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My Blood Count Is 8
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
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
Absolutely: decreased vision and double vision are the most common visual problems with low blood counts ...Read more
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
Not clear: You have to be more specific. What is 8? Red blood cells, white blood cells, hemoglobin? ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
WBC Count is HIGH: Do you mean White Blood Cell (WBC) count. It could represent an ongoing infection any where in your body. Also look at the details which cell lines (Neutrophils or Mono or Eiosinophils are predominant). Normal WBC count is usually less than 11,000. Repeat it after few weeks if still high and NO infection consukt a Hematologist (Blood specialist) ...Read more
16 is not abnormally high in a male. Consult this site for normal values.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003645.htm ...Read more
Foods rich in iron..: If a person has a low red blood cell count, that is sometimes associated with insufficient dietary iron intake. Eating foods that are rich in iron may help. Examples of some foods that are rich in iron include: beef, liver, sardines, tuna, spinach, broccoli, raisins, and tomatoes. Eating foods that are rich in vitamin c may also help to absorb iron from other food stuffs. Hope this helps. ...Read more
This can be normal: In older folks. Ask your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
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