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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: MCV = Mean corpuscular volume. A measure of red cells size. MCHC = Mean corpuscular hemoglboin. Amount of hemoglobin in an average red blood cell. Al ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Get evaluated: Iron deficiency or thalassemia minor. Do not accept less than a full explanation from your physician. If it is iron deficiency, get an explanation for ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Iron deficiency.: These findings on a CBC usually mean iron deficiency. There are other causes of low MCV including thalassemia, sideroblastic anemia & lead poisoning. ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Anemia: Low hemoglobin is the most important result and you should discuss that with your doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
26 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Red cell indices: MCV is mean cell ( corpuscle ) volume it is the average size of the red cells it is used to study and classify anemias (low hemoglobin states) low ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Iron deficiency: 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Rank
Specializes in Pathology
Mcv: The mcv- is mean cell volume, is the average volume of red cells, part of a complete blood count. Mcv is calculated from the hematocrit and red cell c ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Big picture : Small red cells with too little hemoglobin usually mean iron deficiency which should prompt a search for bleeding. There are some other possible cause ... Read More
A 49-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 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
All results: 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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