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My platelet distribution width is 15.9% and my red cell distribution width is 15.2 fl. They are high? Is this a problem?

My platelet distribution width is 15.9% and my red cell distribution width is 15.2 fl. They are high? Is this a problem?

No: I would not be concerned. As long as the platelet count is adequate and hemoglobin and hematocrit ok, little to worry about. However, it would be nice to know what your platelet count and hemoglobin are. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My Hemoglobin is 9.0 g %, leucocyte count is 14,500 / cu mm , Erythrocyte count is 4.26 / cu mm , red cell distribution width is 20.2 %. I m worried..

My Hemoglobin is 9.0 g %, leucocyte count is 14,500 / cu mm , Erythrocyte count is 4.26 / cu mm , red cell distribution width is 20.2 %. I m worried..

See someone: Hello, You are anemic. There are many possible causes of anemia and most of them are benign and treatable. This could be a result of an inherited hemoglobin trait or from heavy bleeding during your menstrual periods. You do need to see a doctor so that they can run some tests and sort through the possibilities to take the proper action. ...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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Am 31 wk pregnant.My hb count is11gm/dl.Hematocrit is 34%.Red cell distribution width is16%.Wbc is13.7*10^9/l.Lymphocyte is 20%.Is there is any problm?

Am 31 wk pregnant.My hb count is11gm/dl.Hematocrit is 34%.Red cell distribution width is16%.Wbc is13.7*10^9/l.Lymphocyte is 20%.Is there is any problm?

Probably not: Mild anemia is common as pregnancy progresses. Iron and Folic Acid supplements are important during pregnancy. Regular appointments with an obstetrician through pregnancy is the best way to determine if a problem is present. ...Read more

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RBC 5.57 MCV 65.4 MCV Hgb 20.5pg red cell distribution width 15.9% what could this be? Symptoms are chest pain shortness of breath blood in urine

RBC 5.57 MCV 65.4  MCV Hgb 20.5pg red cell distribution width 15.9% what could this be? Symptoms are chest pain shortness of breath blood in urine

Need to examine: 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. Having said that, your appear to have microcytic anemia and should see a doctor to determine the cause as the treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have red cell distribution width 16.3h, absolute neutrophilis 9.5h, segmented neutrophils 79.7h, lymphocytes 14.2, blood gas base excess 2.8h, blood gas bicarbonate 27.9h, carbon dioxide 31h, glusoe 143h, can you explain my results?

What does it mean to have red cell distribution width 16.3h, absolute neutrophilis 9.5h, segmented neutrophils 79.7h, lymphocytes 14.2, blood gas base excess 2.8h, blood gas bicarbonate 27.9h, carbon dioxide 31h, glusoe 143h,  can you explain my results?

No. Ask your doctor.: To interpret your venous blood tests we need complete blood cell count test results. To interpret your arterial blood gas test we need arterial pH and pO2 values. The only conclusions I can make with this limited data are that you may have a bacterial infection and that your blood sugar is slightly high. (?) BTW carbon dioxide of 31 is not high. Normal range is 35-45. Ask your doctor! ...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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My yesterday's blood test shows higher Red cell distributio width - 15.2 ( normal 11.6 to 14%) . . Also my Bilirubin level 1.51%, (0.2 to 1 norm) .

My yesterday's blood test shows higher Red cell distributio width - 15.2 ( normal 11.6 to 14%) . . Also my Bilirubin level 1.51%, (0.2 to 1 norm) .

How do you feel?: Your physician can determine whether the slightly high bilirubin is Gilbert's or something worth investigating. High RDW is no danger but a marker for any of a variety of things. Mine was way higher when I donating blood every eight weeks. If you feel well, relax and be happy for good health. Best wishes, I have heard that the Volga is beautiful in the spring. ...Read more

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What could low red blood cell distribution indicate. Also have high total protein. Dr. Looking for autoimmune conditions.

What could low red blood cell distribution indicate. Also have high total protein. Dr. Looking for autoimmune conditions.

Unrelated: There are no diseases associated with a low red cell distribution width (RDW). A high total protein does not in and of itself suggest the presence of autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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What does low hemoglobin,high red blood cells, low mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, low mean cell vol. & high red cell distrib. width mean?

What does low hemoglobin,high red blood cells, low mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, low mean cell vol. & high red cell distrib. width mean?

Need numbers: 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. Having said that, it might have helped had you provided the actual results rather your interpretation of high and low. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Why is cell phone giving me redness/bumps!?

Why is cell phone giving me redness/bumps!?

Nickel alleregy: There have been numerous recent reports about the new the recent i-phone cases containing nickel and people who are allergic to nickel having various rashes because of it. If this is the type of cell phone you have, they suggested putting it in some type of plastic carrying case to reduce exposure to the nickel and see if that helps. New technology, new problems! ...Read more

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Have severe dry eyes. Eyelids glue to eyeballs & in am rips cells from cornea, cause pain/redness daily. Lubricants don't help. Any other suggestions?

Have severe dry eyes. Eyelids glue to eyeballs & in am rips cells from cornea, cause pain/redness daily. Lubricants don't help. Any other suggestions?

Recurrent erosion: Sounds like recurrent erosion syndrome with your sticking and tearing symptoms. Agree with muro ointment. Alternatively, your eyes may be opening at night and drying out. Try sleeping without a ceiling fan on and with a humidifier. Ointment will certainly help. Goggles such as tranquileyes by eyeeco can also help if this is the case. ...Read more

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Double red cell donation preparation. Any tips?

Nothing specific: Eat well 1-2 d prior (red meat and/or dark leafy greens good choices), hydrate well shortly before donation appointment. Continue to hydrate and eat well for 1-2 d after. Return cycle feels a little cool, other than that and using pheresis machine, not too much different feeling than 'regular' donation. Thanks!! ...Read more

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What cells give human blood its red color?

What cells give human blood its red color?

Hemoglobin : Hemoglobin which contains iron gives human blood cells their res color. ...Read more

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Iron levels on 2 iron sups daily 4umol/L 6% sats Other levels are normal red cell Mycrocytosis How bad Are my levels? How can I increase levels?

Iron levels on 2 iron sups daily
4umol/L
6% sats
Other levels are normal 
red cell Mycrocytosis 
How bad Are my levels?
How can I increase levels?

Iron + multivitamins: You should try taking more iron. Try taking it with every meal. Also add multivitamins with folic acid and B12, to your routine. If in 6 months your iron levels do not improve, you should discuss getting iron intravenously, with your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What are dysmorphic red cells symptoms of?

What are dysmorphic red cells symptoms of?

Dysmorphic Red Cells: If you are ferring to the cells found in urine, they may indicate some kind of bleeding process or hematuria. Very tiny amounts of blood in urine, or microscopic hematuria, may be a physiologic findings in many younger adults and needs work up if urine keeps showing these in repeat testing along with other abnormal lab values, family history of kidney disease or symptoms in the patient. ...Read more

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Where are red blood cells produced?

Where are red blood cells produced?

Bone Marrow: In adults, all of the blood cells are produced in the bone marrow, including red blood cells. Under some abnormal conditions, blood cells may be produced in other organs such as the liver, spleen or lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What causes enlarge red blood cells ?

What causes enlarge red blood cells
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Several: There are multiple causes of enlarged red blood cells, which is termed macrocytosis, and most of them are easily corrected. Two of the most common causes are deficiencies in vitamin B12 and folic acid, which are frequently associated with anemia, as well. However, there are also other important causes such as hypothyroidism, disorders of the bone marrow itself and some medications. ...Read more

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Why might red blood cells be high in children?

Why might red blood cells be high in children?

See below: Partially because they adapted to grow inside of the womb in hypoxic environment. But there are many other reasons, such as shorter life span of the red blood cells compare to adults and more bone marrow production, it could be also dehydration, or living in high altitude or some other hematological problems. ...Read more

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How to determine osmolaritiy of red blood cells?

How to determine osmolaritiy of red blood cells?

No need: There is no medical need to determine the osmolarity of red cells. Osmotic fragility of the red cells is a test for spherocytosis. ...Read more