A 37-year-old member asked:
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what to do if i have low mcv and hct with hb 12.7 what does it mean.and mchc38.8?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Evaluate it: Are you iron deficient? Do you have thalassemia minor? Is there another cause? Insist that your physician explain the workup to you.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014

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