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I have a slightly low MCV value of 78 fl. Is there any need for concern, and how can I raise this to more normal levels? Thank you.

I have a slightly low MCV value of 78 fl. Is there any need for concern, and how can I raise this to more normal levels? Thank you.

Need more info: Iron deficiency and thalassemia trait are common causes of low MCV. If your hemoglobin is normal. There is no need to be concerned about an MCV of 78.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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How to increase my MCV, MCH & MPV blood levels?

How to increase my MCV, MCH & MPV blood levels?

Are you anemic?: The MCV (mean cell volume), MCH (mean cell hemoglobin) and MCV (mean platelet volume) are not considered primary abnormalities themselves. The first two can be useful in evaluating the cause of anemia if present, but if are not anemic, then chasing these is hardly a concern. MCV and MCH are often low in iron deficiency and some forms of heritable hemoglobin abnormalities so start there. ...Read more

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Could eltroxen 200 decrease alubmin level increase ca? Albumin from 4.1-3.9-3.6 and ca from 8.6-9.2-9.6 other test ESR 10 hb 14 MCV 85 ldh 129

Could eltroxen 200 decrease alubmin level increase ca? Albumin from 4.1-3.9-3.6 and ca from 8.6-9.2-9.6 other test ESR 10 hb 14 MCV 85 ldh 129

If your blood: Tests show it's the correct dose to keep your levels normal, then it will not affect any other tests. If the dose is incorrect, correct it and recheck lab. ...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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How long do I need to abstain from alcohol before seeing a level drop in the MCV?

How long do I need to abstain from alcohol before seeing a level drop in the MCV?

I don't believe: A precise answer to this is known. This blood marker used to track abstinence takes a long time to normalize. The rise in MCV is a direct result of the effect of alcohol on erythroblast/red blood cell development. The half--life of the abnormal RBCs is 40 days...40 days after abstinence half of the abnormal RBC population would be extinguished. Obviously, normalization would take even more time. ...Read more

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How to increase mcv?

How to increase mcv?

Why do you ask?: A very low mcv with other labs basically normal is usually Thal minor, a mild genetic variant that you simply need to understand. Low mcv can also warn of iron deficiency or a few other serious problems. Lab values aren't things to treat. Find the reason. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my MCV level is 96.4?

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

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My blood MCV level is 110, how do I treat this? My B12 is normal and I do drink

My blood MCV level is 110, how do I treat this? My B12 is normal and I do drink

Stop drinking: The alcholol may be the rrason for the elevation. Would cut back or even stop drinking if you can. Have your folate (folic acid) level checked. ...Read more

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I have low levels. HGB 11.7 HCT 34.4 MCV 79 LYM 54.3 NEU 37.3 I am 22 years old, what can this mean?

I have low levels. HGB 11.7 HCT 34.4 MCV 79 LYM 54.3 NEU 37.3 I am 22 years old, what can this mean?

Evaluation: You need to be evaluated and have more blood test Like iron, ferritine, Hb electrophoresis combs)to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more

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I have a hematocrit level of41.2.MCV is78.2, MCH is 23.7, MCHC is30.3 andRDW is 17.9 55 yr old female with no known disease. Should I be concerned?

I have a hematocrit level of41.2.MCV is78.2, MCH is 23.7, MCHC is30.3 andRDW is 17.9 55 yr old female with no known disease. Should I be concerned?

No: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, there is nothing to be concerned about in the data you provided.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Is bruising a symptom of high MCV levels?

Is bruising a symptom of high MCV levels?

No: Further, high MCV is not an illness, but a tipoff that illness may be present -- anything from B12 / folate (folic acid) deficiency to alcoholism to hemolysis to hypothyoridism. ...Read more

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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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What do you suggest if my MCV blood level is 66. how low is this and can it be dangerous?

What do you suggest if my MCV blood level is 66. how low is this and can it be dangerous?

Find why: If this is a sign of iron deficiency, you're seriously sick and must find the cause. If it's a sign of thalassemia minor, I'm glad you finally found out. There are other possibilties. Get with your physician and sort it out. ...Read more

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My MCV blood level is 66. Is this low? Is it dangerous?

Insist on an answer: 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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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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MCV level 78.3 MCH level 25.1 Can I take Iron pills and B12 Together? If so will twice a day be fine?

Yes to both: It would be better to take iron with food to avoid stomach irritation. It does not matter for B12. You may wish to substitute a multivitamin for B12 once a day. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Hi, I recently got a blood test done and it says I have a low mcv value, does it mean I have thalassemia? Also I have high blood glucose levels.

Hi, I recently got a blood test done and it says I have a low mcv value, does it mean I have thalassemia? Also I have high blood glucose levels.

Incomplete info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to have all the results including MCV value. Also need Hb level, and tests for iron. To make a diagnosis of thalassemia, would need Hb electrophoresis too. ...Read more

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Hey my ferritin level is 14.8 ng/ml. .. do I need to take iron supplements? I look pale and my MCV level is 84.4?

Hey my ferritin level is 14.8 ng/ml. .. do I need to take iron supplements? I look pale and my MCV level is 84.4?

Very low ferritin: This is an abnormally low level. Ferritin reflects our body's iron stores. You need an immediate evaluation of why you're low iron stores are low. Are you bleeding into your gut? Do you have copious vaginal bleeding? You need an urgent medical evaluation to determine the cause. You can't treat chronic bleeding with iron pills. And yes, iron deficiency causes hair loss. ...Read more

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Hct 44%, hgb 14.3, MCH 26.5, MCV 84, mchc 31.6, platelets 231. Ferretin 23. Can I increase ferritin with iron sups? Or will I need IV iron?

Hct 44%, hgb 14.3, MCH 26.5, MCV 84, mchc 31.6, platelets 231. Ferretin 23. Can I increase ferritin with iron sups? Or will I need IV iron?

You're actually okay: This is a normal serum ferritin in nanograms/milliliter for a spot test in most labs. You are not anemic. The 50-150 range that you may have seen is the target for people who were once iron-overloaded and are now having iron removed. You're lower than most men, but without any sign of sickness. If you're a vegetarian, you should supplement iron plus B12 and some others. ...Read more

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I'm looking for information regarding mcv, ggt, amylase, ast, alp and ALT levels in blood. Where can I find this?

I'm looking for information regarding mcv, ggt, amylase, ast, alp and ALT levels in blood. Where can I find this?

See link below: Http://reference. Medscape. Com/guide/laboratory-medicine

this site can get pretty technical but if you have a science background and basic knowledge of chemistry, you will find it very helpful. They also summarize things pretty simply too without losing meaning. ...Read more

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What can cause raised MCV (102) and MCH (2.16)? I have TPO antibodies but other thyroid levels are fine. B12 is 273. Something to worry about?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your B12 level is at the lower end of normal. Please discuss with your doctor if you may benefit from B12 supplement, may be by injection. Your doctor may wish to check you folate (folic acid) level, especially if Hgb is low.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Over last 8 months hematocrit, hemoglobin, mch, mchc, mcv, wbc, and platelet levels have decreased should I be concerned?

How much?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have been helpful to have the actual values to ascertain if the change is clinically meaningful. ...Read more