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Doctor insights on: Increased Mcv Levels

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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?

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. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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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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How to increase my MCV, MCH & MPV blood levels?

How to increase my MCV, MCH & MPV blood levels?

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 more

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Is bruising a symptom of high MCV levels?

Is bruising a symptom of high MCV levels?

No: Further, high MCV is not an illness, but a tipoff that illness may be present -- anything from B12 / folate (folic acid) deficiency to alcoholism to hemolysis to hypothyoridism. ...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 does having normal hemoglobin , low MCV , low iron level mean?

Iron: MCV is one way of measuring how big your red cells are in your blood. Low iron is one of the causes of a low MCV. If the iron stays low long enough, then that can lead to low blood count (anemia). Hemaglobin is one way to measure or check for anemia. If hemoglobin is normal, then there is not a significant anemia. By taking iron, you can improve the MCV and hopefully avoid getting anemic. :) ...Read more