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What is a red blood cell count?

A: The red blood cell (RBC) count is a blood test which determines the number of red blood cells, or erythrocytes, in a sample of blood. This test also evaluates the shape and the size of the red blood cells. All of this information is then used to determine the number of red blood cells per microliter of blood. red blood
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What Does a Low red blood cell count Indicate?

A: A low red blood cell count may be indicative of certain health problems, including anemia, blood loss, or malnutrition. People who have low red blood cells may also be deficient in certain nutrients, particularly iron. A low red blood cell count may be normal for some people, including pregnant women or young women who have just begun menstruating. Leukemia and most other types of cancers might also cause a lower than normal red blood

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What Does a High red blood cell count Indicate?

A: Erythrocytosis means there is a high number of red blood cells, also called erythrocytes, in a personís blood. A personís red blood cells are created in his bone marrow and used to move oxygen from his lungs to other parts of the body that need it. A high red blood cell count may indicate a range of conditions. For example, it could mean there is a problem with a personís heart, lung, or kidney function. Sometimes it occurs because the bone marrow is producing abnormally high amounts of red

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Foods to increase red blood cell count

A: Firstly, you have to indentify the reason for the low red blood cell count in the body. If you have this problem then it could be due to lack food nutrition or anemia. Sometimes the lack of vitamins and minerals in the body can also cause a low red blood cell count. Maintaining a whole and balanced diet is the best way to ensure that you keep this problem at bay. Your diet must include both veg and non veg foods. Meat and fish are essential and at the same time you must eat plenty of legumes and greens as well. Hi Low count of red

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Is It Normal For 15-month-olds To Have Low red blood cell counts?

A: Not usually. Low red blood cell counts are not typically determined by age. It is best to first find out if it is low compared to all 15 month olds or low for your child. No. Low red blood cell count in anyone is not considered normal. If you are concerned about this ask your child''s doctor about the causes and the potential risks of this issue. No. It is not normal for anyone, particularly toddlers, to have low red blood cell counts. See a...


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High red blood cell count, hair loss, high RDW -- cancer?

A: I noticed that this question had a lot of views and since I''ve written this, I''ve found out a lot. My Mom''s hair quite falling out. She started taking folic acid with vitamin B12. A lack of B12 or folic acid can cause anemia just like a lack of iron can. A red blood cell count can be high if the cells have low hemoglobin. Mom''s hair is growing back. It may never be as thick as it was when she was younger, but it still looks good. So this whole problem was a matter of finding a vitamin deficiency. I''m glad it was an easy fix and she''s healthy....


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Is It Normal For 15-month-olds To Have Low red blood cell counts?

A: Not usually. Low red blood cell counts are not typically determined by age. It is best to first find out if it is low compared to all 15 month olds or low for your child. No. Low red blood cell count in anyone is not considered normal. If you are concerned about this ask your child''s doctor about the causes and the potential risks of this issue. No. It is not normal for anyone, particularly toddlers, to have low red blood cell counts. See a...


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What Could A High red blood cell count In My Urine Mean?

A: There are many causes to a high red blood cell count. The serious causes include heart, lung, and kidney disease, as well as a bone marrow disorder. High altitude and dehydration can also be a cause. This could be caused by a couple of things. You could have bleeding from somewhere in your urinary track indicitive of a kidney stone or overly rough intercourse. Or it could be you have kidney damage from high blood pressure. Urine should not contain any red blood cells. Minor damage and/or infections may be responsible for small amounts of blood, called microscopic...


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  High red blood cell count

A: Hi, High red blood cell count can happen due to excess production of erythropoietin from kidneys, poor heartor lung function, excess production of red blood cells from bone marrow, use of anabolic steroids,dehydration, hemoglobinopathies, polycythemia vera, smoking etc. blood work, history and physical examination can help in confirming the cause, depending upon which treatmentcan be initiated. Best....


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What Could A High red blood cell count In My Urine Mean?

A: There are many causes to a high red blood cell count. The serious causes include heart, lung, and kidney disease, as well as a bone marrow disorder. High altitude and dehydration can also be a cause. This could be caused by a couple of things. You could have bleeding from somewhere in your urinary track indicitive of a kidney stone or overly rough intercourse. Or it could be you have kidney damage from high blood pressure. Urine should not contain any red blood cells. Minor damage and/or infections may be responsible for small amounts of blood, called microscopic...


 
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