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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)

Keep doctor's appointments
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Go to lab appointments
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Keep oxygen up by maintaining low weight, no smoking
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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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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
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Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
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Make sure OCD is not a possible side effects of your medications
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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