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What does it mean when you have a high rdw, normal RBC, low hemoglobin, low hematocrit, low mcv, &mch and low mchc?

Iron deficiency. The pattern of lab values you describe is typical of iron deficiency anemia. However, it could also be other things so you need to see your doc for a proper explanation and interpretation of your lab values. Read more...
Iron deficiency. This combination suggests iron deficiency anemia. Your evaluation will look into this option as well as some other causes of these small red cells with anemia. Read more...

What do blood results mean? TIBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, RBC & MCH all LOW. Retic count & RDW are HIGH. Iron, Tran Sat, Ferriten, MCV NORMAL

Anemia. Your results indicate anemia. The cause requires identification. Strong possibilities from high retic count include blood cell hemolysis (breakdown) or blood loss from your body. Needs more attention as soon as possible. Read more...

Is this mild anemia or moderate? Low hemoglobin, hematocrit, mcv, mch, mchc. High rdw, esr, platelets. Iron 3 (11-27umol/L).saturation 0.03 (0.20-0.50). B12 162 (198-615).

Complete blood count. You need to send us the results of your CBC(complete blood count: Hb, WBC and Platelet count)) before we can interpret your lab results and whether you have anemia(Low Hemoglobin(Hb) level) Read more...
Anemia. If your hemoglobin is low, this is a measure of how much oxygen carrying protein is in your blood and we call this anemic. Mild and moderate are relative descriptions. It is more important to figure out why there is anemia so that it can be treated appropriately. Read more...
Anemia? Melissa B ~ there is mild iron defic and B12 is down but you dont give the rest of CBC to say anything besides that. Please print the entire CBC and I can tell you whats cooking thanks ! Read more...

What does having low HB, HCT, MCV, MCH, MCHC & high RDW but normal RBC & ferritin mean? HB 10 (11.2-14.1) RBC 4.15 (3.85-5.02) Ferritin 5.7 (4.6-204)

Need iron. It means you have an iron deficiency leading to anemia. It could be not enough iron in your diet to replace menstrual losses but you should check with your doctor to be sure and to receive a recommendation for treatment. Read more...

I am confused about my recent blood work. What is the hemoglobin, hematocrit, mcv, mch, mchc and rdw?

Complete blood count. You should not be confused with those numbers. That is why your doctor is there to help analyse and interprete those numbers. Go to see your doctor who ordered that blood work and discuss with him/her what it means. Read more...
Red blood cells. Hemoglobin and hematocrit refer to the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood. The remaining results describe the size of red cells and their hemoglobin content and variations in size. As dr. Ho pointed out, it is for your doctor to read these details and advise you. Read more...
Parts of a CBC. CBC or complete blood count includes these things. Hemoglobin and hematocrit measure red blood cells. Low levels mean anemia. The others describe red cell shape, color and size to help your doctor find the cause of anemia, if it is present. The "m" is for "mean", the "c" is for cell (or concentration), "v" is volume, "h" is hemoglobin. Rdw is RBC distribution width. Read more...