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Causes Of Increased Mcv
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
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
Need rest of CBC: May not be significant.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Tapeworm: The High MCV and MCH would be expected with B12 deficiency as the RBC's are being discharge young from the bone marrow. Low RDW just tells you you have only one predominant population of RBCs (dark large ones) Elevated IgA can be caused by several conditions but a tapewor taking up residence in the terminal ilium would block the binding of intrinsic factor / B12 complex to its receptors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Look for another cause. 30% of white people have one dose and 5% have two. There are some correlations found by some groups but most people in the pathology community do not believe this is sufficient to explain clinical illness. I also see that you are on Methotrexate which can raise mcv, and an elevated B12 means nothing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
My 4yr 11months son has an hb of 10, 2mmol and MCV 88, 1 mch27.5 RBC 3.73 hct 32.8. Is he anaemic? Is he in danger. What could be the cause. He eats well.
Can thelasemia cause low iron 20.39 (normal range 33-193), normal hemoglobin 12.10 (11.5-15.5) & low MCV 74.90 (77-95) in CBC RESULT?
What could be the cause of high hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCV and MCH when fluids are consistently consumed?
Male 26, low RBC 4.39*10^12, total haemoglobin 13.2g/dl, MCV 88fl, MCH 30pg, mchc 34 g/dl, reti index 0.84%, ESR 2ml/hr cause of low rbc?
Borderline anemia: Your hemoglobin is also a wee bit low for a man (most men have 13.5 or more). The explanation might be something as simple as having drunk a few extra glasses of water before the blood draw so that you could also provide a urine sample. Your physician may want to check you now for occult blood loss, repeat the cbc, or begin an anemia workup now despite normal indices. Good luck. ...Read more
What could cause low MCV and high RDW but normal MCH, hemoglobin, and hematocrit for over a year?
How low?: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. If your peripheral smear is unremarkable and the MCV above 70, I'd forget the whole thing. My RDW is always high from donating blood. There are some variants of thalassemia minor that will produce this and puzzle people over a lifetime, though MCH is usually lowish. ...Read more