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Elevated Red Cell Distribution Width
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 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..
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
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
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?
RBC 5.57 MCV 65.4 MCV Hgb 20.5pg red cell distribution width 15.9% what could this be? Symptoms are chest pain shortness of breath blood in urine
Need to examine: 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 appear to have microcytic anemia and should see a doctor to determine the cause as the treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more
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
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
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
What could low red blood cell distribution indicate. Also have high total protein. Dr. Looking for autoimmune conditions.
What does low hemoglobin, high red blood cells, low mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, low mean cell vol. & high red cell distrib. Width mean?
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 might have helped had you provided the actual results rather your interpretation of high and low.
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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
•A condition present at birth that reduces the oxygen-carrying capacity of red blood cells (hemoglobinopathy)
•COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and other lung diseases
•Nicotine dependence (smoking)
Certain drugs stimulate the production of red blood cells, including:
•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.)
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
•Other myeloproliferative disorders ...Read more
Increase RBC count: Can be seen a condition called polycythmia vera. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
What does an elevated both white and red blood count mean? Do red cell counts rise during infections?
Leucocytosis: Elevated white cell count can represent many maladies in many people both male and female and also be normal in certain circumstances-like in labor! it can also be normal for certain people. Yes it does go up in infections -that being the most common condition for leucocytosis. It can also be a red flag for leukemia or other body area cancers. No-red cells do not commonly go up in infections! ...Read more
My blood test showed I had elevated/high red blood cells than normal. What can be the cause and can it be a health hazard?
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How elevated? Do you smoke? Have a respiratory or cardiac disease? See this site of more information and discuss the matter with your doctor.
http://www. Mayomedicallaboratories. Com/test-catalog/clinical+and+interpretive/84160. ...Read more
Cytosis: Erythrocytosis and leukocytosis mean elevation of the rbc and WBC counts respectively above the reference values of the lab. Slight increase could be physiologic reactions but usually when leukocytosis is accompanied by fever, it signifies infection. In your body. Elevation of rbc or WBC with many persistent abnormal young forms could mean early dysplasia or leukemia. ...Read more
Not a risk: A high red count with normal hemoglobin and hematocrit (two other tests that check red cells) may be harmless, but should be repeated with a full blood count plus red cell volume. ...Read more
I have elevated red and white blood cell counts. The dr. Said they have jumped 5 pts in 5 wks. I'm being referred to a hemotoligist. What could it be?
Bone marrow: Speculating on possible causes will not be right at this time. Proper workup for your elevated counts with a hematologist should be done to find out the underlying cause. Please be patient. ...Read more
I have kidney stones in both kidneys. Could this cause both my white and red cell counts to be elevated?
My son is 19, has abused k2 for 2yrs. He had some blood work done, they told him that he has both elevated red/white blood cells. Is this serious?
Possibly: Although the two are probably not related to his abuse. He needs both psychiatric and medical attention. ...Read more
I had a spinal tap done and the red blood cell count in CSF was 2000+ marked as elevated. What does this mean? It should be 0 accordinh to sheat
Bloody tap or bleed: Since you're able to type this question coherently, I gather that your health didn't suffer after the lumbar puncture, so that would probably rule out a cerebral bleed (hemorrhage) as a cause of the blood cells in CSF. Most likely the RBCs came from a "bloody tap" - trauma to blood vessels of the back from the needle. Normally, no vessels are damaged, but doctors are not perfect! Hope all is well. ...Read more
I found out I was vitamin B12 defficiant, but my red blood cells, hemoglobin, and hemotocrit are always slightly elevated. So why would this be?
I wonder too: What was th test which showd B12 deficiency? Why did you do the test in the first place? Do you have any syptoms? What was elevated? How much? White cells and platelets? You could repeat the test. You are 18 yo... Female gender? Are you vegetraian? My guts tell me: no more testing unless necessary, go to specialist...Send us more results, detalis. Thank you. ...Read more
I am diabetic taking glipizide, recently went to dr, had a blood count done results elevated red and white blood cells, recently sugar level 60?
My 4 year old nephew is currently in hospital, with seriously elevated red and white blood cell count, is this always indicative of something serious?
Hard to say: We don't treat lab values. Isolated lab values without any history or exam findings is not enough to make any realistic comment. You are welcome to start over and provide basic history to put this into context. This is not a chat room so each submission should contain background and a question' ...Read more
Hello, Recent blood tests show that I have slightly elevated red and white blood cell counts and platelet count. What does this mean? I did have my
Question cut off: It may or may not mean anything. Don't know the actual elevations or your clinical history. Not enough info to determine. ...Read more
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Vit B12 def. Corrected for 5 yrs. Previous +rheumatoid factor, elevated igg, oligoclonal bands, high erythropoietin now large red cells. Possibilities?
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Went to dr, I have to see radiology and urology, what does it mean to have blood in urine, elevated red blood cells. But no pain when urinanating.?
I was on oral steroid when I had a cbc test taken. It showed elevated red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Could this be from meds?
Elevated indirect bilirubin, normal direct bilirubin, low red blood cell count, normal white blood cell count, iron overload (83), enlarged spleen?
Need more informatio:
We can not comment on these blood tests without knowing your hemoglobin and hematocrit andtotal rbc level. Total iron, iron binding capacity and most important ferritin level
also need to know the values of liver enzymes;level of indirect bilirubin
i suggest you consult your doctor who may have all this information and can tell you if anything needs to be done or just follow up. ...Read more
Why might having a sickle cell anemia crisis result in a reduced red blood cell count, an elevated white blood cell count, and a reduced hematocrit?
Acute blood trapping: Sickle cell crisis occurs because these patients red cell are not elastic, gets trapped in vessels, in spleen, liver, lungs, leading to loss from circulation, hence low red cells and hematocrit in CBC. Repeated episodes compromise immune functions and patients prone to infections, which could then induce rise in white blood cells to fight infections. BE hydrated, No strenous exercise ArePreventive. ...Read more
Nickel alleregy: There have been numerous recent reports about the new the recent i-phone cases containing nickel and people who are allergic to nickel having various rashes because of it. If this is the type of cell phone you have, they suggested putting it in some type of plastic carrying case to reduce exposure to the nickel and see if that helps. New technology, new problems! ...Read more
Have severe dry eyes. Eyelids glue to eyeballs & in am rips cells from cornea, cause pain/redness daily. Lubricants don't help. Any other suggestions?
Recurrent erosion: Sounds like recurrent erosion syndrome with your sticking and tearing symptoms. Agree with muro ointment. Alternatively, your eyes may be opening at night and drying out. Try sleeping without a ceiling fan on and with a humidifier. Ointment will certainly help. Goggles such as tranquileyes by eyeeco can also help if this is the case. ...Read more
I have slightly elevated redness in my arm nearest to the elbow that keeps on geeting bigger. Its not that itchy but keeps on spreading?
Dermatitis/infection: New onset of a red raised area of skin can generally be caused by an irritant, allergy or infection. An irritant (like poison ivy or chemical) can cause a contact dermatitis. An allergic reaction to something either external (environment) or internal (food/medication) can cause an allergic dermatitis. Either of these tend to itch. Infection is less likely to itch. See MD if keeps getting worse. ...Read more
Since I've been taking amoxicillin my face keeps getting hot, no redness and only slight elevated temp. No fever. Allergy?
Unlikely: Could be unrelated, but it doesn't sound like an allergy to the drug ...Read more
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