A 39-year-old male asked:
If diagnosed with pernicious anemia and iron deficient anemia but they are both treated with b12 injection and iron infusion and labs are back to normal but rdw is still highwhat could be causing the high rdw? the pa/ida or something else?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
It takes time for the RDW to be normalized, not at the same time with Hb/Hct.
Reviewed Jan 27, 2022
Dr. Gurmukh Singhanswered
Pathology 51 years experience
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, high RDW is not a cause for concern. It will normalize in time. Wish you good health!
Answered Jan 27, 2022
Last updated Jan 27, 2022
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