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Pneumococcal vaccine prevents infection with the pneumococcus bacteria. Infection with this bacteria can make children very sick. It causes blood infections, pneumonia, and meningitis, mostly in young children. Although pneumococcal meningitis is relatively rare (less than 1 case per 100,000 people each year), it is fatal in about 1 of 10 cases in children. Pneumococcal meningitis can also lead to other health problems, including deafness and brain damage. Before routine use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, pneumococcal infections caused: over 700 cases of meningitis, 13000 blood infections, about 5 million ear infections, and about 200 deaths annually in the United States in children under five. In studies, most reactions after PCV13 were mild. They were similar to reactions reported after PCV7, which has been in use since 2000. Reported reactions varied by dose and age, but on average: About half of children were drowsy after the shot, had a temporary loss of appetite, or had redness or tenderness where the shot was given. About 1 out of 3 had swelling where the shot was given. About 1 out of 3 had a mild fever, and about 1 in 20 had a ...Read more
Nothing: The packed cell volume of red blood cells has absolutely no meaning outside of a relationship to abnormal symptoms or abnormalities detected on physical exam. This value by itself is most probably normal and would not worry about it. Best wishes. ...Read more
For 57+ F, for last 3-years, changes in Hb 12.1 -> 11.7 -> 10.7, PCV 37 -> 36 -> 33 & RBC 4.2 -> 4 -> 3.6. What does this indicate ?
My body has been completly de conditioned and now when i try to do even simple at home tasks i get pcvs and extremely tired + weak. Dangerous?! :.(
Weakness and fatigue: You obviously need to be evaluated for your fatigue. You cannot tell that you have pvc's without an ekg. If you have an irregular heart rhythm, you need to be seen by a cardiologist (c) to diagnose and treat it. The c should also take some blood to see if you any abnormal blood values, such as a low hemoglobin to account for your weakness. See a c soon and good luck. ...Read more
Complicated: If by pcv you mean pneumococcal conjugate vaccine 13, then: in children under 24 months of age a series of 3-4 doses is recommended starting no sooner than 2 months. Children over 24 months get one dose unless they have certain medical conditions in which case they get two doses. ...Read more