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elevated mcv and mch causes

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Look for another cause. 30% of white people have one dose and 5% have two. There are some correlations found by some groups but most people in the pat ... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Who is your (mis)inf: If you get into some high flying fancy molecular stuff, you would not get any help from healthtap. We deal with basic, commonsense and practical matt ... Read More
Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: It is theoretically possible to have high B12 if you are not using it due to stuck biochemical pathways, but there are many causes for high B12. Get s ... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Some ideas: This may be due to something as simple as a cold agglutinin that causes the machine to misread two cells as one. If the MCV is below 100, i'd ignore i ... Read More
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Abnormal labwork: It may not necessarily mean anything as far as you having any disease. It is more important to know why the test was done (symptoms for example). The ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Look at the smear: If the elevation of the MCV is slight, and the peripheral smear is normal, and junior feels well, the wisdom is "don't treat a lab value." consider ch ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hernani Cualing
30 years experience Pathology
none if no anemia: Those red blood cell indices are best correlated with wbc, hemoglobin, platelets as well as your complete physical including therapies,drugs, underlyi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Need more info: How high? A high MCV can be seen in some vitamin deficiencies, drugs, and alcoholism. You are stating "the flags" on your blood work. Need to know th ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need more info: 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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Many reasons: The many reasons for macrocytosis include folate (folic acid) deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, liver disease, hemolytic anemias, hypothyroidism, al ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Thalassemia: Usually this is thalassemia minor, which is a problem only if two affected individuals are considering becoming parents. Any informed physician can ma ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
More than one issue: Low B12 can explain the high mch, mcv and low rdw; these are indications of a macrocytic anemia. You may need B12 injections to address the issue. How ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaad Abdullah
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See a hematologist : Your mom's red blood cells are unusually big this could just signal a vitamin deficiency. She has an elevated lymphocyte percentage which could be fro ... Read More

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