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High Red Blood Cell Count In Children
Ask your doctor: Having too many blood cells is called polycythemia - look it up. ...Read more
What is something that can cause high red blood cell count along with smaller then normal red blood cells?
Thalassemia: The most connon would be thalassemia minor or trait, an inherited disorder characterized by an increased number of rbcs that are smaller than normal in size, usually with mild anemia. These are disiases where to body has trouble making enough hemoglobin and are congenital. There are some other, more rare conditions as well that can do it. ...Read more
My brother has been told he has a high red blood cell count was 19, and was told 15 is normal range he is going to see a specialist. What's wrong?
Depends: There are many causes of elevated Red cell count and hemoglobin and it is good that your brother is seeing a doctor for a proper diagnosis. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examination and some tests. ...Read more
What does it mean to have high red blood cell count and high white blood cell count at the same time?
My blood test show slightly high red blood cell count (5.78) they are smaller and carry slight less oxygen. What could this be? Told me not to worry
Beta thalassemia tra: It may due to a benign disorder of hemoglobin synthesis, common underlying defect being a carrier state for beta thalassemia, or beta thalassemia trait. The advice to not worry is correct. You are not likely to cause any problems for children either, unless your partner also carries the same defect. ...Read more
Liver & polycythemia: Liver dysfunction and erythrocytosis can be seen with serious conditions like hemochromatosis (where the body absorbs and retains too much iron), polycythemia vera (where the bone marrow makes too many cells - red, white, & platelets), and liver tumors (both benign & malignant). A henatologist should always be consulted in cases like this so that an accurate and timely diagnosis can be made. ...Read more
See below: Bubbles in urine or very frothy urine may be due to protein in urine, and possible kidney disease. Generally speaking there is no connection to a high red blood cell count in the blood. ...Read more
Many or none: It depends on the numbers and your general health, symptoms, and physical examination. Often a blood test that is just above or below the normal range is still normal. Talk to your medical provider about the tests. ...Read more
Is it a concern to have a glucose number at 94 and somewhat high glucose in urine? I don't feel bad. Also what does a high red blood cell count mean?
Random or fasting blood glucose of 94 is not abnormal. If it was fasting, you need to be careful.
High glucose in urine is of concern, even with "normal" blood glucose.
How high is the blood count?
PCOS is one of the risk factors for diabetes. It would be prudent to discuss these items with your doctor.
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. 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.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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High HR & RBC count: Consult your primary care doctor to find the cause & treat that. ...Read more
What causes a high red blood cell count it's at 19 and ESR is high, TSH 1.25 never been so low anti thyroid at 9 was 900 prev?
My doctor told me that I have a high red blood cell count and high levels of vitamin b12, I don't take any multivitamins. What can this mean?
I have urticarial vasculitis, high ige, high red blood cell count, possible tmj, joint pain, what could this be? Oh and hernia. Esr is 20.
TMJ maybe the clue: Look at your tongue in the mirror and see if there are little square indentation around the edge. If so, that is because you push the tongue (unconsciously) against the back of the teeth and clench your jaw. That indicates a stressed person from 1. Poor diet, 2. Work or family stress 3. Any cause of fear. Check out your diet and try meditation that is easy to learn. ...Read more
Your body may increase red blood cell production to compensate for any condition that results in low oxygen levels, including:
•Congenital heart disease in adults
•A condition present at birth that reduces the oxygen-carrying capacity of red blood cells (hemoglobinopathy)
•COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and other lung diseases
•Nicotine dependence (smoking)
Certain drugs stimulate the production of red blood cells, including:
•Blood doping (transfusion)
•Injections of a protein (erythropoietin) that enhances red blood cell production
Increased red blood cell concentration
•Dehydration (If the liquid component of the blood (plasma) is decreased, as in dehydration, the red blood cell count increases. This is due to the red blood cells becoming more concentrated. The actual number of red blood cells stays the same.)
Rarely, in some kidney cancers and sometimes after kidney transplants, the kidneys might produce too much erythropoietin. This enhances red blood cell production.
Bone marrow overproduction
•Other myeloproliferative disorders ...Read more
Increase RBC count: Can be seen a condition called polycythmia vera. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Not a risk: A high red count with normal hemoglobin and hematocrit (two other tests that check red cells) may be harmless, but should be repeated with a full blood count plus red cell volume. ...Read more
Can't say & resupply: Low red cell count is either from lack of production, early destruction, or loss (= bleeding). That part of question depends on your Dr's eval and testing. Reticulocytes are young (/"immature") red blood cells. When RBCs are needed, production in bone marrow ramps up and cells are released a little early, which can tell on CBC. ...Read more
What does a high number of red blood cell count signify? My recent blood test came back and my red blood cell count is above the reference range. 7.64
Not very significant: Slight increase in RBC's may be a compensatory reaction to blood loss either external from injury or internal like a bleeding ulcer. Excessive increase in RBC count can be due to bone marrow disease. Repeat the count after a few months and if it is still high consult a hematologist ...Read more
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