Compare hemoglobin and hematocrit levels?

X3. Generally hamatocrit is three times the value of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin refers to the concentration of this protein in blood; hematorit measure red cell mass as a proportion of the blood volume.

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If hemoglobin and hematocrit levels are low, will platelet level also be low?

Not always. But if low hb, low hct are associated with low platelet , the it needs to be more evalauted as the conditions could be contributed by us such as alcohol use , or conditions of the bonemarrow from defective synthesis of precursor cells -called myelodysplastic syndrome, a bm failure blood has 2 types of cellular elements-red blood, white blood and platelets and their precursors come from bone marrow. Read more...

What does it mean when my red blood cell count is 5.24? it shoes as high and my hemoglobin and hematocrit levels are low?

Follow it up. Especially, ask your physician whether you have beta thalassemia minor. It's common and a non-problem, but it's worth knowing since if you marry someone else who has it, you may have a child with thal major which is very serious. Read more...

My cholesterol level has been 280 for the past 6 months, I only weigh 96 pounds and my RBC, hemoglobin and hematocrit are all low what should I do?

Manage your anemia. Anemia, especially in a man, is always serious and you must find the cause. You have a bleeding gut cancer until proved otherwise. If your low weight and anemia are due to a restrictive diet, please reconsider. Your physician must do a proper workup. Cholesterol, despite all the "pop wisdom", is mostly genetic and if a statin's indicated, don't hesitate. Read more...
See a good Doctor. Cholesterol level does not relate to your weight. Most of it is formed internally in your liver. So the only way to control is to take medication(a Statin). These medicines are highly effective and lower cholesterol levels. But you need to find an internist who can be your regular doctor to treat your health problems and to guide you about your health. Read more...

Please explain the low level of hemoglobin and hematocrit in patients with myocardial infarction?

Anemia and MI. Many patients that have a heart attack have normal hemoglobin and hematocrit. However if a patient does have anemia and coronary artery disease then the anemia can make it more likely that they have a heart attack. This is because with anemia the heart and body are not getting proper oxygen and this puts a strain on the heart and can result in heart attack. Read more...

Please explain why is it that the rbc, hemoglobin and hematocrit level of a patient with congenital heart disease is decreased?

Nutrition. The most common reason that hemoglobin and hematocrit are decreased is iron deficiency. In most cases, this is due to either inadequate nutrition (low iron intake) or blood loss (including frequent blood sampling.) neither of these reasons is truly caused by the heart defect, but children with congenital heart disease are at increased risk for either problem. Read more...

Why is my hemoglobin and hematocrit in normal range, but my ferritin dropping?

Some ideas. If you are losing blood (monthly loss, loss from illness) or are a non-supplementing vegetarian, you'll lose the iron you need to make red cells before you become anemic. Serum ferritin fluctuates but if yours is low, it needs to be evaluated. Read more...