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Low Mchc Level
6 months fatigue, highwbc, rbc rdw, neutrophil & total protein levels low Mch and, mchc levels. Antibotics 10 days levels normalized then up after 1 wk
Complicated problem: I don't think we have enough space to fully address everything, so use HealthTap Prime or talk to your primary doctor about these findings. Aside from fatigue, write down any other symptom. The low MCH & high RDW point to both iron & B12 deficiency, but further testing needed. High WBC & total protein may point to myeloma - a hematologist can confirm. An extensive workup is needed but cd be negati ...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
I have high levels of wbc, rbc, rdw neutrophil and total protein and low levels mch, mchc any ideas?
Thalassemia minor?: This is the usual cause of high rbc low mch ...Read more
My Igm level has been in the 700 range for over a year. Bloodwork is currently 744 and my MCHC levels are low. 31.8. Is there a correlation? Thoughts
Monoclonal?: First you need to find out if the IgM is monoclonal or polyclonal. Then you need to tell us what kinds of symptoms you have besides a low MCHC which is more likely associated with iron deficiency in your age group. Then let's talk again. ...Read more
What causes extreme low ferrittin levels and reduced RBC distribution, low creatinine levels? . CBC said to be normal, but high MCHC, all other norm
Hemoglobin 13.4, Ferritin 10, Iron Saturation 9.0, Iron 40, MCH 24.8, MCHC 31.4, RDWCV 17.4. How can Hemoglobin be normal, and other levels so low?
It's early: Iron levels drop long before hemoglobin does. I'm glad you're interested in your health. Try to find out where you're losing iron (ulcer? stomach cancer? hookworm? colon cancer? 100s of other possibilities) or whether perhaps your diet is insufficient or you donate a lot of blood. Stay on top of this. Best wishes. ...Read more
Wbc 8.7 hgb 12.5 Hct 39.7 my mcv, mch, & mchc all on low end of normal but monocyte level and % elevated at 0.74 & 8.5%?
Normal WBC and monos: WBC numbers vary widely, including monocytes, often slightly outside the normal range. I would be proud and happy to have results like these! If you are outwardly healthy and feel well, this is nothing to worry about. If you don't feel well, see a doctor and discuss the results. ...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
My 10 month old has low WBC, Hematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC levels and elevated monocytes and absolute monsyte levels. Chronic illness as well.
Low hemoglobin/RBC.: This simply means there is a low mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (mchc), or a low average amount of hemoglobin for each red blood cell. It is a measure of the concentration of hemoglobin in a given volume of packed red blood cells. Mchc is low in microcytic anemias, like iron deficiency anemia, and thalassemia. ...Read more
Find cause of anemia: Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) literally means the 'avg. Amount of red blood cell hemoglobin'. Hemoglobin is protein that carries oxygen in blood. Since low MCHC is associated with low iron &anemia, you need to rule out blood loss from excessive periods or 'slow gastro-intestinal (G.I.) bleeding'. G.I. Loss needs to be considered >40 yo. Supplemental iron, folate, (folic acid) B12 may help. ...Read more
Depends.: Mch is the hemoglobin amount in a single red cell. Mchc is the concentration of hemoglobin in a single red cell, low MCH but high MCHC says the red cell is small, but has lots of hemoglobin packed inside it. Mch and MCHC or only used to determine the cause of anemia. By themselves, without anemia, there may not be any meaning to this. These changes can occur with hemolytic anemia. ...Read more
Hematology: If the red cell, total white blood cell and platelet counts, as well as the MCV and MCH are all normal, the low MCHC and high RDW may not be significant or diagnostic. Low lymphocytes combined with high neutrophils can be seen in certain infections, use of corticosteroids, or in blood dyscrasias. However this question can be better answered by your MD (who knows your results) or a hematologist ...Read more
HGB (low) 12.1 range 12.5-17.0 MCH (low) 26.5 range 27.0-34.0 MCHC (low) 31.6 range 32.0-36.0 RDW (high) 15.2 range 11.7-15.0?
Find the cause: If you have thalassemia minor, it's a problem only if you are considering becoming a parent with someone who is also affected. If you have iron deficiency, you need to find the cause -- anything from heavy periods to non-supplementing vegetarianism to stomach ulcer / colon cancer. ...Read more
All results: 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 been helpful to have all the results and actual values of the results. One possibility is deficiency of iron and folic acid and/or B12. ...Read more
My son (13) has a slightly elevated RDW (14.8%) and a slightly low mchc reading (32.5%). What does this mean?
What do you suggest if my son (13) has a slightly elevated RDW (14.8%) and a slightly low mchc reading (32.5%) - meaning?
Hard to say: Without the context of other lab values, these isolated numbers from a CBC cannot be interpreted. Also, isolated lab values mean nothing by themselves - they are just one tiny clue in a picture of your total health. Don't treat numbers, treat people. Everything has to be taken in context, and commenting on these numbers out of context would be a disservice to you and your son. ...Read more
No worries: If your Hemoglobin (Hgb) is normal, then you do not need to worry about red cell indices (size of the cells and volume (MCV etc)). These parameters are only important in finding the cause of Anemia (low Hgb) if someone is Anemic. So you do not need to worry about these items. ...Read more
MCH is high (39.8pg) MCHC is high (376g/l) and RDW is low (10%) - MCV is normal (90.6fL) - what could this mean?
MCH is high (39.8pg) MCHC is high (376g/l) and RDW is low (10%) - MCV is normal (90.6fL) - ferritin is high (412) vit d is low (49) what could b?
Spherocytosis?: Are you anemic? Was a reticulocyte count done? What's the big picture? Labs mean nothing without it. If you're very close to your lab's reference range, it may mean nothing -- a few % of healthies fall outside. A low RDW would be a bit of a surprise in classic spherocytosis. ...Read more
See below: This may indicate a problem such as iron deficiency. The other values would be useful. ...Read more
You may be sick: We can do nothing more with this. HOW low, what the physical findings are, what the smear looked like are all part of the picture. This may well indicate serious illness -- or it may just reflect that reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside. ...Read more
How high on WBC?: A high rbc and low MCH can be thallesemia trait. Do yo know the actual numbers? ...Read more