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Normal Red Cell Count
I have 18 white cell count with normal red cell count I am scheduled for an oncologist why don't they think it an infection?
Hematologist WBC: Infection is a possibility. When you are referred to see an oncologist -it does not mean you have cancer. Many oncologists are also hematologist- like myself. We do see different types of blood disorders like elevation of WBC etc- as well as cancers. You are referred to see a hematologist because you have persistent elevation of WBC and perhaps also some abnormality on the WBC differential.D/w md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemoglobin 12-16: There is more than one way to measure red cells. The most meaningful is hemogllbin level, and should be 11.5 - 15 or so in a woman, and 13.7 - 16.7 in men. The actual range varies with each lab and instrument used to measure. An older way of measuring, hematocrit is about 3 times the hemoglobin. The actual red cell count is usually 5, 000, 000, but doesn't carry as much information as hemoglobin. ...Read more
A friend has a below-normal red blood cell count and shortness of breath. Upper and lower endoscopies showed nothing. Lesions in lower intestines.
Anemia: Lots more things to work through, friends doctor will likely be continuing to work the problem. ...Read more
Can not be high&low: Your red blood cell can not be high and low at the same time.Normal values for males 4.7to6.1 millions/mcl and for women it is 4.2to5.7millions/mcl causes of high rbcs1 cigarette smoking, 2dehydration3polycythemia vera4congenital heart disease5low blood oxygen level6kidney tumor7pulmonary fibrosis&corpulmonale causes of low rbcs 1anemia2bone marrow failure3bleeding4leukemia&mm4iron, b12, and defecien. ...Read more
Is it normal for a red blood cell count to fluctuate from 4.2 to 4.0 in a few months? What is the normal range?
What can cause raised red cell count but with low iron stores (anemia). White cell count is at lowest end of normal lab value?
Lots of things: First of all, "anemia" and "low iron stores" are two completely different labs. Anyone who rod you otherwise is making a common mistake. In thalassemia minor, red cells are small and their count maybe high despite a mild anemia. Insist on a complete answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few things: If your white cell count is elevated by itself, it typically means that you have some sort of infection. However, if both your red cells and white cells are elevated at the same time, it probably just means that you are dehydrated. There are a other common conditions include stress polycythemi, a and more rarely, polycythemia rubra vera, these causes are all easy to excluded! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have you seen?: Have you seen a hematologist? Increased red cell count can be primary (bone marrow problem) or secondary (many possibilities, including smoking for example). Low B12 can be very serious. Get folate (folic acid) on board first then begin B12 replacement. Sounds like you need to seek help from experienced md. Perhaps a hematologist. ...Read more
Have pv, now 12 years later have a low white cell count(less than 2) and low red cell count(less than 2) what is going on?
RBC count does not:
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, your White cell count is mildly elevated and may indicate and infection. However, the red cell count you reported is unlikely to be correct. Talk to the doctor who ordered these tests.
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My father has low blood red cell count and hemoglobin is low, is it dangerous, what does it mean?
I just got blood test results. I have a high red cell count 5.53. I also have low MCV and MCH, 79.2 and 29.7 respectively. What does it mean?
Any symptoms?: How much is your hemoglobin? If is it between 12-15 gm/dL, there is no cause of concern. You parameters are okay. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I had a urine test and my doctor said i had an abnormal red cell count but i needed to redo it. I feel fine, is there any point in redoing it?
What do these results indicate ? Hemoglobin concentration: 15g%, red cell count:5.39 million/cmm, haematocrit:44.1, sgpt: 63 u/l, sgot: 34 u/l
Near normal: The only abnormality is the slight increase in sgpt. It may be due to the medications you are on. Please note that all lab 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughters platelet count is low as well as her red cell count and her white cell count is 4.8. Her mpv is high at 11.8. Should i be concerned?
My dad (85) has myelodysplastic syndrome (mds), hgb recently fell to 9 and red cell count near critical. Getting transfusion and procrit (epoetin alfa). Outlook?
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