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Is my anemia considered severe? 44yr female Hemoglobin-9.9, hematocrit-32.5, MVC-69fL, MHC-20.9, MCHC-30.4, RDW-19.1, RBC- normal, WBC- normal.
Wrong question: Please forgive my frankness. "A little bit anemic" is like being "a little big pregnant." Your anemia requires a workup. Being microcytic, and I presume new (not thalassemia), you've got iron deficiency until proved otherwise. Unless you're an ill-advised vegetarian, you're losing blood -- and until it's proved otherwise, you need to search for a cancer, ulcer, or hookworm. ...Read more
12-18 g/dL: In men, normal hemoglobin concentration is 14-18 g/dl. In women, it is 12-16 g/dl because some is lost during normal menstrual blood flow. Most clinicians consider 11 g/dl to be anemic, while a HGB less than 7 g/dl is an indication for a transfusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trait vs disease.: Hemoglobinopathies are a variety of inherited diseases where the hemoglobin molecule (part of RBC that attaches to o2 which all cells need to live) is malformed. Examples are sickle cell & thalassemia anemia. Abnormal gene from one parent, usually have 'trait' and live healthy life. Gene from each parent, get the disease: infection, stress, a cold, other events can set off a crisis and instability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serum iron low, transferin saturation 12%. Ferritin 130 and transferrin normal. Hemocrit normal. Hemoglobin 14 RBC normal. Can this cause symptoms or?
Low hemoglobin 9.7, hematocrit 30.7, mch24.9, platelets 419, uibc 390, iron , serum 17 iron saturation 4% what does this mean?
Iron deficiency : One with the above numbers has iron deficiency anemia. C doc, who'll ask questions in order to narrow down causes, then probably refer you for endoscopy, colonoscopy, +/-ct abd/pelvis, or +/- gyn, or +/- heme/onc depending on symptoms/ clinical findings, and most suspected cause for blood loss. This does not require emergency room visit, unless one is having acute blood loss(ex.Lo bp, black stool). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Ferritin13, Iron167, TIBC496,
Transferrin392, %Sat.34, Hemoglobin13.9
Is this anemia or iron overload?
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, the data you provided suggests that your iron stores at the low end, but you are not anemic.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Most less severe: Most are less severe in sickle cell thalassemia, but depends. HbS/B(0)thal: similar to HbSS in severity maybe slightly less severe. HbS/B(+)thal: has 60% HbSS and 30% HbA, thus less severe than HbSS (sickle cell alone). HbS/A-thal: less severe than HbSS due to decreased HbSS amount. ...Read more
Dizzy, heart racing, fatigueERYTHROPOIETIN-SERUM 32.9 mIU/mL Platelets 8.6, RBC MCV 73 fL , RBC MCHC 30.7 g/dL . What can be wrong?
Unclear: The numbers you provide don't make sense. For example, platelets are normaly over 140,000. You wrote 8.6. If they were very low, like in the single digits, that could be a medical emergency, but it also is reported in whole numbers. I don't know why you provide an erythrpoeitin level- that would be checked in some caseds of anemia, which you may have and that may explain your symptoms. ...Read more
Hemoglobin 12.1 g/dl, hematrocrit 36% . Redblood cell distribution width 16.1%. MCV 81 fl. Can someone tell me if these numbers are ok?
Low hemoglobin: 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, for a male your hemoglobin is low and you need to be checked out for blood loss and/or mal-absorption. Please consult your doctor for that. ...Read more
Cbc done - hgb, hct low(10.6/33.3). The mcv, MCH and MCH were borderline low. The RDW high. Donated blood 1 month previous with 12.9 hgb. ? Diagnosis
Not enough data: Most cbc's only tell us what numerically is wrong. The only sure way to tell a CBC is abnormal is to look at the peripheral smear. Your indices indicate that you may be iron deficient, however that requires a thorough assessment for blood loss from the gi, gu and respiratory tract. If you donate blood, you can exacerbate the iron deficiency. ...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?
Usually none: Patients with hemoglobin d disease (both copies of the beta-hemoglobin gene carry the mutation) usually have mild anemia and no symptoms. If someone has both hemoglobin d and the mutation for sickle cell disease, they can have health problems. For an excellent overview of hemoglobin d, see: http://www.Stjude.Org/stjude/v/index.Jsp?Vgnextoid=30f0db6324d6f110vgnvcm1000001e0215acrcrd. ...Read more
A Better average: Sugar level fluctuates significantly throughout the 24 hours--dependent on intake and activities level, thus not a reliable measure of control using random testing. Glycosylated hemoglobin (a1c) is a by product of sugar metabolism and higher sugar over time=higher a1c. A1c testing is not dependent on fasting. It is an "average" measurement, thus more reliable. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Abnormal blood results.high RBC 5.2, high hemoglobin 16.7, high hematocrit 51.7, high monocytes 12.8 and basphils 11?
What can this mean.
Rarely: If there are fractures of large bones like femur, there may be enough bleeding into the tissue to cause a fall in hemoglobin level. ...Read more
serum iron 19
iron saturation 7
anemia of chronic disease because of RA? how bad
Often seen in RA.-: -the answer is best coming from your rheumatologist. ...Read more
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