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What is the implication of elevated rdw and low MCH MCV levels?

What is the implication of elevated rdw and low MCH 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

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Cause of elevated RDW level of 15.4% and normal MCV level in blood?

Cause of elevated RDW level of 15.4% and normal MCV level in blood?

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

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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?

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 more

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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%?

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 more

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My MCV level is 66. Should I be worried?

My MCV level is 66. Should I be worried?

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

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What does it mean when my MCV level is 96.4?

Red blood cell: In a blood test, one of the numbers that you would see in a complete blood count would include the mcv, mean corpuscular volume, which refers to the size of the red cell. Small MCV means small red cells such as that seen in iron deficiency. 96 is normal. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my MCV level is 66. is this serious?

What do you suggest if my MCV level is 66. is this serious?

That is significant: Could be severe iron deficiency. Also could be thallessemia. If you are anemic you should see a blood specialist ...Read more