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What does my low red blood count of 4.24 mean?

What does my low red blood count of 4.24 mean?

Need more info: It may be normal for you. What is your hemoglobin? If your red cell count has been stable you can wait to discuss the matter with your doctor at the next visit. ...Read more

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Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more


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I am a 31 yo female. My WBC was 19 and my RBC was 3.1 (iron level 8.2). What does it mean to have a high white blood count and a low red blood count?

I am a 31 yo female. My WBC was 19 and my RBC was 3.1 (iron level 8.2). What does it mean to have a high white blood count and a low red blood count?

D/w your doctor: How is your period? Is it heavy? What is your ferritin? Hemoglobin? You should see your doctor and discuss with your doctor about your blood work result. You are anemic and your serum iron is low. You may have an iron deficiency anemia which is related to your heavy cycle perhaps vs other kind of anemia. Wbc can be elevated in different settings-like bleeding, infection, inflammation, cancer etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a low vitamin d and low red blood count?

What does it mean to have a low vitamin d and low red blood count?

Ca+2, Bones & Anemia: Vit d3, not d per-se, required for calcium absorption & storing in our bones. 99.9% of ca+2 in bones. Also crucial for muscle contraction, /strength, clotting, nerve conduction, etc. Low vit d3 means lower ca+2 absorption rates over time with associated problems. Rbcs with hemoglobin: the red color of blood, carry oxygen; when low (all degrees), called anemia, multiple possible reasons for low. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have low red blood count, low hemoglobin, low hemocrit and high platelet count?

Anemia: A low red blood cell count is called anemia. Anemia can be further classified as microcytic when due to iron deficiency, or macrocytic when due to B12 deficiency. Sometimes we have a low blood cell count from bleeding or several other disorders. Elevated platelets are called thrombocytosis. Platelets are an acute phase reactant and elevate for several primary and secondary reasons. ...Read more

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What do both high red and white blood count levels along with low MCH levels and high absolute Neutrophil levels mean on a CBC lab test?

What do both high red and white blood count levels along with low MCH levels and high absolute Neutrophil levels mean on a CBC lab test?

Can't tell: without more information. Discuss this with your physician to interpret how this fits with your symptoms, physical findings, known conditions, etc. Good luck1 ...Read more

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How do I correct a low red blood count?

How do I correct a low red blood count?

Need to find the : Cause first. How do you know that you your blood count is low? You doctor who ordered the initial test should be in the best position to describe as s/he is likely to have the additional information needed to ascertain the cause of low blood count. In general eating a balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts and low in saturated fats, no tobacco. Supplements may be needed. ...Read more

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What causes a low red blood count and a trace amount of blood in th e urine?

What causes a low red blood count and a trace amount of blood in th e urine?

Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. ...Read more

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If someone has pernicious anemia would they have a low red blood count?

If someone has pernicious anemia would they have a low red blood count?

Yes: Macrocytic anemia due to low levels of B12 . If treated with injections of B12 the red count can return to normal. ...Read more

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How could I have a low red blood count (rbc) but a normal hemoglobin and hematocrit?

How could I have a low red blood count (rbc) but a normal hemoglobin and hematocrit?

How low?: An increase in red cell size, macrocytosis, may account for the disparity. Alcohol and low thyroid function may cause macrocytosis with near normal hemoglobin. ...Read more

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I was wondering how i could have a low red blood count (rbc) but a normal hemoglobin and hematocrit?

I was wondering how i could have a low red blood count (rbc) but a normal hemoglobin and hematocrit?

No!: They all go together unless you have very small sized red cells in which case you can be anemic but the red blood cell count may still be normal... As in a conditiona called thalasemia. ...Read more