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My RBC is high, MCV and WBC is low and i m feeling weekness and knee pain also....
what does this report means exactly. .....
to whom shall I consult ?
Consult with PCP: Michael, You need to make an appointment with your Primary Care Physician and he will refer you to a Hematologist to help you. You need both knowledge an d understanding. So start to learn about your body to feel better. ...Read more
Is there any long term complications that develop from repeated exposure to ferro manganese (femn) or ferro silica (fesi)? I work in a steel foundry.
Can iron deficiency start from the blood and not stores, in my blood works HGB, RBC fine every time only iron was always low, how???
Of course: Iron deficiency is present and you can feel crummy long before you become anemic. Now, why are you iron deficient? I hope you are not a non-supplementing vegetarian. If so, please reconsider. Your physician will check you for possible sources of blood loss. If you have some other illness that might make your iron low, such as arthritis, this may explain it. ...Read more
Do iron blood work measure the amount of iron inside the red blood cell? since every RBC can carry specific amount of iron how can overdose occur ?
Basic biology: Serum iron measures how much is NOT in the red blood cells. This gives some estimate for what's available to make new red cells and otherwise carry on the body's business. You can become gravely ill if much more iron is stored than the red cells are carrying around. If you actually have hemochromatosis, please keep educating yourself -- untreated, it will kill you; treating it is easy. Best wishes ...Read more
Please advise if it's dangerous that urine RBCs/HPF is 10-12 while the normal range should be 0-3?
Microhematuria: This is worth a follow-up. A few percent of human beings always have extra red cells in the urine without any clear cause, and it's actually normal in serious runners. Ask your physician whether your daily Aspirin might have something to do with it, and whether any follow-up is indicated -- a check for bladder or kidney tumors is the chief concern. ...Read more
Heavy Metals and PD: Several Heavy metals have been implicated as possible contributors to PD. Those include aluminum, iron, lead and Mainly manganese. Because of the known neurotoxicity of manganese, many people have expressed concern about the potential health risks of the manganese-based gasoline additive MMT. Being a Welder or farmer increases your risk of developing PD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer