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Dr. Ravi Chand
31 doctors shared insights

Normal Blood Count (Overview)

A normal blood count means the blood sample had normal numbers and types of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.


Dr. Ravi Chand
31 doctors shared insights

Normal Blood Count (Overview)

A normal blood count means the blood sample had normal numbers and types of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.


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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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Can you have leukemia with normal blood count ?

Can you  have leukemia with normal blood count ?

I suppose: Theoretically, yes. Practically, no. Leukemia will not be suspected if the blood count is normal. In theory, leukemia, as it is first occurring, may affect the bone marrow before it affects the blood count. However, a bone marrow examination will probably not be done at that stage. ...Read more

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It possible to have lymphoma and normal blood count?

It possible to have lymphoma and normal blood count?

Yes, possible: When the lymphoma is minimal and localized/contained on the lymphatic gland and does not involve the bone marrow- your blood counts could be normal. In later stage ( stage iv) when the lymphoma involves the bone marrow and startes to supress the production of normal blood counts- your blood counts will be affected and become abnormal. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Is it possible to have leukemia with normal blood count ?

Is it possible to have leukemia with normal blood count ?

Possible: Even though unusual, patients with leukemia may have a relatively normal cbc, especially in the early stages. Traditionally however, the CBC in a patient with leukemia usually demonstrates leukocytosis (high wbc) accompanied by variable anemia (low rbc and hemoglobin) and thrombocytopenia (low platelets). ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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Is it possible to have a low blood iron with a normal blood count?

Is it possible to have a low blood iron with a normal blood count?

Probably not: If a cbc, complete blood count, is completely normal then iron levels are probably normal as well. A low iron level could initially be noted as a low MCV (which means the red cells are small). This could occur before the hemoglobin or hematocrit decrease. If the test you took was just a hemoglobin or hematocrit, see your doctor to get a cbc. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

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