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Red Blood Cell Count Range For Women
Erythrocytosis: Too many red blood cells can be problematic and there are a few causes of this condition. A hematologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat Erythrocytosis or polycythemia. ...Read more
Is it normal for a red blood cell count to fluctuate from 4.2 to 4.0 in a few months? What is the normal range?
My brother has been told he has a high red blood cell count was 19, and was told 15 is normal range he is going to see a specialist. What's wrong?
Depends: There are many causes of elevated Red cell count and hemoglobin and it is good that your brother is seeing a doctor for a proper diagnosis. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examination and some tests. ...Read more
What does a high number of red blood cell count signify? My recent blood test came back and my red blood cell count is above the reference range. 7.64
Not very significant: Slight increase in RBC's may be a compensatory reaction to blood loss either external from injury or internal like a bleeding ulcer. Excessive increase in RBC count can be due to bone marrow disease. Repeat the count after a few months and if it is still high consult a hematologist ...Read more
Haemoglobin 170. (Range for my gp is 140-180). Hct is. 46. Red blood cell count normal. My gp says it's fine and nothing to worry about. Correct?
Yes: I am having trouble understanding why you are concerned. ...Read more
I have "chronic fatigue issues" and my Red Blood Cell account is above UK range, could I have Polycythemia? Red Blood Cell count (426.) is "above range" at 5.83 10^12/L [4.5 - 5.5] | Mean cell volume (42A.) is "below range" at 82 fL [83 - 101]
Doubt it: There is not enough to tell but unlikely. You can ask your physician ...Read more
Hemoglobin 12-16: There is more than one way to measure red cells. The most meaningful is hemogllbin level, and should be 11.5 - 15 or so in a woman, and 13.7 - 16.7 in men. The actual range varies with each lab and instrument used to measure. An older way of measuring, hematocrit is about 3 times the hemoglobin. The actual red cell count is usually 5, 000, 000, but doesn't carry as much information as hemoglobin. ...Read more
Anemia can be due to: Low red blood count is best measured as hemoglobin (hb) level. Normal hb level is over 12 grams. If yours is below 12 grams, go see your doctor as you will need to get some additional blood tests done, like checking your blood iron levels. The commonest cause of low red count is iron defiiciency (in women particulalrly). ...Read more
Your body may increase red blood cell production to compensate for any condition that results in low oxygen levels, including:
•Congenital heart disease in adults
•A condition present at birth that reduces the oxygen-carrying capacity of red blood cells (hemoglobinopathy)
•COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and other lung diseases
•Nicotine dependence (smoking)
Certain drugs stimulate the production of red blood cells, including:
•Blood doping (transfusion)
•Injections of a protein (erythropoietin) that enhances red blood cell production
Increased red blood cell concentration
•Dehydration (If the liquid component of the blood (plasma) is decreased, as in dehydration, the red blood cell count increases. This is due to the red blood cells becoming more concentrated. The actual number of red blood cells stays the same.)
Rarely, in some kidney cancers and sometimes after kidney transplants, the kidneys might produce too much erythropoietin. This enhances red blood cell production.
Bone marrow overproduction
•Other myeloproliferative disorders ...Read more
Causes of anemia can be classified as ;
1. Impaired rbc production, such as iron or Folic Acid deficiency or aplastic anemia.
2. Increase rbc destruction, such as sickle cell anemia.
3. Blood loss, such as trauma or surgery or bleeding.
4. Fluid overload, such as pregnancy, excess sodium or fluids. ...Read more
Depends on chemo: If problem related to diet then use of iron products may help or change in diet. Effect of chemo reduces both RBC and WBC. The RBC can be increased using erythropoietin and the WBC by adding Neupogen but if chemo high the drugs may only moderate extent of fall. Otherwise they can help restore marrow replacement of WBC and RBC. ...Read more
What is it?: You need to tell us the level of your hemoglobin (hb). Then we can help youi to interpret it depending on if it is high or low. ...Read more
Depends on reason: The reason for the level is important. A therapeutic blood draw can be done but before you do anything see you medical provider. ...Read more
Many things: A low rbc count is anemia, and causes include nutritional deficiencies (iron, b12, folic acid), bleeding, chronic illnesses of various kinds, malignancies, and primary bone marrow diseases to name a few. High rbc counts (polycythemia), can occur if there is a lack of oxygen in the blood (lung disease, sleep apnea, smoking for example) or with a blood disorder that causes too many rbcs to be made. ...Read more
Anemia: Anemia is term used for low red blood cells or low hemoglobin. Acute anemia can be due to blood loss due to any cause. Chronic anemia due to slow blood loss, like menstrual loss, peptic ulcer disease, iron, b12, folate (folic acid) deficiencies, hypothyroidism, chemotherapy, drugs etc. ...Read more
Can not be high&low:
Your red blood cell can not be high and low at the same time. Normal values for males 4.7to6.1 millions/mcl and for women it is 4.2to5.7millions/mcl
causes of high rbcs1 cigarette smoking, 2dehydration3polycythemia vera4congenital heart disease5low blood oxygen level6kidney tumor7pulmonary fibrosis&corpulmonale
causes of low rbcs
1anemia2bone marrow failure3bleeding4leukemia&mm4iron, b12, and defecien. ...Read more
Increase RBC count: Can be seen a condition called polycythmia vera. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
More info needed: Without being more specific it is difficult to give you a cogent answer. Write back with more details. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: Having too many blood cells is called polycythemia - look it up. ...Read more
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