1 doctor weighed in:

What causes red blood cells to become larger than normal?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology

In brief: Quite a few things

Vitamin deficiencies (folate (folic acid) or b12), medications, inefficient blood cell production (myelodysplasia) to name a few.
If the macrocytosis is significant a work up by a hematologist would be appropriate.

In brief: Quite a few things

Vitamin deficiencies (folate (folic acid) or b12), medications, inefficient blood cell production (myelodysplasia) to name a few.
If the macrocytosis is significant a work up by a hematologist would be appropriate.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Dr. Michael Dugan
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified,
11 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors