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Fasting blood work, RDW high 19.3 with RBC 4.81, hemoglobin 12.9, hematocrit 39.2, MCV 82. What does this mean? Trouble tolerating exercise and sleeping and tired, what's wrong with me?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine

In brief: What's wrong with u?

This laboratory data is not abnormal enough to account for your symptoms.
You need a thorough physical exam and additional laboratory testing done to find out why you have poor exercise tolerance. Your post is a bit unclear - are you sleeping a lot or too little? I recommend seeing a functional medicine doctor to put it all together. Find one here: http://bit.Ly/11zdjeo.

In brief: What's wrong with u?

This laboratory data is not abnormal enough to account for your symptoms.
You need a thorough physical exam and additional laboratory testing done to find out why you have poor exercise tolerance. Your post is a bit unclear - are you sleeping a lot or too little? I recommend seeing a functional medicine doctor to put it all together. Find one here: http://bit.Ly/11zdjeo.
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Dr. Lonna Larsh
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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Retic count?

High RDW suggests there could be a high reticulocyte count or low b12.
I would check a ferritin, B12 and folate (folic acid). Questionable iron deficiency even though MCV not below 80. Hope this helps.

In brief: Retic count?

High RDW suggests there could be a high reticulocyte count or low b12.
I would check a ferritin, B12 and folate (folic acid). Questionable iron deficiency even though MCV not below 80. Hope this helps.
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Dr. Christian Schultheis
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology

In brief: Slightly high RDW

And lowish MCV could support iron deficiency, but you are not anemic.

In brief: Slightly high RDW

And lowish MCV could support iron deficiency, but you are not anemic.
Dr. Michael Dugan
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