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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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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 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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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 do low red blood cells signify?

What do low red blood cells signify?

Anemia: Low red blood cells (RBC), hemoglobin (Hgb), and hematocrit (Hct) all measure the amount of RBCs in your blood. Low numbers mean there are too few. This can cause fatigue or weakness depending on the level. Go over your lab tests with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the effects of low white and red blood cells?

What are the effects of low white and red blood cells?

Many: Low white cells or leukopenia predisposes to recurrent infections usually bacterial in nature. Low red cells causes anemia and secondary reduction in oxygenation. This can cause fatigue, shortness of breath and even heart failure, . ...Read more

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How to treat low red blood cells ?

How to treat low red blood cells ?

First find the cause: You need to tell us the complete story. Do you have anemia? What is your hemoglobin level? You should be seen by a doctor right away to find the cause of your low red blood cells l(Anemia). ...Read more

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High white count and low red cell count?

Details please: How high and how low? What is the mcv. Are the wbcs neuts or lymphs. Is this new or chronic? ...Read more

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When red blood cells are low, what should I eat?

When red blood cells are low, what should I eat?

Iron and meat: Blood in meat is similar to the hemoglobin yoru body needs to make red cells. ...Read more

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Is anemia a low count of red blood cells?

Is anemia a low count of red blood cells?

Anemia: It could be a combination of low rbc count vs low heme (iron ) vs defective globin which is hte protein component of the hemoglobin. Talk to your docotr as each has a different treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high eosinphils, low red blood cells, and thyroid?

What to do if I have high eosinphils, low red blood cells, and thyroid?

Keep learning: You're doing yourself a disservice by believing that either you or we can draw any conclusion whatever from some labs that aren't even quantitative. Low reds anemia is ALWAYS serious and you MUST insist that a cause be found. Thyroid problems need to be addressed. How high the eos are will guide any possible workup; it may be trivial. ...Read more

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I have low B12 levels and high red cell count. What does this mean?

I have low B12 levels and high red cell count. What does this mean?

Have you seen?: Have you seen a hematologist? Increased red cell count can be primary (bone marrow problem) or secondary (many possibilities, including smoking for example). Low B12 can be very serious. Get folate (folic acid) on board first then begin B12 replacement. Sounds like you need to seek help from experienced md. Perhaps a hematologist. ...Read more

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Leukcytosis for 10 years low red cell count for same amount of time and high platlet not sick ?

Leukcytosis for 10 years low red cell count for same amount of time and high platlet not sick ?

Bone marrow issue?: If you have not had a thorough work-up already, I would recommend it. This would include specialized blood and urine testing as well as even possibly a bone marrow biopsy. There are blood diseases that can smolder for years. ...Read more

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