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Asked in Health
What happen when hematocrit level is low normal range?
Low hemoglobin is called anemia. When there is a low hemoglobin level, there is often a low red blood cell count and a low hematocrit, too. ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Blood Types
What does low hematocrit mean?
A low hematocrit is found in anemia. It is caused by: Decreased production: if your body does not make erythropoeitin or your bone marrow does not work properly, you may become anemic. Increased destruction Blood loss ...
Asked in Laboratory Testing, Blood
Is a hematocrit of 27.7 critical in an adult female?
A hematocrit of 27.7 in an adult female is low, but is not considered a critical level requiring emergency contact and follow-up. ...
Asked in Health, Vital Signs, Blood
Why would hematocrit be low?
The hematocrit is the percentage of the blood that is red blood cells so a low hematocrit usually means the red blood cells are low. The most common reason for this is increased blood loss, often from menstrual or gastrointestinal bleeding. It could also be from decreased production due to a bone marrow problem or vitamin or iron deficiency or some more unusual problems. ...
Asked in Blood
If you had a high hematocrit would you expect your hemoglobin determination to be high or low?
RBCs are made up of hemoglobin, therefore if the hematocrit is high you should expect a high hemoglobin determination. ...
Asked in Skeletal System
If your bone marrow is producing an elevated number of red blood cells what happens to your hematocrit?
The percentage goes up. (Hematocrit is the percentage of red blood cells in a sample of whole blood, so if an elevated number of red blood cells is produced by your bone marrow, your hematocrit level should rise). ...
Asked in Blood
What the possible effect of low hematocrit?
The possible effects of low hematocrit is that the body lacks enough red blood cells to efficiently oxygenate the body. The body is also cannot clot wounds as efficiently. This lack of oxygen will effect the body systems as must of the O2 rich cells are diverted to the brain. ...
Why is the hematocrit decreased in pregnant women?
Fluid volume in the blood affects the hematocrit. Pregnant women have extra fluid, which dilutes the blood, decreasing the hematocrit. Dehydration concentrates the blood, increasing the hematocrit. ...
Asked in Biology, Blood Pressure
Will blood viscosity increase or decrease due to a low hematocrit?
At very low Hematocrits viscosity increases because of increased stickiness between the Red Blood Cells. ...