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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
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56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
B12/folate deficient: You need to be checked out for vitamin B12 or Folic Acid deficiency. I wonder why the doctor who ordered the blood test did not recommend getting ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female 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
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Means nothing alone: In isolation from the patient story, lab tests mean nothing. This is especially true since we have no actual numbers. The low MCV and high rbc would m ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Thalassemia?: Low MCV (small sized) red cells with increased number of rbcs is most commonly seen with thalassemia, an inherited hemoglobin abnormality, but it is n ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Tegretol effects: Thank you for informing about Epilepsy, Tegretol, Dilantin Discuss with Neurologist Bone marrow suppression and Folic acid Deficiency due to Tegretol ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
This node is nothing: Any lymph node that has been there for 3 years and has not changed or evolved is not likely to be anything of concern. So I will be inclined to ignore ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Listen Charlie: Please forgive me. I'm a pathologist focused on lab medicine. Labs mean NOTHING in the absence of a history and physical exam. And labs are not simply ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Suspect medication: I would first suspect medication. As you know we can find some of the same findings in people with lupus. It depends what your physician has noted bef ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Myelodysplasia: Myelodysplastic syndrome typically have a high mcv. Most of the myelodysplastic syndrome results from chromosome mutation. Myelodysplasia is considere ... Read More
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