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What is RDW-SD? Can you cure it?

What is RDW-SD? Can you cure it?

Lab test: If the RDW-SD is up but everything else is normal, it's a tipoff that iron deficiency may be developing. There are many other possibilities. And remember that for every lab value, a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Glad you're interested in your lab work. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am a 66 yr old male and my blood test show a RDW-SD of 47.8fl and a RBC of 4.62mil All other CBC readings were normal. Is this a problem?

I am a 66 yr old male and my blood test show a RDW-SD of 47.8fl and a RBC of 4.62mil All other CBC readings were normal. Is this a problem?

No: I would check your stool for occult blood in case this is very early iron deficiency perhaps due to a bleeding ulcer or tumor ...Read more

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61 years, hysterectomy 7months ago. Alp 137.1ui/l, lym%18.2, mxd% 10.4, rdw-sd 49.2, other results are ok. Higher alp may indicate the presence of cancer?

61 years, hysterectomy 7months ago. Alp 137.1ui/l, lym%18.2, mxd% 10.4, rdw-sd 49.2, other results are ok. Higher alp may indicate the presence of cancer?

ALP?: Alkaline phosphatase (if that's what you mean), is a liver enzyme. Make certain that this level is actually elevated. Elevation can have many causes. This elevated level, on its own, does not indicate cancer. The cause of an abnormal blood test such as this should be discussed with an appropriate health care provider. ...Read more

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Wbc 3.5, RBC 3.79, hgn 7.6, hct 25.3, MCV 66.8, MCH 20.1, mchc 30.0, rdw-sd 42.8, RDW 17.7, plat 458?

Wbc 3.5, RBC 3.79, hgn 7.6, hct 25.3, MCV 66.8, MCH 20.1, mchc 30.0, rdw-sd 42.8, RDW 17.7, plat 458?

Blood tests abn: You are describing abnormal blood tests, the interpretation of which should be done by your doctor who knows all the facts about you. There are many possibilities for the cause of these abnormal tests. ...Read more

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During regular blood checkup for my wife high platelet count was observed what does mean? The following are the results (i) PLATELET COUNT 410 X 10³ / μL (ii) PLATELETCRIT (PCT) 0.42 Range : % 0.19 - 0.39 (iii) RED CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH - SD (RDW-SD) 5

During regular blood checkup for my wife high platelet count was observed what does mean? The following are the results (i) PLATELET COUNT 410 X 10³ / μL (ii) PLATELETCRIT (PCT) 0.42 Range : % 0.19 - 0.39 (iii) RED CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH - SD (RDW-SD) 5

Normal ranges: Each lab must establish their own normal range for the tests they offer, so there can be some variation between labs. In general, platelets run between 150k-450k/ml These ranges cover 95% of the normal people they test, so 5% of normal people will have values outside the range. The closer a person's values are to the range=more likely normal. Wife's values likely normal for her. ...Read more

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My tests show fe deficiency 50.68. Tibc 352, hemoglobin 16.1, RBC 5.34, pcv 52.2%, MCV 97.8, MCH 30.1, mchc 30.8, rdw-sd 53.3. What does this mean?

My tests show fe deficiency 50.68. Tibc 352, hemoglobin 16.1, RBC 5.34, pcv 52.2%, MCV 97.8, MCH 30.1, mchc 30.8, rdw-sd 53.3. What does this mean?

Iron deficiency: You are not anemic and based upon the values you have quoted am not sure what is going on, except that lab data removed from the context of clinical problems is very difficult to interpret. Discuss this with your doctor. It is not clear why these tests were ordered to begin with. ...Read more

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My mother blood sample MCV 86.4 MCH 29.2 MCHC 337 PLT 208 RDW-SD 40.01 RDW-CV 13.0 PDW 9.2 MPV 8.6 P-LCR 15.2 PCT 0.018 Thank You?

My mother blood sample MCV 86.4 MCH 29.2 MCHC 337 PLT 208 RDW-SD 40.01 RDW-CV 13.0 PDW 9.2 MPV 8.6 P-LCR 15.2 PCT 0.018 Thank You?

Okay so far: Please forgive my frankness. As a pathologist and lab specialist, I'm always reminding people that lab numbers mean nothing apart from history and physical. Further, you haven't included the hemoglobin / hematocrit. We've got the red cell parameters etc. Without even knowing whether Mom is anemic. She needs to discuss this with her physician, or you if you are her health care proxy. ...Read more

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Feeling lightheaded, need to pee more often, sometimes want to barf for about 3 weeks. I took a blood test & my MCV=67.6 MCH=22. RDW SD=36 what's wrong?

Feeling lightheaded, need to pee more often, sometimes want to barf for about 3 weeks. I took a blood test & my MCV=67.6 MCH=22. RDW SD=36 what's wrong?

Lightheadedness: Hi, too little info has been provided but it seems from ur blood test that you have iron deficiency Anemia, please see your PMD for further evaluation and treatment.
Feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have low rbc, hgb, hct, rdw-sd and high eos and mpv. Should I be concerned? I have neither iron deficiency nor other abnormal blood count.

I have low rbc, hgb, hct, rdw-sd and high eos and mpv. Should I be concerned? I have neither iron deficiency nor other abnormal blood count.

It depends: It depends on what the exact finding of these values is. Sometimes these findings may be normal. Speak with your physician so he/she can properly interpret these results. ...Read more

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Fatigue-hemoglobin 10.8, hematocrit 33.6, rdw-cv 15.6, RDW 20.1, rdw-sd 59.6, mpv 7.9, MCH 24.9, liver function high 246, AST 48.Intestine lymph node large?

Fatigue-hemoglobin 10.8, hematocrit 33.6, rdw-cv 15.6, RDW 20.1, rdw-sd 59.6, mpv 7.9, MCH 24.9, liver function high 246, AST 48.Intestine lymph node large?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without a detailed history, physical exam and may be additional studies. 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. ...Read more

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17 cm spleen, Low platelet count, Low MCV, Low RDW-SD, Low lymphocytes %, Elevated Neutrophil %. Normal WBC, RBC high LDH, High Uric Acid & CRP??

17 cm spleen, Low platelet count, Low MCV, Low RDW-SD, Low lymphocytes %, Elevated Neutrophil %. Normal WBC, RBC high LDH, High Uric Acid & CRP??

Still no definitve: Diagnosis, and we can't draw conclusions too from the limited info on that limited platform. Just keep the follow up and see what the doctors will tell you, although it points towards a hematological disorder, so ultimately a hematologist had to be on board, goodluck ...Read more

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4 yr old has pink eye and ear infection. Labs show low lymphocytes (.9), RDW-SD 11.7, MPV 6.4, (both below range), granulocytes % high but abs cnt norm?

4 yr old has pink eye and ear infection. Labs show low lymphocytes (.9), RDW-SD 11.7, MPV 6.4, (both below range), granulocytes % high but abs cnt norm?

Cbc: You didn't give the total white blood count but for me this signifies either and early viral infection or a low greade bacterial infection. The RDW and mpv are red blood cell indices and are inconsequential as related to this infection ...Read more

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Is RDW of 10.8 low?

Is RDW of 10.8 low?

Low but...: If you are asking about RDW that is part of a CBC report in United States, a value lower than 80 is usually considered low (different labs may have different norms). A low RDW may be suggestive of iron deficiency, thalassemia (or other altered red cells), or other blood problems. However, a value of 10.9 is too low unless a different measurement. ...Read more

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Low rdw, is this good?

Low rdw, is this good?

Normal: Rdw is either normal or elevated, it is not low. However, RDW may be normal or at the lower end of normal and a person may still have a red cell disorder like beta thalassemia trait. ...Read more

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What if the RDW is40.0?

Very high: Very high, need to make sure no iron deficiency, talkto your doctor soon to look cor reasons. Iron def can be a serious issue at 79 year old. ...Read more

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What does a high RDW indicate?

What does a high RDW indicate?

High red cell: Turn over. Rdw is the term for variation in red cell size and is elevated in iron deficiency anemia, hemolytic anemia, following blood loss or any other state in which red cells are being lost and generated at an increased rate. ...Read more

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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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What does elevated RDW indicate?

Non-specific: Variation in red cell size can be due to many reasons, e.g., iron deficiency, hemolytic anemia, folate (folic acid) and/or B12 deficiency. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...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 μm. 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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What does a RDW count of 15.7 mean?

What does a RDW count of 15.7 mean?

It depends: Rdw means red cell distribution width. It measures the difference between the sizes of the patient's red blood cells. It increases a little as one gets much older. The importance of it depends on evaluating the rest of the blood, and what shapes the red cells take. ...Read more

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What is a high RDW count a sign of?

Red cell size: Variablity. Rdw is the short term for distribution of red cell width and reflects variation in red cell size. The variation may be due hemolytic anemia, microvascular disease, hemoglobin disorders, iron deficiency anemia etc. See this site for more info.
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/2098635-overview. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your RDW is high?

Thanks for asking!: Rdw stands for red blood cell distribution width, which is a measured parameter in a CBC test. High RDW value indicates greater variation in rbc size. This may be associated with iron deficiency anemia, folate/b12 deficiency anemia, mixed deficiency, recent hemorrhage, . ..Etc. ...Read more

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What it means when RDW counting is 40.0?

What units?: If this is the rdw-sd you are fine. If this is the rdw-cv this needs to be explained http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/2098635-overview#aw2aab6b3. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have high rdw?

Red cell distributio: It means the red cells in the blood are not all the same size. When someone has anemia, the RDW test can be used as extra info to find out what the anemia is from. ...Read more

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What will happen if my RDW (9.18%) is low?

What will happen if my RDW (9.18%) is low?

Probably nothing: The RDW is how the size of your red blood cells varies with the mean size of your red blood cells. There is no harm in having a low rdw. Certain types of anemia can lead to low rdw, and that may be a problem that needs to be treated. ...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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What's RDW levels have to be too determin polysemia condition?

What's 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%

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