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Polycythemia.: High HGB levels for 3 kinds of reasons. First, a blood disease where too much blood is made. Second, the blood is being made due to an increase in epo, the hormone that controls production. Can be from lack of oxygen (lung disease, living at high altitude, abnormal hemoglobin, carbon monoxide/smoking poisoning hemoglobin, heart disease, or rarely tumors. Dehydration can do this too. ...Read more
Need more info: It may be a combination of circumstances, and it would be helpful to know the actual values. Given the information your provided, it may be a combination of macrocytic change and dehydration. Alcohol use could be one explanation. 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. ...Read more
What does having low HB, HCT, MCV, MCH, MCHC & high RDW but normal RBC & ferritin mean?
What could the following numbers indicate: RDW 18.1, MCH 25.6, MCHC 29.4, Hematocrit 31.2, RBC 3.57, Hemoglobin 9.2 ?
Wbc 3.7, rbc4.03, hgb 9.2, hct 29.0, MCV 72.1, mch22.8, mchc31.0, rdw18.7calcium&anion low, ANA -poswhat is wrong here?More than anemia ?Hem
Wbc 4.24, RBC 3.77, hb 11.0, hct 32.5, MCV 90, MCH 29, mchc 32.5, RDW 14.4, PLT 255, mpv 10.6. Am i anemic? Other bloodwork normal except low alk phos
Very mild anemia: It will depend on the normal range of hb used at your laboratory where you have the test done. At my lab- the normal range used is between 12-15, so hb of 11 is only mildly anemic. It is nothing to worry much about however. In young woman like yourself- with your monthly period, you lose some iron in every cycle. This can cause mild anemia. Check your iron and take multi vitamin. D/w your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do blood results mean ? TIBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, RBC & MCH all LOW.. Retic count & RDW are HIGH. Iron, Tran Sat, Ferriten, MCV NORMAL
What do these results indicate? Hemoglobin 14.1, sgpt 32, MCV 70, MCH 23, mchc 33, RDW 17%. Rbc 6.11
CBP, ESR, Serum Iron, TIBC and identified
RBC Morphology : Microcytic- Hypochromic smear seen, Anisocytosis-Poikilocytosis. what test covers etiology?
Hb(11.1), PCV(35.4), RBC(3.75), MCV(94.4), MCH(29.6), MCHC(31.4), WBC(5.2K), Pt(1.5L), ESR(29), Ferritin(39) & B12(498). What caused the anemia ?
Yu have mild Anemia: Your CBC(Blood counts) are not all that bad, just some mild Anemia. The cause is not clear until we do further testing. For now eat healthy and consume extra amounts of greens(veggies and salads). Then get a recheck of CBC in 3 mos, looking for amprovement in the Hb level. If Hb comes down under 11Gms, you should go back to your doctor for further testing. if it is>11 gms, you don't need to worry ...Read more
Cbc done - hgb, hct low(10.6/33.3). The mcv, MCH and MCH were borderline low. The RDW high. Donated blood 1 month previous with 12.9 hgb. ? Diagnosis
Not enough data: Most cbc's only tell us what numerically is wrong. The only sure way to tell a CBC is abnormal is to look at the peripheral smear. Your indices indicate that you may be iron deficient, however that requires a thorough assessment for blood loss from the gi, gu and respiratory tract. If you donate blood, you can exacerbate the iron deficiency. ...Read more
Is my anemia considered severe? 44yr female Hemoglobin-9.9, hematocrit-32.5, MVC-69fL, MHC-20.9, MCHC-30.4, RDW-19.1, RBC- normal, WBC- normal.
Wrong question: Please forgive my frankness. "A little bit anemic" is like being "a little big pregnant." Your anemia requires a workup. Being microcytic, and I presume new (not thalassemia), you've got iron deficiency until proved otherwise. Unless you're an ill-advised vegetarian, you're losing blood -- and until it's proved otherwise, you need to search for a cancer, ulcer, or hookworm. ...Read more
Details: Gran% refers to type of white blood cell that fights infection. The others are descriptive terms about the red blood cells and if normal or near normal is ok. ...Read more
See below: 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 know the actual values. Generally high Hemoglobin and high MCV do not go together. If you provide the actual results it may be feasible to provide and opinion. ...Read more
Recent CBC: RBC 4.48, Hgb 11.8, Hct 38.1, MCV 85.0, MCH 26.3, MCHC 31.0, RDW 15.8, Plt 503. How "abnormal" is my Plt in relative terms? What is likely the cause of high Plt (poss iron deficiency?)?
Check for low iron: Your platelet count by itself is not worrisome, but elevated platelets with an elevated RDW (the spread of Red Cell sizes) is often an indicator of iron deficiency. Iron deficiency is common in menstruating women, especially vegetarians, and can cause fatigue before it is severe enough to cause anemia. Ask your doctor to check your iron saturation level, and consider a daily vitamin "for women." ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi..recently had a complete blood test.wbc 7200,Rbc 14.6%,total RBC 5.6, MVC 87,MCH 26,MCHC 30.. MCH & MCHC are 2points below normal range.PCV 49.6%?
What is Ur Question?: Do not get too hung up on the terms(Red cell Indices) as long as your Hemoglobin(Hb) is normal(it appears to be 14.6 Gm. Ask a simple yet clear question, so we can help you more and settle the concerns. ...Read more
Cbc results: low lymphocytes (15.7), high granulocytes 79.2, gr# 8.3, mchc low (32.4), MCV normal, RDW high (14.3), low mpv (7.7). Is this concerning?
Random Dist Width: Random distribution width (RDW) is a measure of the variability of the sizes (volume) of the red blood cells in a complete blood count. The lower the number, the more similar are the sizes of the red cells. The higher the rdw, the more variable are the red cells in sizes (from small to large). The variability in red cell sizes can sometimes help narrow down the causes of anemia in a patient. ...Read more
Low but...: If you are asking about RDW that is part of a CBC report in United States, a value lower than 80 is usually considered low (different labs may have different norms ). A low RDW may be suggestive of iron deficiency, thalassemia (or other altered red cells), or other blood problems. However, a value of 10.9 is too low unless a different measurement. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: The reference range on RDW, as for most labs, is set so that a few percent of folks fall outside on either end. A low RDW is never a problem. There is no advantage to trying to change it. Frequent visits to the blood bank are good for you as a public service, and are likely to raise RDW. ...Read more
Lab test: If the RDW-SD is up but everything else is normal, it's a tipoff that iron deficiency may be developing. There are many other possibilities. And remember that for every lab value, a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Glad you're interested in your lab work. Best wishes. ...Read more
Non-specific: Variation in red cell size can be due to many reasons, e.g., iron deficiency, hemolytic anemia, folate (folic acid) and/or B12 deficiency. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
You don't want to: Rdw means reed blood cell distribution width is a measure of the variation of red blood cell (rbc) volume. Usually rbcs are a standard size of about 6-8 ?m. Certain disorders, however, cause a significant variation in cell size. Certain disorders, like iron or vit B12 deficiency- cause a significant variation in cell size- thus will increase rdw. It is used to differentiate the cause of anemia. ...Read more
It depends: Rdw means red cell distribution width. It measures the difference between the sizes of the patient's red blood cells. It increases a little as one gets much older. The importance of it depends on evaluating the rest of the blood, and what shapes the red cells take. ...Read more
Red cell size : Variablity. Rdw is the short term for distribution of red cell width and reflects variation in red cell size. The variation may be due hemolytic anemia, microvascular disease, hemoglobin disorders, iron deficiency anemia etc. See this site for more info. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2098635-overview. ...Read more
Thanks for asking!: Rdw stands for red blood cell distribution width, which is a measured parameter in a CBC test. High RDW value indicates greater variation in rbc size. This may be associated with iron deficiency anemia, folate/b12 deficiency anemia, mixed deficiency, recent hemorrhage, ...Etc. ...Read more
Absolutely not: It's got nothing to do with polycythemia. It means that your red cells vary in size. This often means nothing whatsoever, especially if it's the only blip on your lab slip and your iron status is normal on your chemical profile. Rdw generally rises in iron deficinecy before anemia appears, so it may be a heads up. ...Read more
My rdw-cv is 19.6% and is high. What other tests are required and what are the possible health problems.
CBC.: Rdw-cv measures the variability of red cell size. It is useful in finding the cause of anemia, or detecting early deficiencies of iron, B12 or folic acid. Rdw can be effected by alcohol, medications, chronic health conditions, so is not helpful by itself. It has to be viewed in the context of the rest of the CBC (complete blood count) and your health history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My question is my Dr. ran test and one week ago the RDW was 14.8. 11 months ago the test was 15.1. Please can you explain what all this means. I s?
Not to : Meaningful. It has todo with the variation In size of your red cells. Not to worry ...Read more
How's iron level?: The MCV is lowish, about where mine usually runs, but not inconsistent with good health. RDW tends to rise in early iron deficiency, before anemia appears, but this is by no means the only possibility. If you may be iron deficient (vegetarianism, heavy periods, pregnancy), your physician may check iron and iron binding capacity & discuss possible supplementation. Glad you asked, best wishes. ...Read more