Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

Patient : Hi i was recently diagnosed with auto immune hemolytic anemia . i recently did a cbc and i was wondering if there is anything i should b really worried about ; the results r; hb;12.6 wbc;5.1 lym;42.1 mid;7.4 gran;50.5 rbc;4.55 hct;38.2 mcv;84 mch;27.7 mchc;33.0 plt;59
Doctor :   I understand how worried you are about your condition. As you may already know, this condition causes destruction of red blood cells by auto antibodies. In some people, the destruction may stop after a period of time. In other people, red blood cell destruction persists and becomes chronic. Let me reassure you that according to the CBC results that you wrote, your red blood cells seem to be in a good level as well as your white blood cells, however your platelet number if they are 59 000 , they could be considered low since the range is approximately between 150 000 and 400 000. You should not worry about this, but I would suggest you to keep following up with your Hematologist.

Related Q&A

Q: Hello, I recently noticed that my nails have no moon and that they have a somewhat of a paleness white area to them f...

Q: I have blood clots in my leg at the top of the thigh in the femoral artery. I also have the factor 5 .I was put on X...

Q: 4.5 years ago, after my 3rd child was born, I had massive blood loss and needed an iron infusion. I had a slight alle...

Q: So I recently found out my ferritin was low only because my hair started to fall out. Every year I go for a blood te...

Q: Hi Just had a blood test and have been given result which I don't understand Can you help me please? I have a mean c...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon

IMAGES ON ASK THE DOCTOR


CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews