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What Is A Normal Red Blood Cell Count
Hemoglobin 12-16: There is more than one way to measure red cells. The most meaningful is hemogllbin level, and should be 11.5 - 15 or so in a woman, and 13.7 - 16.7 in men. The actual range varies with each lab and instrument used to measure. An older way of measuring, hematocrit is about 3 times the hemoglobin. The actual red cell count is usually 5, 000, 000, but doesn't carry as much information as hemoglobin. ...Read more
Can not be high&low: Your red blood cell can not be high and low at the same time.Normal values for males 4.7to6.1 millions/mcl and for women it is 4.2to5.7millions/mcl causes of high rbcs1 cigarette smoking, 2dehydration3polycythemia vera4congenital heart disease5low blood oxygen level6kidney tumor7pulmonary fibrosis&corpulmonale causes of low rbcs 1anemia2bone marrow failure3bleeding4leukemia&mm4iron, b12, and defecien. ...Read more
A friend has a below-normal red blood cell count and shortness of breath. Upper and lower endoscopies showed nothing. Lesions in lower intestines.
Anemia: Lots more things to work through, friends doctor will likely be continuing to work the problem. ...Read more
What is something that can cause high red blood cell count along with smaller then normal red blood cells?
Thalassemia: The most connon would be thalassemia minor or trait, an inherited disorder characterized by an increased number of rbcs that are smaller than normal in size, usually with mild anemia. These are disiases where to body has trouble making enough hemoglobin and are congenital. There are some other, more rare conditions as well that can do it. ...Read more
Hi.If red blood cell count is 5.81 ?So this means itsmore than normal?What the person must do?And hgb is 15, 9?
I'm not concerned: The reference ranges for the common labs are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside at either end. Many labs use 5.4 for reds and 15.1 for HGB as tops for a woman, but if you feel well, have no evidence of chronic hypoxemia (low po2 as from sleep apnea, living at a high altitude, a hole in the heart or whatever), i'd ignore these levels unless your physician is very worried. ...Read more
My brother has been told he has a high red blood cell count was 19,and was told 15 is normal range he is going to see a specialist..what's wrong?
Variable lab normals: Each lab has normal ranges of the values. White Blood Count normal range is usually between 4.0 and 10.5. Hemoglobin values are usually between 11.0-14.5 for women and 12-15 for men. Rarely do people actually quote the RBC count number although it is reported on most lab reports. ...Read more
What could cause low red blood cell count, but normal hemoglobin and hematocrit levels? Also, if it matters, which apparently it doesn't?
Haemoglobin 170. (Range for my gp is 140-180). Hct is .46. Red blood cell count normal. My gp says it's fine and nothing to worry about. Correct?
Yes: I am having trouble understanding why you are concerned. ...Read more
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