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A 60-year-old male asked:

Male 60, wbc 3.6, rbc 4.0, hemog 7.4, hematocrit 26.9, mcv 67, mch 18.5, mchc 27.5, rdw 16.6, platelets 389. no blood in stool. cause?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Iron deficient: Trusting this is new and that your labs confirm iron deficiency. You have a GI cancer, stomach/duodenal ulcer, peptic esophagitis or something down these lines causing intermittent loss of blood until proved otherwise. Trust you are not on a bizarre / limited diet. Best wishes.
Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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