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Should I be concerned if my blood test ldh is 308 (103--227) it is elevated. What does it mean?

Should I be concerned if my blood test ldh is 308 (103--227) it is elevated. What does it mean?

Many possibilities: The website given below provides a list of causes of elevated ldh. However, it may be elevated if you exercised before the blood test. 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.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003471.htm. ...Read more

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I'm wanting to know when some of your blood test are high what does it mean. WBC is 13.5 RDW is 15.9 NEUR is 8.9?

I'm wanting to know when some of your blood test are high what does it mean. WBC is 13.5 RDW is 15.9 NEUR is 8.9?

CBC interpretation: WBC=white blood cell count, typically reported in mm3. Yours is 13, 500. Normal is 4, 500-10, 800. Mild elevations can be due to infection, especially when mainly neutrophils, as seen in your CBC. RDW=red cell distribution width. It is a measurement of variation in RBC size. Normal is <14.5. RDW can be elevated for a variety of reasons. Usually represents an increase in early forms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What do these results mean? Decreased MCH and elevated RDW in blood test?

What do these results mean? Decreased MCH and elevated RDW in blood test?

Suggests low iron: Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (mch) relates to how much hemoglobin on your red blood cell (see mchc - adds concentration to mch). Forget exact acronym, but RDW measures (via flow cytometry) size of many red cells--normal to have all about one size. If becoming anemic, see wide variation which raises RDW #. Both of these can be due to low iron, but also folate (folic acid) or B12--ask your Dr for context & plan ...Read more

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What do these results mean? Decreased MCH and elevated RDW in blood test?

What do these results mean? Decreased MCH and elevated RDW in blood test?

Suggests low iron: Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (mch) relates to how much hemoglobin on your red blood cell (see mchc - adds concentration to mch). Forget exact acronym, but RDW measures (via flow cytometry) size of many red cells--normal to have all about one size. If becoming anemic, see wide variation which raises RDW #. Both of these can be due to low iron, but also folate (folic acid) or B12--ask your Dr for context & pl ...Read more

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My blood test shows that.... Thet Hgb, PCV normal and RBCs Count high and MCV, MCH and MCHC low and RDW-CV high. .......what is that means?

My blood test shows that.... Thet Hgb, PCV normal and RBCs Count high and MCV, MCH and MCHC low and RDW-CV high. .......what is that means?

Thalassemia minor?: With normal packed cell volume, high red cell count, low MCV, I'd consider you may have thalassemia minor. This is good to know because if you marry someone else who has this, the children may have the very serious thalassemia major. Talk with your physician about this and what he/she thinks is actually going on. ...Read more

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Blood test: I have a low MCV, low mch and high rdw. I have euthyrodism- T3, (liothyronine) T4 & S-TSH fine bt my SHBG is high at 198.5 what does it mean?

Blood test: I have a low MCV, low mch and high rdw. I have euthyrodism- T3, (liothyronine) T4 & S-TSH fine bt my SHBG is high at 198.5 what does it mean?

Iron deficiency: It appears that you have iron deficiency anemia which needs to be treated with iron supplementation. I would repeat the thyroid studies in a couple of weeks ...Read more

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Normal MCV and high RDW cv blood test?

Need more info: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. You did not state your question and what you described could well be normal for you. ...Read more

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What does a low RDW mean on a blood test?

What does a low RDW mean on a blood test?

Means nothing: A high RDW is a measure of the variability in size among red cells. When it is low, it's a fluke of statistics, and you should ignore it -- lab "normals" are set so that a few healthy folks lie outside. I run a high RDW as a frequent blood donor, and elevation is a common first-hint that something may be unusual; many healthies have high rdw's for various reasons. Labs mean nothing in isolation. ...Read more

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I had a pre employment blood test and had high RDW and low mpv, is this something to worry about?

I had a pre employment blood test and had high RDW and low mpv, is this something to worry about?

No not at all: If your CBC is normal, these two values have little significance. I would ignore them but make sure your hb, WBC and platelet counts are normal. ...Read more

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What does "rdw" mean when reading blood test results?

What does "rdw" mean when reading blood test results?

RDW: RDW=red cell distribution width. This is a statistical measure or the degree of variation in sizes of the red cells. It is a useful parameter ini classifying anemias that may otherwise be similar, for example iron deficiency and some thalassemias. But other parameters are more generally useful. ...Read more

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My recent blood test showed, ESR and RDW levels slightly high, and hematocrit level decreased slightly. Should I be worried?

My recent blood test showed, ESR and RDW levels slightly high, and hematocrit level decreased slightly. Should I be worried?

Lab data: Difficult to comment on lab results without clinical correlation, but you are slightly anemic and if this is iron deficient anemia it may be because of bleeding during your period and may require iron supplementation. The increased ESR and CRP are probably of no consequence. Get an answer to why your hemoglobin is low. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was feeling ill and went to er and was told I was fine but I see my rdw and monocyte is high on my blood test. Should I worry?

I was feeling ill and went to er and was told I was fine but I see my rdw and monocyte is high on my blood test. Should I worry?

Think positive...: If you have been checked in ER, your doctor would have told you if there was anything significantly wrong.
The kind of changes in your blood that you have noticed are not all that important in terms of causing any health probleems. As long as your Hemoglobin (Hb), white cell count (WBC) and platelet count are in the normal (reference range) you can be worry free.
Just think positively, U are healthy ...Read more

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I had a blood test I see mono% 9.5 high, eos% 9.3 high, mchc 32.3 low, RDW 11.4 low. What should I do. Should I worry. Thanks.

I had a blood test I see mono% 9.5 high, eos% 9.3 high, mchc 32.3 low, RDW 11.4 low. What should I do. Should I worry. Thanks.

High eos...: ...Usually raise suspicion of allergy or parasite infection; others are nonspecific. A better question would be, why was the test done in the first place? ...Read more

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Last blood test showed high MCH (100) low RDW (11) and low ceruloplasmin (.15)? Are any of these of concern? Feel very dizzy a lot

Last blood test showed high MCH (100) low RDW (11) and low ceruloplasmin (.15)? Are any of these of concern? Feel very dizzy a lot

Check B12 and folate (folic acid): DD of macrocytosis. B12/ folate (folic acid) defeciency, hypothyroidism, liver cirrhosis. Wilson disease causes liver cirrhosis also DD. Agglutination of Rbcs may give false High MCV. Hemolysis with reticulocytosis also causes high MCV. ...Read more

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Been very ill. Some of my blood test came back still waiting on many. Platelet count of 679, white blood count high 14, rdw 23, neutrophilid 11?

Been very ill. Some of my blood test came back still waiting on many. Platelet count of 679, white blood count high 14, rdw 23, neutrophilid 11?

High WBC count.: In what you’ve provided here, your WBC count is high, which in and of itself could suggest infection or inflammation. The platelet count is likewise high, but this could be just reactive (the platelet count is an acute phase reactant) or it could mean that the bone marrow is generally proliferative. Not enough here to really. Hazard a guess. ...Read more

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I've blood test indicate high ESR 70-110, high mchc 36.2, low RDW 30.8, high mpv 12.3, low pct 32% w/ other test normal. Am I susceptible to hiv?

Everybody...: ...Is "susceptible" to HIV - as in, able to catch it if exposed. If the question is "do I have hiv, " only an HIV test can answer that with any degree of reliability, and the tests you mention do not help with that question one way or another. ...Read more

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Blood test showed, ESR and RDW levels slightly high, and hematocrit level decreased slightly but no iron deficiency, suffering from dizziness. Scary?

Blood test showed, ESR and RDW levels slightly high, and hematocrit level decreased slightly but no iron deficiency, suffering from dizziness. Scary?

POT and Minerals: A twenties female taking Aldactone (spironolactone) and who has dizziness needs blood mineral and thyroid tests. If these are normal a mild case of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) becomes of concern. I have seen pots problem in women with joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs), and generalized musculoskeletal deconditioning seems etiologic. See an osteopath. ...Read more

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Anemia found on blood test. Low hemoglobin, hematocrit, mcv, mch, high rdw. Have had heavy periods for a few years but why would it just show up now?

Anemia found on blood test. Low hemoglobin, hematocrit, mcv, mch, high rdw. Have had heavy periods for a few years but why would it just show up now?

It takes time to exh: We all carry extra reserves of blood and iron stores in our body which can make up for moderate blood losses for a long time. Only when the reserve is exhausted and there is no more iron left in the body will your blood tests start showing up Anemia.
You need to ask your doctor for providing you the raw materials (like Iron supplements) to help you make extra blood. ...Read more

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What does it mean blood test results WBC 12.1/LYMPHOCYTES 3.8/GRANULOCYTES 7.8/ RDW 14.0/PLATELETS 468/MPV 7.3/MCV 76.0/MCH 25.4?

What does it mean blood test results WBC 12.1/LYMPHOCYTES 3.8/GRANULOCYTES 7.8/ RDW 14.0/PLATELETS 468/MPV 7.3/MCV 76.0/MCH 25.4?

Why ordered: WBC may be elevated. It depends on the range. You should discuss the results of your lab tests with the medical provider who ordered the test in the context of your particular medical conditions. Nine is a bit young to be on Health Tap. ...Read more

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I am a 66 yr old male and my blood test show a RDW-SD of 47.8fl and a RBC of 4.62mil All other CBC readings were normal. Is this a problem?

I am a 66 yr old male and my blood test show a RDW-SD of 47.8fl and a RBC of 4.62mil All other CBC readings were normal. Is this a problem?

No: I would check your stool for occult blood in case this is very early iron deficiency perhaps due to a bleeding ulcer or tumor ...Read more

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My blood test show rbc-6.97; mcv-62.4; mch-21.0; rdw-15.7 and billirubin 25.3. What can be a problem, and what to do?

My blood test show rbc-6.97; mcv-62.4; mch-21.0; rdw-15.7 and billirubin 25.3. What can be a problem, and what to do?

You need to see doct: I am concerned about your bilirubin level of 25.3 mg. Is this real? Normally bilirubin level is about 1mg. Unless you are yellow (jaundiced) this level can not be right. If you have jaundice, you have something seriously wrong which requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. I did gastric sleeve surgery before 3 months, and today I did blood test, every thing is within the limit but my RDW is 17.8.

Hi Dr. I did gastric sleeve surgery before 3 months, and today I did blood test, every thing is within the limit but my RDW is 17.8.

See below: 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, an RDW of 17.8 is inconsequential if you are well and all of the other test results were normal. ...Read more

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My father (65 yrs old)did a CBC blood test and all results are normal except for the hemoglobin is below normal 11.5 and the RDW is above normal 16.5

Anemia: Anemia (low hemoglobin or hematocrit) is never normal, and it is important to find and correct the cause. There are many potential causes though and further blood tests, likely also a stool test or colonoscopy, are next steps to figure this out. ...Read more

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Anemic. Blood test 5 weeks ago - HGB 11.3, Ferritin 9 & RDW 16.8%. Current test: HGB 11.9, Ferritin 23 & RDW 17.8%. Worrisome? Doc said poss. Gastric.

Anemic. Blood test 5 weeks ago - HGB 11.3, Ferritin 9 & RDW 16.8%. Current test: HGB 11.9, Ferritin 23 & RDW 17.8%. Worrisome? Doc said poss. Gastric.

? more work-up: Low ferritin suggests iron deficiency due to blood loss. You may still be menstruating, perhaps heavily. But most doctors would not assume anemia due to vaginal bleeding at your age. Gastrointestinal work-up with colonoscpy (if not done recently) and upper GI tract (esophagus/stomach) is indicated to check for blood losing conditions including esophagitis, ulcers, inflammation or tumor. ...Read more

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1cm Groin lymph node 3 mos CBC blood test normal ranges except RDW RBC 14.3 basophils 0.1/1.8%. Problem?

1cm Groin lymph node 3 mos CBC blood test normal ranges except RDW RBC 14.3 basophils 0.1/1.8%. Problem?

No: Lymph nodes are your friends unless they're obviously abnormal, which seldom happens. Basophils need to be way off before they mean anything. With a high RDW, have your physician check to be sure you're not losing iron or not getting enough iron in your diet. I grew my groin nodes bigger than that just going barefoot in the summer. Best wishes. ...Read more