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32 Possible Causes for Red Blood Cell Distribution Width Increased, Vertigo

  • Iron Deficiency

    Average size of RBCs (MCV) — may be decreased Average amount of Hb in RBCs (MCH) — may be decreased Increased variation in the size of RBCs (red cell distribution width (RDW[labtestsonline.org.au] Typical anemia symptoms include: Fatigue, weakness Irritability Exercise/feeding intolerance Exertional dyspnea Headache, vertigo Pale skin Symptoms of iron deficiency include[danafarberbostonchildrens.org] This is reflected in the red blood cell distribution width (RDW); thus, the earliest evidence of the development of an iron-deficient erythropoiesis is seen in the peripheral[emedicine.com]

  • Iron Deficiency Anemia

    […] high red blood cell distribution width, reflecting an increased variability in the size of red blood cells.A low mean corpuscular volume also appears during the course of[en.wikipedia.org] This is reflected in the red blood cell distribution width (RDW); thus, the earliest evidence of the development of an iron-deficient erythropoiesis is seen in the peripheral[emedicine.medscape.com] If the anemia is due to iron deficiency, one of the first abnormal values to be noted on a complete blood count, as the body's iron stores begin to be depleted, will be a[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Sickle Cell Disease

    Delayed hemolytic transfusion reaction (DHTR) is a life-threatening complication in patients with sickle cell disease, characterized by difficulties in diagnosis and management. Certain reports have suggested successful salvage treatment with the terminal complement inhibitor, eculizumab. We here report evidence of[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Anemia

    […] variation in the size of RBCs (red cell distribution width, RDW) A blood smear may reveal RBCs that are smaller and paler than normal as well as RBCs that vary in size (anisocytosis[labtestsonline.org] […] of color of the skin Increased heart rate (tachycardia) Breathlessness, or difficulty catching a breath (dyspnea) Lack of energy, or tiring easily (fatigue) Dizziness, or vertigo[chop.edu] Vertigo The inability to cope with heights and wide open spaces.[pernicious-anaemia-society.org]

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    Dizziness Frequent bouts of dizziness or vertigo can often be a signal that your B12 stores are low.[activebeat.com] Chronic bouts of vertigo should be brought to your doctor’s attention so they can test you for B12 deficiency. ADVERTISEMENT[activebeat.com]

  • Heart Failure

    blood cell distribution width II - Prognostic implications Many studies have shown anaemia to increase mortality and morbidity in HF patients ( 1, 5, 8, 9 ) and to cause[web.archive.org] […] defects 5,364 521 9.7 90 Inflammation, infection of eye 15,984 1,201 7.5 92 Otitis media and related conditions 9,855 738 7.5 93 Conditions associated with dizziness or vertigo[hcup-us.ahrq.gov] […] hemoglobin RBW 14 % Serum iron concentration Transferrin saturation 10-15% Ferritin concentration 100 ng/ml 100-300 ng/ml and transferrin saturation 20% : decreased, RDW: red[web.archive.org]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    blood cell distribution width II - Prognostic implications Many studies have shown anaemia to increase mortality and morbidity in HF patients ( 1, 5, 8, 9 ) and to cause[web.archive.org] […] defects 5,364 521 9.7 90 Inflammation, infection of eye 15,984 1,201 7.5 92 Otitis media and related conditions 9,855 738 7.5 93 Conditions associated with dizziness or vertigo[hcup-us.ahrq.gov] […] hemoglobin RBW 14 % Serum iron concentration Transferrin saturation 10-15% Ferritin concentration 100 ng/ml 100-300 ng/ml and transferrin saturation 20% : decreased, RDW: red[web.archive.org]

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency Anemia

    red blood cell distribution width (RDW).[clinicaladvisor.com] The injections stave off the worst of my brain fogs, vertigo and other symptoms.[chicagotribune.com] Vertigo. Chronic fatigue syndrome. Chronic pain disorder. Psychosis. Functional neurological disorder. Schizophrenia. Depression. Fibromyalgia.[regevelya.com]

  • Pernicious Anemia

    […] variation in the size of RBCs (red cell distribution width, RDW) A blood smear may reveal RBCs that are smaller and paler than normal as well as RBCs that vary in size (anisocytosis[labtestsonline.org] Vertigo The inability to cope with heights and wide open spaces.[pernicious-anaemia-society.org] […] decreased Average amount of hemoglobin in RBCs (mean corpuscular hemoglobin, MCH)—decreased Hemoglobin concentration (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, MCHC)—decreased Increased[labtestsonline.org]

  • Thalassemia

    blood cell distribution width High Normal; occasionally high Normal Ferritin Low Normal Normal Mentzer index for children (MCV/red blood cell count) 13 13 13 Hb electrophoresis[aafp.org] […] or under the eyelids increased heart rate (tachycardia) breathlessness, or difficulty catching a breath (dyspnea) lack of energy, or tiring easily (fatigue) dizziness or vertigo[danafarberbostonchildrens.org] […] in the past year; two milder health states for low back pain; and one each for stress incontinence, concussion, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thrombocytopenic purpura, vertigo[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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