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Low Hemoglobin And Low Platelets
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
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
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
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
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
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
Slightly low hemoglobin and platelets following surgery that caused atelectasis. No history of anemia. Can atelectasis cause these results or no?
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 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
What does it mean to have low hemoglobin, hematocrit, mch, mchc, and high platelet count, and sedimentation rate?
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
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
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
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?
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).
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
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
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.
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
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
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.?
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?
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
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
My husband has low blood count. Hemoglobin 14, RBC 5.59, low WBC 3700, platelets 157000. What's wrong with him?
I think he's fine: There's no such thing as a perfect husband, but I don't see any problems with his blood picture. The total WBC count is actually at the low end of what I think is a reasonable reference range, and unless the neuts are very low or he's clearly sick clinically, I'd simply be thankful for good health. I trust he has other faults and that the two of you will be forbearing & love one another. ...Read more
RBC low at 3.99. Hemoglobin 13.2 & hematocrit 38.5, both borderline. MCV 96.3. Platelet count low 138, was >250 before. Not anemic. Feel ok.
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, your data suggests a trend towards macrocytic anemia, due to folate and or B12 deficiency. It would be prudent to consult the doctor who ordered the tests, before it gets worse.
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