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Im pregnant my pap smear was abnormal my white cells and red cells were abnormal and my blood count was 8.8. Anything to worry about?

Im pregnant my pap smear was abnormal my white cells and red cells were abnormal and my blood count was 8.8. Anything to worry about?

Hard to say: Doesn't sound like anything worrisome. Depending on what the pap smear showed it can be followed up with more testing or another pap after the baby is delivered. The blood count of 8 is a severe degree of anemia, and i would recommend seeing a hematologist (start taking iron 2-3 times per day) and hematologist can test for cause and give IV iron treatments to get your counts up; also us for grow. ...Read more

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Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more


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I am 37 and my blood count is at 8. What could be wrong and should I be worried?

I am 37 and my blood count is at 8. What could be wrong and should I be worried?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have pernicious anaemia, concerned about my blood test: lymphocyte count 5.8 10*9/l (exp range 1.5-4) neutrophil 2.5, plus v swollen lymph glands?

I have pernicious anaemia, concerned about my blood test: lymphocyte count 5.8 10*9/l (exp range 1.5-4) neutrophil 2.5, plus v swollen lymph glands?

A slightly: High lymphocyte count with swollen nodes would be common with a viral infection. Both should improve in 2-3 weeks. If not, follow up with your doc for more testing. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a blood count of 9.8?

What does it mean to have a blood count of 9.8?

Not sure: Do you mean white cells, red cells or hemoglobin? ...Read more

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White blood count 3.8 what does this mean?

Nothing.: Interpreting lab tests without context is not wise and may be dangerous. The number looks normal enough but there may be a lot more to the story. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a white blood count of 29.8 serious?

I was wondering is a white blood count of 29.8 serious?

We don't Rx numbers: This is concerning. If it's a stable chronic lymphocytic leukemia, life expectancy's probably not affected. If it's a person who seems acutely ill with 'just the flu', it's a sign something's probably going on worse than 'just the 'flu'. ...Read more

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I,ve been on tegreto; 600-800 mg for 8 years for mood stabilization..white and red blood count fine..when could I start developing blood problems?

I,ve been on tegreto; 600-800  mg for 8 years for mood stabilization..white and red blood count fine..when could I start developing blood problems?

Tegretol: At this maintenance dose & for that long of time, you should be fine. Your doctor can monitor your blood on regular basis. ...Read more

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Is 11.2 a good blood count?

Is 11.2 a good blood count?

Hemoglobin: 11.2 the amount of hemoglobin your blood contains and usually represents a hematocrit of 33.6, which is low. If one is dehydrated, the blood is concentrated and the true amount of hemoglobin can be even lower. Ask your health care provider about treatment for anemia. ...Read more

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What does a blood count tell you?

What does a blood count tell you?

A lot: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. A blood count provides considerable information and i cannot do justice to the subject in this forum. Please consult this site for details.

http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/complete-blood-count-cbc. ...Read more

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How can I bring my blood count up?

See below: We need to know what exactly is low---your white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, etc in order to best answer this question. ...Read more

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Why would my blood count be at 14?

Why would my blood count be at 14?

Blood count: That may be a hemoglobin which is part of red blood count. 14 is normal. Usually hemoglobin is accompanied by a hematocrit which is usually about 3 times the hemoglobin which would be about 42 in your case. A third portion of the red blood count is the total red blood cell count which is about 4.7 to 6.1 million for a male. ...Read more

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What can get your blood count up dr?

What can get your blood count up dr?

Iron might help: If you mean hemoglobin then it depends on the cause - why is it low? Blood loss, blood destruction and decreased blood cell production are the three causes of low hemoglobin. Talk to your doctor about what the cause is for you. Taking iron supplements helps if the cause is blood loss such as from gastritis or GI bleeding. ...Read more

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High blood count, what does that mean?

High blood count, what does that mean?

WBC?RBC?: Usually the white blood cells (infection fighters) are elevated as when you have an infection like strep throat or even appendicitis.This may be trivial or very important as in leukemia(white count staying over 20, 000). Elevated rbc is much less often seen.Anyway:get a repeat count and see what is what-don't ignore it. ...Read more

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My blood count is 154/102 is this high?

My blood count is 154/102 is this high?

Yes...: This is a high blood pressure. A normal blood pressure is <140 for the top number and <90 for the bottom number. To make the diagnosis of hypertension, you would need to readings above these numbers on 2 separate occasions. Blood pressure goals are even lower if one has diabetes. ...Read more

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What are good ways to boost my blood count?

What are good ways to boost my blood count?

Why?: What count are you interested in? What is your count now? A higher count is not necessarily better. Please consult your doctor rather than engaging in self treatment that may do you harm. ...Read more

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How low is too low for blood count of a baby?

How low is too low for blood count of a baby?

Depends on age & sex: Normal hemoglobin values change throughout the entire first year, so the age of the baby is important. Please check out this site, has an accurate table for values based on age. http://www.fpnotebook.com/mobile/hemeonc/lab/hmglbn.htm. ...Read more