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If you're anemic is your RDW high or low?

If you're anemic is your RDW high or low?

Anemia: It could be both. It will depend on the cause of the anemia. ...Read more

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Why is my CBC - RDW high? What health risks does this pose in the future?

Why is my CBC - RDW high? What health risks does this pose in the future?

Often nothing: Lab reference ranges are set to that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. RDW does tend to rise as the body becomes depleted of iron, before anemia develops. If this could be you (frequent blood donor, heavy periods, vegetarian), it may be a red flag. If there's a more worrisome cause, it will be clear from the look of the peripheral smear. Best wishes. ...Read more

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HGB (low) 12.1 range 12.5-17.0 MCH (low) 26.5 range 27.0-34.0 MCHC (low) 31.6 range 32.0-36.0 RDW (high) 15.2 range 11.7-15.0?

HGB (low) 12.1 range 12.5-17.0
MCH (low) 26.5 range 27.0-34.0
MCHC (low) 31.6 range 32.0-36.0
RDW (high) 15.2 range 11.7-15.0?

Mild anemia: These numbers are all very close to normal..repeat in a few months and if they don't change much then you probably have nothing to worry about..just some good nutrition ...Read more

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What does it mean gra% MCH mchc low RDW high WBC RBC hgb normal?

What does it mean gra% MCH mchc low RDW high WBC RBC hgb normal?

Details: Gran% refers to type of white blood cell that fights infection. The others are descriptive terms about the red blood cells and if normal or near normal is ok. ...Read more

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What could it mean if you have low RDW, high momocytes, & High eosinophils on a lab result?

What could it mean if you have low RDW, high momocytes, & High eosinophils on a lab result?

Nothing: Lab values without clinical information mean nothing whatever. Low RDW never means anything. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside. If you feel well, forget the monos, and if the eos are below 2000, get retested next year. Now, if you are SICK ... these are great keys to help find out the cause. But don't treat numbers. Best wishes ...Read more

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RDW (high) 18.3, MCV (low) 73.9, MCH (low) 23.8, ferritin (normal) 83. Possible conditions or reasons for this? Lymphocytes 0.9.

RDW (high) 18.3, MCV (low) 73.9,  MCH (low) 23.8, ferritin (normal) 83. Possible conditions or reasons for this? Lymphocytes 0.9.

. Iron deficiency: I assume you are newly anemic, and this is not congenital. Low MCV, and high RDW are seen in iron def, but the normal ferritin complicates things. Anemia of chronic disorders also looks like this, but with high ferritin (and low TIBC). Normal ferritin is suspicious for a mix of iron def. and chronic disorders anemia. These findings are never normal and need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Rdw 16.2,mch 24.4,mchc31.9,hb11.9,ferritin 24 ng/ml,Iron 63 ug/dl,Tibc 360ug/dl,B12 429pg/ml.y is rdw high.no thalesemia, previos values normal.

Iron deficiency: RDW likely high because some cells are normal size, and some are abnormal (probably small). The ferritin and TIBC suggests possible iron deficiency - a low MCV (not listed) with negative history of thalassemia would help clench it. Rarer causes could be copper deficiency, vitamin B6 deficiency, or heavy metal poisoning (lead). ...Read more

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Help!! What does it mean when you have low hemoglobin, low hemocrait, low mcv, low mch, low mchc high rdw, high iron binding capacity, low ferritin?

Iron deficiency: You and your physician need to find the cause. It may be anything from heavy periods to non-supplementing vegetarianism to a bleeding gut ulcer or tumor to hookworm to a host of others. Good luck finding the real cause. You wil feel better when you are treated. ...Read more

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I recently had a CBC test done and they found mcv-low, mch-low, rdw-high, and they found presence of nrbc's but i don't know how many. Reason for going in: headaches. What could it be?

I recently had a CBC test done and they found mcv-low, mch-low, rdw-high, and they found presence of nrbc's but i don't know how many. Reason for going in: headaches. What could it be?

NRBC: And the "indices" suggest a need for a heme consult. You didn't mention wbc, platelets or hematocrit/hemoglobin. Nrbc's are immature red cells, but it infers the bone marrow may be crowded out. Headaches doesn't help. The scenario can be serious. Leukemia and metastasis on the list, but you need moer information and I do too. ...Read more

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