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Dr. Michael Engel
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Wbc Count (Definition)

White blood cell count. That is, the number of WBC per microlitre of blood. It includes the common types of cells such as neutophils (granulocytes), lymhpocytes, monocytes, and the less ...Read more


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What is normal red blood count and hgb?

What is normal red blood count and hgb?

See below: This depends on age and sex. But for an adult female, the average is: 3.90-5.03 trillion cells/liter, (3.90-5.03 million cells/mcl). For hgb: 12.0-15.5 grams/dl (120-155 grams/l). ...Read more

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I have a slightly high white blood cell count but my hemoglobin is normal. What could that mean?

What is the count : And what is the differential count? Slightly elevated may be your normal. It would be good to talk to the doctor who ordered the test as s/he has your whole health history and lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more

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High esr and normal wbc count. What does this mean. Also my lymphocyte count is a bit low?

High esr and normal wbc count. What does this mean. Also my lymphocyte count is a bit low?

Inflammation: A slightly low lymphocyte count usually is meaningless. A high erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) indicates an infection or some sort of systemic inflammation. Hundreds of things can cause it. High ESR never gives a clue to any particular diagnosis. It just means additional exams and testing are necessary to learn the cause. Keep working with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean when your white blood count and red blood count is high?

What does it mean when your white blood count and red blood count is high?

Infection/dehydratio: White blood cells (WBC) are those cells that help fight off infection. The most common reason for an increase is infection, but could indicate a drug reaction, or even some cancers. High red blood cell (rbc) are the cells that carry oxygen to/carbon dioxide from your bodies tissues. High count could be dehydration, heart disease, or low oxygen levels in blood. A doctor can interpret results. ...Read more

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What is the normal red blood count for pregnancy?

What is the normal red blood count for pregnancy?

4-5 million cells: Normal rbc count in women is 4.2 to 5.4 million cells/mcl. It may be slightly lower during pregnancy due to increase in blood volume and hemodilution. ...Read more

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What does a low white blood count mean?

How low?: A low white cell count could predispose a person to infections. The reason for low white cell count may be bone marrow malfunction, excessive destruction, often in an auto-immune disorders, and occasionally due to overwhelming infection. ...Read more

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What is normal range of white blood cell count?

4,000 - 10,000: This is somewhat dependent on ethnicity. The normal range for caucasions is 4, 000 - 10, 000/ cubic millimeter. People of color (blacks and asians) tend to have a lower wbc, and their normal may go down to 3, 000. The most prevelent WBC is a neutrophil, and there should be at least 1500 neutrophils for all ethnicities. ...Read more

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What does a low MPV signify if the platelet count is normal?

What does a low MPV signify if the platelet count is normal?

No problem: The MPV means the size of the platelets. Size of platelets can be hereditary. Occasional syndromes have low MPV and larger MPV can be associated with newer younger platelets. Normal platelet counts in a healthy person with no bleeding issues is fine even if the MPV is small. ...Read more

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What is the average platelet count in a normal blood count?

What is the average platelet count in a normal blood count?

Depends on the lab: Each laboratory will have its own normal range for each individual test. At some labs- normal range could be from 150 k to 450k , in other labs- normal range could be from 130k to 400 k. When you receive your lab result- the laboratory will tell you what the normal range/parameter they use for that specific test. ...Read more

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What does a low white blood cell count indicate?

Leukopenia: Please consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/definition/SYM-20050615 ...Read more

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What is the normal red blood cell count usually?

What is the normal red blood cell count usually?

Ask your doc: It should be right on the lab test - what the normal intervals are. ...Read more

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Is 5.3 white blood count normal range and is a high white count and indication of heart disease?

Is 5.3 white blood count normal range and is a high white count and indication of heart disease?

Normal. No.: This is a normal WBC count. A high white count is associated with many things but is not often the presenting sign of heart disease and it confers no risk. ...Read more

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Low hemoglobin and low white blood count. What does this indicate?

Low hemoglobin and low white blood count. What does this indicate?

Need to know the: Actual results. Low hb may indicate blood loss and it needs to be investigated to rule out bleeding in the stomach and intestine, especially need to rule out colon cancer. Are you on any medication or drink excessively? Either of these could be the cause. All lab results need to be evaluated in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more