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I had blood work done red blood cells white blood cells and platelets were all low also hemocrit among others does this indicate leukemia?

I had blood work done red blood cells white blood cells and platelets were all low also hemocrit among others does this indicate leukemia?

Maybe: At your age, leukemia usually shows a high white count. However, anemia is ALWAYS serious and worth investigating. WBC and platelets values only somewhat out of range are less worrisome. I'm betting we find something treatable. ...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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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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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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Low red blood cells count mean cancer?

Low red blood cells count mean cancer?

No: Low red cells count is because of anemia and need evaluation and blood test to find the cause so be treated. ...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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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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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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My baby is having a problem with his blood clotting too fast and his white and red blood cells are low what could this be caused from

My baby is having a problem with his blood clotting too fast and his white and red blood cells are low what could this be caused from

Consult ped hematolo: Consult a pediatric hematologist we do not have enough information to answer your question we need detailed report of your blood count wbcs, rbcs, platlet count and other values and what you mean by blood clotting too fast. ...Read more

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Low serum iron, normal ferritin, red blood cells and hemocrit. Will 14mg iron a day raise my serum iron? It was only a little low.

Low serum iron, normal ferritin, red blood cells and hemocrit. Will 14mg iron a day raise my serum iron? It was only a little low.

Probably not: 14 mg is a very low dose because iron supplements tend to be poorly absorbed. It depends on which form of iron you use but authorities recommend 50-100 mg of elemental iron 3x/day to correct deficiencies. The best absorbed form is iron bis-glycinate but even for that form i advise 25 mg a day. ...Read more

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I always feel tired and get blood tests for this. I have low white + red blood cells. I'm getting tested again soon,how can I feel more awaketillthen?

I always feel tired and get blood tests for this. I have low white + red blood cells. I'm getting tested again soon,how can I feel more awaketillthen?

Chronic fatigue: Chronic fatigue can often be caused by lifestyle choices such as inadequate and irregular sleep patterns, excessive stress, medications/alcohol use and inappropriate diets/inadequate nutrition. Be sure to check and balance these things while waiting for the results of your work up. ...Read more

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My ferritine is low but B12 is normal, however the doctor said my red blood cells are shrinking and misshaped. What dose that mean?

My ferritine is low but B12 is normal, however the doctor said my red blood cells are shrinking and misshaped. 
What dose that mean?

Iron Deficiency: The low ferritin denotes iron deficiency anemia. The normal red blood cells are similar in shape and size. In severe iron deficiency, the red blood cells often become smaller (microcytic/shrinking), lighter (hypochromic), and assume different shapes such as pencil or cigar-shaped cells (misshaped). This is classic picture of red blood cells under the microscopy when iron deficiency occurs. ...Read more

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I went to the lab & results are: white blood cells: 6.79 10e3/ul red blood cells: 5.47 10e6/ul. Mcv: 78.9 fl mch: 26.3 pg. Rdw: 10.9% why is this low?

I went to the lab & results are: white blood cells: 6.79 10e3/ul red blood cells: 5.47 10e6/ul. Mcv: 78.9 fl mch: 26.3 pg. Rdw: 10.9% why is this low?

Many answers: One would want the hemoglobin and hematocrit levels to more accurately answer your question. The MCV above is borderline low based on a usual normal range that starts about 80. Low iron levels are the most common cause for a low mcv. I would have the complete blood count repeated before being overly worried about the above listed values. ...Read more

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Does it mean I have a infection when my white and red blood cells ate low. My hgb is low and mchc is low?

No- not really: You certainly need further evaluation to find the cause of youyr low white and red blood cells. However, it does not mean you have infection. There are different factors than can cause low white and red blood cells including medication, deficiency of certain nutrient, autoimmune, thyroid problem, bone marrow problem etc. Ask your primary doctor to refer you to see hematologist. ...Read more