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Low red blood cells count mean cancer?

Low red blood cells count mean cancer?

No: Low red cells count is because of anemia and need evaluation and blood test to find the cause so be treated.

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What is the prognosis of liver cirrhosis with stage 4 liver cancer? Why people with liver cirrhosis/liver cancer have low hemoglobin, red blood cells?

What is the prognosis of liver cirrhosis with stage 4 liver cancer? Why people with liver cirrhosis/liver cancer have low hemoglobin, red blood cells?

Need to ask your ono: Your oncologist can help. Anemia can be caused by blood loss (which is common in patients with cirrhosis (GI blood loss due to varices). Poor blood formation is also common (Anemia of chronic disease). Blood transfusion can help the pateint. Keep Hemoglobin near 10 Grams. There is some treatment for Liver cancer that could be tried (the medicine is called Nexavar (Sorafenib)

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I have giant red blood cells they said marcotosis without anemia and now she wants to do bonemarrow biopsy she didn't say what kind of camcer she is l?

I have giant red blood cells they said marcotosis without anemia and now she wants to do bonemarrow biopsy she didn't say what kind of camcer she is l?

Not cancer: Hope you feel fine and not to worry. I suppose your doc or a person in the lab told you your CBC and blood have large red cells or macrocytes. If you do not have anemia, and there is No obvious nutritional, drug, metabolic, chemical Cause, your doctor wanted to see if there is some reason coming from your blood factory, your bone marrow. Ask your doctor for more explanations and you concerns.

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My fiance just had his routine checkup and his blood work came back normal except for he has a lot of enlarged red blood cells?

My fiance just had his routine checkup and his blood work came back normal except for he has a lot of enlarged red blood cells?

Macrocytosis: Macrocytosis (mcv >100) is commonly due to vitamin B12 +/- folate (folic acid) deficiency. That's next step in evaluation. Luckily, both vitamins are inexpensive & available in large enough doses as a pill (even w/severe gastritis). Shots aren't considered necessary to treat low B12 anymore as 1, 000mcg daily can overcome lack of intrinsic factor. Btw, macrocytosis often associated w/excess alcohol, low thyroid.

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes enlarged red blood cells?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes enlarged red blood cells?

Multiple reasons: Macrocytosis (larger than normal red blood cells) can have multiple causes including: vitamin b-12/folate deficiency, myelodysplastic syndromes, aplastic anemia, alcoholism, leukemia, vitamin c deficiency, vitamin e deficiency, certain medications (chemotherapy), chronic infections, genetic disorders, liver disease, splenectomy, thyroid disorders, hemorrhage, hemolytic anemia, malaria.

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I have hydroxocobalamin 1mg./1ml. Solution for B12 injections every 12 weeks for enlarged red blood cells anaemia. No improvement. Why please?

Ask your doc: Whether the lack of improvement suggests folate (folic acid) deficiency. This can cause the same kind of anemia as b12. If this turns out to be true, you would need to continue B12 at the same time with folate (folic acid).

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What does it mean to have enlarged red blood cells? I have had a hypothyroidism test done by my gp came back neg but pos with personal diagnostics te

Macrocytosis: Enlarged red blood cells could be noted in a blood count as an elevated mcv. This is a nonspecific finding. It can be caused by Folic Acid or B12 deficiency, but can also be seen in some families as a normal finding, and also in people who drink excessive alcohol. I would believe the thyroid level done in a regular laboratory rather than a home kit.

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I've low white blood cell count and enlarged red blood cells and need another blood test. I'm vegan, occasional smoker/drinker. Should I worry?

I've low white blood cell count and enlarged red blood cells and need another blood test. I'm vegan, occasional smoker/drinker. Should I worry?

Worth pursuing: Folate (folic acid) and B12 deficiencies might explain the findings. Worth pursuing to see what's up. It could be something more serious but common things are common.

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What exactly is the cause of enlarged red blood cells? I do not drink. I had lost weight and thinning hair

What exactly is the cause of enlarged red blood cells? I do not drink. I had lost weight and thinning hair

Macrocytosis: Large red cells, or macrocytosis, can be due to vitamin deficiencies (b12, folate, (folic acid) thiamine), alcohol use, an underactive thyroid, liver disease, excessive production of new red blood cells (reticulocytosis), and bone marrow disorders such as myelodysplastic syndrome. Please see a hematologist so that the correct diagnosis can be made.

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What might cause hyperthyroid, high anti-centromere b antibodies, enlarged red blood cells and high iron saturation, normal serum iron, low TIBC/UIBC?

What might cause hyperthyroid, high anti-centromere b antibodies, enlarged red blood cells and high iron saturation, normal serum iron, low TIBC/UIBC?

THIS IS A "LONGSHOT": But this set of symptoms (SYNDROME) sound like HASHIMOTO's THYROIDITIS and PERNICIOUS Macrocytic anemia also may be AUTO-IMMUNE!!! in nature ie: the body falsely detects NORMAL TISSUE as being "FOREIGN" and develops auto-antibodies against (in this case) your thyroid gland and your bone marrow) This is a guess....just a "thought". hope it helps! Dr Z

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What causes enlarge red blood cells?

What causes enlarge red blood cells?

Several: There are multiple causes of enlarged red blood cells, which is termed macrocytosis, and most of them are easily corrected. Two of the most common causes are deficiencies in vitamin B12 and folic acid, which are frequently associated with anemia, as well. However, there are also other important causes such as hypothyroidism, disorders of the bone marrow itself and some medications.

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My daughter had a urine done recently due to UTI symptoms it showed 93 WBC 1198 red blood cells no nitrates cultures grew ecoli possible causes?

My daughter had a urine done recently due to UTI symptoms it showed 93 WBC 1198 red blood cells no nitrates cultures grew ecoli possible causes?

See below: The most common cause of utis is e. Coli. The e. Coli comes from the intestinal tract. Some times girls wipe the wrong way. Also, children, do not always have nitrates in their urine, when they have a uti.

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Can doctors tell me what does that mean. Doctor said he found "high amounts of red cancer blood cells"?

Doctor said: You need to go back to that doctor and ask what they said. Misunderstanding and miscommunication does not help anyone.

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My iron serum (sideremia) it s lower than normal (39 to 50/170 ug/dl). I have to worrying? Hemoglobin and red blood cells are ok. Thank you. Kr

My iron serum (sideremia) it s lower than normal (39 to 50/170 ug/dl). I have to worrying? Hemoglobin and red blood cells are ok. Thank you. Kr

If the Hemoglobin is: Normal hemoglobin, then there is nothing to worry about. Serum iron value is only meaningful if thee is presence of anemia (low hemoglobin). Otherwise there is no reason to check serum iron level..

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What does high red blood cells mean?

What does high red blood cells mean?

A lot: Could mean dehydration, sometimes can signify a myeloproliferative disorder. Also if the hemoglobin is low and the rbcs are high, could mean there is a blood disorder called thalassemia. Either way, it should be evaluated. Hope this helps.

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What do low red blood cells signify?

Anemia: Low red blood cells (RBC), hemoglobin (Hgb), and hematocrit (Hct) all measure the amount of RBCs in your blood. Low numbers mean there are too few. This can cause fatigue or weakness depending on the level. Go over your lab tests with your doctor.

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What can cause red blood cells to die?

What can cause red blood cells to die?

Old age: Red cells have a limited life span of only about 120 days. Some disorders shorten the life span of red cells, e.g., auto-immune hemolytic anemia, hemoglobin disorders like sickle cell disease, malaria, artificial valves, severe exercise etc. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

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What does red blood cells in urin mean?

Not specific: Could be seen with a kidney stone, cancer, injury to the kidney tubules, and many other things.

Dr. Angelica Balingit
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