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What Does Abnormal Blood Cells Mean
Pyuria: White blood cells in urine usually are there because of an infection in the urinary tract. However, they can also be there in large numbers in a female when there is a vaginal infection or when she is having her period (always see red cells also in this situation). My best advice is to see your doctor and have a urine culture done to see what is going on. ...Read more
Many things: A not so specific term that could mean low count, pale in color or lacking iron or hemoglobin, irregular instead of round shape, etc. Often in CBC, we see red cell count and indices: RBC, Hemoglobin, mean cell volume, mean cell hemoglobin with a normal range compared to a patient. Abnormal red blood cell may mean low or high in any of indices. In blood smear, these abnormalities are seen too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: RBC morphology is the appearance of the red cells under the microscope. The are numerous abnormalities that can occur in different types of illness. Some of these may be due to a primary blood disorder such as sickle cell anemia. Others may be due abnormalities such as iron deficiency. Others may occur as a result of other diseases such as kidney failure. Some are of no consequence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does having low MCV high red blood cells with abnormal morphology with low neutrophils and high lymphocytes counts mean?
Thalassemia?: Low MCV (small sized) red cells with increased number of rbcs is most commonly seen with thalassemia, an inherited hemoglobin abnormality, but it is not associated with low neutrophils. Not all low neutrophil counts are significant, as normal varies with ethnic background. Infections can cause temporary low neutrophils. See a hematologist to sort this out. ...Read more
Find out actual numb: We/ you need to know the exact numbers before we can guide you. Your doctor can help explain what it all means. So ask him/her. ...Read more
Many possible causes: There are many possible causes for hemolysis (rupture of red blood cells). These many causes can range from not really being noticeable to the patient to being life-threatening. The most important thing is to determine the cause and closely follow red blood cell levels. Many causes are treatable, and some even go away on their own. Close followup is essential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brken RBC- Hemolysis: Hemolysis is a breakdown of red blood cells early than normal (usually happens to all red cells after 100 days). Causes can be from immune system, mechanical (i.e. Mechanical heart valve), or certain infections. Treatment is both replaceing key nutreints needed for red cells (i.e. Folic acid) and treating the underlying cause of red cell destruction. ...Read more
How high?: May be of no consequence or serious hematologic disease. Need the detail. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: Very difficult to answer without much more info. What have cell counts been in past? How high is elevation? Are platelets elevated or depressed? What are the sizes of red cells and are there any abnormal shapes? Are you a smoker? Do you have lung disease or live at altitude? Do you have any infections? Could simply be normal variation. ...Read more
My son is 7 and on his well visit blood test showed that he produces enough blood cells but the cells are small? What does that mean and effects?
Mine are too: No danger. Mine run at the bottom of the reference range; since i'm of mixed racial heritage it may be a mild Alpha thal, or just because i've been a frequent blood donor. Some physicians would run a serum iron check to screen for iron deficiency that hasn't led to anemia yet. If below 70 fl, perhaps this is thal minor -- do you or dad have this? If dr is not concerned, i would not be either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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