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What does a high RDW indicate?

What does a high RDW indicate?

High red cell: Turn over. Rdw is the term for variation in red cell size and is elevated in iron deficiency anemia, hemolytic anemia, following blood loss or any other state in which red cells are being lost and generated at an increased rate. ...Read more

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Does high RDW indicate diabetes?

Does high RDW indicate diabetes?

No: This is nonspecific without the rest of the cbc. Sometimes noted with hereditary anemias i.e. Thalassemia. Can also be noted with polycythemia vera. By it self may not be significant. ...Read more

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What could a high RDW indicate when all other levels of a CBC are in the normal range?

What could a high RDW indicate when all other levels of a CBC  are in the normal range?

RDW: High RDW indicates increased variability in red cell size, called anisocytosis, which is commonly found in nutritional deficiency such as iron, folate, (folic acid) and vitamin b12. High RDW alone is not specific. Combination of MCV and rdw, retic can be more suggestive. Sometime increased rbc frament can also give high rdw. Thus a blood smear review is usually helpful for high rdw. ...Read more

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What does a low WBC (3.4), a low RBC (3.6), low hemoglobin (8), and high RDW indicate?

What does a low WBC (3.4), a low RBC (3.6), low hemoglobin (8), and high RDW indicate?

Pancytopenia: There are multiple causes for same, some quite serious. If pancytopenia results from infection or treatment, it may be reversible, but you have not told us if your condition is acute or chronic, nor if there are concomitant other medical concerns. ...Read more

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What does a high RDW in a CBC indicate?

What does a high RDW in a CBC indicate?

Depends...: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/red_blood_cell_distribution_width -- RDW is a measure of the variation of red blood cell (rbc) volume. What it indicates depends on the context of other lab values and history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm a 38yr old female whom recently had a complete blood work done and all came back normal except for mchc was low- 31.5 And my rdw was high at 15.5. I'm worried and want to know what this could indicate?

You are NORMAL :): If your blood tests are all normal, specifically CBC test, except for mild abnormality in MCHC and RDW, then you have NO medical conditions and you are NORMAL. Why were MCHC and RDW slightly abnormal? Most likely reason is lab error, which is very common and cannot be avoided. I strongly suspect that if you get a repeat CBC test done, your MCHC and RDW will be normal, like the rest of your tests. ...Read more

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9 monts baby boy bt results indicate low hct, high RDW and high abs monocyte... What means?

9 monts baby boy bt results indicate low hct, high RDW and high abs monocyte... What means?

Blood test: It appears that he has iron deficient anemia. Reduce milk intake and increase green vegetables and iron fortified cereals. ...Read more

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I've blood test indicate high ESR 70-110, high mchc 36.2, low RDW 30.8, high mpv 12.3, low pct 32% w/ other test normal. Am i susceptible to hiv?

I've blood test indicate high ESR 70-110,  high mchc 36.2,  low RDW 30.8, high mpv 12.3, low pct 32% w/ other test normal. Am i susceptible to hiv?

Everybody...: ...Is "susceptible" to HIV - as in, able to catch it if exposed. If the question is "do I have hiv, " only an HIV test can answer that with any degree of reliability, and the tests you mention do not help with that question one way or another. ...Read more

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Low HCT, (decreased 10 points in 4 days) normal RDW, high MCH, low platelets. Does this indicate bleeding?

Low HCT, (decreased 10 points in 4 days) normal RDW, high MCH, low platelets. Does this indicate bleeding?

A problem: with falling hematocrit can indicate either bleeding or destruction of red cells in the body. Since your platelets are also low, this finding suggests destruction. You should see your doctor ASAP for more thorough evaluation. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What does a high RDW count 15.9, high WBC count 11.3, high neutrophil count 73.0, low lymphocyte count 20.3 mean or possibly indicate?

What does a high RDW count 15.9, high WBC count 11.3, high neutrophil count 73.0, low lymphocyte count 20.3 mean or possibly indicate?

Nothing by itself: I've had my RDW that high just from frequent blood donations. Your absolute neutrophil count is probably high -- did you have a recent infection? A recent cold shower? As a lab specialist, i'm always reminding folks that the numbers by themselves mean nothing except in the context of the history and physical exam. If you feel well and the white cells aren't described as abnormal, don't worry. ...Read more

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What does elevated RDW indicate?

What does elevated RDW indicate?

Non-specific: Variation in red cell size can be due to many reasons, e.g., iron deficiency, hemolytic anemia, folate (folic acid) and/or B12 deficiency. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What is a high RDW count a sign of?

What is a high RDW count a sign of?

Red cell size : Variablity. Rdw is the short term for distribution of red cell width and reflects variation in red cell size. The variation may be due hemolytic anemia, microvascular disease, hemoglobin disorders, iron deficiency anemia etc. See this site for more info. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2098635-overview. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your RDW is high?

What does it mean when your RDW is high?

Thanks for asking!: Rdw stands for red blood cell distribution width, which is a measured parameter in a CBC test. High RDW value indicates greater variation in rbc size. This may be associated with iron deficiency anemia, folate/b12 deficiency anemia, mixed deficiency, recent hemorrhage, ...Etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have high rdw?

Red cell distributio: It means the red cells in the blood are not all the same size. When someone has anemia, the RDW test can be used as extra info to find out what the anemia is from. ...Read more

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My rdw-cv is 19.6% and is high. What other tests are required and what are the possible health problems.

CBC.: Rdw-cv measures the variability of red cell size. It is useful in finding the cause of anemia, or detecting early deficiencies of iron, B12 or folic acid. Rdw can be effected by alcohol, medications, chronic health conditions, so is not helpful by itself. It has to be viewed in the context of the rest of the CBC (complete blood count) and your health history. ...Read more

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High RDW and low MCH means?

High RDW and low MCH means?

Blood count terms: Rdw means red cell distribution width, which is the range of values for the width of your red blood cells. A higher number could mean that you are making lots more red cells for some reason. Mch mean mean (or average) red cell hemoglobin, which is the amount of hemoglobin in each red blood cell. If it's low, this means that your cells aren't carrying as much hemoglobin as they should. ...Read more

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What does low MCV and high RDW means?

What does low MCV and high RDW means?

Iron deficiency.: These findings on a CBC usually mean iron deficiency. There are other causes of low MCV including thalassemia, sideroblastic anemia & lead poisoning. These are rare conditions. Iron def. Is common, and usually means blood loss. ...Read more

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What does high rdw-cv test result mean?

What does high rdw-cv test result mean?

Red cell distributio: It means the red cells in the blood are not all the same size. When someone has anemia, the RDW test can be used as extra info to find out what the anemia is from. ...Read more