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Low hemoglobin in toddler ?

Low hemoglobin in toddler
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Most common low iron: The most common cause of anemia in a toddler is iron deficiency. Usually this occurs in a toddler that drinks alot of milk, and not much else (not eating foods rich in iron). This is easily diagnosed and reversible with iron supplementation. If this is not the cause, then either blood loss (small amount in stool over time?) or hemoglobinopathy possible (and other things) - see a peds hematologist. ...Read more

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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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Why are hemoglobin levels higher in newborns?

Why are hemoglobin levels higher in newborns?

To carry more oxygen: Fetal hemoglobin hangs on to oxygen tighter that adult hemoglobin. Therefore more red blood cells are needed to cary the amount of oxygen that can be delivered to the tissues. The blood in utero is very saturated at a lower oxygen tension. The fetal hemoglobin is needed in utero and is slowly replaced by adult hemoglobin after birth. ...Read more

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One year old with low hmc low hemoglobin low lymphocytes low RBC and high WBC high fritine, what does it mean?

One year old with low hmc low hemoglobin low lymphocytes low RBC and high WBC high fritine, what does it mean?

Need more info: Actual values are needed for proper evaluation. Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test would be in the best position to advise you. ...Read more

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What percentage of young adults are low in vitamin d?

What percentage of young adults are low in vitamin d?

70%: A whopping 70 percent of american kids aren't getting enough vitamin d, and such youngsters tend to have higher blood pressure and lower levels of good cholesterol than their peers, according to two new studies published august 2009 in the journal pediatrics. Low vitamin d levels also may increase a child's risk of developing heart disease later in life, experts say. ...Read more

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Are oxygen saturation levels lower in the elderly?

Are oxygen saturation levels lower in the elderly?

Not necessarily: As we age, it may get a little harder for the oxygen to get into the blood through your lungs. But, as long as you have healthy lungs, the oxygen saturation levels can be normal well into one's 80s or 90s. ...Read more

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Low wbc,low rbc,low igm,low neutrophil,low monocyte,hematocrit and hemoglobin levels are within range,mcv high,an ocassional myocelyte. Pt/ptt unknow?

Low wbc,low rbc,low igm,low neutrophil,low monocyte,hematocrit and hemoglobin levels are within range,mcv high,an ocassional myocelyte. Pt/ptt unknow?

See hematologist: You need to consult a hematologist. Some of the findings may be related to vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiency but the whole picture is unclear especially given that the hematocrit and hgb levels were normal. ...Read more

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If low hemoglobin effects the high count of lymphocytes?

Not really: Anemia does not cause elevation of lymphocytes...However the anemia and lymphocytosis may be related as those two may be caused by a particular blood disorder. For instance in a case of chronic lymphocytic leuekemia. When this chronic leukemia becomes more progressive and the cancer burden is becoming higher , anemia can happen.Mhowever, in majority other cases those 2 are not related. D/w md. ...Read more

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I have low iron, iron saturation, and my RBC is high Mch is low and RDW is high. Reactive protein is 9.3?

I have low iron, iron saturation, and my RBC is high Mch is low and RDW is high. Reactive protein is 9.3?

This is serious: I am going to assume that you are iron deficient even if you have a high RBC; you may have coexisting thal minor or whatever. You need to be evaluated for possible sources of iron loss -- unless your monthly cycles are very heavy or you are a non-supplementing vegetarian, we worry about stomach ulcers, gut cancer, hookworm, more. CRP's not helpful here. The workup needs to continue. ...Read more

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I suffer from pain in my toes + knees(+reddening). My blood test show low Eosinophil, low Hematocrit, Low MCV, low MCH; high Sed rate,normal VitD?

I suffer from pain in my toes + knees(+reddening). My blood test show low Eosinophil, low Hematocrit, Low MCV, low MCH; high Sed rate,normal VitD?

More than 1 problem: Your toe and knee are probably unrelated to your anemia, since if this was rheumatoid arthritis sufficient to lower the MCV and Hct, it would be more severe clincally. The sed rate points to an inflammatory arthritis only if it is quite high. You need your iron status evaluated and probably a rheumatology consult on your knees. No one here can tell you more. Stay proactive & good luck. ...Read more

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What type of anemia has elevated rdw-cv, normal mcv, low mch, low mchc and low hemoglobin? Iron is normal range.

What type of anemia has elevated rdw-cv, normal mcv, low mch, low mchc and low hemoglobin? Iron is normal range.

Need more info: Do you have a chronic illness? 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, the limited data you provided suggests anemia of chronic illness. It would be prudent to consult 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, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What is the indication of a low lymphocytes, low monocytes, low ferritin, high eosinophils, and high mch?

What is the indication of a low lymphocytes, low monocytes, low ferritin, high eosinophils, and high mch?

Iron deficiency: You most likely have iron deficiency. Percentages of lymphocytes, monocytes and eosinophils may not be pertinent. It is the absolute numbers of these cells that is important. The low ferritin likely represents iron deficiency. As a 39 year old woman, menstrual blood loss and perhaps recent pregnancies may be the cause, but you should see your doctor to determine why you might be iron deficient. ...Read more

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MCV very high, MCH high, RDW low. Cl high. Blood in urinalysis . Vitamin B12 is on the low end, but not actually deficient. Any ideas?


MCV very high, MCH high, RDW low. Cl high. Blood in urinalysis . Vitamin B12 is on the low end, but not actually deficient. Any ideas?

How's the thyroid?: High MCV with normal B12 (did we check folate (folic acid)? do you drink?) says hypothyroidism until proved otherwise, and I see you've also listed this as a health problem. Further, you're taking vitamin B12 -- for a reason? -- but do not list thyroid Rx. Truth be told, you have a duty to get the thyroid issue addressed and managed, now, even more than to seek explanations for lab values. Be proactive. ...Read more

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5 year old has persistent normocytic anemia. High WBC, platelets, low RBC and hemoglobin. Normal MCV, MCH, ferritin and reticulocyte. What's the cause?

5 year old has persistent normocytic anemia. High WBC, platelets, low RBC and hemoglobin. Normal MCV, MCH, ferritin and reticulocyte. What's the cause?

Need more tests,,,: This is hard to determine as this is the case of a child. Other tests like a peripheral blood smear might help to find the cause. It would be best to see the doctor, preferably a pediatrician, for more tests and an exam. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Low Hct low hgb low magnesium low bun high CRP low mchc low calcium high WBC low RBC what could be wrong admitted to hospital back pain high fever ?

Infection: until proven otherwise. Blood disorders may also cause similar symptoms. A differential of your WBC count may help to some extent. Cultures, specifically blood cultures, as well as imaging your spine will most likely be part of the work up. ...Read more

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Recent labs showed high platelets high iron high tibc low normal ferritin level of 12 is this iron deficiency ?

Recent labs showed high platelets high iron high tibc low normal ferritin level of 12 is this iron deficiency ?

Likely: The best test for iron deficiency anemia (ida) is ferritin. Sometimes when there is inflammation (an possible associated anemia of chronic disease/inflammation, the ferritin may increase as an acute phase reactant). The "gold standard" for diagnosis is a bone marrow biopsy, but rarely needed. High platelets are also associated with ida. Treatment should improve platelets and ferritin. ...Read more

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What causes low bilirubin in adults?

What causes low bilirubin in adults?

Don't worry: The lab's reference range is set up so that a few percent of healthy people's values lie below the bottom. Especially if you are not obviously sick, this means nothing. ...Read more

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Low IgA and IgG results in a 1 year old with low blood counts and low creatinine...What does it mean?

Low IgA and IgG results in a 1 year old with low  blood counts and low creatinine...What does it mean?

See below: 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. It might have helped to know the actual values. Iga and igg are lower in a one year old as compared to an adult. Low creatinine is of no concern. ...Read more

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Indication of high human ferritin, low mcv, low mch, low mchc, normal hemoglobin?

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