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Low Mch And Mchc Levels
6 months fatigue, highwbc, rbc rdw, neutrophil & total protein levels low Mch and, mchc levels. Antibotics 10 days levels normalized then up after 1 wk
Complicated problem: I don't think we have enough space to fully address everything, so use HealthTap Prime or talk to your primary doctor about these findings. Aside from fatigue, write down any other symptom. The low MCH & high RDW point to both iron & B12 deficiency, but further testing needed. High WBC & total protein may point to myeloma - a hematologist can confirm. An extensive workup is needed but cd be negati ...Read more
My 10 month old has low WBC, Hematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC levels and elevated monocytes and absolute monsyte levels. Chronic illness as well.
What does it signify if I have low hemoglobin 10.3 but normal hematocrit 35.4? MCV, MCH, MCHC are low levels. Iron low level, high TIBC and UIBC.
Iron deficient: Work with your physician to identify the cause ...Read more
Hemoglobin 13.4, Ferritin 10, Iron Saturation 9.0, Iron 40, MCH 24.8, MCHC 31.4, RDWCV 17.4. How can Hemoglobin be normal, and other levels so low?
It's early: Iron levels drop long before hemoglobin does. I'm glad you're interested in your health. Try to find out where you're losing iron (ulcer? stomach cancer? hookworm? colon cancer? 100s of other possibilities) or whether perhaps your diet is insufficient or you donate a lot of blood. Stay on top of this. Best wishes. ...Read more
Wbc 8.7 hgb 12.5 Hct 39.7 my mcv, mch, & mchc all on low end of normal but monocyte level and % elevated at 0.74 & 8.5%?
Normal WBC and monos: WBC numbers vary widely, including monocytes, often slightly outside the normal range. I would be proud and happy to have results like these! If you are outwardly healthy and feel well, this is nothing to worry about. If you don't feel well, see a doctor and discuss the results. ...Read more
I have high levels of wbc, rbc, rdw neutrophil and total protein and low levels mch, mchc any ideas?
Thalassemia minor?: This is the usual cause of high rbc low mch ...Read more
My blood tests have come back with high (out of range) RBC and low MCH and MCHC. What could be the cause of this?
Thal minor?: You did not give specific numbers but this is common is thalassemia minor, with red cells too small being produced in generous quantities to make up for their smallish size. It's worth knowing about because marrying someone else with it can produce children with thal major which is very bad. ...Read more
Can low MCH and MCHC only caused by iron deficiency or can there be any other reasons behind it, e.g. vitamin deficiency?
Low MCHC: Aa30, MCHC being low is caused overwhelmingly by low iron and thus hemoglobin molecules per cell, however extremely rare hemoglobin mutations in predominately the alpha chain of hemoglobin protein which weakens the affinity for the Fe (iron) molecule to O2 can also cause low MCHC. We call these low affinity hemoglobinopathies and alpha chain thalassemias. Dr Hilliard ...Read more
Depends.: Mch is the hemoglobin amount in a single red cell. Mchc is the concentration of hemoglobin in a single red cell, low MCH but high MCHC says the red cell is small, but has lots of hemoglobin packed inside it. Mch and MCHC or only used to determine the cause of anemia. By themselves, without anemia, there may not be any meaning to this. These changes can occur with hemolytic anemia. ...Read more
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?
Find the cause: If you have thalassemia minor, it's a problem only if you are considering becoming a parent with someone who is also affected. If you have iron deficiency, you need to find the cause -- anything from heavy periods to non-supplementing vegetarianism to stomach ulcer / colon cancer. ...Read more
No worries: If your Hemoglobin (Hgb) is normal, then you do not need to worry about red cell indices (size of the cells and volume (MCV etc)). These parameters are only important in finding the cause of Anemia (low Hgb) if someone is Anemic. So you do not need to worry about these items. ...Read more
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) - ferritin is high (412) vit d is low (49) what could b?
Spherocytosis?: Are you anemic? Was a reticulocyte count done? What's the big picture? Labs mean nothing without it. If you're very close to your lab's reference range, it may mean nothing -- a few % of healthies fall outside. A low RDW would be a bit of a surprise in classic spherocytosis. ...Read more
Big picture: Small red cells with too little hemoglobin usually mean iron deficiency which should prompt a search for bleeding. There are some other possible causes. ...Read more
Normal hemoglobin, lower than normal MCH and MCHC). Serum ferritin in low normal range (40). What could it mean?
Stop worrying: You may have a very mild thalassemia variant. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. Ask your physician whether you have "thal minor" -- simply so that you'll know in case you are thinking of marrying someone else with it. ...Read more
On a CBC what does it mean when it says MCH is 25.8 mchc is 31.6 both indicating low and RDW is 15.8 indicates a high read?
May not mean: A whole lot. These numbers could be seen in mild iron deficiency. ...Read more
I have a hematocrit level of41.2.MCV is78.2, MCH is 23.7, MCHC is30.3 andRDW is 17.9 55 yr old female with no known disease. Should I be concerned?
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, there is nothing to be concerned about in the data you provided.
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How high on WBC?: A high rbc and low MCH can be thallesemia trait. Do yo know the actual numbers? ...Read more
My mcv, mch, mchc and hemoglobin all a bit low. Rdw a bit high. According to my dr, mild anemia. Could that be all? Or something else too?
Yes, mild anemia: This is common, especially in menstruating females, more fruits and green vegetables would suffice, all the best ...Read more
Numbers: Iron (not to be confused with hemoglobin) is the amount of the element in blood bound to plasma proteins. It's helps estimate how much iron is available to make more red cells. Mch and MCHC are mean corpuscular (red cell) hemoglobin and hemoglobin concentration; how well-hemoglobinized the red cells are (tends to be low in iron deficiency and some other illnesses.) iron deficiency's common & cruel. ...Read more
Suspect thal minor: No lab value means anything apart from a human being, and labs are numbers that may be far removed from the reference range, or just at the edges. I strongly suggest you do not self-diagnose but instead use the internet to become literate about health and the diagnostic process so you can be a partner with your physician. ...Read more
My Mchc is 31.2 and listed as low. Should I worry about this? Hemoglobin 12.6 Hematocrit 40.4 Mcv 91 Mch 28.5
Not necessarily: These are usually signs of iron deficiency. If you have heavy menstrual periods, that would be one explanation. If not, you should probably see your doctor and discuss further testing. In the meantime, you can begin taking over-the-counter iron supplements as directed by your pharmacist. ...Read more
Female 44 years old RBCS 4.94 H. High MCH 25.3 L. LOW MCHC 30.3 L NEUTROPHIL 53.3 L is it a worry case or not and what to do? THANXX
Do not worry: 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, your results are nothing to worry about. Follow your doctor's advice for care and visits to the doctor. ...Read more
I'm 21yrs old & I've norml PLT count 202x10.e 3/μl but high MPV 14.2 fL with low MCH 25.6pq & MCHC 31.7q/dL. What'd be the risk of high MPV? RBC=4.6
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, if your hemoglobin in normal, I would not be concerned. ...Read more