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Doctor insights on: Hypothyroid Low Rbc Count High Mcv

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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My husband has a high lymphocyte %, low RBC count, and high mch, what does all this combined mean?

My husband has a high lymphocyte %, low RBC count, and high mch, what does all this combined mean?

Insufficient info: Your husband may be anemic and needs further evaluation for the cause. A high mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration has little meaning absent a full picture of all other parameters measurable. The high % of lymphocytes, again, in and by itself, has little impact on establishment of a diagnosis. Labs are of little value absent good history, physical exam and a thoughtful knowledgeable doctor. ...Read more

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I've had an ongoing high Platelet count & Low RBC Count. What can be causing it? Is it some type of disease or disorder? Can my child have it as well?

I've had an ongoing high Platelet count & Low RBC Count. What can be causing it? Is it some type of disease or disorder? Can my child have it as well?

RBC loss: Loss or destruction of RBC or any ongoing blood loss may be making your blood count low. To make up for the loss your bone marrow becomes hyperactive making more RBC and platelets. RBC still stay low due to ongoing loss but platelets remains high. please ask your doctor if you have evidence of hemolysis (RBC destruction) or ongoing blood loss ...Read more

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I have ether low platelets and high rbc count or high platelets and low rbc count?

I have ether low platelets and high rbc count or high platelets and low rbc count?

Which one?: Without knowing that, it is difficult to provide a very helpful answer. High platelets can result for a number of different stressors and is not usually cause for alarm. Low platelet levels can be more worrisome, but do not usually warrant any special precautions unless ...Read more

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My ferritin level is high. My breast nipples are tender. I have a low RBC count. I was diagnosed with perriperal neoropathy. Are they related?

My ferritin level is high.  My breast nipples are tender.  I have a low RBC count.  I was diagnosed with perriperal neoropathy.  Are they related?

Quite a : Constellation of symptoms and findings. If your anemia is significant enough to lead to repeated transfusions this leads to a high ferritin. Ferritin is also an acute phase reactant, so it is also up in inflammation and infection. That said it is hard to relate all of your findings to one diagnosis. Work through it with your doc. ...Read more

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I have extreme fatigue,canker sore, sore throat,congestion, low rbc count, low mono count, high lymph count.no fever or swollen glands. Is it mono?

I have extreme fatigue,canker sore, sore throat,congestion, low rbc count, low mono count, high lymph count.no fever or swollen glands. Is it mono?

No, not necessarily: It can very well be any viral infection other than mono, would give the same picture, the low RBCs count isn't related, it can be due to anemia from any cause, in your case could just be heavy menses. Confer with the doctor who ordered the test or get a HealthTap prime consult if you wish. Other than that rest, fluids, salt water gargles, pain killers till that bout is over, wish you wellness ...Read more

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What does a low RBC count mean?

What does a low RBC count mean?

Depends: Low RBC means your red blood cell count is low. It could be from exessive loss, or inadequate production. There are other tests which coud help determine the cause, such as hemoglobin, hemotacrit, iron level, indices, etc. ...Read more

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What does a low RBC count of 3.7 mean?

What does a low RBC count of 3.7 mean?

Mild anemia: Need more information, such as hemoglobin, hematocrit and MCV. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Ferritin, hematocrit, hglobin normal. Hematocrit 44. Will iron increase it? Serum iron low. Rbc count normal and above.

Ferritin, hematocrit, hglobin normal. Hematocrit 44. Will iron increase it? Serum iron low. Rbc count normal and above.

Why do you ask?: This is almost certainly the right hematocrit for your body. No "pop" remedy is going to increase it; if you are seeking to raise it artificially for an athletic competition, you'll have to ask elsewhere. Loading up on iron is likely to make you sick, both acutely (upset stomach) and long-term (iron-overload still kills plenty of men). ...Read more

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Why would there be a low hemoglobin and low hematocrit as well as low RBC count after left hip replacement?

Why would there be a low hemoglobin and low hematocrit as well as low RBC count after left hip replacement?

Blood loss: Post-op blood loss anemia most likely. Most patients lose 4 grams of HGB from surgery. Over time, with good nutrition, the blood counts will normalize. ...Read more