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Trace Hgb To Infant
Need for oxygen: in the womb. the high hemoglobin is needed to provide oxygen to the developing fetus. The hemoglobin also is very special in that it holds oxygen very well. Right after birth this HGB is replaced with a more needed regular HGB, that works better in an air environment. The breakdown of this large amount of hemoglobin can cause a problem with jaundice in some babies ...Read more
What do these results mean? RBC, Hemoglobin, Neutrophil %, Iron % Saturation and AB Neutrophil all low? High Lymphocyte % and trace Lymphocyte in UA.
Nothing on their own: Lab values mean nothing apart from a history and physical exam. That being said, what is most concerning is the likelihood that you are iron deficient. Even more concerning would be your feeling you have to ask us rather than your personal physician, who I hope will soon have a frank talk about your anemia and the need for a serious workup to find the cause. Your life's on the line. Be proactive. ...Read more
Low H/H: The most common reason for anemia in children is iron deficiency. The first step in resolving iron deficiency anemia in children is by increasing intake through iron rich foods, such as meat, poultry and fish. If this doesn't help, an iron supplement may be needed. Your doctor can help you with this. ...Read more
Iron deficiency- hb 12.1, high rbc, very low mcv. Ferritin 5. What would cause the RBC to be high ?
This could be: Related to thallassemia trait.Get a more detailed answer ›
My Mchc is 31.2 and listed as low. Should I worry about this?
Hemoglobin 12.6 Hematocrit 40.4 Mcv 91 Mch 28.5
Not necessarily: These are usually signs of iron deficiency. If you have heavy menstrual periods, that would be one explanation. If not, you should probably see your doctor and discuss further testing. In the meantime, you can begin taking over-the-counter iron supplements as directed by your pharmacist. ...Read more
After tapering off iron my levels dropped to 49. Saturation 17% TIBC 293. Ferritin 49 (sick with virus at time of draw). RBC 4.09. HGB 12.9. HCT 39.7.
Unclear question: 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, while your hemoglobin is normal, other data suggests low iron stores and you may wish to continue oral iron supplementation. ...Read more
Female 40, thin, vegetarian: Iron 23, WBC 3.8, RBC 4.55, HGB 11.2, HCT 37.2, RDW 18.6 — Is it normal to be anemic? How much should I supplement?
Get some iron: Vegetarianism is a moral choice, not a health-promoting one, and I admire you for your decision. All vegetarians need to supplement if they're going to get enough iron. Unfortified foods promoted for vegetarians as "iron-rich" mostly aren't. With the low iron and high RDW, you're probably deficient. Your physician can check you to be sure you're not also losing iron, and recommend a daily dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If it was not a : midstream clean-catch urine, in which you wiped her vulva front to back with the cleansing pad provided, then spread her labia & caught the urine in mid-stream without touching the rim of the cup to her body, the microscopic blood & occasional WBC could have come from the vulva, not from her bladder. Did the doctor tell you to get another urine specimen in a few days, based on her symptoms? ...Read more
20 yo son has severe mono; Trying to understand: hypochromasia +1,polychromasia +1,smudge cells present, atypical lymphoctyes 33.3%, RBC4.83, WBC15.1?
Nothing scarry: Hypochromasia=cells with less dense color; polychromasia=cells with variation in density of color, smudge cells= look less distinct under direct exam, atypical lymphocytes= look stimulated as you would expect in mono.The percentages and number are not within expected levels for the condition. This is basically doctor jargon & just affirms the diagnosis. It is something that corrects after healing ...Read more
Reticulocyte count is .85% for a 70 years old man with macrocytic anemia. Hb is 9 and MCV is 105. Is the reticulocyte count normal?
Probably not: In patients without anemia, a normal retic count is 1%. As anemia develops, if the marrow can respond, the retic count should rise, meaning more red blood cells are being made. Whatever is causing your anemia (with an elevated MCV), such as B12 deficiency or other causes, is also inhibiting your bone marrow from making new cells and thus your retic count is inappropriately low. ...Read more
5 year old has persistent normocytic anemia. High WBC, platelets, low RBC and hemoglobin. Normal MCV, MCH, ferritin and reticulocyte. What's the cause?
8y/o son has trace amounts of blood and protein on urinalysis no other symptoms. Father has IGA. Pediatrician not concerned. Further work up needed?
Repeat test: your pediatrician is likely correct given the trace findings. However it is probably a good idea to repeat the test in another 30 days since it is inexpensive and non-invasive. ...Read more
Baby has iron deficiency anemia and has fever for 3 days now. Lab results show normal platelet count, low hemoglobin, high wbc. Is this an emergency?
Doesn't sound like : It, if your child truly is 1yo. A few days of fever, due to a viral illness for example, is not uncommon. I'd give you a different answer for a 2-3mo child. If your child is staying well hydrated despite the insensible losses, he will probably be fine. If you're uncertain, go see your pediatrician. The blood counts by themselves are not that concerning, provided anemia is being treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On average how much a patient with mds will live? Can u have mds if platelets and WBC and neutrophil normal? Rbc 2.7 hemoglobin 10. No vitamin deficie
MDS: The severity of mds is measured by different criterias according to the revised international prognostic scoring system. The hemoglobin, marrow blasts, cytopenias and cytogenetics.It varies from less than a year to up to 5 years before ther transform to acute leukemia. You cannot be suffering from mds with normal cell coun contact us: phone within the us : 1-800-mds-0839outside the us only :. ...Read more
Recent blood work. Wbc, Rbc, hgb, hct, mcv normal. Low mchc. High Rbw. What does this point to? Had iron def anemia in past.
You can look these: all up, e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_corpuscular_hemoglobin_concentration, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_blood_cell_distribution_width, etc. If the MCV is ?er Nl, combined with ?ed MCHC these could be c/w some mild Fe deficiency currently. If Reticulocyte count is elevated, this would be c/w the?ed RDW due to an ?ed mix of younger, immature plus older cells. These values just clues. ...Read more
70 yr dad has all normal CBC except MCV 102, hemoglobin 9.5 and hematocrit 29 and RBC 2.8 mil. Liver, vitamns, WBC are normal. Why anemia? Leukemia?
Not normal!: See pcp or hematologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the possible problem for 70 yrs old man with macrocytic anemia. Hb 9, retic count .85% , MCV 108. Vitamins, liver, kidney, wbc, plat. Normal?
Macrocytic Anemia: Anemia is due to (a) decreased RBC production, (b) increased RBC destruction, and/or (c) blood loss. Macrocytic RBCs and low reticulocyte count suggest decreased RBC production. Common causes: folate def, B12 def, alcohol, liver disease, hypothyroidism. Less common causes: myelodysplastic syndrome, LGL leukemia, acute leukemia, HBV, HCV, HIV. Drugs can cause MA: Hydrea, (hydroxyurea) zidovudine, etc. ...Read more