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What does it mean if you have high hematocrit?

What does it mean if you have high hematocrit?

Polycythemia: A high hematocrit indicates that one has too many red cells (polycythemia). There are many different causes of this condition, some of them potentially serious, so it is always important to have this problem evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

Low Platelets (Definition)

In the blood. They "bud" ie break off from cells in the bone marrow called megakaryocytes. A normal platelet count is 140-400. Platelets are the first line of defense in blood vessel bleeding. They "plug holes" until the coagulation proteins can begin ...Read more


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What does it mean if you have high neutrophil count?

What does it mean if you have high neutrophil count?

Infection +: High neutrophil counts are commonly seen in patients with bacterial infections, other casues are steroid treatment, chronic myelogenous leukemia. In any case it means that you need to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have low platelets?

What does it mean to have  low platelets?

Bleeding risk: Low platelets can cause easy bleeding, such as nosebleeds. There are several causes of low platelets, so this should be followed closely. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a low granulocytes count?

What does it mean if you have a low granulocytes count?

Many reasons: There are many reasons for low neutrophil counts. Neutrophils are bacteria-fighting white blood cells. Medications, bone marrow disorders, and other health problems can lead to low neutrophils. A hematologist is a doctor who specializes in disorders of blood cells. ...Read more

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Low cortisol what does it mean if you have that?

Low cortisol what does it mean if you have that?

Adrenal insufficienc: People with adrenal insufficiency will have low cortisol levels. However, this is a very rare disorder. Just getting a random blood cortisol level is usually not of any value (saliva cortisol levels are worthless for this diagnosis). If you have symptoms of weight loss, loss of appetite, low blood pressure when standing, darkening of the skin, it is worth seeing an endocrinologist about it. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your doctor says you have low platelets?

What does it mean when your doctor says you have low platelets?

Low platelets: Platelets are cells which help you to stop bleeding. Think of them as bricks which build a wall in a hole. The normal range is 150, 000 to 400, 000. They can be low for many reasons and as the number decreases symptoms may occur such as bruising, nose bleeds, gum bleeding and blood in urine or stool. I would recommend having a hematologist evaluate you to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have high neutrophils and low lymphocytes?

Need more info: What are the actual counts? Do you have any symptoms? How long have you had such counts? Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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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 if you have high liver markers?

What does it mean if you have high liver markers?

What markers?: The liver's health is measured by labs, x-ray, and biopsy. Simplistically, transaminases (ast, alt) measure liver cells, alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin measure the biliary tree, Albumin and coagulation panel measures liver synthetic function, alpha-feto protein is a cancer marker of the liver. Viral, inflammatory, autoimmune, familial liver diseases have their own specific tests. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have high liver counts?

What does it mean when you have high liver counts?

Misunderstanding: Perhaps your physician has told you that the liver enzymes are elevated. You'll be asked to have them repeated when you're not taking your usual meds or alcohol (if applicable), and if they're still up, you'll be worked up for serious illness (hepatitis b ; c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, a few others). They may just be up because you need more exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have high rdw?

What does it mean when you have high rdw?

Red cell distributio: It means the red cells in the blood are not all the same size. When someone has anemia, the RDW test can be used as extra info to find out what the anemia is from. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you have low thyroid function?

What exactly does it mean if you have low thyroid function?

That you have: Hypothyroidism and need to see your doctor for brand name T4 replacement to bring your levels back to normal. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if I have low blood pressure?

What exactly does it mean if I have low blood pressure?

Problem if symptoms: Low blood pressure is not usually a clinical problem unless accompanied by symptoms like faintness, dizziness or impaired levels of consciousness. There are some hormonal and rare structural vascular problems that may cause abnormally low blood pressures. But, if no symptoms, i would not worry, especially since I have found lower blood pressures to be a marker of longevity. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high lymphocytes. what does it mean?

What to do if I have high lymphocytes. what does it mean?

Lymphocytosis: Lymphocytes are one type of white blood cell. They can be elevated in various inflammatory and infectious disorders, as well as in some malignancies. Specifying the type, the degree of elevation, and possibly determining what markers they have on their surface can help exclude important things like leukemia or lymphoma. ...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 you have a high absolute eosinophil count?

What does it mean if you have a high absolute eosinophil count?

Allergy vs. other...: Eosinophils may be elevated due to allergic conditions, or (more common outside of the us) due to parasites. Eosinophils associated with cancer or bone marrow issues is less common, but possible. ...Read more

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

Anemia: If someone have low hemoglobin called anemia, and as a result high platelet count called thrombocytosis, usual cause is iron deficiency. Iron deficiency anemia can lead to a stress or reactive thrombocytosis which will get better with iron replacement. Get your iron studies and ferritin checked. Thanks. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have low ts4?

What does it mean to have low ts4?

T4 or TSH?: both are thyroid tests. Alow t4 is low thyroid. A low tsh indicates high thyroid. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have a low platelet count?

Folic acid deficient: Is one of the most common reasons; there are literally hundreds of others. You might start by taking a daily multivitamin, but i it doesn't work you have to dig deeper. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have low platelet count, high monocyte level, low creatinine, low albumin, high AST and high ALT levels?

What does it mean if you have low platelet count, high monocyte level, low creatinine, low albumin, high AST and high ALT levels?

You need doctor to g: Your doctor needs to guide you further as you have too many things wrong with your tests. Are you under the care of a good doctor? If you do not have a good doctor, see a hematologist who is blood specialist, because low platelets are often caused by some serious disorders. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Thrombocytopenia (Definition)

A condition characterized by abnormally low levels of thrombocytes, also known as ...Read more