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Increased aldolase, complement c3/c4 serum, sed rate, c-react. Protein, beta globulin, monocytes, bun/creatin low mcv-mch, vit d-possible causes?

Increased aldolase,  complement c3/c4 serum, sed rate, c-react. Protein, beta globulin, monocytes, bun/creatin low mcv-mch, vit d-possible causes?

Complicated: When i was doing clinical medicine, these were collectively sort of the flags for sarcoid disease but I am not saying that's the case here. This is because sarcoid is a diagnosis of exclusion so the advice is to rule out other diseases with additional diagnostic tests which can be done by a primary care physician or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What are some environmental causes of high mcv?

What are some environmental causes of high mcv?

Why do you ask?: Forgive my frankness. If your MCV is over 100 fL or so, you need a scientific workup rather than a focus on "environmental medicine". I'm going to assume you're not a heavy drinker. B12 and folate (folic acid) deficiency, and thyroid hormone deficiency, are all real and present threats to your health. You may simply have a cold agglutinin or mild hemolysis. But don't focus on "pop" ideas. Demand the truth. ...Read more

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My MCV is 85 but my RDW is 15.3 what could be the cause for my high RDW.

My  MCV is 85 but my RDW is 15.3 what could be the cause for my high RDW.

Not abnormally high: Your RDW is not abnormally high. What is your hemoglobin? See this site for normal CBC. RDW is an esoteric parameter and not worth worrying about. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003642.htm ...Read more

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Normal mcv but high rdw what are the risk and causes? And can it be regulated back to normal?

Normal mcv but high rdw what are the risk and causes? And can it be regulated back to normal?

Don't Rx a lab: Early iron deficiency often does this, but remember that lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Especially, don't get all worried about trying to adjust a lab value back into reference range; something is always outside. ...Read more

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What causes my MCV to be low and RDW to be high? And how to prevent it?

What causes my  MCV to be low and RDW to be high? And how to prevent it?

Iron supplements: Low MCV points to iron deficiency. High RDW points to the body making blood cells at a higher rate than normal. An iron supplement might be a good idea, be it from a pill, diet or both. However, you need to check with the doc who ordered these tests to make sure there isn't something else going on. ...Read more

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What could cause MCH and MCV to be constantly high on blood labs?

What could cause MCH and MCV to be constantly high on blood labs?

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

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What causes a high MCV an a high MCH and high ne# mo#?

What causes a high MCV an a high MCH and high ne# mo#?

Need more info: How high? A high MCV can be seen in some vitamin deficiencies, drugs, and alcoholism. You are stating "the flags" on your blood work. Need to know the real numbers and why the tests were ordered. Cannot interpret in a vacuum. ...Read more