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Indication of high human ferritin, low mcv, low mch, low mchc, normal hemoglobin?

Indication of high human ferritin, low mcv, low mch, low mchc, normal hemoglobin?

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

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Can you be anaemic if RBC test is normal but hemoglobin is borderline low, MCV is a little high & MCHC is low?

Can you be anaemic if RBC test is normal but hemoglobin is borderline low, MCV is a little high & MCHC is low?

Anemia: Anemia is defined by a hemoglobin or hematocrit below "normal" Normal is specific to age and sex. Borderline low is still normal. High MCV could indicate folate (folic acid) or B12 deficiency, but this is not supported by low MCHC which might be seen with iron deficiency (which would actually cause the MCV to be low). All in all this then appears to be a normal variant - consider repeating in a few months. ...Read more

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Can thelasemia cause low iron 20.39 (normal range 33-193), normal hemoglobin 12.10 (11.5-15.5) & low MCV 74.90 (77-95) in CBC RESULT?

Can thelasemia cause low iron 20.39 (normal range 33-193), normal hemoglobin 12.10 (11.5-15.5) & low MCV 74.90 (77-95) in CBC RESULT?

More info needed: Thalassemia can be associated with decreased iron, but thalassemia itself does not cause low iron. Decreased iron is more likely due to nutritional deficiency of iron or to blood loss, as in menstruating patients. ...Read more

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What could cause low MCV and high RDW but normal MCH, hemoglobin, and hematocrit for over a year?

What could cause low MCV and high RDW but normal MCH, hemoglobin, and hematocrit for over a year?

How low?: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. If your peripheral smear is unremarkable and the MCV above 70, I'd forget the whole thing. My RDW is always high from donating blood. There are some variants of thalassemia minor that will produce this and puzzle people over a lifetime, though MCH is usually lowish. ...Read more

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What type of anemia has elevated rdw-cv, normal mcv, low mch, low mchc and low hemoglobin? Iron is normal range.

What type of anemia has elevated rdw-cv, normal mcv, low mch, low mchc and low hemoglobin? Iron is normal range.

Need more info: Do you have a chronic illness? 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 limited data you provided suggests anemia of chronic illness. It would be prudent to consult the doctor who ordered the tests.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex.
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What does it mean when you have a high rdw, normal RBC, low hemoglobin, low hematocrit, low mcv, &mch and low mchc?

What does it mean when you have a high rdw, normal RBC, low hemoglobin, low hematocrit, low mcv, &mch and low mchc?

Iron deficiency: This combination suggests iron deficiency anemia. Your evaluation will look into this option as well as some other causes of these small red cells with anemia. ...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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39 year old woman with mild/moderate rheumatoid arthritis. Cbc done - hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCV levels low, but iron is in normal range?

39 year old woman with mild/moderate rheumatoid arthritis. Cbc done - hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCV levels low, but iron is in normal range?

Other causes: There are other causes for anemia, and you should return to your doctor to discuss this. You will need more testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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My mcv, mch, mchc and hemoglobin are all a tad low. Rdw a tad high. All the rest of my blood work is completely normal. Doc says mild anemia?

My mcv, mch, mchc and hemoglobin are all a tad low. Rdw a tad high. All the rest of my blood work is completely normal. Doc says mild anemia?

Need data: 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 the actual data, rather than your interpretation of "tad low".
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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.
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5 year old has persistent normocytic anemia. High WBC, platelets, low RBC and hemoglobin. Normal MCV, MCH, ferritin and reticulocyte. What's the cause?

5 year old has persistent normocytic anemia. High WBC, platelets, low RBC and hemoglobin. Normal MCV, MCH, ferritin and reticulocyte. What's the cause?

Need more tests,,,: This is hard to determine as this is the case of a child. Other tests like a peripheral blood smear might help to find the cause. It would be best to see the doctor, preferably a pediatrician, for more tests and an exam. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Rapid heart rate during period. Low hemoglobin, low MCH and high rdw. Borderline normal mcv. Also had mildly low 3.3 potassium 7 weeks ago. I see dr tues, what type of anemia and safest way to treat?

Rapid heart rate during period. Low hemoglobin, low MCH and high rdw. Borderline normal mcv. Also had mildly low 3.3 potassium 7 weeks ago. I see dr tues, what type of anemia and safest way to treat?

You probably: Have iron deficiency anemia. Common causes are blood loss, lack iron on diet, pregnancy, inability to absorb iron due for example celiac disease. In your case blood loss due to possibly heavy period. I imaging endoscopy study negative. Treatment iron supplement. Iron studies also indicated if in doubt. All above can give you tachycardia and fatigue. But thyroid test indicated. ...Read more

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What does low mcv, mch, and hemoglobin mean?

What does low mcv, mch, and hemoglobin mean?

Red cell indices: MCV is mean cell (corpuscle) volume
it is the average size of the red cells

it is used to study and classify anemias (low hemoglobin states)
low MCV = microcytosis= iron deficiency or thalassemia
normal MCV= normocytic= anemia of inflammation or malignancy =80-100
high MCV= macrocytosis= B12 or folate (folic acid) deficiency and others

MCH = mean corpuscle or cell hemoglobin. Used less.
follows MCV ...Read more

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What does low mcv, mch, and hemoglobin mean?

What does low mcv, mch, and hemoglobin mean?

Anemia: Low hemoglobin is the most important result and you should discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Hemoglobin 106 low hematocrit, MCV, MCH low and RDW 18.4. Ferritin 7. Is the high RDW a concern. Last b12 was 137?

Nutrition: You seem to have more than one nutritional deficiency. It may be due to poor diet or malabsorption. It is imperative that you consult a doctor to ascertain the cause of the deficiencies and take appropriate medication.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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What causes a low hematocrit, low hemoglobin, low mcv, and elevated liver enzymes?

What causes a low hematocrit, low hemoglobin, low mcv, and elevated liver enzymes?

Medical illnesses: There are many medical conditions that can cause these things...In general, you have anemia, and abnormal liver function tests that need to be evaluated and treated depending on the results of why you are anemic and have elevated liver enzymes. ...Read more

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3 of 4 of my children have Low Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, MCV, MCVH....High RDW. I believe that affect their education performance and behavior.

3 of 4 of my children have Low Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, MCV, MCVH....High RDW. I believe that affect their education performance and behavior.

Maybe, maybe not: The levels needed to interfere with performance vary with the skill set being reviewed. Many with minor hemoglobin defects have lower values than the norm for their lifetime and function quite well. Lead poisoning can also cause lower values, but it is the lead, not the blood cells that cause impairments. In short, your statement provides nonspecific data so a more specific answer is not possible. ...Read more

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RBC count low (3.85), hemoglobin 12, Hematocrit was 36.5%, MCV 94.8, MCH 31.2, MCHC 32.9. I am a 38 year old female. Should I be concerned about RBC?

RBC count low (3.85), hemoglobin 12, Hematocrit was 36.5%, MCV 94.8, MCH 31.2, MCHC 32.9. I am a 38 year old female. Should I be concerned about RBC?

No worries: Her hemoglobin and hematocrit are within normal limits, so you are not anemic. The normal values for MCV, MCH, and MCHC indicates that your red blood cells (RBC) are normal in size and contain a normal amount of hemoglobin. With all other results being normal, the RBC value is likely due to lab error (variation). Hemoglobin of 12 is in the low normal range probably due to menstrual blood loss. ...Read more

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50y/o female; beta thalassemia. Rbc 5.48, MCV 67.5, MCH 21.4, mchc 31.6, RDW 17.4, crit 37.0 hemoglobin 11.7. Vit d is low too. Should I worry?

50y/o female; beta thalassemia. Rbc 5.48, MCV 67.5, MCH 21.4, mchc 31.6, RDW 17.4, crit 37.0 hemoglobin 11.7. Vit d is low too. Should I worry?

Take Vit D: Your beta thalassemia is harmless. You should discuss your vitamin d level with your doctor and explore the option of taking vitamin d supplement. While waiting for the meeting with your doctor you can safely take 2000 units of vitamin d3 per day. It is available over the counter. ...Read more

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Help!! What does it mean when you have low hemoglobin, low hemocrait, low mcv, low mch, low mchc high rdw, high iron binding capacity, low ferritin?

Iron deficiency: You and your physician need to find the cause. It may be anything from heavy periods to non-supplementing vegetarianism to a bleeding gut ulcer or tumor to hookworm to a host of others. Good luck finding the real cause. You wil feel better when you are treated. ...Read more

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

My 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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Hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCV high. MPV low. Doc. Seems to think I am alcoholic, but I do not like booze. Never did. What does this mean?

Hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCV high. MPV low. Doc. Seems to think I am alcoholic, but I do not like booze. Never did. What does this mean?

Tegretol effects: Thank you for informing about Epilepsy, Tegretol, Dilantin
Discuss with Neurologist Bone marrow suppression and Folic acid Deficiency due to Tegretol causing Megaloblastic Anemia with High Hemoglobin and MCV.
See Hematologist for possible diagnosis of Vitamin B 12 deficiency, Hypothyroidism, effect of smoking, poor heart or lung function and effect of medications.
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(28 male) 10.9 hemoglobin, 34.2 hematocrit, & 25.1 MCH with normal rbc, mcv, & rdw. No change in the hemoglobin/hematocrit in 2 months? Any concerns?

(28 male) 10.9 hemoglobin, 34.2 hematocrit, & 25.1 MCH with normal rbc, mcv, & rdw. No change in the hemoglobin/hematocrit in 2 months? Any concerns?

Low-ish, why?: Assuming you are otherwise healthy, the numbers you provided suggest you are a little anemic. Sometimes this is influenced by diet (=bad), and can be improved with more protein and dark leafy greens (sorry, but clean your plate!), more effectively than a vitamin. Would talk to your dr who can help decide if it is "normal for you, " or indicating something needing further investigation. ...Read more

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RBC low at 3.99. Hemoglobin 13.2 & hematocrit 38.5, both borderline. MCV 96.3. Platelet count low 138, was >250 before. Not anemic. Feel ok.

RBC low at 3.99. Hemoglobin 13.2 & hematocrit 38.5, both borderline. MCV 96.3. Platelet count low 138, was >250 before. Not anemic. Feel ok.

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, your data suggests a trend towards macrocytic anemia, due to folate and or B12 deficiency. It would be prudent to consult the doctor who ordered the tests, before it gets worse.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Normal MCV RDW 15.4 and tibc 464 could this be a sign of B12 deficiency? Hemoglobin jumps from 11.7 to 13 every other mo. Menses is only every 2mo

Normal MCV RDW 15.4 and tibc 464 could this be a sign of B12 deficiency? Hemoglobin jumps from 11.7 to 13 every other mo. Menses is only every 2mo

Iron deficiency: What you described is more suggestive for iron deficiency. High TIBC suggests low iron. You may take over the counter iron supplements. Take it with food to reduce stomach upset and if it causes constipation, take a fiber laxative like metamucil. ...Read more

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Do I need a colonoscopy because my hemoglobin, hematocrit, and MCV were low? Wouldn't another blood test be the next step? I'm 60 and healthy. My iron was okay when I donated blood 20 days before the blood panel was done on 12-5-11. Could donating blood

Do I need a colonoscopy because my hemoglobin, hematocrit, and MCV were low? Wouldn't another blood test be the next step? I'm 60 and healthy. My iron was okay when I donated blood 20 days before the blood panel was done on 12-5-11. Could donating blood

The: The tests very well could have come back low due to you donating blood. A good idea would be to take iron or a daily multi-vitamin for 3 months then repeat the anemia panel. If you still have anemia your doctor can do a simple test of your stool to check for the presence of blood. If it is positive then you should have another colonoscopy.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin 13.7 low iron. Need to be concern? What's problem. Not bleeding. Anemic before w/ transfusons. Transfusions again. Iron level from the labs MCV or mvc. My hematologist was concerned. Ideas?

Hemoglobin 13.7 low iron. Need to be concern? What's problem. Not bleeding. Anemic before w/ transfusons. Transfusions again. Iron level from the labs MCV or mvc. My hematologist was concerned. Ideas?

Iron deficiency....: It sounds like you have iron-deficiency anemia. With a hemoglobin of 13.7, it is relatively mild at this time but still needs to be diagnosed. Have you had a colonoscopy? Microscopic blood loss from the GI tract can present like this. Colon polyps or even colon cancer can result in iron deficiency anemia. These conditions are very treatable, even curable, if caught early so see a GI doctor asap! ...Read more

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What does it mean when your RBC count is high, hemoglobin, hematocrit, absolute eosinophils, mcv, mch, mchc are low and the RDW and platelet count high?

What does it mean when your RBC count is high, hemoglobin, hematocrit, absolute eosinophils, mcv, mch, mchc are low and the RDW and platelet count high?

D/w your doctor: You should go to see your doctor and discuss the result of your blood work with your doctor. To answer your question will depend on how high is the high level mentioned here and how low is the low levels are here? I need to see the actual numbers to really interprete the result. There are many different things that can cause from non significant, iron deficiency to thalassemia trait etc. D/w md. ...Read more