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We ignore RBC:
RBC is not very helpful without some context ; we usually measure your red blood cell health (I am being loose with terminology here) with the hemoglobin or hematocrit, which should be on the same report.
RBC is is these days really only used in the calculation of Hematocrit. ...Read more
Is RBC level 3.75 a very low range for a male who is 54 years...is it something to worry...pls help?
Depends: Hemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying portion in the red blood cells; hematocrit is the proportion of the blood that consists of packed red blood cells, expressed as a percentage by volume. A normal hemoglobin is @ 13 and a normal hematocrit is @ 40 – although there is a range based on age, gender and medical conditions. A low hemoglobin and hematocrit is called anemia. ...Read more
I have slightly low RBC level, and slightly high homocysteine level. What is the cause and how can I correct it?
Diet and exercise:
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, it would have helped to have the actual values, as slight is not a unit of measure.
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
Can i take 65 mg iron pill three times a day?... I recently lost a lot of blood and my RBC level and hgb level are very low rite now.
Yes: For iron deficiency/ dietary supplement its fine to take 65 mg elemental iron 2 to 3 times daily. Remember your doctor will be the best to counsel/dose this for you so please keep your appointments for monitoring/continuous care. Take iron with orange for better absorption/ with food to reduce abdominal discomfort. Common side effects include, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, dark stools. Take care. ...Read more
Is a Serum level of Copper of 61 µg/dL and an RBC level of 49 µg/dL of Copper low enough to interfere with Iron absorption and metabolism?
Follow up needed: In order to accurately interpret these labs results, one has to be sure of the normal ranges used by the lab. These results also need to be correlated with your overall health status Going by the info above, it appears like you've been seen by someone who ordered these labs, I will strongly recommend following up with him/her for further evaluation. ...Read more
Why would RBC levels be high, hgb low, na low, and bun high in a patient who suffered a right sided intra cranial hemorrhage?
More than one issue: There is likely more than one issue and it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and review of all the lab findings. It would be prudent to consult your doctor who ordered these tests. ...Read more
Hematocrit level was 56%. Hemoglobin level was 18.0. Rbc level was 6.0. White blood cells & playlets normal. Am i at increased risk for dvt/clots?
3 urine test within couple months and blood in my urine my rbc urine level is 1 have had bence jones labs done that also detected some levels in urine?
Bence jones protein: BJ proteins if seen in urine, probably need further evaluation with a hematologist (blood specialist) who will order more tests, usually blood tests. Based on their assessment plus a complete history, interview and physical exam they will be able to tell you if it needs treatment immediately or whether you can continue watching it for awhile. ...Read more
Borderline: Reference ranges for the lab are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. If the formed elements in the blood are normal, relax and stay well-nourished and we'll see you next year. ...Read more
? Incomplete info: You are missing something here. Rbc can be either rbc number which comes in numbers in 5 to 6 millions or it could be hemoglobin which comes in grams. So you need to find out exactly whatt is wrong and ask your doctor what test is this that you are referring to? ...Read more
Hematology consult: Consult with a Hematologist asap. There are many factors that need to be considered for proper diagnosis and arriving at the answer you deserve. ...Read more
I have a positive ANA with a speckled pattern and low RBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit levels what could that be indicative of?
AUTOIMMUNE DZ: Autoimmune disease like Luous and Ra. You need to follow up with your doctor to see if you have other stigmata present and get more through lab testing done. If they are low positive they are a nonspecific finding and may not be a sign for concern. I would recommend a gluten free diet to decrease inflammation Wholeapproach.com and gutbliss.com. Also the vitamins I recommend on rejuvenationscience. ...Read more
What causes extreme low ferrittin levels and reduced RBC distribution , low creatinine levels? . CBC said to be normal, but high MCHC, all other norm
6yr male w/ pica. No autisim/delays of any kind. Ferritin level 18, RBC normal, cut all dairy and taking vit w/iron. How long until relief?
Low wbc (3.0) but normal levels of RBC and hemoglobin. Have not been sick. Actually never get sick. Feel great.worried. What could be wrong. STRESSED!
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 WBC may be your normal. There is no point in treating laboratory values.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more
My test results show low WBC, HGB, and HCT with normal RBC and a monocyte level of 13%. What does this indicate?
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,
It would have helped to have the actual results. The monocyte count, by itself is not particularly meaningful. ...Read more
I live in canada and recently had blood work done my RBC folate (folic acid) level was 2423 is this too high? What could it mean?
Likely no problem.: Folate (folic acid) in the rbcs is a test done to see if a person is folate (folic acid) deficient. For pregnant women, this could mean neural tube defects in the newborn if it is low, and megaloblastic anemia and malnutrition in adults. Your levels are well above the adult range of 150-450 ng/ml/cells (340-1020 nmol/l/cells), and you should have nothing to worry about. It is water soluable and excesss is urinated out. ...Read more
Do you know a reason alkaline phosphate, RBC, Hemocrit, and Hemoglobin levels would all be low, but total iron would be in the normal-high range?
See below: 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, it might have helped to have the actual values rather than your interpretation of high and low. ...Read more
Nsclc/bones/brain now pressing on l main stem bronchus. 70yr/low levels mag./rbc/protoenetc.Chemo, radio ceased 5 month. Suggestions?
Please explain why is it that the rbc, hemoglobin and hematocrit level of a patient with congenital heart disease is decreased?
Nutrition: The most common reason that hemoglobin and hematocrit are decreased is iron deficiency. In most cases, this is due to either inadequate nutrition (low iron intake) or blood loss (including frequent blood sampling.) neither of these reasons is truly caused by the heart defect, but children with congenital heart disease are at increased risk for either problem. ...Read more
What could cause abnormally low levels of rbc, wbc, and platelets? Aplastic anemia, mds, leukemia have been ruled out via bm biopsy.
Infections-- but---: Much more detail is needed about your case. What's the age of the patient, comorbid states, medications, family history, environmental exposures, etc. This question is too important to have it answered correctly online- discuss it with your doctor who has all the facts in hand. ...Read more
Hello, is there are connection between breast cancer and high RBC folate (folic acid) level. My RBC folate (folic acid) level is 2242 mmol/L. I've had cancer twice within 4yrs.
Not a link: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. I would make no connection. ...Read more