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Rdw Lab Results
RBC characteristics: These are characteristics of red blood cells, indicating how large they are, how much hemoglobin is present in each and how much variation is present. They provide clues to vitamin and iron deficiences and congenital disorders and medication reactions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My lab results came back that i have high rdw, low mch and low mcv. Im sick every month. Nausea and vomiting. I need help. Its hard for me to eat also?
You have anemia: You have some form of anemia in all likelihood. Specifically, your red cell count is lower than normal and that could be due to a number of factors. Your labs suggest that there is an iron deficiency but there could also be other things causing the problem. The high RDW tells us that your bone marrow is working to produce more cells but their quality may not be high if you are deficient in iron. ...Read more
I went to the lab & results are: white blood cells: 6.79 10e3/ul red blood cells: 5.47 10e6/ul. Mcv: 78.9 fl mch: 26.3 pg. Rdw: 10.9% why is this low?
Many answers: One would want the hemoglobin and hematocrit levels to more accurately answer your question. The MCV above is borderline low based on a usual normal range that starts about 80. Low iron levels are the most common cause for a low mcv. I would have the complete blood count repeated before being overly worried about the above listed values. ...Read more
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I was diagnosed with a low b-12 level via lab results. Taking weekly b-12 injections but is there anything else i can do to boost my b-12?
Yup - animal protein: Diets that are high in meat, liver, poultry, fish (salmon, rockfish, trout, haddock and herring) & dairy are great for providing bodies with b12. With the injections, this should do it. If you are a vegetarian, eggs & dairy. Probably + omega-3 & supplements - especially for vegans! ...Read more
Often free from docs: Often, usual labs from your doc are given to you for free..Typically 2-4 pages. Because of this small number of pages, they don't charge you, but that is not to say they can't. The results are yours, but the papers being printed/copied on is not and so they may charge you for printing/copying, which is often the case with hospitals etc...Hope that answers your question..Good luck. ...Read more
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