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If your child has low hemoglobin or low platelets, does she have a higher chance of sids?

If your child has low hemoglobin or low platelets, does she have a higher chance of sids?

By definition...: ...Sids is a sudden unexplained infant death, occurring without a diagnosis of another condition that could account for it. A child who has low hemoglobin or low platelets may have a condition that could lead to a sudden death, but then it would not be from sids. ...Read more

Low Platelets (Definition)

In the blood. They "bud" ie break off from cells in the bone marrow called megakaryocytes. A normal platelet count is 140-400. Platelets are the first line of defense in blood vessel bleeding. They "plug holes" until the coagulation proteins can begin ...Read more


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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.

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

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What does it mean when you have low red blood count, low hemoglobin, low hemocrit and high platelet count?

What does it mean when you have low red blood count, low hemoglobin, low hemocrit and high platelet count?

Anemia: A low red blood cell count is called anemia. Anemia can be further classified as microcytic when due to iron deficiency, or macrocytic when due to B12 deficiency. Sometimes we have a low blood cell count from bleeding or several other disorders. Elevated platelets are called thrombocytosis. Platelets are an acute phase reactant and elevate for several primary and secondary reasons. ...Read more

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Explanations for elevated bilirubin? (indirect high, direct normal)...also normal hemoglobin, low platelets, other liver function tests normal

Explanations for elevated bilirubin? (indirect high, direct normal)...also normal hemoglobin, low platelets, other liver function tests normal

Need more info: About 2-3% of otherwise normal people have elevated bilirubin, usually less than 5.0 mg/dL. Gilbert's disease is a usual cause and it despite disease in the name, it does not adversely affect a person's health. If you have any symptoms, it would be prudent to see your doctor. Consult this site for more info.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/gilberts-syndrome/basics/definition/CON-20024904 ...Read more

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Few months ago CBC with low rbc, wbc, hemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets. Since then CBC normal, but some low platelets. Often feel achy, could be hiv?

Few months ago CBC with low rbc, wbc, hemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets. Since then CBC normal, but some low platelets. Often feel achy, could be hiv?

HIV does not Hide: If you are worried about an HIV infection then you go get an HIV test. HIV is diagnosable by testing from seven days after exposure onwards with the correct tests. It does not hide and we no longer need to worry about ambiguous symptoms. If your HIV tests are negative then I do not understand the concern. There is nothing in a CBC test that would represent an early HIV infection. ...Read more

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Low hemoglobin high platelet, what does it mean?

Low hemoglobin high platelet, what does it mean?

Iron deficiency Anem: You have anemia, most probabely iron deficiency due to excessive blood loss during menstruation and elevated platlets we don't have the number is coincidental finding and do not need any therapy
check with your doctor you MCV and MCH values must be low as well
consult your doctor you may need iron therapy. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have low hemoglobin and high platelet?

What does it mean when you have low hemoglobin and high platelet?

Iron deficiency Anem: Low hemoglobin may be from excessive blood loss guring menstruation or some other cause and high platlet may be mildly elevated and there is no problem with that
consult your doctor or a hematologist, you may need iron therapy. ...Read more

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Are low hemoglobin and high platelets related?

Are low hemoglobin and high platelets related?

Iron, inflammation: In some situations can happen; sometimes in iron deficiency low hemoglobin (anemia) can be seen with elevated platelets; second if chronic inflammation; then anemia can occur (called anemia of chronic disease) and platelets can be artificially elevated as they can go up in inflammatory conditions (called acute phase reactant);. ...Read more

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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

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What are the Newest treatments for intermediate to high risk MDS for a 70 years old man. He has RCMD. No blasts. Low hemoglobin & platelets?

What are the Newest treatments for intermediate to high risk MDS for a 70 years old man. He has RCMD. No blasts. Low hemoglobin & platelets?

Supportive care: Not sure about newest TX, but "Supportive care may be the most appropriate TX for older people...this group of people being unable to tolerate the stronger TX used for MDS. Supportive care does not aim to treat the disease but can help alleviate symptoms such as shortness of breath...bruising or bleeding." SEE http://www. Leukaemia. Org. Au/blood-cancers/myelodysplastic-syndrome-mds/mds-rcmd ...Read more

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What does it mean to have low hemoglobin, hematocrit, mch, mchc, and high platelet count, and sedimentation rate?

What does it mean to have low hemoglobin, hematocrit, mch, mchc, and high platelet count, and sedimentation rate?

Hard to say.: This combination of labs doesn't make any diagnosis. The relative height of your esr, plates and HGB would be helpful. It may be that you have an anemia and that is driving up your platelet count and your ESR is outside your labs "normal, " but not really abnormal. ...Read more

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Hello, my son is 2 yr old, has a high level of LDH 355...low platelet count 190 low hemoglobin 10.8 and WBC 3.9 What could cause this? ??

Hello, my son is 2 yr old, has a high level of LDH 355...low platelet count 190 low hemoglobin 10.8 and WBC 3.9 What could cause this? ??

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. Having said that, all blood cells are low and this suggests bone marrow issue. It is prudent that you discuss the matter with your son's doctor. The issue is not suitable for this forum. ...Read more

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160 days Post auto stem cell transplant for NHL double hit cell counts low hemoglobin 9.6 platelets 63 white cells 1.7. Can this resolve on its own in time? How long? Fearing MDS.

160 days Post auto stem cell transplant for NHL double hit cell counts low hemoglobin 9.6 platelets 63 white cells 1.7. Can this resolve on its own in time? How long? Fearing MDS.

Several possibilitie: There are several possibilities, but this may simply be a slow recovery after engraftment, especially if the trend is one of gradual improvement. You should be checked for vitamin B12 and folate (folic acid) deficiency. If the low counts are progressing, then discuss with your transplant physician a bone marrow with cytogenetics to rule out MDS, although MDS usually occurs at a longer interval after SCT. ...Read more

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5 year old with normocytic anemia. Normal reticulocyte and ferritin. High WBC and platelets. Low hemoglobin. What could be the cause?

5 year old with normocytic anemia. Normal reticulocyte and ferritin. High WBC and platelets. Low hemoglobin. What could be the cause?

Sketchy picture: How is your child doing apart from those figures? Can be just common iron deficiency anemia, and how high are the platelets or the WBCs? Also common to have some elevations with any concurrent infection. If your child is doing fine otherwise, disregard those numbers and trust your doctor, we treat patients not lab results, best wishes for yourself and your child ...Read more

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Dr thinks I'm on verge of iron deficiency anemia. Ferritin is only low #.hemoglobin is fine. Platelet is 600. Is high platelet related to pre-anemia?

Dr thinks I'm on verge of iron deficiency anemia. Ferritin is only low #.hemoglobin is fine. Platelet is 600. Is high platelet related to pre-anemia?

Anemia: Elevated plata, eats may be due to recent bleeding from your period. Starting iron supplement is a good idea in a young person to compensate for blood loss due to heavy menstrual loss. ...Read more

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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).

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).

Anemia: If your hemoglobin is low, this is a measure of how much oxygen carrying protein is in your blood and we call this anemic. Mild and moderate are relative descriptions. It is more important to figure out why there is anemia so that it can be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Baby has iron deficiency anemia and has fever for 3 days now. Lab results show normal platelet count, low hemoglobin, high wbc. Is this an emergency?

Baby has iron deficiency anemia and has fever for 3 days now. Lab results show normal platelet count, low hemoglobin, high wbc. Is this an emergency?

Doesn't sound like: It, if your child truly is 1yo. A few days of fever, due to a viral illness for example, is not uncommon. I'd give you a different answer for a 2-3mo child. If your child is staying well hydrated despite the insensible losses, he will probably be fine. If you're uncertain, go see your pediatrician. The blood counts by themselves are not that concerning, provided anemia is being treated. ...Read more

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Low hemoglobin, hemocrit, mch, mcv. High platelet count. Also elevated ast/alt. Rdw, lympocytes high. What could all of this mean? Lukiemia has been mentioned, but I think bone marrow something? All STI, Hep, and herpes came back negative.

Low hemoglobin, hemocrit, mch, mcv. High platelet count. Also elevated ast/alt. Rdw, lympocytes high. What could all of this mean? Lukiemia has been mentioned, but I think bone marrow something? All STI, Hep, and herpes came back negative.

Need to examine: Do you have any symptoms? Why were all these tests done? It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you.
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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests.
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What does it mean if the platelets are high and the hemoglobin is low?

Many things: Bleeding or iron deficiency can cause this, but so can several other things including bone marrow problems. See your doctor or a hematologist to determine the problem. ...Read more

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Please help my pregnant wife has low count. Hemoglobin 10, platelets 57000.?

Please help my pregnant wife has low count. Hemoglobin 10, platelets 57000.?

Need a Consultation: Anemia is common in pregnancy. A full blood count can tell if this is a dilution by plasma (the watery part of blood) or need for iron supplementation. However, low platelets need a full hematological evaluation. Also, conditions of the bone marrow, immune system and in some cases preeclampsia. Consult with a specialist. ...Read more

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Worried. Infused with remicade (infliximab) for yrs. Bloodwork's been fine till now: sed rate high (130), WBC & platelets h. Rbc, hemoglobin and hematocrit low.

Anemia: Anemia in setting of elevated citrate and long term use of remicaide should be worked up by a hematologist. We will look at all possible causes of anemia and order necessary tests as indicated. ...Read more

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High platelet count, low hematocrit/hemoglobin means?

High platelet count, low hematocrit/hemoglobin means?

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

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If hemoglobin and hematocrit levels are low, will platelet level also be low?

Not always: But if low hb, low hct are associated with low platelet, the it needs to be more evalauted as the conditions could be contributed by us such as alcohol use, or conditions of the bonemarrow from defective synthesis of precursor cells -called myelodysplastic syndrome, a bm failure blood has 2 types of cellular elements-red blood, white blood and platelets and their precursors come from bone marrow. ...Read more

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My lab work shows high hemoglobin and mean cell hgb and LOW mean platelet volume, what are the most common reasons for this?

My lab work shows high hemoglobin and mean cell hgb and LOW mean platelet volume, what are the most common reasons for this?

How high?: 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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, it might have helped if you had provided the actual values, rather than your interpretation of high and low.
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Woman 41 years old - vegetarian for 20 years, has hemoglobin 12.5 (low), iron serum 28.5 (high), platelet count 415 (high) and sedimentation 9.?

Woman 41 years old - vegetarian for 20 years, has hemoglobin 12.5 (low), iron serum 28.5 (high), platelet count 415 (high) and sedimentation 9.?

Question is unclear: It is very difficult to diagnose problems by just having a few lab numbers and not getting the whole clinical picture. There just isn't enough information to make a statement about the cause of your anemia with just these lab numbers. ...Read more

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Platelets 115, 149 5 years ago, hematocrit 51.9, hemoglobin 17.6. Mri 5 years ago showed texture inside low r ribs. How are these connected?

Platelets 115, 149 5 years ago, hematocrit 51.9, hemoglobin 17.6. Mri 5 years ago showed texture inside low r ribs. How are these connected?

Blood abnormalities: Raised hemoglobin, decreased platelets most likely drugs induced such as diuretics if you have high blood pressure and taking aspirin, what do you mean by texture? I do not think you have serious blood disorder you need follow up only. ...Read more

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My son's white blood cells keep going low and fluctuating. His platelets and hemoglobin levels are fine. They suggested him seeing a blood specialist.

My son's white blood cells keep going low and fluctuating. His platelets and hemoglobin levels are fine. They suggested him seeing a blood specialist.

See the specialist: Not sure what 'low' means here. This isn't always a disease. However, seeing specialist isn't a bad idea. ...Read more

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What to do if my husband has low blood count. Hemoglobin 14, RBC 5.59, low WBC 3700, platelets 157000.?

Not too 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, the counts are not too low. Hemoglobin is normal. WBC is slightly low but may be his normal. platelets are at the lower end of normal. ...Read more

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Thrombocytopenia (Definition)

Deficiency of platelets in the blood. This causes bleeding into the tissues, bruising, and slow ...Read more