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What does a low hemoglobin mean?

What does a low hemoglobin mean?

Leeding: Low hemog.Lobin is most often associated with GI tract bleeding disorders such as myelofibrosis where the marrow is fibrosed and not proucing rbcs can also ause this problem. One checks stool for blood followed by olonoscopy, if in the uppere GI tract and not seen on gastroscoopy, a tv capsule swolled and follwed on tv can frequently define a lesion in the small intestine that is bleeding. ...Read more

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What does a high hemoglobin mean?

What does a high hemoglobin mean?

Polycythemia: There are only a few causes of a high hemoglobin. We divide these cases into primary and secondary high hemoglobin, or "polycythemia." secondary means caused by heart disease, hypoxemia, tobacco, sleep apnea. Primary means a benign blood disease called polycythemia vera. A hematologist can usually determine which type of polycythemia a patient has. ...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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What does a high monocyte mean?

What does a high monocyte mean?

How high?: 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. A high monocyte count may be seen with tuberculosis and some chronic viral infections. ...Read more

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What does a low RBC count mean?

Depends: Low RBC means your red blood cell count is low. It could be from exessive loss, or inadequate production. There are other tests which coud help determine the cause, such as hemoglobin, hemotacrit, iron level, indices, etc. ...Read more

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What does having a low iron saturation mean?

What does having a low iron saturation mean?

Anemia: it can mean that iron deficiency anemia is occurring. Further blood tests are necessary to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does a high RDW indicate?

What does a high RDW indicate?

High red cell: Turn over. Rdw is the term for variation in red cell size and is elevated in iron deficiency anemia, hemolytic anemia, following blood loss or any other state in which red cells are being lost and generated at an increased rate. ...Read more

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What does a elevated hgb mean?

What does a elevated hgb mean?

Hemoglobin : Hgb is abbreviation for hemoglobin, the carrier of oxygen in the red blood cell. Low HGB is anemia. High HGB reflects excess red cells, called polycythemia. There are many causes so you will need further testing by your physician to establish the correct cause of your polycythemia. ...Read more

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What does low iron mean in a blood test?

Probably anemia: When hemoglobin and hematocrit are also low, thisis called anemia, and is treated easily by takinf ferrous sulphate 5 gr. Daily for few months. ...Read more

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What does a low blood glucose mean?

What does a low blood glucose mean?

Danger: There are several potential causes for hypoglycemia (low blood glucose). It may mean overproduction of Insulin (from a variety of sources); excessive Insulin or other agents to treat diabetes; may be due to addison's disease (inadequate production of steroids); genetic metabolic deficiencies; starvation; and other factors. Any value below 70 mg/dl is considered low and may create symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a low heamoglobin and high monocyte count. What does this mean?

I have a low heamoglobin and high monocyte count. What does this mean?

Big picture: Low hemoglobin always requires a workup. It may be anything from lack of iron in the diet to replace losses from your periods to a minor hereditary item like thal minor to something serious. Ignore the percentage counts of different white cells; if the absolute monocyte count is more than 1000 (assuming all normally-formed), it might point to something but only if there are other symptoms / signs. ...Read more

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What does a high mean platelet volument signify?

What does a high mean platelet volument signify?

Large platelets: The mpv is a measure of how large the platelet is. Large platelets are presumptively young platelets. If the platelets are being used up or destroyed rapidly (dic or itp) then younger platelets are released into the blood and this is reflected in an increase in the mpv. Also some hereditary platelet disorders cause high mpv. ...Read more

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What does a low white blood count mean?

How low?: A low white cell count could predispose a person to infections. The reason for low white cell count may be bone marrow malfunction, excessive destruction, often in an auto-immune disorders, and occasionally due to overwhelming infection. ...Read more

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Low hemoglobin high platelet, what does it mean?

Low hemoglobin high platelet, what does it mean?

Iron deficiency Anem: You have anemia, most probabely iron deficiency due to excessive blood loss during menstruation and elevated platlets we dont have the number is coincidental finding and do not need any therapy check with your doctor you MCV and MCH values must be low as well consult your doctor you may need iron therapy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have low hematocrit or hemoglobin level?

What does it mean if you have low hematocrit or hemoglobin level?

Anemia: A low hemoglobin or hematocrit means you have anemia. They are different ways to measure the red blood cells in your bloodstream. There are many causes for anemia but they fall into 3 categoreis: increased destruction, decreased production and blood loss. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have low hemoglobin and high platelet?

What does it mean when you have low hemoglobin and high platelet?

Iron deficiency Anem: Low hemoglobin may be from excessive blood loss guring menstruation or some other cause and high platlet may be mildly elevated and there is no problem with that consult your doctor or a hematologist, you may need iron therapy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your blood work shows a high lymphocyte percentage?

What does it mean if your blood work shows a  high lymphocyte percentage?

Lymphocytosis: Lymphocytosis is is an increase in white blood cells called lymphocytes. Usually the number is temporary rise in the number of lymphocytes after an infection. White blood cells are an important part of the immune system. ...Read more