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Doctor insights on: Red Blood Cell Count Range For Women

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My Red Blood Cell count is 6.8 which is out of range. Is that too much to be worried about?

My Red Blood Cell count is 6.8 which is out of range. Is that too much to be worried about?

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

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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?

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?

Yes, & see below: The normal range for a female is 4.2 to 5 +. Menstrual blood loss can account for the variation you mentioned. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003644.htm. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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What is a red blood cell count?

What is a red blood cell count?

RBC count: Is blood test where blood is drawn to measure the number, size, shape, etc. Of red blood cells in the blood, to detect changes in count or morphology of the cells to diagnose things like anemia. ...Read more

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What is normal red blood cell count?

What is normal red blood cell count?

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

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What can cause a low red blood cell count?

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

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Reasons for elevated red blood cell count ?

Below: 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
Heart failure
•A condition present at birth that reduces the oxygen-carrying capacity of red blood cells (hemoglobinopathy)
•High altitudes
•COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and other lung diseases
•Pulmonary fibrosis
Sleep apnea
Nicotine dependence (smoking)

Performance-enhancing drugs

Certain drugs stimulate the production of red blood cells, including:
Anabolic steroids
•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.)

Kidney disease

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
Polycythemia vera
•Other myeloproliferative disorders ...Read more

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What does a high red blood cell count mean?

What does a high red blood cell count mean?

How high?: Thalassemia may be associated with high RBC count to make up for the small size of RBCs. For polycythemia, you may consult this site: http://www. Medicinenet. Com/polycythemia_high_red_blood_cell_count/article. Htm ...Read more

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What could a low red blood cell count indicate?

What could a low red blood cell count indicate?

Many causes: Chronic blood loss in menstrual blood, abnormal bleeding in intestine, nutritional, deficiencies, especially iron; lead poisoning, thalassemia, leukemia, hemolytic anemia etc.
If you have low red blood count it should be investigated by a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the normal red blood cell count usually?

Ask your doc: It should be right on the lab test - what the normal intervals are. ...Read more

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Why would my red blood cell count be high and low?

Why would my red blood cell count be high and low?

Anemia or polycythem: Many conditions that cause anemia can cause your red cells to go low including blood loss, blood destruction and overproduction. Excess red cells can result from chronic hypnotic states and various forms of polycythemias. ...Read more

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What would causes my red blood cell count to fall?

What would causes my red blood cell count to fall?

Anemia: 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

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How can I raise both white and red blood cell count?

How can I raise both white and red blood cell count?

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

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What is the cause of my abnormal red blood cell count?

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

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How to lower red blood cell count, my numbers are 5.32?

How to lower red blood cell count, my numbers are 5.32?

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

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What might affect the results of a red blood cell count?

What might affect the results of a red blood cell count?

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

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What are some possible causes of low red blood cell count?

What are some possible causes of low red blood cell count?

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

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Are there certain foods that increase red blood cell count?

Are there certain foods that increase red blood cell count?

Yes: Foods that are high in iron and vitamin b12. These include red meats and dark green leafy vegetables (kale, collard greens, etc). ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a normal white and red blood cell count?

Anyone know what is a normal white and red blood cell count?

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

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Why might it be that I have an elevated red blood cell count?

Increase RBC count: Can be seen a condition called polycythmia vera. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of my abnormal red blood cell count?

What are possible causes of my abnormal red blood cell count?

More info needed: Without being more specific it is difficult to give you a cogent answer. Write back with more details. ...Read more

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What could it mean to have a really high red blood cell count?

What could it mean to have a really high red blood cell count?

Several causes...: Including lung diseases, polycythemia vera, certain, medications, and rarely, certain tumors. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have an abnormal red blood cell count?

Depends: It depends on the type of abnormality. Low counts, i.e., anemia may be due to nutritional deficiency, bleeding, hemolysis etc. High counts may be due to living at high altitude, heart and lung disease and tumors of red cell producing cells, e.g., polycythemia vera. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an extremely high red blood cell count?

What does it mean to have an extremely high red blood cell count?

"Polycythemia": May be secondary or primary.
If you are at high altitudes, smoke cigarettes or are very dehydrated, could be high.
Might need tests to see if you have a primary bone marrow problem like Polycythemia vera or chronic leukemia, ...Read more