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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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Hello, my MCV lvl is 36.8. Everything else is normal. I was stung by a bee and I went to the doctor. I drank alot before. Could alcohol be the reason?

Hello, my MCV lvl is 36.8. Everything else is normal. I was stung by a bee and I went to the doctor. I drank alot before. Could alcohol be the reason?

Your MCHC, perhaps?: Your MCV isn't 36. If this is your MCHC, it's very slightly above most labs' reference ranges, and since these ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side, I wouldn't give it another thought. ...Read more

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Should you stop drinking alcohol if you have macrocytic anemia (increased mcv)?

Should you stop drinking alcohol if you have macrocytic anemia (increased mcv)?

See below: Excessive alcohol intake can cause liver disease which can cause macrocytic anemia. Also people people who drink lots of alcohol could have nutrient and vitamin deficiencies such as vitamin b 12 and folic acid, and deficiencies from these can also cause macrocytic anemia. It's okay to have a drink now and then though. ...Read more

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What kind of problems can result from high mcv? I have moderated my alcohol intake and begun taking a multi-vitamin to help with folate (folic acid) and b-12.

What kind of problems can result from high mcv? I have moderated my alcohol intake and begun taking a multi-vitamin to help with folate (folic acid) and b-12.

You're correct: Large (macrocytic) red blood cells usually result from a deficiency of vitamin B12 or Folic Acid (folate). If you are taking those and your macrocytes don't improve, you may not be able to absorb the vitamins from you GI tract. You may wish to see your doctor again or consult a hematologist if things don't improve. ...Read more

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High H&H, high MCV, low MCHC, low RDW, neutropenia, & lymphocytosis all values recurring for a few years. B12 therapy for macrocytosis ineffective. No drugs/alcohol. Do smoke cigarettes. Any ideas?

High H&H, high MCV, low MCHC, low RDW, neutropenia, & lymphocytosis all values recurring for a few years. B12 therapy for macrocytosis ineffective. No drugs/alcohol. Do smoke cigarettes. Any ideas?

Yes: My Opinion Only

I suggest you have a bone marrow study. This could represent a "Pre-Leukemic" state...not to scare you JUST an "idea" as you requested. BY NO MEANS AM I MAKING A DIAGNOSIS This situation is UNUSUAL and this is just a thought!

Hope this helps you/ Dr Z ...Read more

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Evaluate? Free T3 2.7 Free T4 1.36 TSH 1.6 MCV 106.9 MCH 34.6 Cl 110 RDW 11.2 B12 245 UA RBC 10-20 Occult Blood 2+ On Synthroid (thyroxine) No alcohol B12 per Dr

Evaluate? Free T3 2.7 Free T4 1.36 TSH 1.6 MCV 106.9 MCH 34.6 Cl 110 RDW 11.2 B12 245 UA RBC 10-20 Occult Blood 2+ On Synthroid (thyroxine) No alcohol B12 per Dr

Too much and yet....: Not enough info. Labs must be interpreted in light of your clinical situation. Your thyroid appears normal. Your red blood cells are uniformly and mildly enlarged. This may be that you had B12 deficiency and recently started B12. There are some red cells in your urine and some in your stool? These need explanation. See the doc who ordered these. ...Read more

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My dad has macrocytic anemia. 10 hemoglobin, 29 hematocrit, 14 platelets, MCV 107. Tests for kidney, liver, wbc, mch, vit B12 are normal. Why? No alcohol

My dad has macrocytic anemia. 10 hemoglobin, 29 hematocrit, 14 platelets, MCV 107. Tests for kidney, liver, wbc, mch, vit B12 are normal. Why? No alcohol

More labs: Thyroid and Folic Acid should be assayed. A reticulocyte count is also in order as new-made reds can be quite large. Has the pathologist or hematologist looked at the peripheral smear? ...Read more

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How long does it take for body to get lower tolerance to alcohol?

How long does it take for body to get lower tolerance to alcohol?

Alcohol Intake: It varies on how your fast your liver metabolizes and your kidneys excrete it. You should only drink moderately.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/basics/nutrition-basics/hlv-20049477 ...Read more

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Does your alcohol tolerance level decrease as you age?

Does your alcohol tolerance level decrease as you age?

Not with age: Tolerance for any drug increases as you take more of it. The reason why old alcoholics can drink more is because they have spent far too many years drinking too much. Tolerance is not a good thing. It forces you to drink more and more, causing more and more damage to your body in the process. ...Read more

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Can excessive alcohol decrease zinc and iron levels in the body?

Can excessive alcohol decrease zinc and iron levels in the body?

Yes: Excessive alcohol intake impairs many stomach functions and can cause multiple nutritional deficiencies. For good heath - 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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My SGPT Level is 91. I am diabetic & have fatty Lever. I don't take alcohol. What should I do to lower SGPT?

My SGPT Level is 91. I am diabetic & have fatty Lever. I don't take alcohol. What should I do to lower SGPT?

Weight loss: First wt (lb) x 10 = calories used
4000 calories net in or out is a pound gained/lost.
Eat less, exercise more.
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How long of abstinence from alcohol will give a normal CDT test level. I need this to regain my driving licence?

How long of abstinence from alcohol will give a normal CDT test level. I need this to regain my driving licence?

NinetyDaysToFreedom: The half-life of Carbohydrate-Deficient Transferrin (CDT, the substance tested in the CDT Test) is on average 17 days. And it takes about 5 half-lives to get near zero, assuming you stopped all alcohol intake. A half- life is the time for the amount to halve (duh).So 5X17=85 days so round up to 90 days or three months. Suggestion, at that point you'll be well on your way to having stopped drinking! ...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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I am having bloodwork done, need to know how long they can detect blood alcohol levels?

I am having bloodwork done, need to know how long they can detect blood alcohol levels?

That depends on how: Much you had to drink (& other variables). The median rate of bac is a drop of 15 milligrams per cent per hour. You will need to do the math. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a bac level of. 219 from rubbing isopropyl alcohol on skin. If so how much alcohol and for how long?

Is it possible to get a bac level of. 219 from rubbing isopropyl alcohol on skin. If so how much alcohol and for how long?

Blood alcohol: There us no way rubbing alcohol on your skin can lead to a blood alcohol level that is three tines the legal limit and nearly high enough to cause death. ...Read more

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If frequent alcohol was cause of low platelets- and that person stopped drinking- how long would it take for platelets to return to normal levels?

Varies hugely: Ok. Can be from nutritional problems. Resolves in 1-2 months. Can be from an enlarged spleen. Takes years to never. BUT, rarely goes lower after stopping and beginning a vitamin a day. ...Read more

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My sgpt 69 and my sgot 220...i take alcohol and smoke heavily... Does the results mean I have liver problems... How to decrease my sgpt and sgot level?

My sgpt 69 and my sgot 220...i take alcohol and smoke heavily... Does the results mean I have liver problems... How to decrease my sgpt and sgot level?

Quit drinking: 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, alcohol is the cause of bad lab results. Alcohol and tobacco are bad individually and they are more than twice as bad together.
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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Elevated tsh, normal t4, no hypothyroid symptoms. Have recently quit caffeine / significantly reduced alcohol (in case it's adrenal fatigue). Is this likely to lower tsh? How long to see results?

Elevated tsh, normal t4, no hypothyroid symptoms. Have recently quit caffeine / significantly reduced alcohol (in case it's adrenal fatigue). Is this likely to lower tsh? How long to see results?

No: By definition, elevated TSH is hypothyroidism. T4 is not the active one, rather it is T3 and it is ft3 that is in fact the active hormone. T4 is converted to T3 in the periphery. I would have you check the T3 level and you may need synthroid (thyroxine) as well. Neither alcohol or caffeine has anything to do with the synthesis of TSH but alcohol is converted by body into energy ATP via acetyl coe-a. ...Read more

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What cases hemoglobin level of 10.9 hematocrit levels of 33.9 and RDW level of 15.6 my MCV level is 85?

What cases hemoglobin level of 10.9 hematocrit levels of 33.9 and RDW level of 15.6 my MCV level is 85?

Anemia: Microcytic anemia (low mcv) with a high RDW (cells very a lot in size) is most likely associated with anemia from loss of red blood cells. The increased RDW is likely from reticulocytes or new rbc that the body is producing. A full of valuation for this should be done. ...Read more

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What cases hemoglobin level of 10.9 hematocrit levels of 33.9 and RDW level of 15.6 my MCV level is 85?

What cases hemoglobin level of 10.9 hematocrit levels of 33.9 and RDW level of 15.6 my MCV level is 85?

Variety of things.: This is not enough info to be sure, but looks like you have a mild iron deficiency anemia. This is understandable in a menstruating female. Could also be a more complex anemia with underlying thalassemia. Would need to see iron and ferritin and old blood counts to be sure. ...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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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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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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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