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Dr. Dan Fisher
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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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Platelet Count (Definition)

Platelet count is also known as Platelets. Less than 140 thousand, is low clinical concerns until it falls below 50 thousand include high risk of bleeding. Plt count over 440 thousand is high and can be associated with increased risk of both clotting and bleeding when it ...Read more


Dr. Michael Engel
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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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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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Dr. Dustin Colegrove
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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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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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What does it mean when your RBC count is high, hemoglobin, hematocrit, absolute eosinophils, mcv, mch, mchc are low and the RDW and platelet count high?

What does it mean when your RBC count is high, hemoglobin, hematocrit, absolute eosinophils, mcv, mch, mchc are low and the RDW and platelet count high?

D/w your doctor: You should go to see your doctor and discuss the result of your blood work with your doctor. To answer your question will depend on how high is the high level mentioned here and how low is the low levels are here? I need to see the actual numbers to really interprete the result. There are many different things that can cause from non significant, iron deficiency to thalassemia trait etc. D/w md. ...Read more

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Dr. Shahruq Sarela
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My RBC count, hematocrits, and hemoglobin are high end of normal. My platelet count dropped 56k from 2m ago to 200k. reddish ecchymosis appeared today

My RBC count, hematocrits, and hemoglobin are high end of normal. My platelet count dropped 56k from 2m ago to 200k. reddish ecchymosis appeared today

Red spots : This is a concern! You have thrombocytopenia from some source. Are you on any specific medications and causing your playlet count to drop. Red spots are normal when platelets drop. I would go to a hematologist to further evaluate this. You may have ITP after a viral infection causing bone marrow suppression. You need a bone marrow biopsy to figure this problem out! ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Lynch
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Is it possible to have a normal hemoglobin but low MCH and mchb and platelet count of 482 to be considered microcytic anemia?

Not anemia: With a normal hemoglobin and hematocrit, by definition you are not anemic. If your MCV is low in this context then you simply have microcytic red blood cells. This can be seen in some hereditary syndromes such as thallasemia. It is also possible that your iron stores may be in the process of being depleted and frank anemia has not emerged yet. Discuss with your doctor obtaining iron studies. ...Read more

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Dr. Lewis Hassell
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Hi I am a 62 year old woman with a high platelet count. In April my count was 622 and now it is 812. The other results of my current CBC were all normal except my hemoglobin is 15.7 my RBC s are 5.62 wbc 10.9 and neutrophils 8.04. My MPV is 670. My cmp w

Hi I am a 62 year old woman with a high platelet count. In April my count was 622 and now it is 812. The other results of my current CBC were all normal except my hemoglobin is 15.7 my RBC s are 5.62 wbc 10.9 and neutrophils 8.04. My MPV is  670. My cmp w

Polycythemias: Your values suggest overproduction in more than one bone marrow cell line. While not currently life threatening, you would be wise to see a hematologist and have a bone marrow biopsy, perhaps also with cytogenetic testing, to look for a myeloproliferative disorder like CML, PCV, or essenthail thrombocythemia. ...Read more

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