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What does high red blood cells mean?

What does high red blood cells mean?

A lot: Could mean dehydration, sometimes can signify a myeloproliferative disorder. Also if the hemoglobin is low and the rbcs are high, could mean there is a blood disorder called thalassemia. Either way, it should be evaluated. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Blood Cells (Definition)

Blood cells are individual cells that are carried by blood to various organs. White blood cells fight infection. Red ...Read more


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What do broken red blood cells mean?

What do broken red blood cells mean?

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

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What does elevated red blood cells mean?

What does elevated red blood cells mean?

More then normal: That is the opposite of anemia. which is low red blood cells. So you have TOO MUCH RBCs. That could be related to many causes, so of which could be very serious. Further testing needed. If you are a smoker... stop ...Read more

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What does red blood cells in urin mean?

Not specific: Could be seen with a kidney stone, cancer, injury to the kidney tubules, and many other things. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have red blood cells in your urine?

What does it mean to have red blood cells in your urine?

RBCs: If there are red blood cells and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, flank pain, recent infection, etc? In females this is common with recent period. See your doctor for further follow up as this needs to be looked at in a clinical context to be sure everything is good. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have red blood cells in your semen?

What does it mean if you have red blood cells in your semen?

Not significant: Hematospermia, ; microscopic if semen isn't red. Virtually always benign. Almost never associated with infection, in which case subject would be symtomatic with pelvic pain or have urinary symtoms. Also virtually no chance of malignancy, or little chance of prosatic enlargement or urethral stricture in which case urinary stream would be slow ; thin. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there are red blood cells in your urine?

What does it mean when there are red blood cells in your urine?

Hematuria: Red blood cells in the urine can indicate many different conditions from a kidney, ureteral or bladder stone to infection to a tumor of the bladder or kidney. Hematuria should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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All my red blood cells have a biconcave shape..What does this mean?

They are normal: Red blood cells are bi-concave disks. What you describe is their normal shape. The perfect shape for oxygen diffusion. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means when there are red blood cells in your urine?

Please explain what it means when there are red blood cells in your urine?

Bleeding site: In the older male the presence of blood cells usually signifies prostatic hyperplasia. Blood can also result from an early mucosal lesion of the bladder that has shed blood cells into the urine. Another cause is the presence of a renal lesion that is releasing blood into the urine. If the process does not resolve cystoscopy is the initial part of the work up . ...Read more

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