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What Is The Result Of Blood Count In Anemia
Hemoglobin 11.6 (reference 12-16), hematocrit 36.8 (ref 37-47), rion 130 (ref 37-145), ferritin 14 (ref 13-150) - do these results indicate anemia? If so how much iron should I be taking? Other results like full blood count are within normal range.
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your are mildly anemic and have mild iron deficiency. One 65 mg tablet of iron and one multivitamin tablet would be sufficient. However, iron deficiency in an adult male warrants an investigation to rule out abnormal bleeding and you ought to consult your doctor. You may visit this site for information on iron supplementation. http://www.webmd.com/diet/supplement-guide-iron# ...Read more
Anemia: Anemia causes decrease delivery of oxygen to all the tissues of the body. It is important to find the cause of the anemia so we can correct it. For example is is due to : iron deficiency, colon cancer, any cancer, anorexia, leukemia, lymphoma, low thyroid, sickle cell anemia, etc ...Anemia may cause heart attack, stroke as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Lack of red cells.: Anemia is a lower than normal concentration of hemoglobin in blood. Hemoglobin is carried by red blood cells, and our test measures the total amount of HGB carried by all red cells in a volulme of blood. A low white blood cell count is leukopenia, and a low platelet count is thrombocytopenia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet is not key: Despite all the huckstering, food choices are important in only a few relatively uncommon illnesses. You've got rheumatoid arthritis and are being treated with a powerful medication. RA itself is prone to cause a moderate anemia that will be better if your illness improves but that you can't otherwise manage. If you're anemic from some other cause, it needs to be worked up. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can someone tell me how long will it take to raise my hemoglobin blood count (so as to get rid of anemia)?
What causes an a/g ratio of .9 (normal range 1-2) with anemia?
My hgb or blood count is 10.4. I have slightly low hct, mcv, mch, and mchc . Causes?
Simple blood work: nothing fancy. those are just simple blood test. you don't have to be fasting or do anything special for that. ...Read more
I went to ER last night I have chronic anemia my blood count was 7.5 was it safe that they sent me home with no transfusion usually when I'm that low?
Depends: If you are dizzy , short of breath or have any symptoms you should go back to the emergency room. If your hemoglobin is normally at 7.5 then it is likely that is why they have not transfused you. I would go back to the emergency room should there be more concern. Good luck. ...Read more
I have an anemia problem and my blood count is always low. Why does this cause my back and legs to ache?
I have my complete blood count and the note of the doctor is anemia normocytic hypochromic rbcs what does it mean?Thanks
Many causes: There are many causes of such anemia, including chronic disease, iron deficiency or a combination of issues. See this site for more info and discuss the matter with your doctor for a complete diagnosis, including cause of anemia and an appropriate treatment. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001586/. ...Read more
Anemia is .....: An hematocrit outside the normative values for age and sex. Its presence can be detected by a complete blood count (cbc). The hematocrit is the volumetric percentage of our peripheral blood occupied by red blood cells. Typically, hematocrit (hct) for a woman is lower than for a man of the same age. Why the anemia is present is another matter, and requires investigation then corrective measures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does colon cancer always cause anemia? My GI doc thinks i'm cancer free because the blood count is good.
Why my blood count drops so quickly during pregnancy while my ferritin is >UNL? I'm at high risk for antepartum/postpartum hemorrhage (had IV iron due to the bleeding risk and IDA diagnosis prior to preg). Why do I still have anemia without iron/b12/folat
Inflammation?: I would think about this being secondary to anemia of chronic disease. Ferritin can be an acute phase reactant, essentially being indicative of ongoing inflammation; inflammation that can act as a mechanism for speeding up loss of red blood cells...Also look into your MCV. High MCV I would look into thyroid dysfunction. Pregnancy hemorrhage --> Panhypopituitarism --> Low thyroid --> Macrocytosis ...Read more