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Doctor insights on: What Measure To Be Taken Care For Rdw

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Is RDW of 10.8 low?

Is RDW of 10.8 low?

Low but...: If you are asking about RDW that is part of a CBC report in United States, a value lower than 80 is usually considered low (different labs may have different norms). A low RDW may be suggestive of iron deficiency, thalassemia (or other altered red cells), or other blood problems. However, a value of 10.9 is too low unless a different measurement. ...Read more

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Low rdw, is this good?

Low rdw, is this good?

Normal: Rdw is either normal or elevated, it is not low. However, RDW may be normal or at the lower end of normal and a person may still have a red cell disorder like beta thalassemia trait. ...Read more

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What if the RDW is40.0?

What if the RDW is40.0?

Very high: Very high, need to make sure no iron deficiency, talkto your doctor soon to look cor reasons. Iron def can be a serious issue at 79 year old. ...Read more

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What does a high RDW indicate?

What does a high RDW indicate?

High red cell: Turn over. Rdw is the term for variation in red cell size and is elevated in iron deficiency anemia, hemolytic anemia, following blood loss or any other state in which red cells are being lost and generated at an increased rate. ...Read more

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How to increase your RDW level?

How to increase your RDW level?

Why do you ask?: The reference range on RDW, as for most labs, is set so that a few percent of folks fall outside on either end. A low RDW is never a problem. There is no advantage to trying to change it. Frequent visits to the blood bank are good for you as a public service, and are likely to raise RDW. ...Read more

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What is RDW-SD? Can you cure it?

What is RDW-SD? Can you cure it?

Lab test: If the RDW-SD is up but everything else is normal, it's a tipoff that iron deficiency may be developing. There are many other possibilities. And remember that for every lab value, a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Glad you're interested in your lab work. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does elevated RDW indicate?

Non-specific: Variation in red cell size can be due to many reasons, e.g., iron deficiency, hemolytic anemia, folate (folic acid) and/or B12 deficiency. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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How can I increase my RDW level?

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How can I increase my RDW level?

You don't want to: Rdw means reed blood cell distribution width is a measure of the variation of red blood cell (rbc) volume. Usually rbcs are a standard size of about 6-8 μm. Certain disorders, however, cause a significant variation in cell size. Certain disorders, like iron or vit B12 deficiency- cause a significant variation in cell size- thus will increase rdw. It is used to differentiate the cause of anemia. ...Read more

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What does a RDW count of 15.7 mean?

What does a RDW count of 15.7 mean?

It depends: Rdw means red cell distribution width. It measures the difference between the sizes of the patient's red blood cells. It increases a little as one gets much older. The importance of it depends on evaluating the rest of the blood, and what shapes the red cells take. ...Read more

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What is a high RDW count a sign of?

Red cell size: Variablity. Rdw is the short term for distribution of red cell width and reflects variation in red cell size. The variation may be due hemolytic anemia, microvascular disease, hemoglobin disorders, iron deficiency anemia etc. See this site for more info.
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/2098635-overview. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your RDW is high?

Thanks for asking!: Rdw stands for red blood cell distribution width, which is a measured parameter in a CBC test. High RDW value indicates greater variation in rbc size. This may be associated with iron deficiency anemia, folate/b12 deficiency anemia, mixed deficiency, recent hemorrhage, . ..Etc. ...Read more

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What it means when RDW counting is 40.0?

What units?: If this is the rdw-sd you are fine. If this is the rdw-cv this needs to be explained http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/2098635-overview#aw2aab6b3. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have high rdw?

Red cell distributio: It means the red cells in the blood are not all the same size. When someone has anemia, the RDW test can be used as extra info to find out what the anemia is from. ...Read more

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What will happen if my RDW (9.18%) is low?

What will happen if my RDW (9.18%) is low?

Probably nothing: The RDW is how the size of your red blood cells varies with the mean size of your red blood cells. There is no harm in having a low rdw. Certain types of anemia can lead to low rdw, and that may be a problem that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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My RDW level is 19.3 do this mean I have polyecima?

Absolutely not: It's got nothing to do with polycythemia. It means that your red cells vary in size. This often means nothing whatsoever, especially if it's the only blip on your lab slip and your iron status is normal on your chemical profile. Rdw generally rises in iron deficinecy before anemia appears, so it may be a heads up. ...Read more

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What's RDW levels have to be too determin polysemia condition?

What's RDW levels have to be too determin polysemia condition?

This is a mistake: Rdw is not a factor in the diagnosis of polycythemia. Please get with your physician; you are clearly worried and have a right to a straight explanation. Rdw means nothing in isolation; if it's the only abnormality on a CBC it may be a heads-up to review iron status. ...Read more

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What does an elevated RDW level mean if all other levels are within normal range? RDW level is 15.1%

Really, nothing: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. Keep this in mind. In iron deficiency before anemia begins, high RDW is the first change. Could this be a factor? ...Read more

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My rdw-cv is 19.6% and is high. What other tests are required and what are the possible health problems.

CBC.: Rdw-cv measures the variability of red cell size. It is useful in finding the cause of anemia, or detecting early deficiencies of iron, B12 or folic acid. Rdw can be effected by alcohol, medications, chronic health conditions, so is not helpful by itself. It has to be viewed in the context of the rest of the CBC (complete blood count) and your health history. ...Read more

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High RDW and low MCH means?

High RDW and low MCH means?

Blood count terms: Rdw means red cell distribution width, which is the range of values for the width of your red blood cells. A higher number could mean that you are making lots more red cells for some reason.
Mch mean mean (or average) red cell hemoglobin, which is the amount of hemoglobin in each red blood cell. If it's low, this means that your cells aren't carrying as much hemoglobin as they should. ...Read more

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What is test RDW and glucose?

What is test RDW and glucose?

Red cell distributio: It means the red cells in the blood are not all the same size. When someone has anemia, the RDW test can be used as extra info to find out what the anemia is from. Glucose means th sugar in the bloodstream. If it is high it could be a aign of diabetes in certain cases. It is unrelated to rdw. ...Read more

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My RBC is 4.09 and my RDW is 11.6. Is this bad?

My RBC is 4.09 and my RDW is 11.6. Is this bad?

No: It's mild anemia (mild decrease in RBCS), with good production of new RBCS (mild increase in RDW). Mild anemia is common in young women who are menstruating. Eat foods with good iron content (red meat, poultry, fish, green vegetables (especially spinach), and beans. ...Read more

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What causes ongoing low lymphs, low mchc and high rdw?

What causes ongoing low lymphs, low mchc and high rdw?

Hematology: If the red cell, total white blood cell and platelet counts, as well as the MCV and MCH are all normal, the low MCHC and high RDW may not be significant or diagnostic. Low lymphocytes combined with high neutrophils can be seen in certain infections, use of corticosteroids, or in blood dyscrasias. However this question can be better answered by your MD (who knows your results) or a hematologist ...Read more

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Is RDW of 15.9 abnormal in CBC?

Is RDW of 15.9 abnormal in CBC?

A little bit: You look at the person, not the lab value. When I was donating blood a lot, my RDW was in the 16's and it was fine. It's not dangerous; if everything else seems fine, you may never find the cause. ...Read more

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If you're anemic is your RDW high or low?

Anemia: It could be both. It will depend on the cause of the anemia. ...Read more

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Eosinophils is 11.5 RDW is 56 what could be the cause?

Eosinophils is 11.5 RDW is 56 what could be the cause?

Need more info: Why were these tests done? Do you have any symptoms? RDW of 56 does not appear to be a valid result. You should discuss this with the doctor who ordered the tests.
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What does a high gfr, RDW and creatanine reading mean?

Mixed bag: High GFR ---the kidney function is better than normal. If from a 24 hour urine over collection. If not, and this is from blood work, diabetes with kidney disease causing the globulin (kidney filters) to overwork or pregnancy.
Rdw--nothing to worry unless anemic or too many rbcs.
High creatinine-- kidney disease, excessive protein intake, bactrim/tagamet use, dehydration. ...Read more

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What does a high gfr, RDW and creatanine reading mean?

What does a high gfr, RDW and creatanine reading mean?

Inconsistent info: You cannot have both a high creatinine and high gfr. High RDW is usually associate with anemia. What is your hemoglobin level? Lab results need to be evaluated in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What causes my MCV to be low and RDW to be high? And how to prevent it?

What causes my MCV to be low and RDW to be high? And how to prevent it?

Iron supplements: Low MCV points to iron deficiency. High RDW points to the body making blood cells at a higher rate than normal. An iron supplement might be a good idea, be it from a pill, diet or both. However, you need to check with the doc who ordered these tests to make sure there isn't something else going on. ...Read more