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what is normal MCV level

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parham Gharagozlou
8 years experience Sleep Medicine
MCV: Little on high side the first things i would check is Folic Acid and vitamin B12 levels.

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: Iron deficiency and thalassemia trait are common causes of low MCV. If your hemoglobin is normal. there is no need to be concerned about an MCV of 78. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Iron: MCV is one way of measuring how big your red cells are in your blood. Low iron is one of the causes of a low MCV. If the iron stays low long enough, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
How low?: 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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Probably not: Based on those lab values, I would not worry about thalassemia. Your MCV seems too high to have thalassemia.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Different thing: You could have more than one conditons like low in iron and low in vitamin B12 for instance- that would make normal MCV and high rdw. Or you could be ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Stop drinking: The alcholol may be the rrason for the elevation. Would cut back or even stop drinking if you can. Have your folate (folic acid) level checked.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The values listed are very mildly elevated and are unlikely to be a clinical issue. Your uric acid should be less than 6.0 mg/dl so I suggest increasi ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Iron deficient: Work with your physician to identify the cause
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
More info: If Pemetrexed is the Folic Acid antagonist, one of the side effects is macrocytic (larger) red blood cells. This used to be a way to see if patients ... Read More

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