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Ferritin 25 MCV 82 Hemoglobin 136 RDW 15.9 RBC 5.11 One doc says it's fine. Another says it's borderline anemic. Will a multi with 14 mg iron help?

Ferritin 25 MCV 82 Hemoglobin 136 RDW 15.9 RBC 5.11 One doc says it's fine. Another says it's borderline anemic. Will a multi with 14 mg iron help?

Borderline: I'd like to know why the iron is lowish. Heavy periods? Vegetarian? Blood donor? Is there the possibility of a bleeding ulcer or colon cancer? If there is no sign of serious undiscovered illness, then this is an okay supplement. ...Read more

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Low hemoglobin and high RDW and low mch. Is this serious? Hemoglobin is 118, RDW is 15.4 and MCH is 27.2.

Low hemoglobin and high RDW and low mch. Is this serious? Hemoglobin is 118, RDW is 15.4 and MCH is 27.2.

Probably not: The hemoglobin of 11.8 g/dl is slightly low for a 40 year old female. The RDW is slightly high high and the MCH is low normal. Causes could be mild iron deficiency anemia. These values by themselves are not reason to worry. The context of why they were obtained is important in determining what they mean. ...Read more

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30 yr albanian male. Joint pain, 99.8 temp, food allergies. Hemoglobin 6.7, RDW 18, mvc 74, platelets 530. Sed w rate 58. Ferr. 105, iron sat. 6.

30 yr albanian male. Joint pain, 99.8 temp, food allergies. Hemoglobin 6.7, RDW 18, mvc 74, platelets 530. Sed w rate 58. Ferr. 105, iron sat. 6.

U r seriously sick: You're a 30 year old man and no matter how dysfunctional your health care system is, you have a right to demand that your physician explain why you are apparently iron deficient. You have a bleeding ulcer or gastrointestinal cancer until proved otherwise. ...Read more

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I have low hemoglobin (11.6) high RDW (15.3) and high total cholesterol (202). Could this be anemia or something worse?

I have low hemoglobin (11.6) high RDW (15.3) and high total cholesterol (202). Could this be anemia or something worse?

Yes: You have anemia. Cholesterol us high but break down cholesterol numbers are not available. So hard to comment on cholesterol without numbers and your risk factors. ...Read more

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What does a high rdw, low mchc, and mch-poc, and low hemoglobin mean?

What does a high rdw, low mchc, and mch-poc, and low hemoglobin mean?

Anemia: In general terms, it signifies anemia but the high RDW means that your body (bone marrow) is making red blood cells to keep up with the demand. Good health. ...Read more

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What causes high RDW 20.7, low MCH 24.8, low MCHC 29.2, and low Hemoglobin 10.8?

What causes high RDW 20.7, low MCH 24.8, low MCHC 29.2,  and low  Hemoglobin 10.8?

Anemia ???: You haven't supplied all of the info. If he comes from around the Mediterranean ask him about thalassemia. Otherwise go see a doc or hematologist. ...Read more

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I just had cbc my my hemoglobin is 10.8,my rdw is 15.7, mcv76 and mch 24.0 are these comcerning levels?

I just had cbc my my hemoglobin is 10.8,my rdw is 15.7, mcv76 and mch 24.0 are these comcerning levels?

Anemia: You are anemic (low hemoglobin). unless you akready know the cause, additional rests for iron an possibly bone marrow function, vitamin deficiency etc may be needed ...Read more

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Can my hemoglobin be low and my RDW be high because i just came off my menstrual? All other labs normal

Iron: Yes, in young woman like yourself , menstrual period- especially if you have heavy period- you can have iron deficiency anemia- that can be presented with low hemoglobin and elevated rdw. Having said that other condition beside iron deficiency can also give the same presentation. Go to see your md and get your iron checked at the very least. ...Read more

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