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Low Hemoglobin And Low Hematocrit
How low?: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. If your peripheral smear is unremarkable and the MCV above 70, I'd forget the whole thing. My RDW is always high from donating blood. There are some variants of thalassemia minor that will produce this and puzzle people over a lifetime, though MCH is usually lowish. ...Read more
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
Why would there be a low hemoglobin and low hematocrit as well as low RBC count after left hip replacement?
What does low hemoglobin, low hematocrit, low much and high rdw mean? My labs have been like this for over a year
Anemia: Depending on other lab values you may have a B12 or folate (folic acid) deficiency as well, would need more info on your case. You are welcome to make a HealthTap Prime or Concierge appointment with me and we can review all the labs and your current medical history. Then I can give you a much better idea of what you are dealing with. ...Read more
What does it mean when you have a high rdw, normal RBC, low hemoglobin, low hematocrit, low mcv, &mch and low mchc?
Ast 13 low alkaline phosphatase 28 low. Rbc 3.85 low hemoglobin 11.3 low hematocrit 34.1 low. The rest are normal. Your opinion please anything stands?
My son is a 5 years old, he has ongoing periodical fevers, his blood work shows low HEMOGLOBIN, low HEMATOCRIT, low RBC, low LYMPHOCYTES, high BASOPHILS.
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining your son and his health status warrants a thorough evaluation by a pediatrician and this is not an appropriate forum for such evaluation.
Wish you and you son good health! . ...Read more
I am worried about my daughters recent blood work. Low hematocrit low hemoglobin high platelets low vit d low iron saturation high glucose high TSH.
Need to examine: 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. She seems to have iron deficiency anemia and vitamin D deficiency. Both can be easily corrected. For glucose and TSH do need values. Talk to the doc who ordered tests. ...Read more
Betting iron lack: This is commonly seen in iron deficiency, but get this confirmed using the lab. ...Read more
Various: Iron deficiency is only one of many factors that can cause anemia (low level of hemoglobin/hematocrit). Deficiency in other nutrient like vit b12, folate, (folic acid) or anemia due to other chronic inflammation/disease, destruction of the red blood cells, drug induced, bone marrow failure, bleeding, other red blood cell disorders etc can cause anemia as well. See you doctor and have further evaluation. ...Read more
3 of 4 of my children have Low Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, MCV, MCVH....High RDW. I believe that affect their education performance and behavior.
Maybe, maybe not: The levels needed to interfere with performance vary with the skill set being reviewed. Many with minor hemoglobin defects have lower values than the norm for their lifetime and function quite well. Lead poisoning can also cause lower values, but it is the lead, not the blood cells that cause impairments. In short, your statement provides nonspecific data so a more specific answer is not possible. ...Read more
What does it signify if I have low hemoglobin 10.3 but normal hematocrit 35.4? MCV, MCH, MCHC are low levels. Iron low level, high TIBC and UIBC.
Iron deficient: Work with your physician to identify the cause ...Read more
Hemoglobin 106 low hematocrit, MCV, MCH low and RDW 18.4. Ferritin 7. Is the high RDW a concern. Last b12 was 137?
I have low hemoglobin/hematocrit but my iron levels are that of a healthy person; a liver problem?
Does a low hemoglobin and hematocrit means you have a large spleen my my hbg was Range 11.3 11.5-15.0and my hematocrit was 34.6 Range36.0-50.0?
Many causes for it: Low Hemoglobin (Hb) commonly known as Anemia can be caused by many different reasons....enlarged spleen is present in some such conditions but it is uncommon, as most anemia is from blood loss or from deficiency of iron. You need a good doctor to investigate the cause and inform you about it so that you do not have to keep running to different doctors. ...Read more
Triglycerides 453 hi. Glucose 132H.Bun 26H. Hemoglobin 11.7 low. Hematocrit 37.5 L. Mchc 31.2 L. RDW 15.5 H. MICROALB CREAT 240 H. VitD 22 L. Father60 and Diabetic. Rest of Cbc and othere normal. What could this be?
Need good care: You need to be under the care of a competent physician who can keep your diabetes under control and find the cause of your anemia, which I suspect is due to iron deficiency from blood being lose somewhere. We can't solve it here. If you have a specific question, let us know. ...Read more
First...: Consider iron deficiency. This often produces this combination. Unless you are a woman with very heavy periods, or a vegetarian who's not supplementing or savvy about the difficult task of getting enough dietary iron, look for how you might be losing blood. ...Read more
Rarely: If there are fractures of large bones like femur, there may be enough bleeding into the tissue to cause a fall in hemoglobin level. ...Read more
My my red blood cells level is 19.7, hematocrit low, hemoglobin low, MCV low, mchc low what do this mean for my heath?
Anemia needs exam: Hi Patricia. I need to know your real numbers. I suspect RBC is 1.97 Vs abt 5.0 for healthy. Then if Hgb, MCV, MCHC all low, you have anemia and needs treatment which Depends on cause. It can be either low production from your organ or increased turnover or blood loss. See you doc to do more tests and ask to have blood smear evaluated by hematologists pathologist. May need other specialists too. ...Read more
How do u treat low hemoglobin (12.6)? Is this anemia? Take iron&if so how much? I read iron is no good 4 u. Rbc: 4.17, hematocrit: 37.4, high rdw: 15.
12.6 hemoglobin with a 37.4 hematocrit may be normal for you. This would depend on your prior results and your hemoglobin type--sickle trait patients may have these numbers and be perfectly fine. Is there any history of blood in stools or urine?
Too much iron is not good, but appropriate doses for some conditions as recommended by your doctor would be helpful when prescribed. Good luck. ...Read more
Low hemoglobin 9.7, hematocrit 30.7, mch24.9, platelets 419, uibc 390, iron, serum 17 iron saturation 4% what does this mean?
Iron deficiency: One with the above numbers has iron deficiency anemia. C doc, who'll ask questions in order to narrow down causes, then probably refer you for endoscopy, colonoscopy, +/-ct abd/pelvis, or +/- gyn, or +/- heme/onc depending on symptoms/ clinical findings, and most suspected cause for blood loss. This does not require emergency room visit, unless one is having acute blood loss (ex. Lo bp, black stool). ...Read more
What does it mean to have low hemoglobin, hematocrit, mch, mchc, and high platelet count, and sedimentation rate?
What could be the cause of pain in the back left quadrant? Is it the renal cyst? There's 6-8 RBC in urinalysis and low hemoglobin and hematocrit. Tnx
Feel weak. Lack energy. Get headaches. Lack appitite. Loose stools. Rbc count is low. Hemoglobin and hematocrit. Would that cause these symptoms.
You MAY be: Severely deficient in iron or it could be more serious. You need local medical advice. ...Read more
Is this mild anemia or moderate? Low hemoglobin, hematocrit, mcv, mch, mchc. High rdw, esr, platelets. Iron 3 (11-27umol/L).saturation 0.03 (0.20-0.50). B12 162 (198-615).
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