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Cbc test shows high wbc, low hematocrit, low mcv, low mch, high platelet count, low lymphocytes and monocytes - can you define these for me?
Hard to say...: It sounds like it may be an infection but it's impossible to say without more information including if you have any other signs or symptoms. It is also important to know the numbers: how high is that wbc, for example. The best way to go for you is to discuss it with you doctor directly. ...Read more
Thrombocytopenia: It means you could be easily. There are different levels of low platelets. Depending on how low, your overall health, your medications, comorbid medical condition your doctor will determine the proper treatment. Normal level is >150, 000. Most people don't have problems if above 100, 000. Below 100, 000 needs more attention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me in a recent blood test my platelet distribution width is at a low level of 6.45. what are its implications ?
What can you tell me about the bleeding disorder platelet storage pool decency? My daughter has severe case and needs a hole in ear drum patched up
It's a huge topic: It's a huge topic, but in a nutshell, it's where PLT count is normal but they r not functioning fine. ...Read more
Different brands: There are many different brands of instruments that measure blood counts. Coulter was the first to introduce blood cell counters. Now it is part of beckman-coulter. ...Read more
Platelet count: In an adult, a normal count is about 150, 000 to 450, 000 platelets per microliter of blood.If platelet levels fall below 20, 000 per microliter, spontaneous bleeding may occur and is considered a life-threatening risk. Patients who have a bone marrow disease, such as leukemia or another cancer in the bone marrow, often experience excessive bleeding. ...Read more