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Cause of elevated RDW level of 15.4% and normal MCV level in blood?

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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My recent blood test showed , ESR and RDW levels slightly high, and hematocrit level decreased slightly. Should i be worried?

My recent blood test showed , ESR and RDW levels slightly high, and hematocrit level decreased slightly. Should i be worried?

Lab data: Difficult to comment on lab results without clinical correlation, but you are slightly anemic and if this is iron deficient anemia it may be because of bleeding during your period and may require iron supplementation. The increased ESR and CRP are probably of no consequence. Get an answer to why your hemoglobin is low. Good luck. ...Read more

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

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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Blood test showed , ESR and RDW levels slightly high, and hematocrit level decreased slightly but no iron deficiency, suffering from dizziness. Scary?

Blood test showed , ESR and RDW levels slightly high, and hematocrit level decreased slightly but no iron deficiency, suffering from dizziness. Scary?

POT and Minerals: A twenties female taking Aldactone (spironolactone) and who has dizziness needs blood mineral and thyroid tests. If these are normal a mild case of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) becomes of concern. I have seen pots problem in women with joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs), and generalized musculoskeletal deconditioning seems etiologic. See an osteopath. ...Read more

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Low white blood 3.6 L and high RDW 16.3 H and ALT 36 H?

Low white blood 3.6 L and high RDW 16.3 H and ALT 36 H?

Not alarming: These numbers are not far from normal if you feel healthy and keeping a well-balaced diet. ...Read more

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Normal MCV and high RDW cv blood test?

Normal MCV and high RDW cv blood test?

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

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Hi, I'm a 38yr old female whom recently had a complete blood work done and all came back normal except for mchc was low- 31.5 And my rdw was high at 15.5. I'm worried and want to know what this could indicate?

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I'm a 38yr old female whom recently had a complete blood work done and all came back normal except for mchc was low- 31.5 And my rdw was high at 15.5.  I'm worried and want to know what this could indicate?

You are NORMAL :): If your blood tests are all normal, specifically CBC test, except for mild abnormality in MCHC and RDW, then you have NO medical conditions and you are NORMAL. Why were MCHC and RDW slightly abnormal? Most likely reason is lab error, which is very common and cannot be avoided. I strongly suspect that if you get a repeat CBC test done, your MCHC and RDW will be normal, like the rest of your tests. ...Read more

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What does high RDW and RBC mean? In blood work

The RBC: Count is not all that helpful. Focus on the hemoglobin (HGB) or hematocrit (hct). The high RDW mens there is a large variation in the size of the red cells. ...Read more