Complete blood count (CBC) is a blood test that gives information about the number of different types of cells present in the blood and the hemoglobin concentration. It measures components in the blood like red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC), hemoglobin, hematocrit, and platelets. It is used to diagnose conditions like anemia, infections, and blood cancer.
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My recent blood film report revealed occasional elliptocytes. Is it normal?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 39-year-old male, and I recently had a blood film investigation done which showed occasional elliptocytes. However, the CBC was unremarkable. My previous blood film report showed atypical lymphocytes and vacuolated neutrophils; hence I did a follow-up test. I am currently taking Cr... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. The attached report is of hepatitis A, liver function test, and cholesterol (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). 1. Your liver function test reports are within the normal range, so we can con... Read Full »
One of my eyebrow hair turned blond. Is this normal?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female and weighs 64 kg. I am not on any regular medicines. I am a healthy woman. I have one hair in eyebrows grow long to around 3 cm and changed color to blond. My natural hair color is black. Is that normal? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In your paternal family, is there any history or case of vitiligo in which a person develop white patches or graying of hairs? Right now, I can say that you can get it trimmed for now. If there is a genetic history of vitiligo in your family, then there can be many c... Read Full »
Kindly look into my ultrasound and provide a detailed report.
Query: Hello doctor, Please provide a detailed report for my ultrasound. I am attaching the same. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. B mode technique, gray scale sonographic images interpreted along with a few color Doppler images. Excessive bowel gases limit adequate evaluation especially of the retroperitoneum.Liver: The liver is mildly enlarged in size spanning 17.70 cm craniocaudally. It is norm... Read Full »
Maternal serum is reactive for CMV. How to diagnose the same in a 10 weeks old baby?
Query: Hi doctor, I delivered a baby ten weeks ago which weighed 2.0 kilograms at birth, and it was a pre-term cesarean delivery. The baby was healthy according to the attending pediatrician at the time of delivery, and the baby was not taken to the NICU. I got a maternal blood report which was taken duri... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can understand your concern. CMV (cytomegalovirus) IgG and IgM suggests that you have cytomegalovirus infection and it can spread to the baby. 90 % of infections are asymptomatic. But... Read Full »
My daughter was diagnosed with ITP earlier, and her complete blood count is normal, except for the platelets. Does she need a platelet transfusion?
Query: Hello doctor, My daughter had a complete blood count, which was normal except for platelet. She is asthmatic and has got a chest infection now, and she is receiving antibiotics. She has her period now. Two days ago, the platelet was 14. When she was a child, the case was confirmed as ITP, but she wa... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Rule out other causes of thrombocytopenia, like uremia, malaria, and dengue. I suggest you take a peripheral smear examination report and Ig M dengue testing. If no specific cause is found, ITP (idiopathic thromboc... Read Full »
What foods can help cure gestational thrombocytopenia?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from gestational thrombocytopenia. I have been trying to eat foods to help raise my count. However, there is so much conflicting information about what foods actually raise or decrease counts that I am really confused. I am wondering if food can help. If yes, I would lik... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gestational thrombocytopenia is a diagnosis of exclusion. This means all other causes for thrombocytopenia should be ruled out especially the medical history should be taken regarding ITP (Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura). If the ITP history is positive then ITP sh... Read Full »
Tests for stomach pain revealed a high eosinophil count. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a stomach ache from the last two months. It got worsened last week and I was admitted to a hospital. A lot of tests were done. The CBC revealed eosinophilia. The gastroscopy revealed an edematous duodenum. A duodenal biopsy was taken. I have attached my biopsy report. I want to u... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your biopsy report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and the findings were normal. There is nothing to be worried about. You will need to use PPI's (proton pump inhibitors) to improve your symptoms. Regarding your eosinophilia, it ... Read Full »
Why was my CBC count elevated in fever and infection?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a viral or bacterial infection a few months back, due to which I had vomiting, diarrhea, and a high fever with heavy sweating for a week or more. During that course time, my doctor suggested a CBC test. Now, I had some problem with my abdomen for which I went to the doctor who a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I went through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) which suggest you have polycystic ovaries. It is commonly seen in hormonal imbalances. Your CBC (complete blood count) test was... Read Full »
Please help my husband with an unknown allergy and sexual incompetence.
Query: Hello doctor, My husband is suffering from unknown allergy for the last 2 years. He has consulted many doctors and has done many tests, but no positive result yet. He takes Allegra or Montec every day; else he gets rashes all over the body. He is also having filaria for over 5 years and takes medic... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. By allergy, if you mean red raised rashes, then that is known as urticaria. So, that means he is suffering from chronic urticaria and impotency. There can be many causes including thyroid, which can cause both the above issue. Also, rarely Allegra - Fexofe... Read Full »
What is the significance of an elevated CA-19 tumor marker?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a question regarding the significance of an elevated CA-19 tumor marker. I recently had one and that came back as 43 (per laboratory should have been under 34). I do not have cancer and I am wondering what else could cause this elevation? Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. CA 19-9 (cancer antigen) is a tumor marker, but it can be elevated in healthy individual. It can be elevated in benign conditions like pancreatitis, cirrhosis, thyroid disease and inflammatory bowel disease. It can be elevated in various gastrointestinal... Read Full »