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Doctor insights on: Elevated Red Cell Distribution Width

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My platelet distribution width is 15.9% and my red cell distribution width is 15.2 fl. They are high? Is this a problem?

My platelet distribution width is 15.9% and my red cell distribution width is 15.2 fl. They are high? Is this a problem?

No: I would not be concerned. As long as the platelet count is adequate and hemoglobin and hematocrit ok, little to worry about. However, it would be nice to know what your platelet count and hemoglobin are. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My Hemoglobin is 9.0 g %, leucocyte count is 14,500 / cu mm , Erythrocyte count is 4.26 / cu mm , red cell distribution width is 20.2 %. I m worried..

My Hemoglobin is 9.0 g %, leucocyte count is 14,500 / cu mm , Erythrocyte count is 4.26 / cu mm , red cell distribution width is 20.2 %. I m worried..

See someone: Hello, You are anemic. There are many possible causes of anemia and most of them are benign and treatable. This could be a result of an inherited hemoglobin trait or from heavy bleeding during your menstrual periods. You do need to see a doctor so that they can run some tests and sort through the possibilities to take the proper action. ...Read more

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During regular blood checkup for my wife high platelet count was observed what does mean ? The following are the results (i) PLATELET COUNT 410 X 10³ / μL (ii) PLATELETCRIT(PCT) 0.42 Range : % 0.19 - 0.39 (iii) RED CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH - SD(RDW-SD) 5

During regular blood checkup for my wife high platelet count was observed what does mean ? The following are the results (i) PLATELET COUNT 410 X 10³ / μL  (ii) PLATELETCRIT(PCT) 0.42  Range : % 0.19 - 0.39 (iii) RED CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH - SD(RDW-SD) 5

Normal ranges: Each lab must establish their own normal range for the tests they offer, so there can be some variation between labs. In general, platelets run between 150k-450k/ml These ranges cover 95% of the normal people they test, so 5% of normal people will have values outside the range. The closer a person's values are to the range=more likely normal. Wife's values likely normal for her. ...Read more

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Am 31 wk pregnant.My hb count is11gm/dl.Hematocrit is 34%.Red cell distribution width is16%.Wbc is13.7*10^9/l.Lymphocyte is 20%.Is there is any problm?

Am 31 wk pregnant.My hb count is11gm/dl.Hematocrit is 34%.Red cell distribution width is16%.Wbc is13.7*10^9/l.Lymphocyte is 20%.Is there is any problm?

Probably not: Mild anemia is common as pregnancy progresses. Iron and Folic Acid supplements are important during pregnancy. Regular appointments with an obstetrician through pregnancy is the best way to determine if a problem is present. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have red cell distribution width 16.3h, absolute neutrophilis 9.5h, segmented neutrophils 79.7h, lymphocytes 14.2, blood gas base excess 2.8h, blood gas bicarbonate 27.9h, carbon dioxide 31h, glusoe 143h, can you explain my results?

What does it mean to have red cell distribution width 16.3h, absolute neutrophilis 9.5h, segmented neutrophils 79.7h, lymphocytes 14.2, blood gas base excess 2.8h, blood gas bicarbonate 27.9h, carbon dioxide 31h, glusoe 143h,  can you explain my results?

No. Ask your doctor.: To interpret your venous blood tests we need complete blood cell count test results. To interpret your arterial blood gas test we need arterial pH and pO2 values. The only conclusions I can make with this limited data are that you may have a bacterial infection and that your blood sugar is slightly high. (?) BTW carbon dioxide of 31 is not high. Normal range is 35-45. Ask your doctor! ...Read more

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What does this mean? "red blood cell distribut width" 14.4 % (11.6 - 14.0)

What does this mean? "red blood cell distribut width" 14.4 %  (11.6 - 14.0)

Not much: This test is of limited value. All you need to know is that your hemoglobin(hb) is normal...That is all you need to worry about the red blood cells. If the hb is low, then you need to have your doctor find the cause and treat it. ...Read more

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My yesterday's blood test shows higher Red cell distributio width - 15.2 ( normal 11.6 to 14%) . . Also my Bilirubin level 1.51%, (0.2 to 1 norm) .

My yesterday's blood test shows higher Red cell distributio width - 15.2 ( normal 11.6 to 14%) . . Also my Bilirubin level 1.51%, (0.2 to 1 norm) .

How do you feel?: Your physician can determine whether the slightly high bilirubin is Gilbert's or something worth investigating. High RDW is no danger but a marker for any of a variety of things. Mine was way higher when I donating blood every eight weeks. If you feel well, relax and be happy for good health. Best wishes, I have heard that the Volga is beautiful in the spring. ...Read more

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What could low red blood cell distribution indicate. Also have high total protein. Dr. Looking for autoimmune conditions.

What could low red blood cell distribution indicate. Also have high total protein. Dr. Looking for autoimmune conditions.

Unrelated: There are no diseases associated with a low red cell distribution width (RDW). A high total protein does not in and of itself suggest the presence of autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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What does elevated red blood cells mean?

More then normal: That is the opposite of anemia. which is low red blood cells. So you have TOO MUCH RBCs. That could be related to many causes, so of which could be very serious. Further testing needed. If you are a smoker... stop ...Read more

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Reasons for elevated red blood cell count ?

Reasons for elevated red blood cell count ?

Below: Your body may increase red blood cell production to compensate for any condition that results in low oxygen levels, including: •Congenital heart disease in adults •Heart failure •A condition present at birth that reduces the oxygen-carrying capacity of red blood cells (hemoglobinopathy) •High altitudes •COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and other lung diseasesPulmonary fibrosisSleep apneaNicotine dependence (smoking) Performance-enhancing drugs Certain drugs stimulate the production of red blood cells, including: •Anabolic steroids •Blood doping (transfusion) •Injections of a protein (erythropoietin) that enhances red blood cell production Increased red blood cell concentration •Dehydration (If the liquid component of the blood (plasma) is decreased, as in dehydration, the red blood cell count increases. This is due to the red blood cells becoming more concentrated. The actual number of red blood cells stays the same.) Kidney disease Rarely, in some kidney cancers and sometimes after kidney transplants, the kidneys might produce too much erythropoietin. This enhances red blood cell production. Bone marrow overproduction •Polycythemia vera •Other myeloproliferative disorders ...Read more