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What does it mean when my red blood cell count is 5.24? it shoes as high and my hemoglobin and hematocrit levels are low?

What does it mean when my red blood cell count is 5.24? it shoes as high and my hemoglobin and hematocrit levels are low?

Follow it up: Especially, ask your physician whether you have beta thalassemia minor. It's common and a non-problem, but it's worth knowing since if you marry someone else who has it, you may have a child with thal major which is very serious. ...Read more

Dr. Tipu Sultan
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Hematocrit (Definition)

Of red blood cell number. Classically this was the "packed cell volume." blood was placed in a microtube and spun in a centrifuge. The rbcs settle to the bottom and one measures the height in the tube and reported as a percentage. Now determined by an automated machine. A typical hct is about 3 ...Read more


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What could cause low red blood cell count, but normal hemoglobin and hematocrit levels? Also, if it matters, which apparently it doesn't?

What could cause low red blood cell count, but normal hemoglobin and hematocrit levels? Also, if it matters, which apparently it doesn't?

Red blood count is n: We rely more on hemoglobin and hematocrit levels than or red cell counts. So you can ignore your red cell count right now. ...Read more

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Red blood cell count. 4.26. Hemoglobin 12.6. Hematocrit 37.0%. Would these being a bit low have any afect of your body. If so what symptoms?

Some fatigue, etc.,,: If there is any effect on the body, it would likely be some fatigue or lethargy, and some paleness. Since your levels are on the borderline, your symptoms, if any, would be very slight. If you increase your iron intake, especially in the form of lean red meats, there should be no problem, but you can also see your doctor to be sure. Good luck. ...Read more

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What might cause someone to have low hemoglobin and low red blood cell count?

What might cause someone to have low hemoglobin and low red blood cell count?

Get evaluated: The causes of anemia (low hemoglobin) are many. You need an evaluation with a history and physical exam. Some initial studies include -- CBC w/diff, peripheral blood smear, reticulocyte count, EPO level, fecal occult blood testing and possibly others (eg ua, vitamin studies, etc). ...Read more

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Why might having a sickle cell anemia crisis result in a reduced red blood cell count, an elevated white blood cell count, and a reduced hematocrit?

Why might having a sickle cell anemia crisis result in a reduced red blood cell count, an elevated white blood cell count, and a reduced hematocrit?

Acute blood trapping: Sickle cell crisis occurs because these patients red cell are not elastic, gets trapped in vessels, in spleen,liver, lungs,leading to loss from circulation, hence low red cells and hematocrit in CBC. Repeated episodes compromise immune functions and patients prone to infections, which could then induce rise in white blood cells to fight infections. BE hydrated, No strenous exercise ArePreventive. ...Read more

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I have iron of of 7.1 iron sat of 11.5 per cent and uibc of 54.7. My doc says not to worry as haemoglobin 43.1 and red blood cell count 5.19. On iro?

No worry but take: iron. You body store of iron is low and you should oral iron supplement.
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. ...Read more

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1 kidney+long-severe orthostatic hypotension(~77/35)+low red blood cell count(~3)+hemoglbin(9.5)+dehydrated. Use Aranesp(2 so far).Shall stop Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan)?

1 kidney+long-severe orthostatic hypotension(~77/35)+low red blood cell count(~3)+hemoglbin(9.5)+dehydrated. Use Aranesp(2 so far).Shall stop Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan)?

Yes!: Orthostatic hypotension can be a sign of volume depletion ("dehydration"). You should see your doctor and hold off on exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) for the time being. Indication for Aranesp is not obvious. Suggest you consult nephrologist. ...Read more

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Blood calcium serum 10.3 , hematocrit 52.6%, and red blood cell count 6.36 should I try and reduce these?

Blood calcium serum 10.3 , hematocrit 52.6%, and red blood cell count 6.36 should I try and reduce these?

?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, one of the things to do first would be repeat the hematocrit when you are fully hydrated. If it is still high, you need to consult a hematologist. ...Read more

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My red blood cell count is 3.6 and WBC is 3.4. Hgb is 8.5, Hct is 27.5. MCV, MCH, MCHC all low also. Very weak, body aches. Should I be concerned?

Yes: These numbers indicate that you are quite anemic. You should see your doctor or a gastroenterologist to determine if you are having any blood loss in your digestive tract. If you are not, it may be related to your monthly blood loss, if it is excessive. Regardless, you need to act on this immediately, since your blood counts are quite low. Good luck. ...Read more

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Just got my blood work back. My white blood cell count was 11.1, my hemoglobin was 17.4, and my hematocrit was 52.3. Should I be concerned?

Just got my blood work back. My white blood cell count was 11.1, my hemoglobin was 17.4, and my hematocrit was 52.3. Should I be concerned?

Numbers are numbers: Lab results are numbers, and numbers are just numbers. They have little meaning without looking at the whole person. One's primary care doctor can review the big picture and decide if these numbers are good, bad, or neutral. For example, one might want to know if the numbers were higher or lower last week or last month. That said, a hemoglobin of 17.4 is high. ...Read more

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How could I have a low red blood count (rbc) but a normal hemoglobin and hematocrit?

How could I have a low red blood count (rbc) but a normal hemoglobin and hematocrit?

How low?: An increase in red cell size, macrocytosis, may account for the disparity. Alcohol and low thyroid function may cause macrocytosis with near normal hemoglobin. ...Read more

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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

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Hemoglobin hematocrit and red blood cell low counts and glucose and nitrogen high what is cause ?

Hemoglobin hematocrit and red blood cell low counts and glucose and nitrogen high what is cause 
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Numbers are numbers: Lab results are numbers, and numbers are just numbers. They have little meaning without looking at the whole person. Low hemoglobin, hematocrit, and red blood cell counts means blood cells are not being made fast enough, are being lost (through bleeding), are being broken up, or any combination of such problems. Glucose goes up from increased body stress, inadequate insulin, I.V. Glucose, etc.... ...Read more