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A 44-year-old female asked:

Suffering from incredible fatigue, muscle soreness, water retention lab results show normal wbc, low rbc, high mcv/mch, low lymph absolute. dr ignore?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Get consult: Labs never tell a complete story, but these labs say to me, "pernicious anemia until proved otherwise." you are clearly not happy with your physician and it is time to get a second opinion. Good luck.
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Low RBC and fatigue: You need to go back to your physician, or whomever ordered the blood test. You have a low rbc, and i assume, by that, you are anemic. With a high mcv, you may have a b-12 or folate (folic acid) deficient anemia. See your physician asap to discuss your anemia's its cause and treatment. Also, get a referral to a cardiologist to evaluate your cardiac function once your anemia is no longer a problem.

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