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My fiance just had his routine checkup and his blood work came back normal except for he has a lot of enlarged red blood cells?

My fiance just had his routine checkup and his blood work came back normal except for he has a lot of enlarged red blood cells?

Macrocytosis: Macrocytosis (mcv >100) is commonly due to vitamin B12 +/- folate (folic acid) deficiency. That's next step in evaluation. Luckily, both vitamins are inexpensive & available in large enough doses as a pill (even w/severe gastritis). Shots aren't considered necessary to treat low B12 anymore as 1, 000mcg daily can overcome lack of intrinsic factor. Btw, macrocytosis often associated w/excess alcohol, low thyroid. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes enlarged red blood cells?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes enlarged red blood cells?

Multiple reasons: Macrocytosis (larger than normal red blood cells) can have multiple causes including: vitamin b-12/folate deficiency, myelodysplastic syndromes, aplastic anemia, alcoholism, leukemia, vitamin c deficiency, vitamin e deficiency, certain medications (chemotherapy), chronic infections, genetic disorders, liver disease, splenectomy, thyroid disorders, hemorrhage, hemolytic anemia, malaria. ...Read more

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I have hydroxocobalamin 1mg./1ml. Solution for B12 injections every 12 weeks for enlarged red blood cells anaemia. No improvement. Why please?

Ask your doc: Whether the lack of improvement suggests folate (folic acid) deficiency. This can cause the same kind of anemia as b12. If this turns out to be true, you would need to continue B12 at the same time with folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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What does it mean to have enlarged red blood cells? I have had a hypothyroidism test done by my gp came back neg but pos with personal diagnostics te

Macrocytosis: Enlarged red blood cells could be noted in a blood count as an elevated mcv. This is a nonspecific finding. It can be caused by Folic Acid or B12 deficiency, but can also be seen in some families as a normal finding, and also in people who drink excessive alcohol. I would believe the thyroid level done in a regular laboratory rather than a home kit. ...Read more

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What exactly is the cause of enlarged red blood cells? I do not drink. I had lost weight and thinning hair

What exactly is the cause of enlarged red blood cells? I do not drink. I had lost weight and thinning hair

Macrocytosis: Large red cells, or macrocytosis, can be due to vitamin deficiencies (b12, folate, (folic acid) thiamine), alcohol use, an underactive thyroid, liver disease, excessive production of new red blood cells (reticulocytosis), and bone marrow disorders such as myelodysplastic syndrome. Please see a hematologist so that the correct diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

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What might cause hyperthyroid, high anti-centromere b antibodies, enlarged red blood cells and high iron saturation, normal serum iron, low TIBC/UIBC?

What might cause hyperthyroid, high anti-centromere b antibodies, enlarged red blood cells and high iron saturation, normal serum iron, low TIBC/UIBC?

THIS IS A "LONGSHOT": but this set of symptoms (SYNDROME) sound like HASHIMOTO's THYROIDITIS and PERNICIOUS Macrocytic anemia also may be AUTO-IMMUNE!!! in nature ie: the body falsely detects NORMAL TISSUE as being "FOREIGN" and develops auto-antibodies against (in this case) your thyroid gland and your bone marrow) This is a guess....just a "thought"..hope it helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What causes enlarge red blood cells ?

What causes enlarge red blood cells
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Several: There are multiple causes of enlarged red blood cells, which is termed macrocytosis, and most of them are easily corrected. Two of the most common causes are deficiencies in vitamin B12 and folic acid, which are frequently associated with anemia, as well. However, there are also other important causes such as hypothyroidism, disorders of the bone marrow itself and some medications. ...Read more

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My daughter had a urine done recently due to UTI symptoms it showed 93 WBC 1198 red blood cells no nitrates cultures grew ecoli possible causes?

My daughter had a urine done recently due to UTI symptoms it showed 93 WBC 1198 red blood cells no nitrates cultures grew ecoli possible causes?

See below: The most common cause of utis is e. Coli. The e. Coli comes from the intestinal tract. Some times girls wipe the wrong way. Also, children, do not always have nitrates in their urine, when they have a uti. ...Read more