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I Have A Low Blood Count389 What Does That Mean
Depends: Blood counts generally describe three types of cells. Anemia would be low red blood cell numbers, and this could be "low blood counts". But low blood counts could describe additional blood cells that are low. These results should be discussed with the provider that order the blood count. ...Read more
What does it mean when suddenly your blood count results are all over with 9 flagged components too high, 6 flagged too low and one flagged eh?
CBC: Without knowing what values are abnormal there is no way in which to help you interpret these changes, but what can be said is that they are generally meaningless in the absence of a full clinical evaluation. Lab values are often only helpful after a full history and physical exam since the changes can be due to multiple causes. Discuss with the doctor who ordered this. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am a 67 yr. Old man, I smoke, I have diabetes, I have also has a stint put in, I was told I have low blood what does that mean?
Nothing: Bands are only increased in reactive conditions suc as an infection. Few or no bands is normal. ...Read more
Done full blood test they all fine except one luc which is a tiny bit low what does luc mean and what does it mean if it's low?
Leukopenia?: I'm not entirely sure what you're asking. My best guess is that you're asking about leukocytes. If you're leukocytes are low, the cells in your bloodstream which fight infection are decreasing in number. This is called leukopenia. This can because by a lot of things, and requires follow up with your doctor who ordered the test. Some things that cause leukopenia include medications, infections, autoimmune disorder,or bone marrow problems. ...Read more
I am getting chopr for lymphoma, dr told me blood counts low, may have to postpone. What does this mean and how can I get counts up by tomorrow?
See below...: Chemotherapy effects the bone marrow which produces blood cells. It kills the lymphoma cells, but also affects other cells which are rapidly dividing. The bone marrow has rapidly dividing cells that provide the body with the cells necessary in your blood. The chemotherapy suppresses the cell division in the marrow, and the blood count will drop. ...Read more
What does it mean when you have a low MCH range in your blood results. All other blood results are in normal range.
How low?: 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 been useful to have the actual values of your results. If MCH is the only abnormal finding, I would not worry at all, especially if your hemoglobin level is normal. ...Read more
I recently had a blood test that showed I have an AGAP level of 7.6 mEq/L. It's flagged as "LOW" on my report. What could this mean?
Anion gap: The anion gap is the difference between the positive ions (sodium, potassium) and negatively charged (Bicarbonate chloride). There are a number of other negatively charged ions that care not measured routinely (proteins). A low anion gap can occur if the serum albumin is low or if there is a time lag between the time that blood was drawn and time that the test was done. A high AG means acidosis. ...Read more
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