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What does it mean to have microcytosis without anemia?

What does it mean to have microcytosis without anemia?

See below: Several possible explanations: beta thalassemia trait, beta thalassemia minor, minimal iron deficiency, early sideroblastic anemia, minimal exposure to lead. The full results need to be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Anemia (Definition)

A condition marked by a deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood, resulting ...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 mean to have lymphocyte deficiency?

Depends: What is your idea of lymphocyte deficiency? There are different types of lymphocytes with different functions. However, very low lymphocyte counts are associated with disorder of the immune system. ...Read more

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Please explain what does it mean to have a really high red blood cell count?

Please explain what does it mean to have a really high red blood cell count?

Depends: It may be a reaction to increased oxygen demand or a form of malignancy of red cells. You may consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.medicinenet.com/polycythemia_high_red_blood_cell_count/article.htm ...Read more

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What does it mean to have borderline leukemia blood results?

What does it mean to have borderline leukemia blood results?

???: I'm not sure what that means. I guess your blood work is inconclusive and the doc cannot make a definite diagnosis. Tell your doc to explain what he/she meant with that and more importantly what he/she wants to do about it. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have low absolute monocytes?

Not much: There are no specific disorders associated with low monocyte count. If you are otherwise well, do not worry about a low monocyte count. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have low blood platelets? How is it treated?

What does it mean to have low blood platelets? How is it treated?

Depends on cause: Platelets help form clots. Low platelets are caused by lack of production or destruction. Immune-mediated thrombocytopenic purpura (itp), a condition where the body makes auto-antibodies against platelets, can be treated with medicines (ivig, win rho, sometimes steroids). If production is the problem, the cause needs to be found. Can be simply caused by a virus, or be as serious as leukemia. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have neutropenia/low blood counts from chemotherapy?

What does it mean if I have neutropenia/low blood counts from chemotherapy?

Overdose: Chemotherapy is an effective method of treating many malignancies. It destroys tumor thru the effect of the cell DNA. It as such has an effect on the cells of the immune system. If given in high doses, the WBC count can drop and compromise the immune system, making the patient susceptible to infection and any effect in helping to control tumor. Count should stay at 4-5k or better. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what it means to have ovalocytes in a blood smear?

Usually Harmless: Ovalocytes by themselves are harmless. In a hereditary condition ovalocytes may constitue about 25% of red blood cells. Lesser numbers of circulating ovalocytes may be present in various anemias including megaloblastic, sideroblastic, iron deficiency, and in thalassemias. ...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?

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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If your anemia deficiency anemia what does that mean? What is going wrong and how can you improve? Can anemia deficiency cause death?

If your anemia deficiency anemia what does that mean? What is going wrong and how can you improve? Can anemia deficiency cause death?

I : I think you might be referring to iron deficiency anemia. It is common. Because the body doesn’t have enough iron, it can’t make enough hemoglobin. The hemoglobin carries oxygen in the blood cells. Talk to your doctor about eating foods that are rich in iron and about iron supplementation. ...Read more

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I have mild thalasemia and anemia. What does this mean?

I have mild thalasemia and anemia. What does this mean?

Plan your family: The principal concern is that if you marry someone else with the same thalassemia minor, you are at risk for having children with thalassemia major, which is devastating. Insist on a full explanation from your physicians. ...Read more

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How will i know what does an abnormal red blood count mean?

How will i know what does an abnormal red blood count mean?

Depends on numbers: Erythrocytes (red blood cells) carry oxygen in the blood. If the number of rbcs is decreased, then the patient is anemic. If the number of rbcs is increased then the patient is polycythemic. Anemia (too few cells) is more common and can be caused by iron deficiency among other things. I would need more information to be more specific for you. Ask your doctor about your rbc count. ...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 exactly does it mean to have a low blood platelet count?

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

Destruction: It either means that you are not producing them or that your body is decrying them faster than it can produce them. Depending on the level, you may have ncrease risk of bleeding. See a hematologist soon to determine cause which can be many. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have liver focci?

What does it mean to have liver focci?

Some lesion in the: The liver . If they say primary liver foci, the lesion started in the liver . If they say 'secondary 'then the lesion originate elsewhere ...Read more

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What is vonwillybrand blood disorder and what does it mean to live with it?

Clotting disorder: This condition is well known. There is absence of a blood clotting protein called Factor-9 which makes you more prone to bleeding. There is a good treatment for this condition. You should seek help from a hematologist (a blood specialist). ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a low ck?

What does it mean to have a  low ck?

Creatine kinase: CK is a phospho-enzyme found in the cardiac/skeletal muscle, brain and lung. This is one of the enzymes that is elevated after a heart attack but can also be influenced by quite a few different medications. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What does it mean to have microcytosis without anemia?

See below: Several possible explanations: beta thalassemia trait, beta thalassemia minor, minimal iron deficiency, early sideroblastic anemia, minimal exposure to lead. The full results need to be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Test showed MODERATE: poikilocytes, giant platelets, microcytosis, hypochromia. Have Fe deficient anemia, dr didn't say what the other values meant?

Test showed MODERATE: poikilocytes, giant platelets, microcytosis, hypochromia. Have Fe deficient anemia, dr didn't say what the other values meant?

Blood smear: 23 year old lady with Fe deficiency anemia with smear. You can google to learn more about these names. Poikilocytes refers to variation in the size and shape of the cells. Iron deficiency results in small red blood cells, microcytosis means small cells. Hypochromia refers to less color being seen in the cells because the heme pigment in hemoglobin contains Iron. Full workup and get treated. ...Read more

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I have mild thalasemia and anemia. What does this mean?

Plan your family: The principal concern is that if you marry someone else with the same thalassemia minor, you are at risk for having children with thalassemia major, which is devastating. Insist on a full explanation from your physicians. ...Read more

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What does it mean if some people who have gilbert's syndrome develop anemia?

Unrelated: Gilbert's is extremely common, and if someone with it develops anemia, the anemia has some other cause. ...Read more

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What to do if i recently found out i was born with anemia. Does that mean i still have anemia?

Changeable issue : Anemia means your red blood cell mass falls below the normal range for age and size.There are many causes.As one ages, you have the ability to absorb nutrients and build new blood cells and thus increase your red cell mass. Some people have a type of hemoglobin that keeps a person in the range we consider anemic. If you have normal hemoglobin and a healthy diet, you have likely become normal. ...Read more

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What does anemia mean?

Low red blood cells: Anemia refers to having inadequate number of red blood cells (RBCs). One could be anemic for several reasons: 1) iron deficiency 2) genetic disorders involving hemoglobins (sickle cell disease, thalassemia), 3) blood loss or destruction of RBCs (hemolysis) 4) dysfunction of bone marrow (e.g. aplastic anemia). If you are anemic, it is important to find out what is causing it. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have anemia?

What does it mean if I have anemia?

Low red blood cells: Anemia means you have a low red blood cell count. There are many causes for this such as iron or vitamin deficiencies, bleeding problems, infections, inflammatory conditions, kidney problems and bone marrow problems. The list goes on and on. The first step is to have a workup to determine the cause of the anemia. ...Read more

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Can having anemia all of a sudden mean cancer?

Not necessarily: Anemia in an adult male is usually requires that occult bleeding be excluded and it is usually in the intestine and colon cancer needs to be excluded. However, there are other causes of anemia, such as excessive menstrual bleeding, blood loss from hemorrhoids, hemolytic anemia which may be due to drugs and more. ...Read more

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When a woman has aplastic anemia, what does it mean?

When a woman has aplastic anemia, what does it mean?

Bone marrow failure: Aplastic anemia means the bone marrow is not make the cellular components of blood. White blood cells which fight infection, red blood cells which carry oxygen, and platelets which help stop bleeding. It requires therapy such as immune suppressing medications or a bone marrow transplant. It is a very serious disorder that needs to be evaluated by a specialist immediately. ...Read more

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What would it mean to have a low blood count and anemia?

What would it mean to have a low blood count and anemia?

Depends: Blood counts generally describe three types of cells. Anemia would be low red blood cell numbers, and this could be "low blood counts". But low blood counts could describe additional blood cells that are low. These results should be discussed with the provider that order the blood count. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have blue-ish tinted nails? Is that from anemia?

Probably not: Anemia may lead to paleness of the nail beds, but not likely to cause a blue tint. Although there may be other causes, low oxygen levels in the blood may cause this. There are also some unusual blood disorders that may be associated. See your doctor. ...Read more

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On a recent trip to the ER i was told that i had a slight anemia of 13 over 39. What does that mean?

H and H: 13 over 39 probalbly describes the hemoglobin (13) and hematocrit (39) the hemoglobin value is the amount of oxygen carrying substance (hemoglobin)that you have in your blood. The hematocrit is the amount of red blood cells (the cells that carry hemoglobin) that you have in your blood. The hemoglobin is usually the most important number. ...Read more

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Wt does pregnant comp: anemia-antipartumcondution or prior complicated with conditionstatus-chronic mean?

Wt does pregnant comp: anemia-antipartumcondution or prior complicated with conditionstatus-chronic mean?

Billing icd9 code: I suspect that you are reading a billing code that was submitted to your insurance company. The doctor is simply saying you have anemia during pregnancy. The icd9 code will read as you described on a computer generated submission to the insurance company. Silly but that is the way a claim must be submitted. ...Read more

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If your anemia deficiency anemia what does that mean? What is going wrong and how can you improve? Can anemia deficiency cause death?

I : I think you might be referring to iron deficiency anemia. It is common. Because the body doesn’t have enough iron, it can’t make enough hemoglobin. The hemoglobin carries oxygen in the blood cells. Talk to your doctor about eating foods that are rich in iron and about iron supplementation. ...Read more

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What is anemic.? What does it mean if you are anemic.? Once you are anemic are you that way for the rest of your life? What can I do to help my anemia

Anemia...: Anemia (low hemoglobin) is caused by the body losing blood (heavy periods, blood in stool, red blood cell instability [hemoglobinopathies] or destruction [hemolysis]), the bodies inability to produce new red blood cells (for example iron deficiency), or a combination of these. Many causes of anemia are treatable, and some are inherited (sickle cell). A hematologist can help. ...Read more

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Doctor said that i have anemia 10 what she meant with 10!!

Doctor said that i have anemia 10 what she meant with 10!!

Hemoglobin: She likely meant your hemoglobin level as being low at 10. Most labs have reference ranges in the 12-14 range for the lower value. ...Read more

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What does having severe anemia mean in terms of physical health?

Usually fatigue: Anemia means that your oxygen carrying capacity is lowered, which leads to general feelings of fatigue, malaise and lack of energy. It often also means you don't fight off disease as well (lowers your immune system). So, overall, you are dimished in capacity. ...Read more

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I would just bleed and bleed and my blood wouldn't clot one bit. does this mean my anemia is worst or better or is it just a normal sign?

Anemia from bleeding: If you bleed easily, this will cause anemia. It will make anemia worse, but the anemia does not cause the bleeding. Instead, there may be some reason for the bleeding (like a bleeding disorder). Tests can determine if you have a bleeding disorder. ...Read more