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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?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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David Miller
Family Medicine

In brief: Iron deficiency

The pattern of lab values you describe is typical of iron deficiency anemia.
However, it could also be other things so you need to see your doc for a proper explanation and interpretation of your lab values.

In brief: Iron deficiency

The pattern of lab values you describe is typical of iron deficiency anemia.
However, it could also be other things so you need to see your doc for a proper explanation and interpretation of your lab values.
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