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What Does High Rdw Indicate
Non-specific: Variation in red cell size can be due to many reasons, e.g., iron deficiency, hemolytic anemia, folate (folic acid) and/or B12 deficiency. 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. ...Read more
All results: 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, it would have been helpful to have all the results and actual values of the results. One possibility is deficiency of iron and folic acid and/or B12. ...Read more
Large platelets or .: Mpv means mean platelet volume. It may increase if large or 'young' platelets are in the blood. Or falsely elevated due to platelet aggregation - can some times happen during blood draw and does not mean there is any illness. In patients who have low platelets high mpv may mean that the bone marrow (where platelets are made) is trying to make more platelets- young ones are usually larger size! ...Read more
It is not specific.: Increased monocytes may be caused by many different disorders. The most common causes are infection and recovery from neutropenia (low neutrophils in the blood). Other causes include collagen vascular diseases, ulcerative colitis, sprue, sarcoidosis and hematologic diseases. ...Read more
Low hemoglobin/RBC.: This simply means there is a low mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (mchc), or a low average amount of hemoglobin for each red blood cell. It is a measure of the concentration of hemoglobin in a given volume of packed red blood cells. Mchc is low in microcytic anemias, like iron deficiency anemia, and thalassemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Possibly allergy: Eosinophils are one type of white blood cell. These cells are created in the bone marrow and released into the blood. These cells can be increased in several settings, such as allergies (to drugs and other things), in response to some infections (especially parasites), and in some inflammatory and neoplastic (potentially malignant) blood disorders. See a doc who knows your clinical setting... ...Read more
Usually nothing: The two physicians have already told you the truth -- only the absolute counts matter, and i would rather labs didn't report percentages at all. Only if polys and/or lymphs are far from the reference range is there any reason to be concerend. If the polys are below 1000, a workup is perhaps in order, starting with reviewing you medications. Below 500 is getting dangerous. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Nothing by itself: Lab values are meaningless apart from the clinical picture. A high RBC count without a high hematocrit may be thal minor, or if both are up, you may be dehydrated or have any of dozens of other things going on. Whoever prescribed your antibiotic has a duty to explain what's going on & whether your high white count is from an infection. Insist your physician talk straight & answer these questions. ...Read more
Hi GFR: What does high GFR indicate? ANS: I specialize in this & can help with 2nd opinion now. Till then consider big salt load, diabetes, having an adrenal tumor that makes too much aldosterone, being African American & having HTN, or just having high BP, Taking certain meds. Have recently had pt Dxed with this because lab entered M & not F in calculations of eGFR as would wrong age, ethnicity entry. ...Read more
Nothing by itself: However, since your physician rx'd iron pills for you, then he/she must believe you are iron deficient and that he/she already knows the cause (diet and/or a woman's monthly loss). Mpv may run a bit high in iron deficiency; no one knows why and you should not worry yourself over it. ...Read more
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