9 and red blood cell high at 5.16. Had labs done myself. What could cause this. Anxious something's wrong!

Labs, hematocrit high 46.9, MCHC low at 31.9 and red blood cell high at 5.16. Had labs done myself. What could cause this. Anxious something's wrong!

Try HealthTap PRIME: Lab results usually are numbers, and numbers are just numbers, with little meaning unless a doctor takes in the whole picture of what's going on with his patient. "Creating patient anxiety" is one of the arguments against people doing their own lab tests. One can try HealthTap PRIME for a virtual consultation, in which a doctor can ask questions and look over the lab results, to explain them. ...Read more

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What causes an a/g ratio of. 9 (normal range 1-2) with anemia? My hgb or blood count is 10.4. I have slightly low hct, mcv, mch, and mchc. Causes?

What causes an a/g ratio of. 9 (normal range 1-2) with anemia? My hgb or blood count is 10.4. I have slightly low hct, mcv, mch, and mchc. Causes?

Iron deficiency?: The a/g ratio indicates slightly low gamma globulin and is a very crude measure of immune function. The hgb/ red cell parameters are most suggestive of iron deficiency. Additions tests including a ferritin level are needed to confirm. ...Read more

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Can low MCH and MCHC only caused by iron deficiency or can there be any other reasons behind it, e.g. vitamin deficiency?

Can low MCH and MCHC only caused by iron deficiency or can there be any other reasons behind it, e.g. vitamin deficiency?

Low MCHC: Aa30, MCHC being low is caused overwhelmingly by low iron and thus hemoglobin molecules per cell, however extremely rare hemoglobin mutations in predominately the alpha chain of hemoglobin protein which weakens the affinity for the Fe (iron) molecule to O2 can also cause low MCHC. We call these low affinity hemoglobinopathies and alpha chain thalassemias. Dr Hilliard ...Read more

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Causes for low lymphs, mono, and kidney function, hi ast, mch, mchc, wbc, and, neuts, also big increase in alkaline phosphate but still normal?

Causes for low lymphs, mono, and kidney function, hi ast, mch, mchc, wbc, and, neuts, also big increase in alkaline phosphate but still normal?

WBC: This can be due from an infection or medication side effect and by themselves are not diagnostic, you have to interpret them with the clinical picture, please discuss your results with your doctor. ...Read more

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4 yr old w/ 5 wks low grade temp (100.4) no other symptoms. 3 cbcs w/ flagged diff, yet overall norm wbc (~11, 000), rbc, hgb, etc. Neutro H (61%), Eos H (6%), Lymph L (28%), MCHC L (below 28%). Suggest fever cause? Doc says cbcs are normal; how so???

4 yr old w/ 5 wks low grade temp (100.4) no other symptoms. 3 cbcs w/ flagged diff, yet overall norm wbc (~11, 000), rbc, hgb, etc. Neutro H (61%), Eos H (6%), Lymph L (28%), MCHC L (below 28%). Suggest fever cause? Doc says cbcs are normal; how so???

Numbers are just...: Lab results usually are numbers, and numbers are just numbers, with little meaning unless a doctor takes in the whole picture of what's going on with a patient. If a patient's blood cell count is mildly higher-or-lower than the reference range, the doctor may or may not consider the result abnormal, depending on the patient's previous results, symptoms, preliminary diagnosis, and medications. ...Read more

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Rdw going up 15.2 mvp 7.6 mchc low also? Could this be due to fatty liver? Could this cause easy bruising WBC was normal

Rdw going up 15.2 mvp 7.6 mchc low also? Could this be due to fatty liver? Could this cause easy bruising WBC was normal

None of these...: Have anything to do with the liver; they tell us nothing about the state of the liver, good or bad. Also, if the rest of the CBC is normal, the only things these indices suggest is a very mild iron deficiency. ...Read more

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Severe abdominal pain+low fever+weak. Pain LUQ under rib cage is constant & belly feels full. WBC#, LY#, GR# was high & MCHC low. Possible causes?

Severe abdominal pain+low fever+weak. Pain LUQ under rib cage is constant & belly feels full. WBC#, LY#, GR# was high & MCHC low. Possible causes?

Seeing a doctor?: Many things can cause LUQ abdominal pain. How high is the WBC? Various causes of pain can be abdominal muscle injury, gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, kidney stone, kidney infection, constipation, etc. Needs a complete physical exam and medical history. ...Read more

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What does low mchc means?

What does low mchc means?

Low hemoglobin/RBC.: This simply means there is a low mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (mchc), or a low average amount of hemoglobin for each red blood cell. It is a measure of the concentration of hemoglobin in a given volume of packed red blood cells. Mchc is low in microcytic anemias, like iron deficiency anemia, and thalassemia. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have low mchc?

What should I do if I have low mchc?

Find cause of anemia: Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) literally means the 'avg. Amount of red blood cell hemoglobin'. Hemoglobin is protein that carries oxygen in blood. Since low MCHC is associated with low iron &anemia, you need to rule out blood loss from excessive periods or 'slow gastro-intestinal (G.I.) bleeding'. G.I. Loss needs to be considered >40 yo. Supplemental iron, folate, (folic acid) B12 may help. ...Read more

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Wat does low mch, and low MCH but with high mchc from a complete haemogram indicates?

Wat does low mch, and low MCH but with high mchc from a complete haemogram indicates?

Depends.: Mch is the hemoglobin amount in a single red cell. Mchc is the concentration of hemoglobin in a single red cell, low MCH but high MCHC says the red cell is small, but has lots of hemoglobin packed inside it. Mch and MCHC or only used to determine the cause of anemia. By themselves, without anemia, there may not be any meaning to this. These changes can occur with hemolytic anemia. ...Read more

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What does high mvc and low mchc mean?

What does high mvc and low mchc mean?

RBC indices: MCV=mean cell volume MCHC=mean cellular hemoglobin concentration. The combination of high mcv and low MCHC is not common if these are week beyond normal range. If anemia is also present it could be a combined type or one related to a genetic john variant ...Read more

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What does it mean elevated MCV with low MCHC?

What does it mean elevated MCV with low MCHC?

All 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, it would have been helpful to have all the results and actual values of the results. One possibility is deficiency of iron and folic acid and/or B12. ...Read more

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Am 20 years old female What are the causes of MCHC: 32.7 L g/d1... What food should I be taking?

Am 20 years old female What are the causes of MCHC: 32.7 L g/d1... What food should I be taking?

Need all rbc values: RBC indices measure the size, shape, and physical characteristics of the RBCs. Your doctor can use RBC indices to help diagnose the cause of anemia. Anemia is a common blood disorder in which you have too few red blood cells. MCHC of 32-36 is considered a normal value by most labs. The main nutrients needed to prevent dietary caused anemia are iron, folate and Vit B12, which are found in meats ...Read more

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My son (13) has a slightly elevated RDW (14.8%) and a slightly low mchc reading (32.5%). What does this mean?

My son (13) has a slightly elevated RDW (14.8%) and a slightly low mchc reading (32.5%). What does this mean?

CBC interpretation: Please repost your question with the remainder of the CBC results (RBC, Hgb, Plt, MPV and differential) for an informed answer. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son (13) has a slightly elevated RDW (14.8%) and a slightly low mchc reading (32.5%) - meaning?

What do you suggest if my son (13) has a slightly elevated RDW (14.8%) and a slightly low mchc reading (32.5%) - meaning?

Hard to say: Without the context of other lab values, these isolated numbers from a CBC cannot be interpreted. Also, isolated lab values mean nothing by themselves - they are just one tiny clue in a picture of your total health. Don't treat numbers, treat people. Everything has to be taken in context, and commenting on these numbers out of context would be a disservice to you and your son. ...Read more

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HGB (low) 12.1 range 12.5-17.0 MCH (low) 26.5 range 27.0-34.0 MCHC (low) 31.6 range 32.0-36.0 RDW (high) 15.2 range 11.7-15.0?

HGB (low) 12.1 range 12.5-17.0 MCH (low) 26.5 range 27.0-34.0 MCHC (low) 31.6 range 32.0-36.0 RDW (high) 15.2 range 11.7-15.0?

Mild anemia: These numbers are all very close to normal. Repeat in a few months and if they don't change much then you probably have nothing to worry about. Just some good nutrition ...Read more

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What treatment should a person having low mcv, MCH and mchc go for?

What treatment should a person having low mcv, MCH and mchc go for?

Find the cause: If you have thalassemia minor, it's a problem only if you are considering becoming a parent with someone who is also affected. If you have iron deficiency, you need to find the cause -- anything from heavy periods to non-supplementing vegetarianism to stomach ulcer / colon cancer. ...Read more

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What could cause a high mchc blood test?

Repeat test.: Increased values occur in the presence of congenital or acquired spherocytosis or in other congenital hemolytic anemias in which red cells are abnormally desiccated. ...Read more