A 35-year-old female asked:
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could it thelasemia if theres low iron level 20.39 ( normal range 33-193), normal hemoglobin 12.10 (11.5-15.5) and low mcv 74.90 (77-95)?

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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.
Answered on Aug 2, 2015
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Dr. Asha Kamnani
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Your MCV is too low to have thalassemia.
Aug 24, 2014

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