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High RDW and low MCH means?

High RDW and low MCH means?

Blood count terms: Rdw means red cell distribution width, which is the range of values for the width of your red blood cells. A higher number could mean that you are making lots more red cells for some reason.
Mch mean (or average) red cell hemoglobin, which is the amount of hemoglobin in each red blood cell. If it's low, this means that your cells aren't carrying as much hemoglobin as they should. ...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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MCH is high (39.8pg) MCHC is high (376g/l) and RDW is low (10%) — MCV is normal (90.6fL) — what could this mean?

MCH is high (39.8pg) MCHC is high (376g/l) and RDW is low (10%) — MCV is normal (90.6fL) — what could this mean?

More info: Is there a family history of spherocytosis?
Is there any history of jaundice (yellowness) or of enlarged spleen.
Why was this group of tests done and what other tests were done?
Looking forward to more info. ...Read more

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My RDW and lymph count is high and my MCV and MCH is low. What do these results mean?

My RDW and lymph count is high and my MCV and MCH is low. What do these results mean?

Need a workup: Lab results mean nothing in isolation, and reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Given that, I wouldn't be surprised if you were getting a bit iron deficient, and that's a call for a workup -- are you bleeding from something troublesome like an ulcer or tumor? Your physician should know what to do. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my RDW and lymph count is high and my MCV and MCH is low what does this mean?

What do you suggest if my RDW and lymph count is high and my MCV and MCH is low what does this mean?

See below: 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, low mcv and MCH and high RDW suggest iron deficiency anemia. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor who knows more about your health. ...Read more

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Hi. I recently found out I'm pregnant and had my labs drawn. My MCH and mchc were slightly elevated and my RDW was slighlty low. What could this mean?

Hi. I recently found out I'm pregnant and had my labs drawn. My MCH and mchc were slightly elevated and my RDW was slighlty low. What could this mean?

Sphereocytoses: Sphereocytoses is a rbc product that has a greatter volume than normal rbcs, consequently its size is smaller but the MCH and MCHC elevations are consistent with a spherocyte which is more like a ball than a checker which explains the difference in volume. ...Read more

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Blood test: I have a low MCV, low mch and high rdw. I have euthyrodism- T3, (liothyronine) T4 & S-TSH fine bt my SHBG is high at 198.5 what does it mean?

Blood test: I have a low MCV, low mch and high rdw. I have euthyrodism- T3, (liothyronine) T4 & S-TSH fine bt my SHBG is high at 198.5 what does it mean?

Iron deficiency : It appears that you have iron deficiency anemia which needs to be treated with iron supplementation. I would repeat the thyroid studies in a couple of weeks ...Read more

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What does it mean if my hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCH and MCHC is low and my RDW is high?

Need the numbers: 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 know the actual values. It is likely that you have iron deficiency anemia which is common in menstruating women. Take oral iron and multivitamins.
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.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What does it mean gra% MCH mchc low RDW high WBC RBC hgb normal?

What does it mean gra% MCH mchc low RDW high WBC RBC hgb normal?

Details: Gran% refers to type of white blood cell that fights infection. The others are descriptive terms about the red blood cells and if normal or near normal is ok. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your eos, rbc and rdw are high and mcc, mch, mchc ferritin iron sat are low?

What does it mean when your eos, rbc and rdw are high and mcc, mch, mchc ferritin iron sat are low?

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, if your hemoglobin is also low, you likely have iron deficiency anemia which is not uncommon in women of reproductive age. Consult the doctor who ordered the tests. You may take iron and multivitamin supplements.
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.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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From 5weeks I have flactuating temperature 35.6 – 37.5. My hgb, rbc, WBC is ok. I have low gra%, MCH and mchc. My RDW is high. What does it mean?

From 5weeks I have flactuating temperature 35.6 – 37.5. My hgb, rbc, WBC is ok. I have low gra%, MCH and mchc. My RDW is high. What does it mean?

# of things: It could be any of a number of things. Your doctor should see you and do a history physical, possibly run some tests, then let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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What does having low HB, HCT, MCV, MCH, MCHC & high RDW but normal RBC & ferritin mean? HB 10(11.2-14.1) RBC 4.15(3.85-5.02) Ferritin 5.7(4.6-204)

Need iron: It means you have an iron deficiency leading to anemia. It could be not enough iron in your diet to replace menstrual losses but you should check with your doctor to be sure and to receive a recommendation for treatment. ...Read more

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MCH is high (39.8pg) MCHC is high (376g/l) and RDW is low (10%) — MCV is normal (90.6fL) — what could this mean? Feel trembling, migraine, weakness

MCH is high (39.8pg) MCHC is high (376g/l) and RDW is low (10%) — MCV is normal (90.6fL) — what could this mean? Feel trembling, migraine, weakness

Doubtful significanc: These are called red cell indices. They do not have much meaning unless you can give us results of your CBC, especially your Hemoglobin (Hb) level and other numbers: Platelet count and WBC count. ...Read more

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Help!! What does it mean when you have low hemoglobin, low hemocrait, low mcv, low mch, low mchc high rdw, high iron binding capacity, low ferritin?

Iron deficiency: You and your physician need to find the cause. It may be anything from heavy periods to non-supplementing vegetarianism to a bleeding gut ulcer or tumor to hookworm to a host of others. Good luck finding the real cause. You wil feel better when you are treated. ...Read more

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I got my CBC done. I have low hb, low total count, lowpvc, low mcv, low mch, low mchc, high rdw. What does it mean? Other parameters wbcand platelets normal.

I got my CBC done. I have low hb, low total count, lowpvc, low mcv, low mch, low mchc, high rdw. What does it mean? Other parameters wbcand platelets normal.

Microcytic anemia: You need to have the cause determined. Even if it's common iron deficiency, you need to figure out why along with your physician. Don't accept anything short of a full explanation. Anemia is always serious. Best wishes for better health. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a high rdw, normal RBC, low hemoglobin, low hematocrit, low mcv, &mch and low mchc?

What does it mean when you have a high rdw, normal RBC, low hemoglobin, low hematocrit, low mcv, &mch and low mchc?

Iron deficiency: This combination suggests iron deficiency anemia. Your evaluation will look into this option as well as some other causes of these small red cells with anemia. ...Read more

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My blood test shows that.... Thet Hgb, PCV normal and RBCs Count high and MCV, MCH and MCHC low and RDW-CV high ........what is that means?

My blood test shows that.... Thet Hgb, PCV normal and RBCs Count high and MCV, MCH and MCHC low and RDW-CV high ........what is that means?

Thalassemia minor?: With normal packed cell volume, high red cell count, low MCV, I'd consider you may have thalassemia minor. This is good to know because if you marry someone else who has this, the children may have the very serious thalassemia major. Talk with your physician about this and what he/she thinks is actually going on. ...Read more

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What might high Cl, MCV, MCH, and low Co2, RBC, RDW & Plt levels in the blood mean?

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

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What do blood results mean? TIBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, RBC & MCH all LOW. Retic count & RDW are HIGH. Iron, Tran Sat, Ferriten, MCV NORMAL

What do blood results mean? TIBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, RBC & MCH all LOW.  Retic count & RDW are HIGH. Iron, Tran Sat, Ferriten, MCV NORMAL

Anemia: Your results indicate anemia. The cause requires identification. Strong possibilities from high retic count include blood cell hemolysis (breakdown) or blood loss from your body. Needs more attention as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your RBC count is high, hemoglobin, hematocrit, absolute eosinophils, mcv, mch, mchc are low and the RDW and platelet count high?

What does it mean when your RBC count is high, hemoglobin, hematocrit, absolute eosinophils, mcv, mch, mchc are low and the RDW and platelet count high?

D/w your doctor: You should go to see your doctor and discuss the result of your blood work with your doctor. To answer your question will depend on how high is the high level mentioned here and how low is the low levels are here? I need to see the actual numbers to really interprete the result. There are many things that can cause from non significant, iron deficiency to thalassemia trait etc. D/w md. ...Read more

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What does low MCV 74 low MCH 23.7 high RDW 16.6 mean? Everything else normal. CMP,LDH, CBC- freaking out! Can this be Vitamin Deficiency?

What does low MCV 74 low MCH 23.7 high RDW 16.6 mean? Everything else normal. CMP,LDH, CBC- freaking out! Can this be Vitamin Deficiency?

Iron deficiency: 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, what you provided suggests iron deficiency. Consult the doctor who ordered the tests. You may take oral iron and multivitamin supplements. ...Read more

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Low hemoglobin, hemocrit, mch, mcv. high platelet count. Also elevated ast/alt. Rdw, lympocytes high. What could all of this mean? Lukiemia has been mentioned, but i think bone marrow something? All STI, Hep, and herpes came back negative.

Low hemoglobin, hemocrit, mch, mcv. high platelet count. Also elevated ast/alt. Rdw, lympocytes high. What could all of this mean? Lukiemia has been mentioned, but i think bone marrow something? All STI, Hep, and herpes came back negative.

Need to examine: Do you have any symptoms? Why were all these tests done? It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you.
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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests.
Wish you 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.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What does elevated RBC 5.51, RDW 14.9, neutros 8.0 neutrophilia with low MCH 25.6, mchc 318, low ferritin 6 after 3 months of iron pills was 4 mean?

What does elevated RBC 5.51, RDW 14.9, neutros 8.0 neutrophilia with low MCH 25.6, mchc 318, low ferritin 6 after 3 months of iron pills was 4 mean?

Iron def: If your ferritin is still 6 after taking the iron pills for 3 months- that means you do not have a good response from the iron pills. That could be due not absorbing well or you continue to bleed heavily etc. First, make sure you take iron 3x/day-take it in empty stomach with orange juice or vit c. If still low- consider IV iron. Also, check with gyne if you have heavy periods and f/u with pcp. ...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.

Probably not: The hemoglobin of 11.8 g/dl is slightly low for a 40-year-old female. The RDW is slightly 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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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 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 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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HGB (low) 12.1 range 12.5-17.0 MCH (low) 26.5 range 27.0-34.0 MCHC (low) 31.6 range 32.0-36.0 RDW (high) 15.2 range 11.7-15.0?

HGB (low) 12.1 range 12.5-17.0
MCH (low) 26.5 range 27.0-34.0
MCHC (low) 31.6 range 32.0-36.0
RDW (high) 15.2 range 11.7-15.0?

Mild anemia: These numbers are all very close to normal.repeat in a few months and if they don't change much then you probably have nothing to worry about.just some good nutrition ...Read more