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What does low mchc means?

What does low mchc means?

Low hemoglobin/RBC.: This simply means there is a low mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (mchc), or a low average amount of hemoglobin for each red blood cell. It is a measure of the concentration of hemoglobin in a given volume of packed red blood cells. Mchc is low in microcytic anemias, like iron deficiency anemia, and thalassemia. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have low mchc?

What should I do if I have low mchc?

Find cause of anemia: Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) literally means the 'avg. Amount of red blood cell hemoglobin'. Hemoglobin is protein that carries oxygen in blood. Since low MCHC is associated with low iron &anemia, you need to rule out blood loss from excessive periods or 'slow gastro-intestinal (G.I.) bleeding'. G.I. Loss needs to be considered >40 yo. Supplemental iron, folate, (folic acid) B12 may help. ...Read more

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What does high mvc and low mchc mean?

What does high mvc and low mchc mean?

RBC indices: MCV=mean cell volume MCHC=mean cellular hemoglobin concentration. The combination of high mcv and low MCHC is not common if these are week beyond normal range. If anemia is also present it could be a combined type or one related to a genetic john variant ...Read more

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What does it mean elevated MCV with low MCHC?

What does it mean elevated MCV with low MCHC?

All results: 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 been helpful to have all the results and actual values of the results. One possibility is deficiency of iron and folic acid and/or B12. ...Read more

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What causes ongoing low lymphs, low mchc and high rdw?

What causes ongoing low lymphs, low mchc and high rdw?

Hematology: If the red cell,total white blood cell and platelet counts, as well as the MCV and MCH are all normal, the low MCHC and high RDW may not be significant or diagnostic. Low lymphocytes combined with high neutrophils can be seen in certain infections, use of corticosteroids, or in blood dyscrasias. However this question can be better answered by your MD(who knows your results) or a hematologist ...Read more

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My son (13) has a slightly elevated RDW (14.8%) and a slightly low mchc reading (32.5%). What does this mean?

My son (13) has a slightly elevated RDW (14.8%) and a slightly low mchc reading (32.5%). What does this mean?

CBC interpretation: Please repost your question with the remainder of the CBC results (RBC, Hgb, Plt, MPV and differential) for an informed answer. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son (13) has a slightly elevated RDW (14.8%) and a slightly low mchc reading (32.5%) - meaning?

What do you suggest if my son (13) has a slightly elevated RDW (14.8%) and a slightly low mchc reading (32.5%) - meaning?

Hard to say: Without the context of other lab values, these isolated numbers from a CBC cannot be interpreted. Also, isolated lab values mean nothing by themselves - they are just one tiny clue in a picture of your total health. Don't treat numbers, treat people. Everything has to be taken in context, and commenting on these numbers out of context would be a disservice to you and your son. ...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 of 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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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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Blood test results showing low mchc?

Blood test results showing low mchc?

Low iron: If the MCHC level is below 28%, this is considered too low. The MCHC level can be too low because of blood loss over time, or too little iron in the body. ...Read more