A 35-year-old female asked:
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what does having normal hemoglobin , low mcv , low iron level mean?

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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, then that can lead to low blood count (anemia). Hemaglobin is one way to measure or check for anemia. If hemoglobin is normal, then there is not a significant anemia. By taking iron, you can improve the MCV and hopefully avoid getting anemic. :)
Answered on Oct 14, 2020
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Not an issue: The rdw, mch and mchc are only helpful in evaluating patients with anemia. ron would be unexpected to alter these numbers.
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