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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamidreza Sanatinia
25 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Large platelets or .: Mpv means mean platelet volume. It may increase if large or 'young' platelets are in the blood. Or falsely elevated due to platelet aggregation - ca ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Nonspecific finding: Could be certain kinds of anemia i.e. Megaloblastic such as seen with B12 or folate (folic acid) deficiency. Can also be noted with alcholol use, liv ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Platelet size: It is variable and unless you already a hematology patient, it offers basically no useful information. I am glad you are curious about labs and have a ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nothing by itself: However, since your physician rx'd iron pills for you, then he/she must believe you are iron deficient and that he/she already knows the cause (diet a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nothing: Labs mean nothing in isolation. High MPV usually means nothing in any case unless the person is otherwise clearly sick. I raise my anion gap every tim ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
MPV is : Mean platelet volume and RDW is red cell distribution width. So platelets are larger than average and red cells have more variability in size than av ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Big picture: This is concerning but this is not proof of ill health. Age 37 is young for chronic lymphocytic leukemia which is of course what you'll read about if ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably nothing: I'm going to assume you are not taking any medications that will raise your bilirubin, and do not have a mild birth defect causing hemolysis. You prob ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Cohenuram
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Low platelets: High mpv still suggests compensatory response as opposed to decreased production in setting of eating disorder and possible injury to liver parenchyma ... Read More
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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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Iron deficiency: Not to worry. At your age, unless it runs in the family, there is extremely low chance this is colon cancer. Likely what your tests say is that you ju ... Read More
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