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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

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My MCV blood level is 66. Is this low? Is it dangerous?

Insist on an answer: 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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Hi, I recently got a blood test done and it says I have a low mcv value, does it mean I have thalassemia? Also, I have high blood glucose levels.

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I recently got a blood test done and it says I have a low mcv value, does it mean I have thalassemia? Also, I have high blood glucose levels.

Incomplete info: 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 helped to have all the results including MCV value. Also, need Hb level, and tests for iron. To make a diagnosis of thalassemia, would need Hb electrophoresis too. ...Read more

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My red blood cells level is 19.7, hematocrit low, hemoglobin low, MCV low, mchc low what do this mean for my heath?

My red blood cells level is 19.7, hematocrit low, hemoglobin low, MCV low, mchc low what do this mean for my heath?

Anemia needs exam: Hi Patricia. I need to know your real numbers. I suspect RBC is 1.97 Vs abt 5.0 for healthy. Then if Hgb, MCV, MCHC all low, you have anemia and needs treatment which Depends on cause. It can be either low production from your organ or increased turnover or blood loss. See you doc to do more tests and ask to have blood smear evaluated by hematologists pathologist. May need other specialists too. ...Read more

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What might high Cl, MCV, MCH, and low Co2, RBC, RDW & Plt levels in the blood mean?

What might high Cl, MCV, MCH, and low Co2, RBC, RDW & Plt levels in the blood mean?

Hematology consult: Consult with a Hematologist asap. There are many factors that need to be considered for proper diagnosis and arriving at the answer you deserve. ...Read more

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Priority level of a low MCV, RDWSD blood and high RBC for a 13 yr girl complaining of dizziness, numbness, tremors, insomnia, temp vision loss 1 eye?

Priority level of a low MCV, RDWSD blood and high RBC for a 13 yr girl complaining of dizziness, numbness, tremors, insomnia, temp vision loss 1 eye?

Unclear question: 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 might have helped to have the actual numbers. However, given the symptoms you mention, it would be prudent to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the tests. ...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 This 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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What does a low mcv, MCH and mchc mean in a blood test?

What does a low mcv, MCH and mchc mean in a blood test?

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

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Cause of elevated RDW level of 15.4% and normal MCV level in blood?

Cause of elevated RDW level of 15.4% and normal MCV level in blood?

Different thing: You could have more than one conditons like low in iron and low in vitamin B12 for instance- that would make normal MCV and high rdw. Or you could be just in the very beginning or mild case of low iron- that would present the same in cbc. Go to see your md and get checked. ...Read more

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My blood MCV level is 110, how do I treat this? My B12 is normal and I do drink

My blood MCV level is 110, how do I treat this? My B12 is normal and I do drink

Stop drinking: The alcholol may be the rrason for the elevation. Would cut back or even stop drinking if you can. Have your folate (folic acid) level checked. ...Read more

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Hello! I took my blood test recently. And I got some not in the range. Like my HGB is 9.5 my MCHM is 28.84 my MCH is 17.37 my MCV and MCH are low too?

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, from what you described you likely have iron deficiency anemia. You may try taking oral iron supplement and a multivitamin tablet for about six months and then repeat the test. ...Read more

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I am 25 yrs old. I had my blood test and got report low calcium and high in mchc; mch; mcv. What these terms mean?

I am 25 yrs old. I had my blood test and got report low calcium and high in mchc; mch; mcv.  What these terms mean?

Not enough info.: Lab results usually are numbers, and numbers are just numbers, with little meaning unless a doctor takes in the whole picture of what's going on with his patient. The ordering doctor may or may not consider the results a problem, depending on the patient's symptoms and her past medical conditions. ...Read more

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My son is 6 years old he has ITP. After looking at his blood work his LYM is almost always low and his GRA is almost always high. MCV low.

My son is 6 years old he has ITP. After looking at his blood work his LYM is almost always low and his GRA is almost always high. MCV low.

Imcomplete question: When you use this site, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review. You must also submit a concise question that reflects the info submitted. Your data is vague and no question is asked. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete, We do not have access to any previous question or data you use to sign up. ...Read more

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What does high hct high MCV and low mchc mean in blood work?

Spurious vs real: Need good history. Decrease plasma volume or stress erythrocytosis would be spurious.
Secondary causes could include anything associated with tissue hypoxia ex. Chronic pulmonary disease. Normal arterial po2 could mean increase carboxyhemoglobinemia 2nd to cigarette smoking. Inappropriate increase ex renal disorders;ex renal cyst or ca.
Primary cause; p. Vera bone marrow disorder.
Few examples. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in every blood test I have ever had my blood cells were small and pale (low MCV and low mch)?

Can you tell me in every blood test I have ever had my blood cells were small and pale (low MCV and low mch)?

Yes: I'll bet you that your have beta thalassemia minor and nobody ever picked it up. Ask your physician. ...Read more

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Bloods showed high mch, high mcv, low RDW and high bilirubin. Liver test/scan came back fine, what else could it be??

Bloods showed high mch, high mcv, low RDW and high bilirubin. Liver test/scan came back fine, what else could it be??

Else what?: 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, the first thing to rule out would be B12/Folate deficiency. What is your hemoglobin level and what are the actual values of the results? ...Read more

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I just got blood test results. I have a high red cell count 5.53. I also have low MCV and MCH, 79.2 and 29.7 respectively. What does it mean?

Any symptoms?: How much is your hemoglobin? If is it between 12-15 gm/dL, there is no cause of concern. You parameters are okay.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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My blood test shows: fraction immature reticylocytes high .19, RBC low 3.82, MCV high 382, MCH high 34.3, lymphocyte low 24%. What could be wrong?

My blood test shows: fraction immature reticylocytes high .19, RBC low 3.82, MCV high 382, MCH high 34.3, lymphocyte low 24%. What could be wrong?

B12/folate deficient: You need to be checked out for vitamin B12 or Folic Acid deficiency. I wonder why the doctor who ordered the blood test did not recommend getting these tests done. If these values were normal, then further studies will be required. ...Read more

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What can a raised red blood cell count, low MCV & low MCH mean?

What can a raised red blood cell count, low MCV & low MCH mean?

Polycythemia: Your red cells are increased and your mean cell volume is averaging smaller than usual, and your mean cell hemoglobin is lower than normal. Causes need to be investigated and include many, low oxygenation, renal issues, fast marrow output of blood erythopoietin levels and all have to correlated with your previously dx rare genetic dirorder. Do see your blood Smear or private doc ASAP, take care. ...Read more

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My blood test shows that.... Thet Hgb, PCV normal and RBCs Count high and MCV, MCH and MCHC low and RDW-CV high ........what is that means?

My blood test shows that.... Thet Hgb, PCV normal and RBCs Count high and MCV, MCH and MCHC low and RDW-CV high ........what is that means?

Thalassemia minor?: With normal packed cell volume, high red cell count, low MCV, I'd consider you may have thalassemia minor. This is good to know because if you marry someone else who has this, the children may have the very serious thalassemia major. Talk with your physician about this and what he/she thinks is actually going on. ...Read more

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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

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Low MCV high red blood cells with abnormal morphology with low neutrophils and high lymphocytes counts?

Low MCV high red blood cells with abnormal morphology with low neutrophils and high lymphocytes counts?

Means nothing alone: In isolation from the patient story, lab tests mean nothing. This is especially true since we have no actual numbers. The low MCV and high rbc would make any physician think of a thalassemia, but it would be criminal to speculate further without knowing more about the person. If this is a you or a family member, you have a right and a duty to request your doctor's thoughts, or get consultation. ...Read more

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What does having low MCV high red blood cells with abnormal morphology with low neutrophils and high lymphocytes counts mean?

What does having low MCV high red blood cells with abnormal morphology with low neutrophils and high lymphocytes counts mean?

Thalassemia?: Low MCV (small sized) red cells with increased number of rbcs is most commonly seen with thalassemia, an inherited hemoglobin abnormality, but it is not associated with low neutrophils. Not all low neutrophil counts are significant, as normal varies with ethnic background. Infections can cause temporary low neutrophils. See a hematologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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Cbc done — hgb, hct low(10.6/33.3). The mcv, MCH and MCH were borderline low. The RDW high. Donated blood 1 month previous with 12.9 hgb.? Diagnosis

Cbc done — hgb, hct low(10.6/33.3). The mcv, MCH and MCH were borderline low. The RDW high. Donated blood 1 month previous with 12.9 hgb.? Diagnosis

Not enough data: Most cbc's only tell us what numerically is wrong. The only sure way to tell a CBC is abnormal is to look at the peripheral smear. Your indices indicate that you may be iron deficient, however that requires a thorough assessment for blood loss from the gi, gu and respiratory tract. If you donate blood, you can exacerbate the iron deficiency. ...Read more

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I'm looking for information regarding mcv, ggt, amylase, ast, alp and ALT levels in blood. Where can I find this?

I'm looking for information regarding mcv, ggt, amylase, ast, alp and ALT levels in blood. Where can I find this?

See link below: http://reference.medscape.com/guide/laboratory-medicine

This site can get pretty technical but if you have a science background and basic knowledge of chemistry, you will find it very helpful. They also summarize things pretty simply too without losing meaning. ...Read more

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What do blood results mean? TIBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, RBC & MCH all LOW. Retic count & RDW are HIGH. Iron, Tran Sat, Ferriten, MCV NORMAL

What do blood results mean? TIBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, RBC & MCH all LOW.  Retic count & RDW are HIGH. Iron, Tran Sat, Ferriten, MCV NORMAL

Anemia: Your results indicate anemia. The cause requires identification. Strong possibilities from high retic count include blood cell hemolysis (breakdown) or blood loss from your body. Needs more attention as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Noticed today a yellow hue to my eyes and they look bloodshot, suffering six months with fatigue related symptoms, bloods normal but MCV somewhat low?

Noticed today a yellow hue to my eyes and they look bloodshot, suffering six months with fatigue related symptoms, bloods normal but MCV somewhat low?

Fatigue - yellow -: The yellow eyes suggest this could be a liver problem but there are a lot of other things we look for with chronic fatigue. The fatigue could be a sleep disorder. The low MCV could be low iron or thalasemmia. ...Read more