Top
10
Doctor insights on: Low Mcv Anemia

Share
1

1
Low rbc, low hgb, high mcv, normal iron & B12 levels. What is the cause of anemia?

Low rbc, low hgb, high mcv, normal iron & B12 levels.  What is the cause of anemia?

Macrocytic anemia: The most common causes of macrocytic anemia are B12 (ruled out for you) and folate (folic acid) deficiencies. Folate (folic acid) deficiency can be caused by diet (very rare - folate (folic acid) is everywhere), celiac disease, alcoholism, or hemolysis (autoimmune process, for example). Rarer causes include aplastic anemia and myelodysplastic syndrome (mds). If not clear to your doc, may need to see hematologist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
1,239 doctors shared insights

Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


2

2
What causes an a/g ratio of .9 (normal range 1-2) with anemia? My hgb or blood count is 10.4. I have slightly low hct, mcv, mch, and mchc . Causes?

What causes an a/g ratio of .9 (normal range 1-2) with anemia?

My hgb or blood count is 10.4.  I have slightly low hct, mcv, mch, and mchc .  Causes?

Iron deficiency?: The a/g ratio indicates slightly low gamma globulin and is a very crude measure of immune function. The hgb/ red cell parameters are most suggestive of iron deficiency. Additions tests including a ferritin level are needed to confirm. ...Read more

3

3
Does anemia cause irreg hr? My machine gives the irreg hr signal but heart workup was normal. Hemo in canada val is 116 and iron is 8. Tibc high RDW HGH MCV low. Im worried. More tests being done.

Does anemia cause irreg hr? My machine gives the irreg hr signal but heart workup was normal. Hemo in canada val is 116 and iron is 8. Tibc high RDW HGH MCV low. Im worried. More tests being done.

No: Anemia does not cause irregular rhythm. Your heart w/u can be normal and you can still have extra beats which are present to some degree in all normal people. You have iron deficiency anemia which is due to blood loss and, in your age group. Most likely a result of menstruation. Take iron supplements. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
High wbc, high anc, low hb, low hct, normal mcv & mchc, high plt. no sign of infection, why high wbc? my dr says ncnc anemia. is it true?

High wbc, high anc, low hb, low hct, normal mcv & mchc, high plt. no sign of infection, why high wbc? my dr says ncnc anemia. is it true?

Issues: Sorry to be a nuisance but it is difficult for me to fully understand all of the problems. Can you please be a bit more specific about your questions and then I can help you with your issues. ...Read more

5

5
Wbc 3.7, rbc4.03, hgb 9.2, hct 29.0, MCV 72.1, mch22.8, mchc31.0, rdw18.7calcium&anion low, ANA -poswhat is wrong here?More than anemia ?Hem

Wbc 3.7, rbc4.03, hgb 9.2, hct 29.0, MCV 72.1, mch22.8, mchc31.0, rdw18.7calcium&anion low, ANA -poswhat is wrong here?More than anemia ?Hem

Rheumatology?: Low wbc, microcytic anemia, and ANA positivity make rheumatological condition like systemic lupus erythematosus a possibility. Iron deficiency anemia with viral neutropenia is also possible. Evaluation by a hematologist and / or rheumatologist is warranted. ...Read more

6

6
If MCV is enlarged, b12 and vit D rock bottom but no cealac disease could this mean pernicious anemia? HB 116, ferritan is 86 and low stomach acid

If MCV is enlarged, b12 and vit D rock bottom but no cealac disease could this mean pernicious anemia? HB 116, ferritan is 86 and low stomach acid

Oral supplement: 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, you may try oral supplements of B12, vitamin D3, iron and multivitamins first. If that does not resolve high MCV, you may need B12 injections. 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

7

7
High rbc, RDW but low MCV MCH mchc. B12 is also low at 300. Sound like B12 induced anemia or something else? Hdl chol also low (6pt) but rest perfect

High rbc, RDW but low MCV MCH mchc. B12 is also low at 300. Sound like B12 induced anemia or something else? Hdl chol also low  (6pt) but rest perfect

Anemias: Low mcv,mch, and mchc can occur with iron deficiency but the rbc count would usually be low. Some hereditary anemias like Thalassemia may have higher rbc counts,though. B12 deficiency generally has a high MCV. A hematologist is best qualified to evaluate you and your findings. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
Recent blood work. Wbc, Rbc, hgb, hct, mcv normal. Low mchc. High Rbw. What does this point to? Had iron def anemia in past.

Recent blood work.  Wbc, Rbc, hgb, hct, mcv normal.  Low mchc.  High Rbw.  What does this point to?  Had iron def anemia in past.

You can look these: all up, e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_corpuscular_hemoglobin_concentration, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_blood_cell_distribution_width, etc. If the MCV is ?er Nl, combined with ?ed MCHC these could be c/w some mild Fe deficiency currently. If Reticulocyte count is elevated, this would be c/w the?ed RDW due to an ?ed mix of younger, immature plus older cells. These values just clues. ...Read more