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my mcv is 101.2. what can that mean?

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Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
You've got: Relatively large red blood cells. If you're not anemic, there's little concern.
Answered on Feb 23, 2018
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Mean Corpuscular Vol: MCV refers to average size of red blood cells. Just like Goldilocks, you want everything just right, not too big, not too small. High MCV suggests possible vitamin B12 and/or Folate (folic acid) deficiency. You didn't ask, but low MCV suggests possible iron deficiency. What if you're deficient in all 3? Then MCV will be normal but RDW (red cell distribution width - it's a statistical thing) will be high.
Answered on May 31, 2019

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