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Hemoglobin Blood Count
Can someone tell me how long will it take to raise my hemoglobin blood count (so as to get rid of anemia)?
Is 10.1 a very low hemoglobin blood count? I have Crohn's and constant diarrhea.. Is that a low blood count?
This is a low Hgb...: Normal hemoglobins are in the range of 13-16 g/dl, and are generally higher in men than women. From your brief history, there are many potential factors that could be contributing to anemia, including ( but not limited to) crohns dz, anemia of chronic disease, malabsorptions, blood loss, nutritional issues, etc. If you're a woman, menses contributes as well. You'd be wise to address with your dr. ...Read more
Hgb 13.5-17: RBCS 4.3 to 5.5. Make sure the lab is using the units that are the same as USA to compare the numbers ...Read more
Need to know the: Actual results. Low hb may indicate blood loss and it needs to be investigated to rule out bleeding in the stomach and intestine, especially need to rule out colon cancer. Are you on any medication or drink excessively? Either of these could be the cause. All lab results need to be evaluated in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that. ...Read more
What to do if my husband has low blood count.. hemoglobin 14, RBC 5.59, low WBC 3700, platelets 157000..?
Not too low: 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, the counts are not too low. Hemoglobin is normal. WBC is slightly low but may be his normal. platelets are at the lower end of normal. ...Read more
My husband has low blood count. Hemoglobin 14, RBC 5.59, low WBC 3700, platelets 157000. What's wrong with him?
I think he's fine: There's no such thing as a perfect husband, but I don't see any problems with his blood picture. The total WBC count is actually at the low end of what I think is a reasonable reference range, and unless the neuts are very low or he's clearly sick clinically, I'd simply be thankful for good health. I trust he has other faults and that the two of you will be forbearing & love one another. ...Read more
I need answers to liver fibrosis issues. stage 3 fibrosis. Moderate steatosis with mild steatohepatitis, focal nodule formation and mallory hyaline present. Platelet count 109, hemoglobin; red blood cell count; white blood cell count decreasing. I hav
Liver fibrosis: You describe a serious condition that should be treated in hopes of delaying or preventing progression to complete cirrhosis. Don't neglect this! ...Read more
My hemoglobin count is 13.8 I'm a 28 yr old f. My blood count report says I'm hypochromic? Wat does that mean
Probably nothing: If the MCHC is only slightly out of range, I'd ignore it. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside. In the absence of anemia, abnormal indices seldom mean anything unless they are way-far off. At your age, a routine iron study may be in order. ...Read more
My red blood count is 2, white blood count is 4.4, hemoglobin is 7.8, was 5 in in august, what can be done to get it back to normal?
Wow: Those numbers are not good at all - you need to see a hematologist ASAP!!!! ...Read more
Blood tests: Hemoglobin 14.2 (normal between 13.0 and 18.0), Hematocrit 40.2% (normal 42% to 52%). Should be worried? The rest Blood count is fine.
No: You lab results are normal. Do consult your doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more
I was wondering how i could have a low red blood count (rbc) but a normal hemoglobin and hematocrit?
No!: They all go together unless you have very small sized red cells in which case you can be anemic but the red blood cell count may still be normal... As in a conditiona called thalasemia. ...Read more
What does it mean when you have low red blood count, low hemoglobin, low hemocrit and high platelet count?
Anemia: A low red blood cell count is called anemia. Anemia can be further classified as microcytic when due to iron deficiency, or macrocytic when due to B12 deficiency. Sometimes we have a low blood cell count from bleeding or several other disorders. Elevated platelets are called thrombocytosis. Platelets are an acute phase reactant and elevate for several primary and secondary reasons. ...Read more
Male 65yrs old fit but my hemoglobin was just under 13 doctor says nothing to worry about always had low blood count is it ok?
I agree: If your Hb has always been between 12 & 13 and you made it to 65 thats a normal blood count for you. It is certainly not low enough to get much attention. If you provide the rest of the red cell indices from a CBC with differential we can give you a more informed response. I'm referring to the Hematocrit (Hct), RDW, MCH, MCV, and presence of unusual cells such as poikilocytes, Ovalocytes & others. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Just recieved my blood results back. White blood count is 13.2 , red is 4.12 , hemoglobin is 12.6 , hematocrrit is 37.8 and absolute neutrophils is 9544. What does this mean.
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 helped to have the actual figures. What you are calling high may not be abnormally high. ...Read more
I have normal blood count with hemoglobin 13 and notmal palteletes but CRP 52. Dr said i had chest infection. Can I have leukemia with good results?
Hemoglobin 11.6 (reference 12-16), hematocrit 36.8 (ref 37-47), rion 130 (ref 37-145), ferritin 14 (ref 13-150) - do these results indicate anemia? If so how much iron should I be taking? Other results like full blood count are within normal range.
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, your are mildly anemic and have mild iron deficiency. One 65 mg tablet of iron and one multivitamin tablet would be sufficient. However, iron deficiency in an adult male warrants an investigation to rule out abnormal bleeding and you ought to consult your doctor. You may visit this site for information on iron supplementation. http://www.webmd.com/diet/supplement-guide-iron# ...Read more
Varies: If you are getting active chemotherapy- your hemoglobin and white blood cells would be affected by the therapy and may go down low-requiring either treatment, transfusion or a short break from treatment. If your cancer has spread to the bone marrow- your blood counts may be affected. Otherwise, yiur hemoglobin/wbc would vary- from normal, low or high depending on your other medical problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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