Complete Blood Count

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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Why does my baby have a urinary infection?

Query: Hi doctor, My 1.5 year old baby is suffering from urinary infection for last 10 days. Her culture report shows Colistin sensitive. Her doctor started her on Colistin five days ago, but her infection is not going less. She had another test today and the report showed that her pus cells are abundant, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aman Gupta

Urologist, Andrologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your baby must be having some underlying condition of the urinary system to have had an infection. Is he having fever? Have you done any ultrasound? The culture may be repeated in some other reliable laboratory. Along with ultrasound, CBC (complete blood count), KFT (kid...  Read Full »

My 18 months old baby has been passing light colored stools. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 18 months old. For many months, she has been passing stools that are white or very light yellowish brown or chalky color. I have seen my GP in the past and with just a feel of tummy they tell me everything is fine. I feel there is something else and just cannot seem to sett...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Passage of lemon white color stools along with the abdominal distention is suggestive of some liver pathology. Please do the following blood tests. SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase), serum bilirubin and CBC (complete blood count) to rule out liver pathology. ...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to make my son active and more energetic.

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 15 years old. He has an allergy problem and once had an episode of severe congestion. He was hospitalized and given inhalation nebulizer. Now, he is on inhaler Aerocort. He feels tired, panting on playing and often tends to sit while playing. He feels very hot on his ears, limbs...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, Paediatrician, Pediatric Allergy Asthma Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know the symptoms in much more detail. How is his diet and appetite? Does he fall ill frequently? What is his weight? Is he on nebulization frequently? How is his academic performance? Is he stressed out? I would suggest a few blood tests to know his hemo...  Read Full »

How to get rid of headache, lower back pain, and knee pain?

Query: Hi doctor, Two months ago, I started experiencing very bad lower back pain followed with knee pain. Initially, I felt the pain only when I walk, but now I feel it all the time. Three days ago, my stomach hurt so bad that I had to go home early. The same night, I got an excruciating headache. I went ...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like you have been overstressed and have taken your friend's incident too seriously. However, if you are sexually active, then get a urine pregnancy test done with early morning urine sample. Headache could be because of stress, strain, anxiety, work pressure, ch...  Read Full »

What does culture report showing Nocardia positive mean?

Query: Hello doctor, A few weeks ago I went to the doctor with an open skin wound on my face. I was cultured as it looked like Staph infection and given antibiotics. I ended up putting raw, unfiltered honey on the wound and it cleared up in the next three days. There is only a small red scar now. The cultu...  Read Full »


Dr. Manish Purohit

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Microbiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern, but I require some more information. What specimen you had given for culture and in how many days it came back positive? What are the antibiotics you had taken earlier? How did you get that skin wound? Revert back with the answers to the ab...  Read Full »

My fiance's blood group and mine are different. Will it create problems to our baby's health?

Query: Hi doctor, My blood group is AB+, and my fiance's blood group is AB-. Will different blood groups create problems in future, regarding baby's health or other issues?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You and your fiance can marry without any problem. Do not worry regarding that. The only thing that has to be done is checking the baby's blood group. As your blood group is Rh negative, so if the baby's blood group is Rh positive then it might lead to Rh in...  Read Full »

What does high neutrophil count indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. My WBC count is always 9000-11000. My current report shows: WBC - 13.40. Hemoglobin - 10.6. Absolute neutrophil count - 9.11. Absolute lymphocyte count - 3.35. Hematocrit - 33.1. Mean corpuscular volume - 76.0. Mean corpuscular HGB - 24.4. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your hemoglobin level is low. Hematocrit and MCV (mean corpuscular volume) are also low. So it could be iron deficiency anemia. For that, you need to investigate further with stool examination, serum ferritin, and TIBC (total iron-binding capacity) estimation. Meanwhil...  Read Full »

How is chronic gastritis treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am asking for my dad. He is 65 years old. He has chronic gastritis, gout and now an itchy rash. Also, he says that he is having a feeling of cold. I am not sure what is going on. His gluten test came back negative. Please suggest something.  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data posted. Kindly tell me more details about his present problem. Does he have a fever? What do you mean exactly by episodes of feeling cold? Does he take medication for gout? What medication and what is the level of uric acid? Does he dr...  Read Full »

Will my daughter speak properly after cleft palate surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 2 years 10 days old now. She has been detected with a soft cleft palate when she was 1.6 years old. The surgeon asked us to wait for a few months as she needed to be more healthier than the current scenario at that time. Now, we consulted the surgeon again and he said tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Kothari

Plastic Surgeon, Cosmetologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ideal time that we operate a cleft palate is 11 months. This is to improve speech outcome. If all parameters are normal, then the cleft palate can be corrected at this age too before speech develops. So, there is no need to worry.   Read Full »

What causes low MPV in blood?

Query: Hello doctor, I looked at my CBC report for pre-operative clearance and my MPV is low (8.3). All other CBC values were normal. Should I be concerned?  Read Full »


Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just gone through all your blood reports. Everything seems to be normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). MPV (mean platelet value) which you specially mentioned like to have on a low level than normal. For that, you initially like to know MPV help...  Read Full »

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