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What is red blood cell disorder; some examples?

What is red blood cell disorder; some examples?

Many: 1/3 the field of hematology is devoted to RBC disorders ( the other 2/3 is platelets and wbc's). The most common disorder is anemia which may be caused by a large variety of conditions. One could have the opposite disorder of too many red blood cells and this is known as erythrocytosis. One could have red cells that are filled with unusual hemoglobin such as the thalassemias. ...Read more

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What does this mean? "red blood cell distribut width" 14.4 % (11.6 - 14.0)

What does this mean? "red blood cell distribut width" 14.4 %  (11.6 - 14.0)

Not much: This test is of limited value. All you need to know is that your hemoglobin(hb) is normal...That is all you need to worry about the red blood cells. If the hb is low, then you need to have your doctor find the cause and treat it. ...Read more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

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What is red blood cell disorder; some examples?

Many: 1/3 the field of hematology is devoted to RBC disorders ( the other 2/3 is platelets and wbc's). The most common disorder is anemia which may be caused by a large variety of conditions. One could have the opposite disorder of too many red blood cells and this is known as erythrocytosis. One could have red cells that are filled with unusual hemoglobin such as the thalassemias. ...Read more

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19 month old has 4 swelling lymph nodes in her neck red blood cells disorder neutrophil 18(24-62), lymphocytes 75(31-65)+ severe family history of cll?

19 month old has 4 swelling lymph nodes in her neck red blood cells disorder neutrophil 18(24-62), lymphocytes 75(31-65)+ severe family history of cll?

No need to worry: Most lymphadenopathy in infants are viral in origin. Only concern would be anemia. Without low hemoglobin or significant abnormalities in lymphs or neutros, ok to observe. If nodes get secondarily infected treat with appropriate antibiotics. Little cause to be concerned about cll in that age group. ...Read more

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How does oxygen enter a red blood cell?

How does oxygen enter a red blood cell?

Diffusion: Oxygen enters red blood cells by passive diffusion through the cell membrane. Once inside, it binds to hemoglobin molecules. ...Read more

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Can you have a mature red blood cell that doesn't contain iron inside of it?

Can you have a mature red blood cell that doesn't contain iron inside of it?

No.: Red blood cells (RBC) contain the protein Hemoglobin (Hgb) which binds and carries oxygen to organs and tissues in your body. Each Hgb contains 4 iron molecules that help to temporarily binds and transport oxygen for release to the tissues. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between normal red blood cell and abnormal blood cell?

Doctors, what is the difference between normal red blood cell and abnormal blood cell?

Reproduction: normal cell have a negative for reproduction while abnormal cell have no feedback and reproduce freely ...Read more

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What does abnormal red blood cell mean?

What does abnormal red blood cell mean?

Many things: A not so specific term that could mean low count, pale in color or lacking iron or hemoglobin, irregular instead of round shape, etc. Often in CBC, we see red cell count and indices: RBC, Hemoglobin, mean cell volume, mean cell hemoglobin with a normal range compared to a patient. Abnormal red blood cell may mean low or high in any of indices. In blood smear, these abnormalities are seen too. ...Read more

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What does abnormal red blood cell morphology mean?

What does abnormal red blood cell morphology mean?

Many possibilities: RBC morphology is the appearance of the red cells under the microscope. The are numerous abnormalities that can occur in different types of illness. Some of these may be due to a primary blood disorder such as sickle cell anemia. Others may be due abnormalities such as iron deficiency. Others may occur as a result of other diseases such as kidney failure. Some are of no consequence. ...Read more

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Why is it that a red blood cell is shaped like a disk?

Why is it that a red blood cell is shaped like a disk?

For function: The purpose of the RBC is to transport oxygen via the hemoglobin/Fe molecule. In order to optimize the amount of hemoglobin present the cell is devoid of a nucleus and cytoplasmic components. This allows the maximum number of oxygen molecules to be present in each RBC. The cell has the other job of being able to circulate via the microvessels to deliver the O2. Its disc shape provides entry. ...Read more

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What does this mean? "red blood cell distribut width" 14.4 % (11.6 - 14.0)

Not much: This test is of limited value. All you need to know is that your hemoglobin(hb) is normal...That is all you need to worry about the red blood cells. If the hb is low, then you need to have your doctor find the cause and treat it. ...Read more