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Pregnant. CBC, hemoglobin, packed cell volume and urinaylsis indicates? Worry?

i am 21 weeks pregnant. i got my blood tests and urine tests done. the results show following infections. In CBC- Hemoglobin- 11.3; packed cell volume- 34.8; basophills- 0.0. In Urinalysis- ph- 8.5; leucocyte esterase- positive; pus cells - 5-7 wbc/hpf kindly guide me if what does all this mean and is there anything to worry?
Asked On : Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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hello nidhibanga15,

Thank you for using the services of Healthcare magic.

Following the values you gave for your CBC, the normal range for Hemoglobin concentration in pregnancy is 11.5-15 g/dl. Your value is 11.3 g/dl which is slightly out of the normal range. However this should not be a source of worries because the difference is very small. What you need to do to take it up to the normal range is to continue taking your vitamins. Your packed cell volume of 34.8 is normal, basophile-0.0 is also normal.

For the urinalysis, a positive result for leukocyte esterase suggest white blood cells in urine associated with urinary tract infection. Though false positives occur at times, your urinalysis suggests you might be having a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infection is common in pregnancy. The good news is that, it is easily treated with antibiotics. You are advised to see your Obstetrician to prescribe you the appropriate antibiotics and for follow-ups.

Hope this will be of help to you

Answered: Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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