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Blood Mcv Levels
Insist on an answer: If you're mildly or not anemic and your RBC count is a bit high, you probably have thalassemia minor which is a non-problem unless you marry someone else who has it. If your RBC count is also lowish and/or you're seriously anemic, you're likely to be iron deficient. There are other possibilities. Your physician needs to explain. Best wishes. ...Read more
Are you anemic?: The MCV (mean cell volume), MCH (mean cell hemoglobin) and MCV (mean platelet volume) are not considered primary abnormalities themselves. The first two can be useful in evaluating the cause of anemia if present, but if are not anemic, then chasing these is hardly a concern. MCV and MCH are often low in iron deficiency and some forms of heritable hemoglobin abnormalities so start there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different thing: You could have more than one conditons like low in iron and low in vitamin B12 for instance- that would make normal MCV and high rdw. Or you could be just in the very beginning or mild case of low iron- that would present the same in cbc. Go to see your md and get checked. ...Read more
I recently got a blood test done and it says I have a low mcv value, does it mean I have thalassemia? Also I have high blood glucose levels.
Incomplete info: 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. Having said that, it would have helped to have all the results including MCV value. Also need Hb level, and tests for iron. To make a diagnosis of thalassemia, would need Hb electrophoresis too. ...Read more
My my red blood cells level is 19.7, hematocrit low, hemoglobin low, MCV low, mchc low what do this mean for my heath?
Anemia needs exam: Hi Patricia. I need to know your real numbers.I suspect RBC is 1.97 Vs abt 5.0 for healthy. Then if Hgb, MCV,MCHC all low, you have anemia and needs treatment which Depends on cause. It can be either low production from your organ or increased turnover or blood loss. See you doc to do more tests and ask to have blood smear evaluated by hematologists pathologist.May need other specialists too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hematology consult: Consult with a Hematologist asap. There are many factors that need to be considered for proper diagnosis and arriving at the answer you deserve. ...Read more
I'm looking for information regarding mcv, ggt, amylase, ast, alp and ALT levels in blood. Where can I find this?
See link below: http://reference.medscape.com/guide/laboratory-medicine this site can get pretty technical but if you have a science background and basic knowledge of chemistry, you will find it very helpful. They also summarize things pretty simply too without losing meaning. ...Read more
My hair is thinning I have bald patch I had a blood test done shows my MCV levels are high now being sent for b12and folate (folic acid) as fatigue sore muscles ?
RBC size: Mcv stands for mean cell volume and measures the size of a red cell. Small size can be due to iron deficiency or various inhereted kinds of anemias most commonly. Large red cells are seen with B12 deficiency, Folic Acid deficiency, alcohol abuse, liver disease, some drugs, hypothyroidism, and many kinds of bone marrow problems. Mcv is used to help find the cause of anemia. ...Read more
Mcv: The mcv- is mean cell volume, is the average volume of red cells, part of a complete blood count. Mcv is calculated from the hematocrit and red cell count (mcv= hct x 1000 / rbc (in millions per microliter). In anemia, MCV allows classification as a microcytic anemia (mcv below normal), normocytic anemia (mcv in normal range) or macrocytic anemia (mcv above normal. ...Read more
From the blood count: Mean corpuscular volume. Below about 75 femtoliters, they're small, above about 95 femtolitera they're biggish. ...Read more
Not from this,,: Your MCV is within the normal range (80-100 fL). Having said this, it's a good idea to keep track of your overall blood work and maintain regular visits with your doctor, especially since you've got bleeding and bruising. They could be from the Aspirin or Advil (ibuprofen) but it's good to be sure. It's also good to keep folate and B12 levels up to keep the MCV normal. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High mcv: Abnormal blood tests must be investigated but this one is high normal. Mcv is the volume of the average cellular volume in billions of your tiny red blood cells. High MCV means plump and enlarged rbcs which don't carry oxygen well hence the label anemia. Folate, (folic acid) B12 deficiency, and alcohol can cause. Test might be repeated, if still high look further. ...Read more
My son 6yrs has done test blood and he has RGB 4.88, normal range is 4-5.5 and MCV 75.5,normal range 80-95. Do I should worry?? Thanks!
Many reasons: The many reasons for macrocytosis include folate (folic acid) deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, liver disease, hemolytic anemias, hypothyroidism, alcoholism, aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, etc. Discuss the blood results with your physician, who knows you best. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/203858-overview ...Read more
Need more info: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. You did not state your question and what you described could well be normal for you. ...Read more
Red blood cell size.: Mcv, or "mean cell volume" is the average size of a red cell. It is used in determining the cause of anemia, if present. Smaller cells are seen with iron deficiency and some inhereted anemias. High MCV can mean B12 or Folic Acid deficiency, alcohol abuse, and many other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer