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What causes red blood cells to be small and abnormal?

What causes red blood cells to be small and abnormal?

Small red cells: Your bone marrow makes lots of different types of cell. The red cells go thur a number of steps before they "graduate" You can think of small cells graduating too early. They are pushed out, most often because you are anemic. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have abnormally small red blood cells?

What does it mean when you have abnormally small red blood cells?

Microcytosis causes: Abnormally small red cells may be due to a number of reasons that include acquired or hereditary disorders of the main protein found in red cells-called hemoglobin. The most common causes inlclude iron deficiency, anemia of chronic disease and rarer forms such as sideroblastic anemias and thallasemias. If you or someone you know has this result in CBC, plase consult your MD ,a hematologist now. ...Read more

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Small red blood cells high CRP swollen glands in neck and one arm pit weight loss feeling unwell sometimes fever tired all the time?

Small red blood cells high CRP swollen glands in neck and one arm pit weight loss feeling unwell sometimes fever tired all the time?

Systemic disease: This cannot be diagnosed over the internet. It sounds as if you are in the process of having an extensive evaluation and would continue with this. It requires a stepwise analysis of each and every finding to finally arrive at a specific explanation for the problems. This could be a primary blood disorder or an infection or both. Good luck and best wishes. ...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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What causes red blood cells to become larger than normal?

What causes red blood cells to become larger than normal?

Quite a few things: Vitamin deficiencies (folate (folic acid) or b12), medications, inefficient blood cell production (myelodysplasia) to name a few. If the macrocytosis is significant a work up by a hematologist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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What causes red blood cells to sickle?

What causes red blood cells to sickle?

Hemoglobin S: A genetic variant of hemoglobin, called hemoglobin s causes sickling when hemoglobin loses oxygen. ...Read more

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What causes red blood cells back fast after losing blood?

What causes red blood cells back fast after losing blood?

Feedback mechanism: There are lot of old tails, but your body takes care of itself, it signals your bone marrow to make more blood, when you lose some. ...Read more

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Infant with bite marks in red blood cells. What can cause this?

Infant with bite marks in red blood cells. What can cause this?

G6PD deficiency: This is a classic term. The oxidized hemoglobin forms a heinz body which the spleen pits out, leaving a little bite mark. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes enlarged red blood cells?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes enlarged red blood cells?

Multiple reasons: Macrocytosis (larger than normal red blood cells) can have multiple causes including: vitamin b-12/folate deficiency, myelodysplastic syndromes, aplastic anemia, alcoholism, leukemia, vitamin c deficiency, vitamin e deficiency, certain medications (chemotherapy), chronic infections, genetic disorders, liver disease, splenectomy, thyroid disorders, hemorrhage, hemolytic anemia, malaria. ...Read more

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My blood test showed i had elevated/high red blood cells than normal. What can be the cause and can it be a health hazard?

My blood test showed i had elevated/high red blood cells than normal. What can be the cause and can it be a health hazard?

Need more info: How elevated? Do you smoke? Have a respiratory or cardiac disease? See this site of more information and discuss the matter with your doctor. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/clinical+and+interpretive/84160. ...Read more