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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: Forgive my frankness. If your MCV is over 100 fL or so, you need a scientific workup rather than a focus on "environmental medicine". I'm going to ass ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
It could: Especially if also on other drugs ie Dapsone
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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
This means nothing: If you feel well and this is routine labs & values not way off, you're simply curious & probably fine. Your elevated BUN might reflect nothing more th ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not unusual: It is not unusual for some chemotherapy drugs to lead to high MCV anemia. This should all improve over a few months off chemotherapy. No specific trea ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: 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 member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Further, high MCV is not an illness, but a tipoff that illness may be present -- anything from B12 / folate (folic acid) deficiency to alcoholism to h ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 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 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Barely high: Overall the Hct of 47.7 is not much higher than the upper limit of normal, about 45.5 for an adult man. If you smoke, stop. Do you have sleep apnea? S ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann McKane
22 years experience pathology
Vitamins, EtOH, et a: An elevated MCV (mean reb blood cell size) is usually related to deficiency of vit B12 and/or folate (folic acid). Low platelet count may indicate dru ... Read More
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