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Doctor insights on: Low Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin

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What does low hemoglobin, high red blood cells, low mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, low mean cell vol. & high red cell distrib. Width mean?

What does low hemoglobin, high red blood cells, low mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, low mean cell vol. & high red cell distrib. Width mean?

Need numbers: 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 might have helped had you provided the actual results rather your interpretation of high and low.
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What is mean corpuscular hemoglobin?

Hb in one RBC: It is the amount of hemoglobin in one red cell. Normal amount is about 30 pico grams. ...Read more

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What does mean corpuscular hemoglobin mean if its high 32.2?

What does mean corpuscular hemoglobin mean if its high 32.2?

Mean cell haemoglobi: Mean corpuscular haemoglobin is the average mass of haemoglobin per red blood cell in a sample of blood. Your MCH is within normal limits. ...Read more

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What is (mch) mean corpuscular hemoglobin on your CBC test?

What is (mch) mean corpuscular hemoglobin on your CBC test?

Hemoglobin/rbc count: Mean corpuscular hemoglobin or mean cell hemoglobin. It is roughly a measurement of the average hemoglobin content of each red blood cell (rbc) and is obtained by dividing the total hemoglobin by the number of rbc's. The value comes out as picograms/cell and is usually in the range of 27 -31. Hemoglobin is the oxygen carrying molecule in the blood. Mch is useful for classifying types of anemia. ...Read more

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I had a cbc, and my mean corpuscular hemoglobin and mchc are high, what's causing it?

I had a cbc, and my mean corpuscular hemoglobin and mchc are high, what's causing it?

MCH and MCHC: Mean corpuscular hemoglobin and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration look at how "red" someone's cells are. High levels are most commonly due to a laboratory artifact but can also be seen when a person has cells called spherocytes. If your CBC was otherwise normal, I wouldn't worry about it. On the other hand, if you also have a low hemoglobin and hematocrit, you should see a hematologist. ...Read more

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Mean platelet volume 7.1 hemoglobin 14.4 mean corpuscular hemoglobin 31.2 what does it mean?

Mean platelet volume 7.1 hemoglobin 14.4 mean corpuscular hemoglobin 31.2 what does it mean?

Not much: As long as your hemoglobin (Hb) is normal, you do not need to worry about the Red cell indices that you are concerned about. I would be more concerned about your Jaundice, if you still have this problem. Let us know more. ...Read more

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I have a lower than normal MCH and MCHC values, does these indicate anemia? (mean corpuscular hemoglobin, MCH concentration)

I have a lower than normal MCH and MCHC values, does these indicate anemia? (mean corpuscular hemoglobin, MCH concentration)

Not really: anemia is defined as having hemoglobin below than the normal range. Just because your MCHCC or MCH are slightly low -it does not mean you are anemic. You need to look at the right index. ...Read more

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Urine pH 5.0, alk phos 62, whit blood count 6.0 red blood 4.62 hemoglobin 14.4 hematocrit 42.8 mean corpuscular hemoglobin 31.2 creatinine 0.62 meaning?

Urine pH 5.0, alk phos 62, whit blood count 6.0 red blood 4.62 hemoglobin 14.4 hematocrit 42.8 mean corpuscular hemoglobin 31.2 creatinine 0.62 meaning?

OK. ..: The isolated numbers are ok, but one should interpret these through comparing prior serial values if available and correlating with current clinical pictures so to deduce their clinical significance. Why? It's because every thing always displays itself at a certain spot of its own full spectrum; likewise, any lab test does. ...Read more

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Eosinophils - 9.7% hemoglobin - 12.9 g/dl hematocrit - 37% pdw - 16.5% esr-16mm/hr rdw cv - 15.4fl mean corruscularhemoglobin- 34pg please advise.?

Eosinophils - 9.7% hemoglobin - 12.9 g/dl hematocrit - 37% pdw - 16.5% esr-16mm/hr rdw cv - 15.4fl mean corruscularhemoglobin- 34pg please advise.?

What is the WBC?: The percentage of eosinophils depends on what the total WBC is. Overall, those indices appear normal. However. If your white blood count is 20, 000, then 9% eosinophils is high. Hope this helps. ...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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What does it mean when your white blood cell and you have a low hemoglobin?

What does it mean when your white blood cell and you have a low hemoglobin?

Not clear: Your question did not say whether your white blood cell count was high, low, or normal. A low hemoglobin means you have fewer red blood cells than normal - anemia. There are many different causes for anemia. Discuss your test results with your doctor - you probably will need to discuss how you feel, get a physical examination, and probably have more lab test to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your immunoglobulin m is low and your hemoglobin alc is high?

What does it mean if your immunoglobulin m is low and your hemoglobin alc is high?

Unrelated: They are unrelated. Low IgM is usually not clinically significant (depending on how low of course). Talk to an allergist immunologist to figure this out. A high A1c would suggest diabetes. Talk to your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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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

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Hemoglobin 140 but low iron saturation. What does this mean? How should it be addressed? Should iron supplementation continue?

Hemoglobin 140 but low iron saturation. What does this mean? How should it be addressed? Should iron supplementation continue?

Yes: Low iron saturation suggests, low body stores of iron. Hemoglobin drops when the stores are depleted. It would be prudent to take oral and multivitamins to replenish your store of iron. Iron deficiency is not uncommon in women due to menstrual blood loss.
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What does it mean if my hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCH and MCHC is low and my RDW is high?

What does it mean if my hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCH and MCHC is low and my RDW is high?

Need the numbers: 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 know the actual values. It is likely that you have iron deficiency anemia which is common in menstruating women. Take oral iron and multivitamins.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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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 if you have low hematocrit or hemoglobin level?

Anemia: A low hemoglobin or hematocrit means you have anemia. They are different ways to measure the red blood cells in your bloodstream. There are many causes for anemia but they fall into 3 categoreis: increased destruction, decreased production and blood loss. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the platelets are high and the hemoglobin is low?

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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I'm in canada. What does it mean when doctor says I have low hemoglobin count of 98?

I'm in canada. What does it mean when doctor says I have low hemoglobin count of 98?

LOW BLOOD COUNT: Hemoglobin refers to the molecule w/in a red blood cell that carries the oxygen. When you have low hemoglobin, you have anemia. Anemia sometimes indicates ongoing bleeding; often hidden from the naked eye, and it can produce increased fatigue, decreased stamina, chest pain & shortness of breath. I assume your hemoglobin is 9.8 in which case you should certainly follow up with your Dr. ...Read more

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Normal hemoglobin, lower than normal MCH and MCHC). Serum ferritin in low normal range (40). What could it mean?

Normal hemoglobin, lower than normal MCH and MCHC). Serum ferritin in low normal range (40). What could it mean?

Stop worrying: You may have a very mild thalassemia variant. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. Ask your physician whether you have "thal minor" -- simply so that you'll know in case you are thinking of marrying someone else with it. ...Read more

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I have hemoglobin 10.6 (low).I have iron serum of 25 micrograms. Dl. Unsaturated IBC 358 High, Total TIBC 383 (normal) and % iron sat 7%. mean?

Unhealthy: You cannot expect us to give you any valid interpretation of labs when you only provide a few results. Your labs that you have shared represent that you are not a very healthy human. Your medical care and the interpretation of your labs should be urgently handled in person by the professional caring for you. The one that knows all of the details and your health history. ...Read more

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I am a 24 y/o female, 109lbs. I had a blood test done and my hemoglobin level was 116 (low) what does this mean? How can this be fixed? Will I be okay?

I am a 24 y/o female, 109lbs. I had a blood test done and my hemoglobin level was 116 (low) what does this mean? How can this be fixed? Will I be okay?

Anemic: This means that you are mildly anemic. The most common cause of anemia in young women is iron deficiency due to menstrual blood loss and/or recent pregnancy/delivery of a child. If iron deficiency is found to be the cause of anemia, iron supplementation should correct the problem. ...Read more

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What does a low hemoglobin level mean? I was told that my 3 year old sons hemoglobin is low because he drinks to much milk. Is this true or is something else wrong. And if so what would it possible be?

What does a low hemoglobin level mean? I was told that my 3 year old sons hemoglobin is low because he drinks to much milk. Is this true or is something else wrong. And if so what would it possible be?

Blood loss vs iron: Kids who consume more than 24-30 oz of milk/day can experience tiny amounts of blood loss thru the intestine due to irritation caused by the cow milk protein on the gut wall. Smaller amounts or boiled milk, don't seem to cause this problem. Blood loss, paired with the kids avoidance of other iron containing foods leads to low hemoglobin production & anemia.Other causes are also possible. ...Read more

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What does a low hemoglobin mean?

What does a low hemoglobin mean?

Leeding: Low hemog. Lobin is most often associated with GI tract bleeding disorders such as myelofibrosis where the marrow is fibrosed and not proucing rbcs can also ause this problem. One checks stool for blood followed by olonoscopy, if in the uppere GI tract and not seen on gastroscoopy, a tv capsule swolled and follwed on tv can frequently define a lesion in the small intestine that is bleeding. ...Read more

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What does low mcv, mch, and hemoglobin mean?

What does low mcv, mch, and hemoglobin mean?

Red cell indices: MCV is mean cell (corpuscle) volume
it is the average size of the red cells

it is used to study and classify anemias (low hemoglobin states)
low MCV = microcytosis= iron deficiency or thalassemia
normal MCV= normocytic= anemia of inflammation or malignancy =80-100
high MCV= macrocytosis= B12 or folate (folic acid) deficiency and others

MCH = mean corpuscle or cell hemoglobin. Used less.
follows MCV ...Read more

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What does low mcv, mch, and hemoglobin mean?

Anemia: Low hemoglobin is the most important result and you should discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does a high rdw, low mchc, and mch-poc, and low hemoglobin mean?

What does a high rdw, low mchc, and mch-poc, and low hemoglobin mean?

Anemia: In general terms, it signifies anemia but the high RDW means that your body (bone marrow) is making red blood cells to keep up with the demand. Good health. ...Read more