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what does MCV indicate

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Dr. Deborah Sculco
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Need rest of CBC: May not be significant.

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Macrocytosis may be due to deficiency of folate, (folic acid) b12, alcohol abuse, hypothyroidism and a number of other disorders. See this site for mo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Thal: High rbc and very low MCV all classic for thal.
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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Non specific.: Could represent mild iron deficiency or thalasemia although not with any reliability.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Magdy Shaaban
40 years experience Hematology and Oncology
RDW high: If RDW is high this means the Range of Dimension Width is high, indicating the Red cell corpuscles are not the same sizes, this could be due to the Bo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes.: 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 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Microcytic anemia: You may have nothing more worrisome than thalassemia minor, but you need to get it worked up,
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Looks like a: Possible iron deficiency. Also could be a half dozen other things. Do you know the WBC differential and the platelet count?
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A male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Iron def anemia: You do have iron deficiency anemia and you should get some iron replacement. However the most important thing is to know why you have iron deficiency. ... Read More
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