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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Macrocytosis: Enlarged red blood cells could be noted in a blood count as an elevated mcv. This is a nonspecific finding. It can be caused by Folic Acid or B12 defi... Read More

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
A lot: Could mean dehydration, sometimes can signify a myeloproliferative disorder. Also if the hemoglobin is low and the rbcs are high, could mean there is... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
How high?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruben Mesa
Hematology 30 years experience
Brken RBC- Hemolysis: Hemolysis is a breakdown of red blood cells early than normal (usually happens to all red cells after 100 days). Causes can be from immune system, mec... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Hemochromatosis: It really depends upon how elevated the red blood cell (rbc) count is, and what the other elements of the CBC (complete blood count) show. If rbc is ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Vitamin Def, etc: Macro(=large)cytosis(=cells) of red blood cells (rbcs) can be caused by many things. The most common is deficiencies of folate (folic acid) or vitamin... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Vitamins: He may be deficient in Folic Acid or vitamin b12. This sometimes happens with certain parasites (like tapeworms) or diseases (like pernicious anemia)... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Ask your doc: Whether the lack of improvement suggests folate (folic acid) deficiency. This can cause the same kind of anemia as b12. If this turns out to be true, ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need numbers: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Worth pursuing: Folate (folic acid) and B12 deficiencies might explain the findings. Worth pursuing to see what's up. It could be something more serious but commo... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
Macrocytosis: Large red cells, or macrocytosis, can be due to vitamin deficiencies (b12, folate, (folic acid) thiamine), alcohol use, an underactive thyroid, liver ... Read More

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