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30-year-old athletic female who engages in regular physical activity and eats very healthy. My hemotology report indicated MCV 100 and MCH 33.3 why?

30-year-old athletic female who engages in regular physical activity and eats very healthy. My hemotology report indicated MCV 100 and MCH 33.3 why?

Ho Ho Ho !!: I'm not a Hematologist.In fact,I'm not even a dermatologist!But the numbers you gave to this plain ol' tired,run-of the-mill ER doc don't worry him.Yes a tad high maybe(I don't have your particular lab's statistics--like maybe that would be low normal in the valley of the Jolly Green Giant)but not high enough to bother me.Someone will suggest taking B vitamins,but if you are not anemic,don't worry ...Read more

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Will a hemotology doctor be able to tell why my white blood count is low?

Will a hemotology doctor be able to tell why my white blood count is low?

It depends,,,: It depends on how low the white count is and what the other tests on blood show. For example, if there are low counts from leukemia, etc., there might be immature white cells in the blood smear. If it's due to infection or chemotherapy, there will likely be less white cells without immature forms and there would be other blood parameters abnormal as well. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I am a diabetic. I went for blood work yesterday! all hemotology resulys within normal range, except neutrophil is 71. Should i be panic-stricken? Have appt. With dr., but not for few days

I am a diabetic.  I went for blood work yesterday!  all hemotology resulys within normal range, except neutrophil is 71.  Should i be panic-stricken?  Have appt. With dr., but not for few days

Not to worry: This is not a concerning lab test at all. Neutrophils are a normal part of your blood count, and at 71% this is not that far off from normal that any thing of significance is happening. Glad all your other labs are great and keep u the good health! ...Read more

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