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How to increase your RDW level?

How to increase your RDW level?

Why do you ask?: The reference range on RDW, as for most labs, is set so that a few percent of folks fall outside on either end. A low RDW is never a problem. There is no advantage to trying to change it. Frequent visits to the blood bank are good for you as a public service, and are likely to raise RDW. ...Read more

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How can I increase my RDW level?

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How can I increase my RDW level?

You don't want to: Rdw means reed blood cell distribution width is a measure of the variation of red blood cell (rbc) volume. Usually rbcs are a standard size of about 6-8 ?m. Certain disorders, however, cause a significant variation in cell size. Certain disorders, like iron or vit B12 deficiency- cause a significant variation in cell size- thus will increase rdw. It is used to differentiate the cause of anemia. ...Read more

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My RDW level is 19.3 do this mean I have polyecima?

Absolutely not: It's got nothing to do with polycythemia. It means that your red cells vary in size. This often means nothing whatsoever, especially if it's the only blip on your lab slip and your iron status is normal on your chemical profile. Rdw generally rises in iron deficinecy before anemia appears, so it may be a heads up. ...Read more

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Whats RDW levels have to be too determin polysemia condition?

Whats RDW levels have to be too determin polysemia condition?

This is a mistake: Rdw is not a factor in the diagnosis of polycythemia. Please get with your physician; you are clearly worried and have a right to a straight explanation. Rdw means nothing in isolation; if it's the only abnormality on a CBC it may be a heads-up to review iron status. ...Read more

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What does an elevated RDW level mean if all other levels are within normal range? RDW level is 15.1%

What does an elevated RDW level mean if all other levels are within normal range? RDW level is 15.1%

Really, nothing: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. Keep this in mind. In iron deficiency before anemia begins, high RDW is the first change. Could this be a factor? ...Read more

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Is there a connection between creatine and RDW level increasing?

Is there a connection between creatine and RDW level increasing?

Maybe: The creatinine rise means the kidneys are functioning less well. Poor kidney function leads to anemia, and the high RDW goes along with a component of iron deficiency. More testing will be needed to sort all this out. ...Read more

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Cause of elevated RDW level of 15.4% and normal MCV level in blood?

Cause of elevated RDW level of 15.4% and normal MCV level in blood?

Different thing: You could have more than one conditons like low in iron and low in vitamin B12 for instance- that would make normal MCV and high rdw. Or you could be just in the very beginning or mild case of low iron- that would present the same in cbc. Go to see your md and get checked. ...Read more

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What cases hemoglobin level of 10.9 hematocrit levels of 33.9 and RDW level of 15.6 ?

What cases hemoglobin level of 10.9 hematocrit levels of 33.9 and RDW level of 15.6 ?

Anemia: You have anemia. What is mcv. Most likely anemia is from blood loss and indicates iron deficiency. Can get reticulocyte count checked. Most common cause in you may be heavy menstrual flow. If that is not the case will worry about blood loss from gut and will advise check up. ...Read more

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What cases hemoglobin level of 10.9 hematocrit levels of 33.9 and RDW level of 15.6 my MCV level is 85 ?

What cases hemoglobin level of 10.9 hematocrit levels of 33.9 and RDW level of 15.6  my MCV level is 85
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Anemia: Microcytic anemia (low mcv) with a high RDW (cells very a lot in size) is most likely associated with anemia from loss of red blood cells. The increased RDW is likely from reticulocytes or new rbc that the body is producing. A full of valuation for this should be done. ...Read more

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What cases hemoglobin level of 10.9 hematocrit levels of 33.9 and RDW level of 15.6 my MCV level is 85 ?

Variety of things.: This is not enough info to be sure, but looks like you have a mild iron deficiency anemia. This is understandable in a menstruating female. Could also be a more complex anemia with underlying thalassemia. Would need to see iron and ferritin and old blood counts to be sure. ...Read more