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A 35-year-old female asked:

Mcv very high, mch high, rdw low. cl high. blood in urinalysis . vitamin b12 is on the low end, but not actually deficient. any ideas?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
How's the thyroid?: High MCV with normal B12 (did we check folate (folic acid)? do you drink?) says hypothyroidism until proved otherwise, and I see you've also listed this as a health problem. Further, you're taking vitamin B12 -- for a reason? -- but do not list thyroid Rx. Truth be told, you have a duty to get the thyroid issue addressed and managed, now, even more than to seek explanations for lab values. Be proactive.
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