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I check hemoglobin yesterday the result shows that hb value is 17.1 (16) rbc6.09 (5.5) hct is51.1 (5.0), is this very serious issue?

I check hemoglobin yesterday the result shows that hb value is 17.1 (16) rbc6.09 (5.5) hct is51.1 (5.0), is this very serious issue?

A little too high: Your hgb/hct are both a little too elevated when compared to standard ranges. This could happen if you are extremely physical (train a lot), dehydrated, or possibly stimulated by other factors (eg testosterone-replacement therapy/supplementation). Regardless, this could result in a relative "hyper-coagulable" state, and a slightly increased risk for thrombosis/vascular compromise. See your pcp. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin A1c result was 6.1. Is this normal?

My hemoglobin A1c result was 6.1. Is this normal?

No - incr DM risk: We used to consider hemoglobin A1c (hgba1c) <6% as normal w/6-7 considered good control for diabetes. A couple of yrs ago, we relabeled <5.7 as normal w/5.7-6.4 as increase risk for diabetes while >6.4 is considered consistent w/diabetes. Talk to your family doc, change your eating habits & increase your physical activity. Then recheck in 3mo as hgba1c represents running 3mo average of blood sugar. ...Read more

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What's a normal result for the hemoglobin A1c test?

What's a normal result for the hemoglobin A1c test?

4 to 6: The normal range varies from lab to lab but is generally between about 4 and 6 percent. ...Read more

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How would I determine what results are provided when a hemoglobin blood test is done?

How would I determine what results are provided when a hemoglobin blood test is done?

The Hb level: It depends what is ordered - if just a hb is ordered - that is all that will be done; if a CBC is ordered white cell count and platelets may also be done. ...Read more

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I have tested my blood today and it result that my hemoglobin is 19 plus. What is the reason and is it alarming me?

I have tested my blood today and it result that my hemoglobin is 19 plus. What is the reason and is it alarming me?

How old are you: Age is important to decide what is mormal and what is not generally your number slightly elevated the most logical explanation for youe geographic area is dehydration you need to drink at least 6-8 bottle of water a day for a normal day hot day or if you do any work oputside you need more try to hy drate your self and repeat you test again in one month
bilsalameh good luck ...Read more

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Blood results showed high MCHC 36.2 (normal range said 31.5 - 35.7). Other stuff ok, Hemoglobin was 15.8 (range said 11.1 - 15.9). MCH 32.6?

Blood results showed high MCHC 36.2 (normal range said 31.5 - 35.7). Other stuff ok, Hemoglobin was 15.8 (range said 11.1 - 15.9). MCH 32.6?

No worry: 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, none of your results are a cause for concern. Do follow your doctor's advice for follow-up care. Next time you get the test done, drink a couple of glasses of water in the morning before the test. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin is 9 but I have no symptoms -i was drinkin water at the same time when I got my test, so does water effect results by making hb lower?

My hemoglobin is 9 but I have no symptoms -i was drinkin water at the same time when I got my test, so does water effect results by making hb lower?

Unlikely: Your low hemoglobin likely came on slowly allowing your system to adapt. You may also have an abnormality of your hemoglobin production that has been there for years (thalasemia). Drinking water around the time of the test will have no significant effect. Additional testing can determine the source of the anemia. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin levels are normally OK. I had blood drowned 3 times within 3 month and my last result was 11.6.Could drowning blood 3 times be the cause?

My hemoglobin levels are normally OK. I had blood drowned 3 times within 3 month and my last result was 11.6.Could drowning blood 3 times be the cause?

3 blood draws: ...is not sufficient to cause a drop in your hemoglobin. That represents less than 1 percent of your total blood volume. Also having them spread out over 3 months should give your marrow plenty of time to regenerate more RBC. Ask your doctor about other causes of anemia. ...Read more

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I just got my lab results back and my hemoglobin was 8.8. Is this serious?

I just got my lab results back and my hemoglobin was 8.8. Is this serious?

Anemia: Your hemoglobin is low and therefore you have anemia. Other important things to know : MCV. MCV tells us the size of your red cells. Anemia can be due to a lack of certain things in our diet such as B12, folate (folic acid) or iron. Your level of anemia may cause symptoms. Other common causes include bleeding. People sometimes have blood loss via the GI or urinary tract and don't know it. See your Dr. ...Read more

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How to find how much larger kc is for fetal hemoglobin than adult hemoglobin?

How to find how much larger kc is for fetal hemoglobin than adult hemoglobin?

Unclear question: Fetal and adult hemoglobin are about the same size. Fetal Hb binds oxygen more tightly. ...Read more

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I would like help understanding what a high Hemoglobin and Auto % Neut CBC result could be interpreted as?

I would like help understanding what a high Hemoglobin and Auto % Neut CBC result could be interpreted as?

Send us actual resul: It is so much easier to advise you if you send us the actual results (numbers) of blood cells, blood counts along with your hemoglobin (Hb) value. Then we can better interpret what you are talking about. ...Read more

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Can a large fibroid lead to anemia? Hemoglobin 10

Can a large fibroid lead to anemia? Hemoglobin 10

Yes: If you are having heavy bleeding which is associated with fibroids then yes then can be a cause of anemia. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what could be the cause of my lab results as they all were high. Hemoglobin 15.5 leukocytes 11.2 erythrocytes 5.18 hematocrit 45.5%?

I'm wondering what could be the cause of my lab results as they all were high. Hemoglobin 15.5 leukocytes 11.2 erythrocytes 5.18 hematocrit 45.5%?

? Dehydration: 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, If all the values are high, a usual cause is dehydration. None of the values are a cause for concern.
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Should I be concerned? These are the abnormal results. RBC 3.8, hemoglobin 10.2, hematocrit 32.6, MCH27.1, MCHC 31.3, RDW 16.9, platelets 562, MO 12.3

Yes: 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 results suggest iron deficiency anemia, and you should consult your doctor for treatment. At a minimum you should take oral iron and multivitamin supplements. ...Read more

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Blood test result. Hemoglobin 12.1 g/dl and hematocrit blood is 36.5 % Red bloodcell distribution is 16.1%. are these #'s ok for 26 yr old male?

Blood test result. Hemoglobin 12.1 g/dl and hematocrit blood is 36.5 % Red bloodcell distribution is 16.1%. are these #'s ok for 26 yr old male?

Little bit low.: I'd expect your hemoglobin to be a bit higher than it is. Not that this number is compromising your health in any way or indicative of any serious disease - don't take this the wrong way - but it's a tad low. You may want to have it repeated and see a GI doctor if it remains in this lowish range. ...Read more

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Blood results came back with a 4.27 (h). Tsh, reflex to free T4 tsh, highly sensitive. Leukocyte esterase - moderate hemoglobin - trace / WBC 6 (h)?

Blood results came back with a 4.27 (h). Tsh, reflex to free T4 tsh, highly sensitive. Leukocyte esterase - moderate hemoglobin - trace / WBC 6 (h)?

Reverse T3 (liothyronine): Check free T3 and reverse t3. Ft3 should be in upper range and rt3 in lower range. If your ratio is off, you may need Armour Thyroid or t3, and synthroid (thyroxine) would be the wrong med for you. Also consider checking thyroid antibodies. ...Read more

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Hi I am a 62 year old woman with a high platelet count. In April my count was 622 and now it is 812. The other results of my current CBC were all normal except my hemoglobin is 15.7 my RBC s are 5.62 wbc 10.9 and neutrophils 8.04. My MPV is 670. My cmp w

Hi I am a 62 year old woman with a high platelet count. In April my count was 622 and now it is 812. The other results of my current CBC were all normal except my hemoglobin is 15.7 my RBC s are 5.62 wbc 10.9 and neutrophils 8.04. My MPV is 670. My cmp w

Polycythemias: Your values suggest overproduction in more than one bone marrow cell line. While not currently life threatening, you would be wise to see a hematologist and have a bone marrow biopsy, perhaps also with cytogenetic testing, to look for a myeloproliferative disorder like CML, PCV, or essenthail thrombocythemia. ...Read more

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Do I need to take 3x aday a ferrous sulfate because my hemoglobin result is 74 only?

Do I need to take 3x aday a ferrous sulfate because my hemoglobin result is 74 only?

Doctor's Advice: Too much iron can damage one's liver. I would first make sure your physician believes you need this much ferrous sulfate before over loading your liver. ...Read more

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I am 6 months pregnant. My hemoglobin test says "an abnormal result". What do you mean by it.?

I am 6 months pregnant. My hemoglobin test says "an abnormal result". What do you mean by it.?

D/w MD: I don't know what it means. You should ask your doctor or go to the lab where you had the blood work and ask for a copy of the result. Once you gets the copy, you should discuss the result with your doctor. It is not enough to say that it is abnormal. ...Read more

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I just got my lab results back and my hemoglobin is 90 g/l. I'm not bleeding anywhere. How serious is this?

I just got my lab results back and my hemoglobin is 90 g/l. I'm not bleeding anywhere. How serious is this?

Extremely: Every anemia is a warning. You need to get with your phyiscian and not stop getting evaluated until the cause of your anemia is found. Whatever is causing this is a greater danger to you than the anemia itself. I'm very glad you have found sobriety and trust it has been a blessing. If your primary care physician can't find the cause, get with a specialist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My granddaughter had an abnormal hemoglobin test result, has to be retested right away, how serious could this be?

My granddaughter had an abnormal hemoglobin test result, has to be retested right away, how serious could this be?

Depends: Is it a low hemoglobin level or an abnormal form of hemoglobin? A low hemoglobin level is generally associated with anemia, and can usually be treated (for example with iron supplements if it's due to iron deficiency.) an abnormal form of hemoglobin is different. It can be detected on the newborn screen or other specialized tests, and can be associated with sickle cell anemia or thalassemia. ...Read more

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I am 6 months pregnant. My hemoglobin test says "an abnormal result" and value is 10.5. What do you mean by "abnormal result".?

I am 6 months pregnant. My hemoglobin test says "an abnormal result" and value is 10.5. What do you mean by "abnormal result".?

Computer is dumb: Thing is, if you weren't pregnant, that would be low. However, since your body beefs up the amount of water it's carrying, the relative amount of red cells to overall plasma changes, making the computer think you're anemic, which is abnormal. However, it's a common finding in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have. Hemoglobin A 1c result of 4.6 and my md is concerned.  She ran insulin test and all came back normal.  Should I be concerned?

I have. Hemoglobin A 1c result of 4.6 and my md is concerned.  She ran insulin test and all came back normal.  Should I be concerned?

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 MD's concern may be related to lower than usual value of A1c result. If you do not have insulin hyperactivity and do not have symptoms, you should be fine. One more thing to check is hemolytic anemia. ...Read more

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Can thelasemia cause low iron 20.39 (normal range 33-193), normal hemoglobin 12.10 (11.5-15.5) & low MCV 74.90 (77-95) in CBC RESULT?

Can thelasemia cause low iron 20.39 (normal range 33-193), normal hemoglobin 12.10 (11.5-15.5) & low MCV 74.90 (77-95) in CBC RESULT?

More info needed: Thalassemia can be associated with decreased iron, but thalassemia itself does not cause low iron. Decreased iron is more likely due to nutritional deficiency of iron or to blood loss, as in menstruating patients. ...Read more

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Can dehydration affect thyroid results like it does hemoglobin? I have gained 25 lbs in less than a yr & workout 5 days a week and eat well!

Can dehydration affect thyroid results like it does hemoglobin? I have gained 25 lbs in less than a yr & workout 5 days a week and eat well!

No, not likely: Dehydration does not affect thyroid functions. It is best to repeat and confirm the results. Weight gain can be due to underfunctional Thyroid gland but more likely it is due to excessive eating. Workouts alone are not enough to control weight. You also have to cut down on your eating. Avoid high fat and hi sugar containing foods and liquids. This will help you to lose weight. ...Read more

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I did a hemoglobin electrophoresis test. The result negative and hemoglobin pattern are normal. What does this mean? I am not thalassemia carrirer?

I did a hemoglobin electrophoresis test. The result negative and hemoglobin pattern are normal. What does this mean? I am not thalassemia carrirer?

Need more info: 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 results, especially concentration of Hb A2. It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests.
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.
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Blood results for healthy adult shows all within range except: Hemoglobin 13.1 (low): 13.2-17.1 in range; Hemacrit 37.9 & 38.5-50% in range. Go to ER?

Blood results for healthy adult shows all within range except: Hemoglobin 13.1 (low): 13.2-17.1 in range; Hemacrit 37.9 & 38.5-50% in range. Go to ER?

Of course not...: Unless one is having an emergency, one should not think of an E.R. Lab result numbers are just numbers, with little meaning if one does not have the whole picture. "In range" or "out of range" also mean little without the big picture. For example, if one is feeling fine and always has a hemoglobin of 13, that's great. If one usually has 16, but now has 13 after bleeding for 3 hours, that's bad. ...Read more

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Hi there, I got my two and half year old son and he is not feeling well. So we just done his some body test as doctor requested. In results his ESR gone to 60 which should be 0-10 and he has just 7gm hemoglobin in his body. So what should I do and what's

Hi there, I got my two and half year old son and he is not feeling well. So we just done his some body test as doctor requested. In results his ESR gone to 60 which should be 0-10 and he has just 7gm hemoglobin in his body. So what should I do and what's

Needs more tests: I would follow up with your doctor today. Your son needs more tests. This could be something very serious. You may need a blood doctor to help determine the cause and treatment of the low hemoglobin. Please call your pediatrician today. They can help you find the right doctors. ...Read more

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What do these results indicate? Hemoglobin 14.1, sgpt 32, MCV 70, MCH 23, mchc 33, RDW 17%. Rbc 6.11

Non specific.: Could represent mild iron deficiency or thalasemia although not with any reliability. ...Read more

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I am 6 month pregnant. I did hemoglobin test and my hemoglobin level is 10.5 and indicate abnormal result. What is that? Can you explain it.

Anemia of Pregnancy: Because your body increases its blood volume during pregnancy, the amount of blood cells can often be diluted and women can become anemic. You can start an iron supplement like ferrous sulfate 325mg taken once daily or twice daily to increase your hemoglobin. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in laymans term, how does the amino acid substitution that results in abnormal hemoglobin have a drastic effect on protein structure?

Can you tell me in laymans term, how does the amino acid substitution that results in abnormal hemoglobin have a drastic effect on protein structure?

I will try: A protein has a complex twisted and folded shape that is dependent on the interactions of amino acids that can be far from the amino acid change. Some amino acids are charged (positive or negative) and some are not. Charged amino acids can repel or attract. ...Read more

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On a CBC test result, does hemoglobin mean the same thing as blood glucose?

On a CBC test result, does hemoglobin mean the same thing as blood glucose?

No, not at all: CBC is complete blood count meaning numbers of blood cells like RBC, WBC and Platelets.
Blood glucose means and equals blood sugar level. ...Read more

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Is 8 weeks of iron infusions enough? Ater this time hemoglobin decreased to 7.6. As a result, I had a blood transfusion.

Is 8 weeks of iron infusions enough? Ater this time hemoglobin decreased to 7.6. As a result, I had a blood transfusion.

Something's wrong: If iron infusions over eight weeks didn't fix your anemia, it's either not due to iron deficiency or you still have serious blood loss. I also see that somebody is giving you vitamin B12 for whatever reason. Please forgive my frankness. If there is not a misunderstanding, please get with a hematologist. ...Read more

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Abnormal blood results. High RBC 5.2, high hemoglobin 16.7, high hematocrit 51.7, high monocytes 12.8 and basphils 11? What can this mean.

Abnormal blood results. High RBC 5.2, high hemoglobin 16.7, high hematocrit 51.7, high monocytes 12.8 and basphils 11? What can this mean.

Blood count: I do not know what your symptoms are. A high RBC, Hemoglobin can be associated with primary polycythemia, high altitude living, dehydration
High Monocytes count is often associated with some viral process. High Basophil count often associated with allergies. ...Read more