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Elevated Mcv Levels
Anemia: low mch,mcv levels could mean low iron and blood loss from stomach or intestines, from cancer or ulcer, if take too many aspirins or drink too much alcohol can do this,may be not srious ,high rdw means different sizes of red cells, best to be evaluated by a hematologist to be sure what it is. ...Read more
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
How to treat slight elevated MCH and MCV while on pemetrexed (year three) for nsclc--all other levels are normal but my onc suggests having bone marro?
Your call: Folate (folic acid) antagonists tend to raise the mcv. Pemetrexid's been reported in a series to do this. It's between you and your oncologist whether to look for some other cause or to tap your marrow for whatever reason. http://meetinglibrary.asco.org/content/101609-114. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wbc 8.7 hgb 12.5 Hct 39.7 my mcv, mch, & mchc all on low end of normal but monocyte level and % elevated at 0.74 & 8.5%?
Normal WBC and monos: WBC numbers vary widely, including monocytes, often slightly outside the normal range. I would be proud and happy to have results like these! If you are outwardly healthy and feel well, this is nothing to worry about. If you don't feel well, see a doctor and discuss the results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 10 month old has low WBC, Hematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC levels and elevated monocytes and absolute monsyte levels. Chronic illness as well.
MCH slightly elevated at 34 (MCV) normal but on high side is it any relation to low t3 (liothyronine) levels 46 ? TSH and T4 also low laying but normal range.
Find out why: 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