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What Does It Mean To Have Low Red Blood Cells
I had blood work done red blood cells white blood cells and platelets were all low also hemocrit among others does this indicate leukemia?
My ferritine is low but B12 is normal, however the doctor said my red blood cells are shrinking and misshaped.
What dose that mean?
Iron Deficiency: The low ferritin denotes iron deficiency anemia. The normal red blood cells are similar in shape and size. In severe iron deficiency, the red blood cells often become smaller (microcytic/shrinking), lighter (hypochromic), and assume different shapes such as pencil or cigar-shaped cells (misshaped). This is classic picture of red blood cells under the microscopy when iron deficiency occurs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does it mean I have a infection when my white and red blood cells ate low. My hgb is low and mchc is low?
No- not really: You certainly need further evaluation to find the cause of youyr low white and red blood cells. However, it does not mean you have infection. There are different factors than can cause low white and red blood cells including medication, deficiency of certain nutrient, autoimmune, thyroid problem, bone marrow problem etc. Ask your primary doctor to refer you to see hematologist. ...Read more
My my red blood cells level is 19.7, hematocrit low, hemoglobin low, MCV low, mchc low what do this mean for my heath?
Anemia needs exam: Hi Patricia. I need to know your real numbers.I suspect RBC is 1.97 Vs abt 5.0 for healthy. Then if Hgb, MCV,MCHC all low, you have anemia and needs treatment which Depends on cause. It can be either low production from your organ or increased turnover or blood loss. See you doc to do more tests and ask to have blood smear evaluated by hematologists pathologist.May need other specialists too. ...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
I was told I have low red blood cells and a lot of white blood cells and im not anemic do I have leukemia ? And is this bad to have this problem.
Extremely unlikely: The most common cause of elevated WBC would be infection. Wide range in severity. ...Read more
Keep learning: You're doing yourself a disservice by believing that either you or we can draw any conclusion whatever from some labs that aren't even quantitative. Low reds anemia is ALWAYS serious and you MUST insist that a cause be found. Thyroid problems need to be addressed. How high the eos are will guide any possible workup; it may be trivial. ...Read more
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