Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
150 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What does "rbc morphology abnormal" mean?

i am looking at my lab results online and it says RBC MORPHOLOGY abnormal... whats this mean for me? and what is the RDW? it is out of the normal range they gave me

WBC     6.7     
RBC     5.44     
HEMOGLOBIN     12.1     
HEMATOCRIT     39.3     
MCV     72.2     
MCH     22.2     
MCHC     30.8
RDW     16.3     
PLATELETS     292     
MPV     11.3     
NEUTROPHILS      68.0
LYMPHOCYTES     24.4     
MONOCYTES     5.4     
EOSINOPHILS     1.2     
BASOPHILS     1.0     
NEUTROPHIL ABSOLUTE     4.5     
LYMPHOCYTE ABSOLUTE     1.6     
MONOCYTE ABSOLUTE     0.4     
EOSINOPHIL ABSOLUTE     0.1     
BASOPHILS ABSOLUTE     0.1     
PLATELET EST.     ADEQUATE          
PLT COMMENT     LRG PLTS          
RBC MORPHOLOGY     ABNORMAL
Mon, 29 Dec 2014
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Lab Tests
Hematologist 's  Response
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
According to your RBC indicies your RBCs are slightly decreased in size. RDW suggest red cell distribution width and it is almost normal. No need to worry about that. You may have mild iron deficiency anemia or may have some other disease. you should go for peripheral smear examination and serum iron and ferritine level. Consult your doctor and take treatment accordingly.
Hope I have answered your question, if you have any doubts then contact me at bit.ly/Drsanghvihardik, I will be happy to answer you.
Thanks for using health care magic.
Wish you a very good health.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hi my husband had a semen analysis done & it said he had abnormal sperm morphology. I ve gotten pregnant with him twice before. Why is the...

Recent questions on  Blood test

doctor1 MD

i am a diabetic patient last 10 years, every day i am taking Onglyza5mg after lunch, every 3 months i an checking HBA1c, and my last 3 reading are...

doctor1 MD

I have allergy problem. I am getting and itchiness on my body. My lymphocytes is 19 (which should be 20-45) and my absolute eosinophil count is 522...

doctor1 MD

DEAR SIR/MADAM MY MARRIAGE IS OVER NEARLY TWELVE MONTHS OLD. I have done all check ups incl semen and serum analysis,hemoglobin thyroid and blood...

doctor1 MD

I have been experiencing headaches on a daily bases for the pass two days. In addition, I recently had blood work done with all normal values with...

doctor1 MD

I am having sinus pressure and I recently had pneumonia . I do use salt water rinse. Today I kept falling asleep. I got up and ate dinner but...

doctor1 MD

My ESR Test Result: 30mm/hr in 1st hour and 2nd hour 60mm/hr why it’s come like can you please explain. Last 2 weeks on word i ma getting itching...

doctor1 MD

I have pain in my upper right hand side of my chest, feel sick after eating, and get really hungry, and thirsty. Could this indicate esophageal...