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What does it me if my Eosinophils are low, but my RDW are high? My Eosinophils are 1% and my RDW are 14.6%

What does it me if my Eosinophils are low, but my RDW are high? My Eosinophils are 1% and my RDW are 14.6%

Nothing definite: These results alone are not concerning. Your Eosinophils can be 1% of your total count and be fine. The RDW tells about the red cells size in comparison to each other. The closer they are to the same size, the lower the RDW number. A little variance is fine. But would need the rest of the report to be sure there are no issues of concern. ...Read more

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Can my hemoglobin be low and my RDW be high because I just came off my menstrual? All other labs normal

Can my hemoglobin be low and my RDW be high because I just came off my menstrual? All other labs normal

Iron: Yes, in young woman like yourself, menstrual period- especially if you have heavy period- you can have iron deficiency anemia- that can be presented with low hemoglobin and elevated rdw. Having said that other condition beside iron deficiency can also give the same presentation. Go to see your md and get your iron checked at the very least. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm a 38yr old female whom recently had a complete blood work done and all came back normal except for mchc was low- 31.5 And my rdw was high at 15.5. I'm worried and want to know what this could indicate?

Hi, I'm a 38yr old female whom recently had a complete blood work done and all came back normal except for mchc was low- 31.5 And my rdw was high at 15.5. I'm worried and want to know what this could indicate?

You are NORMAL :): If your blood tests are all normal, specifically CBC test, except for mild abnormality in MCHC and RDW, then you have NO medical conditions and you are NORMAL. Why were MCHC and RDW slightly abnormal? Most likely reason is lab error, which is very common and cannot be avoided. I strongly suspect that if you get a repeat CBC test done, your MCHC and RDW will be normal, like the rest of your tests. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCH and MCHC is low and my RDW is high?

What does it mean if my hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCH and MCHC is low and my RDW is high?

Need the 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 would have helped to know the actual values. It is likely that you have iron deficiency anemia which is common in menstruating women. Take oral iron and multivitamins.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is a sed rate of 30 high? What does this mean? A cause of my chronic hives? Also my rdw was high...at a 18.8

Is a sed rate of 30 high? What does this mean? A cause of my chronic hives? Also my rdw was high...at a 18.8

Sed rate: A sed rate of 30 is not too high, normal is up to around 20. It is a lab doctors use to follow inflammation in the body, it may be high due to your hives, or arthritis, or infection, or another auto immune disease. You do not treat a see rate, rather you look for some cause of inflammation in the body that may be triggering it to be elevated. ...Read more

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My RBC is high is 5.32 and my RDW is high is 14.7 my MCV is normal at 85.2. I have heard that this is a possibility of certain types of anemia as well?

My RBC is high is 5.32 and my RDW is high is 14.7 my MCV is normal at 85.2. I have heard that this is a possibility of certain types of anemia as well?

Are you anemic?: Individual labs mean nothing apart from the person. I'm a pathologist and this is the key to understanding the lab. I shot my RDW over 15 by frequent blood donations and trying a low-meat diet a while back. I would ignore this stuff if you feel well. ...Read more

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From 5weeks I have flactuating temperature 35.6- 37.5. My hgb, rbc, WBC is ok. I have low gra%, MCH and mchc. My RDW is high. What does it mean?

# of things: It could be any of a number of things. Your doctor should see you and do a history physical, possibly run some tests, then let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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What may I have if my RDW is high, lymphocyte absolute is high, I wake up with bruises and I am losing so much of my hair?

What may I have if my RDW is high, lymphocyte absolute is high, I wake up with bruises and I am losing so much of my hair?

Several issues: Auto immune disorders can cause these, Thyroid disease, blood disorders like leukemia are possible, etc. Etc. The it could be anxiety and an underlying minor infection as well. Best way to determine true diagnosis is to follow-up with the Doctor and continue to get assessed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My rdw is high 15.0 but everything else in my CBC is normal wbc 7.0 RBC 4.82 hct 39.3 hglb 13.0 MCV 82 also did tibc 459 and iron 76 but uibc 383?

My rdw is high 15.0 but everything else in my CBC is normal wbc 7.0 RBC 4.82 hct 39.3 hglb 13.0 MCV 82 also did tibc 459 and iron 76 but uibc 383?

No worry: 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, the slightly high RDW is no cause for concern. You may wish to take oral iron supplements as women tend to be iron deficient due to menstrual blood loss. Your test results are okay. ...Read more

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My WBC in urine was 10-20 I have no symptoms of infection and my RDW were high in my blood. What does that mean fyi I have asthma and excema?

My WBC in urine was 10-20 I have no symptoms of infection and my RDW were high in my blood. What does that mean fyi I have asthma and excema?

WBC and RDW: Wbc in urine refers to inflammation not necessarily infection

rdw basically refers to variation of red cell diameter in your peripheral blood ie with high RDW rbc's will vary considerably in diameter. With anemia RDW tends to increase ie cells tend to vary in size. ...Read more

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Since 2007 my mch, mcv, hct, hgb, and baso tests have come back low. Now my RDW is high, potassium is low and CRP level has doubled. Why?

Since 2007 my mch, mcv, hct, hgb, and baso tests have come back low. Now my RDW is high, potassium is low and CRP level has doubled. Why?

Depends: Depends on how low the values are. Some people especially mensurating women may have slightly lower HGB MCV and high rdw. ...Read more

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Why is my CBC - RDW high? What health risks does this pose in the future?

Often nothing: Lab reference ranges are set to that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. RDW does tend to rise as the body becomes depleted of iron, before anemia develops. If this could be you (frequent blood donor, heavy periods, vegetarian), it may be a red flag. If there's a more worrisome cause, it will be clear from the look of the peripheral smear. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin is always slightly low (in the 10's all the time) my RDW is always high, every other lab normal- is this related to lupus?

My hemoglobin is always slightly low (in the 10's all the time) my RDW is always high, every other lab normal- is this related to lupus?

May be: Lupus is reaponsible for several types of anemia. Chronic disease, iron deficiencymhemolysisn. Your dr needsnto study the type of anemia you have and givebthe proper therapynor find out what isbthe reason fornthe anemiantomunderstand what is going on. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned I got my labs back my RDW and monocytes is high. My seg neutrophils is low..

See below: The full report is needed to provide a meaningful opinion. 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. ...Read more

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I was feeling ill and went to er and was told I was fine but I see my rdw and monocyte is high on my blood test. Should I worry?

I was feeling ill and went to er and was told I was fine but I see my rdw and monocyte is high on my blood test. Should I worry?

Think positive...: If you have been checked in ER, your doctor would have told you if there was anything significantly wrong.
The kind of changes in your blood that you have noticed are not all that important in terms of causing any health probleems. As long as your Hemoglobin (Hb), white cell count (WBC) and platelet count are in the normal (reference range) you can be worry free.
Just think positively, U are healthy ...Read more

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My MCV is 85 but my RDW is 15.3 what could be the cause for my high RDW.

Not abnormally high: Your RDW is not abnormally high. What is your hemoglobin? See this site for normal CBC. RDW is an esoteric parameter and not worth worrying about.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003642.htm ...Read more

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My RDW and lymph count is high and my MCV and MCH is low. What do these results mean?

My RDW and lymph count is high and my MCV and MCH is low. What do these results mean?

Need a workup: Lab results mean nothing in isolation, and reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Given that, I wouldn't be surprised if you were getting a bit iron deficient, and that's a call for a workup -- are you bleeding from something troublesome like an ulcer or tumor? Your physician should know what to do. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my RDW and lymph count is high and my MCV and MCH is low what does this mean?

What do you suggest if my RDW and lymph count is high and my MCV and MCH is low what does this mean?

See below: 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, low mcv and MCH and high RDW suggest iron deficiency anemia. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor who knows more about your health. ...Read more

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I had blood lab work done. My MCH was high, RDW low, and mpv low, creat low. I have been fatigued etc. Is there any follow up tests I should ask for?

Fatigue: There are other things to be check for fatigue including thyroid cortisol and your testosterone level. If your fatigue is persisting and sever these are the things that should be checked. ...Read more

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What does a high RDW indicate?

What does a high RDW indicate?

High red cell: Turn over. Rdw is the term for variation in red cell size and is elevated in iron deficiency anemia, hemolytic anemia, following blood loss or any other state in which red cells are being lost and generated at an increased rate. ...Read more

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What is a high RDW count a sign of?

Red cell size: Variablity. Rdw is the short term for distribution of red cell width and reflects variation in red cell size. The variation may be due hemolytic anemia, microvascular disease, hemoglobin disorders, iron deficiency anemia etc. See this site for more info.
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/2098635-overview. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your RDW is high?

Thanks for asking!: Rdw stands for red blood cell distribution width, which is a measured parameter in a CBC test. High RDW value indicates greater variation in rbc size. This may be associated with iron deficiency anemia, folate/b12 deficiency anemia, mixed deficiency, recent hemorrhage, . ..Etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have high rdw?

Red cell distributio: It means the red cells in the blood are not all the same size. When someone has anemia, the RDW test can be used as extra info to find out what the anemia is from. ...Read more

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My rdw-cv is 19.6% and is high. What other tests are required and what are the possible health problems.

CBC.: Rdw-cv measures the variability of red cell size. It is useful in finding the cause of anemia, or detecting early deficiencies of iron, B12 or folic acid. Rdw can be effected by alcohol, medications, chronic health conditions, so is not helpful by itself. It has to be viewed in the context of the rest of the CBC (complete blood count) and your health history. ...Read more

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High RDW and low MCH means?

High RDW and low MCH means?

Blood count terms: Rdw means red cell distribution width, which is the range of values for the width of your red blood cells. A higher number could mean that you are making lots more red cells for some reason.
Mch mean mean (or average) red cell hemoglobin, which is the amount of hemoglobin in each red blood cell. If it's low, this means that your cells aren't carrying as much hemoglobin as they should. ...Read more

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Does high RDW indicate diabetes?

Does high RDW indicate diabetes?

No: This is nonspecific without the rest of the cbc. Sometimes noted with hereditary anemias i.e. Thalassemia. Can also be noted with polycythemia vera.
By it self may not be significant. ...Read more

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What does low MCV and high RDW means?

What does low MCV and high RDW means?

Iron deficiency.: These findings on a CBC usually mean iron deficiency. There are other causes of low MCV including thalassemia, sideroblastic anemia & lead poisoning. These are rare conditions. Iron def. Is common, and usually means blood loss. ...Read more

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What does high rdw-cv test result mean?

What does high rdw-cv test result mean?

Red cell distributio: It means the red cells in the blood are not all the same size. When someone has anemia, the RDW test can be used as extra info to find out what the anemia is from. ...Read more

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What causes ongoing low lymphs, low mchc and high rdw?

What causes ongoing low lymphs, low mchc and high rdw?

Hematology: If the red cell, total white blood cell and platelet counts, as well as the MCV and MCH are all normal, the low MCHC and high RDW may not be significant or diagnostic. Low lymphocytes combined with high neutrophils can be seen in certain infections, use of corticosteroids, or in blood dyscrasias. However this question can be better answered by your MD (who knows your results) or a hematologist ...Read more

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What is RDW for bloodwork and what does it mean when it's high. All others normal.?

What is RDW for bloodwork and what does it mean when it's high. All others normal.?

Size variation: It means nothing by itself; plus, hopefully you know that all lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Early iron deficiency raises RDW before anemia begins but often it's up for no apparent reason. Mine's usually high because I donate blood. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Normal mcv but high rdw what are the risk and causes? And can it be regulated back to normal?

Normal mcv but high rdw what are the risk and causes? And can it be regulated back to normal?

Don't Rx a lab: Early iron deficiency often does this, but remember that lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Especially, don't get all worried about trying to adjust a lab value back into reference range; something is always outside. ...Read more

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What does a high RDW in a CBC indicate?

Depends...: Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/red_blood_cell_distribution_width -- RDW is a measure of the variation of red blood cell (rbc) volume. What it indicates depends on the context of other lab values and history and physical exam. ...Read more

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If you're anemic is your RDW high or low?

Anemia: It could be both. It will depend on the cause of the anemia. ...Read more

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What does a high gfr, RDW and creatanine reading mean?

Mixed bag: High GFR ---the kidney function is better than normal. If from a 24 hour urine over collection. If not, and this is from blood work, diabetes with kidney disease causing the globulin (kidney filters) to overwork or pregnancy.
Rdw--nothing to worry unless anemic or too many rbcs.
High creatinine-- kidney disease, excessive protein intake, bactrim/tagamet use, dehydration. ...Read more

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What does a high gfr, RDW and creatanine reading mean?

Inconsistent info: You cannot have both a high creatinine and high gfr. High RDW is usually associate with anemia. What is your hemoglobin level? Lab results need to be evaluated in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Low white blood 3.6 L and high RDW 16.3 H and ALT 36 H?

Low white blood 3.6 L and high RDW 16.3 H and ALT 36 H?

Not alarming: These numbers are not far from normal if you feel healthy and keeping a well-balaced diet. ...Read more