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Pityriasis Rosea And Donating Blood
Hepatocellular disease, seizures, low blood count, anticardiolipin antibodies, arthritis, rash on hands and numbness in legs. What does this all mean?
Auto-immune disorder: You have described features of auto-immune disorder. For example, a person with lupus could have all these features. You need evaluation and treatment by a physician in consultation with specialists in more than one field. ...Read more
My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?
Red blood cells- 5.8, hemaglobin- 17.8 and hematocrit- 52.0. Is this dangerous? Can i take vitamin B12 for deficiency?
That is: Very interesting. It is fine to get the B12 addressed. If you are a smoker stop! ...Read more
It depends: It is a little unusual for a 27 year old male to believe/know he has psychosomatic disorder but perhaps you have been given this diagnosis. In general it means physical symptoms that are caused by mental factors such as stress and anxiety. Some rashes, such as eczema, fall into this category. I do not believe stress/anxiety would cause an elevated white blood cell count. Good wishes:) ...Read more
What is high level of Red blood cell means? I once thought red blood cell was good and was taken over counter B-12 for fatigue, then raised to 6.7
Yes: Thrombocytosis will not affect your getting a tattoo. ...Read more
Health risk and cures for a person whose blood test showed a low count of white blood cells? What does it mean and what should this person do?
Have giant liver hemagioma does this make my hemolysis index count rise and does it effect hemaglobin count.and would it effect other blood counts?
Doubtful: Since you did not mention an exact size I would recommend ascertaining size and location within the liver. These are usually benign and of no clinical consequence. ...Read more
Cause: There are some primary bone marrow problems that can raise WBC (eg, leukemias like cll) or platelets (pv, et). Far more likely is an inflammatory reaction such as infection causing an increase in "acute phase reactants". More context is needed. Since someone ordered the complete blood count (CBC) for a reason, what was that reason, and what was that physicians interpretation? ...Read more
Blood counts: Monocytes=a type of white blood cell that can vary widely red blood count=number of red cells in a given volume of blood; your value may be slightly elevated which could indicate several possibilities including polycythemia from smoking or other disease white blood count=number of white cells in a given volume of blood. Includes several different types of cells. Specific numbers of components is more useful than this raw count, which is probably normal. ...Read more
What does an elevated both white and red blood count mean? Do red cell counts rise during infections?
Leucocytosis: Elevated white cell count can represent many maladies in many people both male and female and also be normal in certain circumstances-like in labor!it can also be normal for certain people.Yes it does go up in infections -that being the most common condition for leucocytosis.It can also be a red flag for leukemia or other body area cancers.No-red cells do not commonly go up in infections ! ...Read more
Blood calcium serum 10.3 , hematocrit 52.6%, and red blood cell count 6.36 should I try and reduce these?
?Dehydration: 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, one of the things to do first would be repeat the hematocrit when you are fully hydrated. If it is still high, you need to consult a hematologist. ...Read more
May be none: There is insufficient information to invoke auto-immune disease. It would be prudent to consult the doctor who ordered the test as all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more
I am planning to take Rituximab for Rheumatoid Arthritis but my red blood cell count is very low. Does Rituximab helps to increase blood count also ?
See below: First, find out what causes your anemia. If your anemia is caused by chronic inflammation such as RA, treating the underlying etiology for anemia by Rituximab will eventually lead to an increase red blood cell count. If your anemia is caused autoimmune-medicated hemolysis, Rituximab can also help increase red cell counts. But, Rituximab itself does not have direct effect on red cell production. ...Read more