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Dr. L. Collins
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. L. Collins
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 Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
Once
Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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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 High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
Daily
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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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

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I have negative VCA Ig M Ab and VCA Ig G Ab=600 (l<20 negative), normal blood count and no sympthoms. Should I worry about a reactivation?

Past infection: VCA IgG positive means you had EBV infection sometime in the past, you do not have active infection. Most of will have positive IgG. No need to worry about this. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
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Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
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Can you still detect a normal blood count if you have hiv?

Can you still detect a normal blood count if you have hiv?

HIV: Which blood count are you referring to. Generally the standard complete blood count may remain normal for years after being infected but the special test looking at the lymphocyte profile may become abnormal fairly rapidly (within 2+ weeks). ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Can you have normal blood count (cbc) and lymphoma?

Can you have normal blood count (cbc) and  lymphoma?

Yes: Lymphoma is a cancerous condition coming from lymphocytes, one type of white blood cells that protect your body from infection. Usually it arises from lymph glands or lymphoid tissues (tonsils, spleen etc) and rarely from non lymphoid tissue (bowels, thyroid). It would not cause change in blood count unless the bone marrow is involved and overwhelmed by the cancer cells which then will be stage iv. ...Read more

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What is the average platelet count in a normal blood count?

What is the average platelet count in a normal blood count?

Depends on the lab: Each laboratory will have its own normal range for each individual test. At some labs- normal range could be from 150 k to 450k , in other labs- normal range could be from 130k to 400 k. When you receive your lab result- the laboratory will tell you what the normal range/parameter they use for that specific test. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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See your doctor to evaluate cause
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Have meds adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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What is the signifcance of a normal blood count in an individual with jaundice?

What is the signifcance of a normal blood count in an individual with jaundice?

Likely not a: Bacterial infection. There are many causes of jaundice and blood count by itself is not sufficient for diagnosis. A normal count suggests lack of bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Unexplained bruises on legs but normal blood count?

Unexplained bruises on legs but normal blood count?

Bruising: Easy bruising commonly can be caused by different factors including- low platelet level / abnormal function of the platelet, blood vessels abnormality, or abnormal level/function of coagulation factors . Many things like drugs, endocrine problem, trauma, acquired/congenital condition can cause above problem. You should discuss with your md. If it is complicated, you should see a hematologist. ...Read more

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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