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Enlarged red blood cells in lupus

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
Dr. Agos Luca
Specializes in Pathology
Multiple reasons: Macrocytosis (larger than normal red blood cells) can have multiple causes including: vitamin b-12/folate deficiency, myelodysplastic syndromes, aplas... Read More

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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
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Macrocytosis: Macrocytosis (mcv >100) is commonly due to vitamin B12 +/- folate (folic acid) deficiency. That's next step in evaluation. Luckily, both vitamins are ... 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 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
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
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Several: There are multiple causes of enlarged red blood cells, which is termed macrocytosis, and most of them are easily corrected. Two of the most common cau... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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
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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: The most common cause of utis is e. Coli. The e. Coli comes from the intestinal tract. Some times girls wipe the wrong way. Also, children, do not alw... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
If the Hemoglobin is: Normal hemoglobin, then there is nothing to worry about. Serum iron value is only meaningful if thee is presence of anemia(low hemoglobin). Otherwise ... Read More

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