A 41-year-old female asked:
having esophagus/stomach issues for2 years. i'm wondering if having a consistently low mpv blood test and recently high red cell count is significant?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Joseph Woods answered
28 years experience Pathology
It depends/unlikely,: It's unlikely that this poses a problem based on the blood results. If your red cell count was low, not high, that could be a reason to suspect something, like a bleeding GI/stomach ulcer. The MPV, assuming it means mean platelet volume doesn't have any obvious connection to this and if the platelet number is normal, it's likely no problem. Finally the GI issues themselves may be unrelated.
Answered on Sep 12, 2018
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