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Low Red Blood Cell Distribution Width
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. 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Polycythemia: Your red cells are increased and your mean cell volume is averaging smaller than usual, and your mean cell hemoglobin is lower than normal. Causes need to be investigated and include many, low oxygenation, renal issues, fast marrow output of blood erythopoietin levels and all have to correlated with your previously dx rare genetic dirorder. Do see your blood Smear or private doc ASAP,take care. ...Read more
Prominent lymph nodes in the central mesentery? High red blood cell hemoglobin and hemocritic face itches clubbing
You need a good doct: A good internist can help you to sort it all out. I am more concerned about your high hemoglobin(Hb) (But you need to tell us the exact value). if your Hb is over 16-17 Grams than it requires further testing to find the cause. You may need to see a hematologist if the Hb is above the level I have mentioned above. ...Read more
When both RBC and: Wbcs are affected several topics come to mind. The marrow may be stressed in response to infection, or due to a medication. This would also be a common pattern in bone marrow production problems such as the myelodysplastic syndromes. Patients with acute leukemia can also present in this fashion. ...Read more
What does a high number of red blood cell count signify? My recent blood test came back and my red blood cell count is above the reference range. 7.64
Not very significant: Slight increase in RBC's may be a compensatory reaction to blood loss either external from injury or internal like a bleeding ulcer. Excessive increase in RBC count can be due to bone marrow disease. Repeat the count after a few months and if it is still high consult a hematologist ...Read more
Low MCV high red blood cells with abnormal morphology with low neutrophils and high lymphocytes counts?
Means nothing alone: In isolation from the patient story, lab tests mean nothing. This is especially true since we have no actual numbers. The low MCV and high rbc would make any physician think of a thalassemia, but it would be criminal to speculate further without knowing more about the person. If this is a you or a family member, you have a right and a duty to request your doctor's thoughts, or get consultation. ...Read more
What can cause raised red cell count but with low iron stores (anemia). White cell count is at lowest end of normal lab value?
Lots of things: First of all, "anemia" and "low iron stores" are two completely different labs. Anyone who rod you otherwise is making a common mistake. In thalassemia minor, red cells are small and their count maybe high despite a mild anemia. Insist on a complete answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red blood cells count 5.60 (4-5.20) MCV 68(70-85) rdw, rbc19.8(12_16.5) neutrophils 18(24-62) lymphocytes 75(31-65) and abnormal red blood cells morph ?
Polycythemia?: Are you a smoker? Your labs look like a patient with polycythemia. High hemoglobin, low mcv. The neutrophils and lymphocytes are abnormal. Missing information. What is the white blood cell count? Platelets? Smokers can have a polyclonal lymphocytosis. But need to see the whole cbc. ...Read more
Red blood cells-5.9, hematocrit- 55%, hemaglobin-18.0, esr-2, ldh-199, white blood cells- 9.0 (high neutrophils) & platlets-285, 000 polycythemia vera?
Can't tell. need w/u: Normal range will vary -depending on the range used on each lab. On my lab, hb of 18 is still normal for male. Your white blood cell and platelet are also within normal range. I don't see any problem there-except you said you have high neutrophils- which can be caused by many things. However, if you are worried about p.Vera- go to see a hematologist and she/he will be able to help you. ...Read more
Hemoglobin hematocrit and red blood cell low counts and glucose and nitrogen high what is cause
Numbers are numbers: Lab results are numbers, and numbers are just numbers. They have little meaning without looking at the whole person. Low hemoglobin, hematocrit, and red blood cell counts means blood cells are not being made fast enough, are being lost (through bleeding), are being broken up, or any combination of such problems. Glucose goes up from increased body stress, inadequate insulin, I.V. Glucose, etc.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leukopenia: Recent infection such as flu, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, aplastic anemia, hiv, lupus, hodgkin's lymphoma, cancer, typhoid, malaria, tb, sepsis, folate deficiency, copper & zinc deficiency, medications such as wellbutrin, (bupropion) depakote, lamictal, clozapine, minocycline, flagyl, interferone, arsenic toxicity. ...Read more
Lab data: Without a full medical history and physical exam cannot possibly theorize about what this may be. It certainly indicates a need for further investigation and should not be ignored. Good luck. ...Read more
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