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A low red blood cell count means cells in the body are not receiving enough oxygen. Anemia is the most common cause for an abnormally low amount of red blood cells, affecting 3.5 million Americans, as reported by WebMD. More »

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Common treatments for low red blood cell counts include blood transfusions, medications and stopping the other treatments that are causing the cell count to decline. As low red blood cell counts are often a side effect o... More »

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Equine infectious anemia causes a low red blood cell count in horses, according to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. This is a contagious viral disease that can result in death. More »

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A normal red blood cell count for males is 4.7 to 6.1 million cells per microliter, and a normal count for females is 4.2 to 5.4 million cells per microliter, states MedlinePlus. Normal ranges may vary from lab to lab, a... More »

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A normal result for a red blood cell count in urine is about four red blood cells or less per high power field when the doctor uses a microscope to examine the sample, according to MedlinePlus. Depending on the laborator... More »

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Oxygen attaches to hemoglobin in the blood that carries it to other tissues, so when the red blood cell count is low, the blood oxygen levels also drop. When a person does not have enough healthy red blood cells, he is a... More »

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