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A 33-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when you have a high rdw, normal rbc , low hemoglobin, low hematocrit, low mcv, &mch and low mchc?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Iron deficiency: The pattern of lab values you describe is typical of iron deficiency anemia. However, it could also be other things so you need to see your doc for a proper explanation and interpretation of your lab values.
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Iron deficiency: This combination suggests iron deficiency anemia. Your evaluation will look into this option as well as some other causes of these small red cells with anemia.

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