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Low Ferritin Count
Ferritin is protein complex that binds iron and controls iron levels inside all of our cells. Low levels in the serum is a useful marker of iron deficiency. Macrophages are cells that contain large amounts of ferritin, and this that helps them scavenge RBC at sites of old hemorrhage. High serum ferritin levels occurs from macrophage activation and is a ...Read more
Hard to comment: Without the total wbc, percentages and the clinical context. ...Read more
Pediatric cancer? low RBC, low WBC, low platelets, low IGM, high MCV, low neutrophils, low monocytes and low eosinophils, occasional myelocytes,
Tough set of labs: Suppression of multiple cell lines certainly is a concerning finding on a CBC. Yes, there are pediatric cancers that may present with this type of blood test results. Talking to your heme/onc specialist as soon as possible would be advisable! But don't jump to conclusions because a specialist with the "whole picture" may give you a very surprising answer! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info.: It would be useful to know the actual values and also the levels of other blood components. It would be preferably to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the test as s/he has more info on your health and lab tests need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more
Actual results: It would help to know the actual values. All lab 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. ...Read more
Suspect thal minor: No lab value means anything apart from a human being, and labs are numbers that may be far removed from the reference range, or just at the edges. I strongly suggest you do not self-diagnose but instead use the internet to become literate about health and the diagnostic process so you can be a partner with your physician. ...Read more
I have high platelets, low MPV, low lymphocyte percentage, low MCH, high segmented neutrophils, high atypical lympcytes, high reticulocyte count?
Any symptoms?: Why did you have these tests done? 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 helped to have the actual values rather than your interpretation of high and low. It would prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Help!! What does it mean when you have low hemoglobin, low hemocrait, low mcv, low mch, low mchc high rdw, high iron binding capacity, low ferritin?
Need to investigate: Low white blood cell count can be due to many reasons, none of those is good, and the patient needs to be investigated to determine the cause. Some may be as simple as vitamin deficiency others are as sever as bone marrow failure. Please discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more
High wbc, low hematocrit, low mcv, low mch, high platelet count, low lymphocytes and monocytes - what does this all mean?
Hard to say...: It sounds like it may be an infection but it's impossible to say without more information including if you have any other signs or symptoms. It is also important to know the numbers: how high is that wbc, for example. The best way to go for you is to discuss it with you doctor directly. ...Read more
It depends: There are dozens of reasons for any one blood test to be above or below the normal value. Blood test need to be interpreted in light of the patients symptoms and physical examination findings. If unsure why a blood test falls outside of the normal range ask your doctor. ...Read more
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
What do low platelet levels mean?
Platelet level of 116 low
wbc 3.6 low
lymphs 61% high
neutrophils 22% low
neutrophils (absolute) low
See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean to have low RBC, low hematocrit, low MPV, low Lymphocytes, low urea, low albumin, high MCV, and high MCH?
Macrocytic anemia: Please forgive my frankness and the appearance perhaps of flippancy. In our dysfunctional health care system, physicians often have less time to explain and educate. This is serious and you must insist on an explanation. ...Read more
I have high wbc, low hematocrit, low mcv, low mch, high platelet count, low lymphocytes and monocytes - what does this mean?
Need more info: 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. Given what you have provided you may have iron deficiency anemia. It would be helpful to have the actual values of results and to be able to take history and do physical examination. ...Read more
Iron deficiency: Ferritin is the 'storage' form or 'warehouse' of iron. If you have been told your ferritin is low, it is probably because either A) you are not eating enough iron in your diet, or B) you have some blood losses (heavy periods). Another choice might be C) disease processes with malnutrition, inadequate absorption, or utilization. You should follow through with your doctor to get this problem fixed. ...Read more
Low body iron: Your ferritin level is low and indicates a lack of iron in your body which leads to iron deficiency anemia. This suggests that you have lost blood for some time-probably through monthly menstrual bleeding. Your md will advise you about looking for other causes of blood loss, taking proper iron supplements, whether you are already anemic, etc. ...Read more
Iron deficiency: This usually means you're short on iron stores. Are you a non-supplementing vegetarian? Please get with a scientific practitioner who can guide you. Are you a woman with heavy monthly loss or who's had numerous pregnancies? Are you perhaps losing blood into your gut from an ulcer or cancer? There are many possibilities. Your physician is your guide. ...Read more
Iron deficiency: What is your age 35 or 67? It matters very much. Iron deficiency in a post-menopausal female warrants excluding a hidden cause of bleeding, such as in the intestine. It is imperative that you see your doctor for an in-person evaluation and a colonoscopy may be warranted. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/iron-deficiency-anemia/basics/causes/CON-2001932s ...Read more
Low Ferritin Level: Both your ferritin (iron stores) and your hemoglobin are low. Have you had blood loss? Is this a new issue for you? If you do not know why your levels are low, then you need to work with a doctor to figure that out. Ferritin should be at least 40 for fatigue, and 60 if you have restless legs syndrome. ...Read more
Iron deficiency: Low ferritin means the person mentioned is likely iron deficient. Iron deficiency occurs due to blood loss. The most common cause of low ferritin in premenopausal women is menstrual bleeding. Diet is only a factor to the extent that one isn't consuming sufficient iron in their foods to compensate for the iron loss (from bleeding). ...Read more
Low ferritin: A ferritin level of 9ng / mL is low for an adult and may indicate iron deficiency. Low dietary intake over time (month) can be a cause. Try to eat foods with iron and consult a doctor to see if you are in fact if on deficient and if iron supplementation makes sense for you to keep your blood count healthy and avoid anemia. ...Read more
Iron deficient: If these are the standard units for ferritin, this is low. Unless you've had some recent pregnancies or very heavy periods or have an iron-poor diet, you need to find the cause of your iron deficiency. We don't want to miss a bleeding stomach ulcer or something else treatable. The iron deficiency itself will be enough to slow you down some; you deserve better health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MCH is high (39.8pg) MCHC is high (376g/l) and RDW is low (10%) - MCV is normal (90.6fL) - ferritin is high (412) vit d is low (49) what could b?
Spherocytosis?: Are you anemic? Was a reticulocyte count done? What's the big picture? Labs mean nothing without it. If you're very close to your lab's reference range, it may mean nothing -- a few % of healthies fall outside. A low RDW would be a bit of a surprise in classic spherocytosis. ...Read more
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