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What range should your red blood count be?

What range should your red blood count be?

Hgb 12-16: We usually use hemoglobin level as the best way of measuring red count. Normals vary between labs, but in general women should be 11.7-15.7 and men 13.7-16.7. ...Read more

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Blood Count (Definition)

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


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Is 12 normal for red blood count?

Is 12 normal for red blood count?

Incorrect value: Normal red cell count is around 5 million/cmm. Hemoglobin is around 14 gm/dl. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003644.htm. ...Read more

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How do I correct a low red blood count?

How do I correct a low red blood count?

Need to find the : Cause first. How do you know that you your blood count is low? You doctor who ordered the initial test should be in the best position to describe as s/he is likely to have the additional information needed to ascertain the cause of low blood count. In general eating a balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts and low in saturated fats, no tobacco. Supplements may be needed. ...Read more

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What could an abnormal red blood count mean?

High or low: It depend on if the count is higher than normal or lower than normal. Low count is more common and may be due to bleeding, iron and vitamin deficiency, etc. High count may be normal at high altitude, also occur in patients with lung or heart disease and blood cancer. ...Read more

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What can I do to increase my red blood count?

What can I do to increase my red blood count?

Depends: There are many reasons why a red count is lower. You have to know the reason in order to know how to treat. ...Read more

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What does my low red blood count of 4.24 mean?

Need more info: It may be normal for you. What is your hemoglobin? If your red cell count has been stable you can wait to discuss the matter with your doctor at the next visit. ...Read more

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What causes a slight red blood count to be low?

What causes a slight red blood count to be low?

Several things: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more

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What red blood count number is considered to high?

What red blood count number is considered to high?

High RBC: A high rbc count is usually more 5.72 million rbc/ mcl for men & 5.03 million / mcl for women. Although different doctors may vary in their thoughts on exact numbers. ...Read more

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How will i know what does an abnormal red blood count mean?

How will i know what does an abnormal red blood count mean?

Depends on numbers: Erythrocytes (red blood cells) carry oxygen in the blood. If the number of rbcs is decreased, then the patient is anemic. If the number of rbcs is increased then the patient is polycythemic. Anemia (too few cells) is more common and can be caused by iron deficiency among other things. I would need more information to be more specific for you. Ask your doctor about your rbc count. ...Read more