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High Mcv Levels 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
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
Hematology consult: Consult with a Hematologist asap. There are many factors that need to be considered for proper diagnosis and arriving at the answer you deserve. ...Read more
My hair is thinning I have bald patch I had a blood test done shows my MCV levels are high now being sent for b12and folate (folic acid) as fatigue sore muscles ?
High mcv: Abnormal blood tests must be investigated but this one is high normal. Mcv is the volume of the average cellular volume in billions of your tiny red blood cells. High MCV means plump and enlarged rbcs which don't carry oxygen well hence the label anemia. Folate, (folic acid) B12 deficiency, and alcohol can cause. Test might be repeated, if still high look further. ...Read more
Many reasons: The many reasons for macrocytosis include folate (folic acid) deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, liver disease, hemolytic anemias, hypothyroidism, alcoholism, aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, etc. Discuss the blood results with your physician, who knows you best. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/203858-overview ...Read more
Need more info: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. You did not state your question and what you described could well be normal for you. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Barely high: Overall the Hct of 47.7 is not much higher than the upper limit of normal, about 45.5 for an adult man. If you smoke, stop. Do you have sleep apnea? Smoking and sleep apnea are two common causes that can raise it. The MCV though is a different story, and is reflective of altered production of red blood cells in the bone marrow. I recommend you see a hematologist to sort this out. Be well. ...Read more