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Elevated Serum Rbc Count
Ferritin, hematocrit, hglobin normal. Hematocrit 44. Will iron increase it? Serum iron low. Rbc count normal and above.
Why do you ask?: This is almost certainly the right hematocrit for your body. No "pop" remedy is going to increase it; if you are seeking to raise it artificially for an athletic competition, you'll have to ask elsewhere. Loading up on iron is likely to make you sick, both acutely (upset stomach) and long-term (iron-overload still kills plenty of men). ...Read more
Myalbumin has been 5.3-5.8 for 3 mnths, RBC count normal. Serum sodium 140, serum ptssium 3.3-3.9, chlride 96-100, feel lightheaded, headache, ideas?
Neutrophil 29%, Lymphocyte 56%, RBC count 5.73 mi/CMM, Serum Uric acid 7.10 mg% and vit D deficiency 17.2 ng/mL ...severe lower back ache.pl advice?
Ineed MD evaluation: These lab values need to be put into context. You need to have your physician evaluate you and your lab values to complete the whole picture. Of note is the fact that vitamin D levels are almost always below the quoted normal values for anyone with dark skin. ...Read more
What does an elevated rbc count of 5.93 and Hct of 52.7 indicate in 70 year old male? Only other CBC abnormality is absolute monocytes of 1003.
Polycythemia: Elevated red blood cell parameters are concerning for polycythemia. Polycythemia can be reactive to another condition in the body (like chronically low oxygen) or without other associated medical conditions (polycythemia vera). Absolute monocytosis may be related. It has been noted in scientific literature as also seen in polycythemia vera. ...Read more
If the elevated RBC is indeed above the upper limit of normal for that lab and on repeat it is confirmed there are a few possibilities to consider. Certain people have a higher RBC count and that is normal.
However, there are lung conditions and blood disorders that can cause this as well.
That is why prior lab tests are so important.
Air exchange in the lungs is not altered with a mild elevation ...Read more
My Hb count is very high I.e.17.4 and RBC count is also 6.4 million but the iron count is low.i.e. 33. What are the possible causes?
History is key: If you've been like this all your life, this may be your normal value and need not be a concern. If you tend to turn blue or have poorer exercise tolerance than your peers, you may have a right-to-left shunt in heart or lungs that's been missed. You may have a minor Hgb or receptor mutation. I trust you're not on anabolic steroids. The Hgb is high-normal for a guy in my book. ...Read more
Why?: What is your red cell count and why do you want to reduce it? If you must, an easy way is to donate blood. If you are otherwise healthy, contact you local blood center or red cross and they can remove blood in a controlled fashion. ...Read more
Depends: Low RBC means your red blood cell count is low. It could be from exessive loss, or inadequate production. There are other tests which coud help determine the cause, such as hemoglobin, hemotacrit, iron level, indices, etc. ...Read more
Too many things to list! Please note that it can also be normal to have a small decrease in hemoglobin and red blood cell count.
To give a proper answer, one would need to look through all blood work and medication lists. ...Read more
Anemia: If that is hemoglobin count, that is quite low and suggests anemia, not enough red blood cells. Anemia can be caused by iron deficiency, gastrointestinal blood loss, vitamin B12 deficiency, sometimes bone marrow disease, or chronic inflammation problem. Your physician should help you find out cause and prescribe treatment. ...Read more
Foods rich in iron: Your body needs foods rich in iron to make red blood cells. So things like red meat and spinach would be good for you. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 62-year-old lady to have RBC count of 5.39 and haemoglobin: 15.
If these are abnormal, what it could indicate and any further tests?
Upper limit normal: Blood counts vary depending upon a host of factors. It is more important to look at any trends or significant changes in your numbers than any absolutes. Your numbers are at the upper limit of normal. Might want to look at your "normal" in the past and consider repeating in another few months. ...Read more
Could thalassimia cause RBC count low in numbers and small.
My RBC is normal 4.8 and hemo 123 why did dr say RBC is low it is in range at 4.8?
RBC count not import: Just watch your hemoglobin. Most folks with Thalasemmia run a low hemoglobin (9-11 Grams)which can not be corrected. ...Read more
Sir, i have personally tested my self.beacuse i have donated my blood one month back.
Today i have given blood for cbp test.in the report only this rbc count showing high 5.7
is there any problem?
Your RBC count is okay.
See this site for more information on this topic:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/complete-blood-count/basics/results/PRC-20014088 ...Read more
RBC count: Rbc count of 6.1 is higher than normal, but you have to look at this along with other measurements of the complete blood count such as hemoglobin/hematocrit and white blood cell count and platelets. If the rbc is the only bad one, repeat it to make sure it is not an error. If the other ones are elevated, seek medical advice. ...Read more
What number of reasons can you justify for the RBC count in males being higher than that of females?
Homework problem: I would not assign this question. After puberty, men have considerably more testosterone than do women and this promotes the growth of red blood cells. Women have periods and thus tend to lose iron, and pregnancy depletes iron and folic acid, and a woman may thus be anemic as a result. However, this should not happen. The major reason is testosterone. I hope this is the answer teacher wants. ...Read more
In my heamogram the values are RBC count 4.04 low, mcv105.7high, mch36pghigh, rdw14.8%high what does it mean?
MCV is very high: Many lab normal values are usually set at lowest 5th per centile to the highest 95th percentile, and thus about 10% of people who are normal would have a value judged too low or too high. In your case the only definitely abnormal value is the MCV of 105.7. Although there may be a nonconsequential reason for a high mcv, in your case, i absolutely recommend to see a hematologist. ...Read more
Sir, today i have received my cbp test report.in that RBC Count is showing high 5.7 is there any problem for me.please help?
Numbers are numbers: The rest of the story is needed, as this one numerical result itself has no worrisome meaning without hearing the rest of the story. One's regular doctor, who knows why a blood test was ordered and who has examined the patient, can be helpful here. Otherwise, these numbers are just numbers... without much meaning. ...Read more
Possibly. : Blood in the urine, or hematuria, in the absence of infection, is abnormal and should be worked up. First, a urinary infection must be ruled out. Red cells are common in this setting. If there is no infection, more than 3 red cells in the urinalysis is considered microscopic hematuria & requires evaluation. Work with your doctor to make sure you find a cause, or rule out the more worrisome ones. ...Read more