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First time i notic red cells in urine and then i check it is RCB,s 4-5. ,pus cells is 1-2. What should i do?

First time i notic red cells in urine and then i check it is RCB,s 4-5. ,pus cells is 1-2.  What should i do?

Hard to say: Without knowing why you have your urine checked in the first place , it is hard to provide you with a guess. However persistent presence RBC in urine in a male is not normal, thus a doctor's visit may be required if this has been a recurring or persistent issue. ...Read more

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What are dysmorphic red cells symptoms of?

What are dysmorphic red cells symptoms of?

Dysmorphic Red Cells: If you are ferring to the cells found in urine, they may indicate some kind of bleeding process or hematuria. Very tiny amounts of blood in urine, or microscopic hematuria, may be a physiologic findings in many younger adults and needs work up if urine keeps showing these in repeat testing along with other abnormal lab values, family history of kidney disease or symptoms in the patient. ...Read more

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Could being overly drowsy be a side affect from donating double red cells almost a month ago?

Could being overly drowsy be a side affect from donating double red cells almost a month ago?

Unusual: It would be at best unusual for this to be due to blood donation. If the drowsiness is a new issue, you should see your health care provider promptly for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Red cells large 5 yrs after correction of B12 def. With high erythroproiten level. Further testing?

Red cells large 5 yrs after correction of B12 def. With high erythroproiten level. Further testing?

Yes: There are many things that can cause elevated red blood cell size-besides vit B12 deficiency. To name some of them will include thyroid problems, other deficiency, bone marrow failure, liver problems, drugs related, breaking down of red blood cells etc. Yes, you should have work-up done. Please go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. ...Read more

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What are microcytic red blood cells?

What are microcytic red blood cells?

Small cells: Microcytic red blood cells are small rbcs - usually caused by low iron from decreased iron stores or blood loss. ...Read more

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Can 'red cells show rouleaux formation' go away on its own ?

Ignore it: One technician may note it and the next one not. Unless it is spectacular, it's best ignored. It is never the key to a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you are told that you have a trace of red cells in your urine?

What exactly does it mean when you are told that you have a trace of red cells in your urine?

Microhematuria: May be harmless, can be a sign of a urinary infection, interstitial cystitis or possibly a malignancy of bladder or kidney. Certainly worth getting a kidney 7 bladder ultrasound & possibly a cystoscopy (telescopic examination of bladder). ...Read more

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What do I need to do when I have microcytic red blood cells?

What do I need to do when I have microcytic red blood cells?

Evaluate: Microcytic anemia can be caused from iron deficiency, thalessemia, chronic disease, or sideroblastic anemia, so the first thing is to determine the cause of the anemia. ...Read more

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What does red cells 8-10 in urine test report mean?

What does red cells 8-10 in urine test report mean?

Hematuria: 8-10 red blood cells mean microscopic hematuria.It is only seen under microscope. The normal rbcs should be less than 5. The blood can be due to kidney, ureter, bladder , prostate infection, stone or tumor.Or simply drug or diet effect. It needs thorough evaluation by urologist. Pls read red urine http://doctorrajput.Com thanks. ...Read more

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What does elevated red cells & elevated white cells mean in blood tests?

What does elevated red cells & elevated white cells mean in blood tests?

Cytosis: Erythrocytosis and leukocytosis mean elevation of the rbc and WBC counts respectively above the reference values of the lab. Slight increase could be physiologic reactions but usually when leukocytosis is accompanied by fever, it signifies infection. In your body. Elevation of rbc or WBC with many persistent abnormal young forms could mean early dysplasia or leukemia. ...Read more

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Lymphocytes are low white/red cells ok should I worry I've taken steroids for 6 yrs?

Lymphocytes are low white/red cells ok should I worry I've taken steroids for 6 yrs?

Ask your doctor: Anyone on long term steroids should consult their doctor about unusual blood test results. Thats why they are monitoring you. In general low lymphocytes are not usually a problem but i would still ask your doctor because steroids need to be carefully monitored. Subtle changes in your platelets or white cells can mean many things. ...Read more

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Just had a urinalysis, my results are: pus cells: tntc/hpf; red cells: 1-3/hpf; epithelial cells: +; crystals: a. Urates.. What does this mean?

Just had a urinalysis, my results are: pus cells: tntc/hpf; red cells: 1-3/hpf; epithelial cells: +; crystals: a. Urates.. What does this mean?

UTI: Sounds like a urinary tract infection (UTI). There are other causes for having white cells however bacterial infection is most common. If you are having urinary symptoms, then it will probably require antibiotics. Urate crystals are probably secondary to this however if it doesn't clear then consider gout. ...Read more

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Had a some blood tests done and my doctor said my red cells were slightly out of the normal range, what could be the reason?

Anemia: Usually this means low. To list the causes of anemia takes a dozen pages in a medical textbook. The key will be finding the cause. If it is iron deficiency, try to find why you are iron deficient. If some other cause, find how it's best managed. ...Read more

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What could be my condition? Dark yellow, sl. Turbid urine sg 1.030 protein 3+, pus 3-6, red cells 0-2, sugar negative?

What could be my condition? Dark yellow, sl. Turbid urine sg 1.030 protein 3+, pus 3-6, red cells 0-2, sugar negative?

Diff possibilities : The 3+ protein in urine is the only worrisome finding. The rest could be explained by some dehydration and possible mild uti. Both could increase urine protein. Would drink several cups of water for couple of days & redo urinalysis. If still sig proteins, may need to see kidney specialist for it may mean the filtering units are diseased. If very high proteins, a kidney biopsy may be needed. ...Read more

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