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Iron deficiency- hb 12.1, high rbc, very low mcv. Ferritin 5. What would cause the RBC to be high?

Other condition. You may have other separate problem in addition to the iron deficiency anemia. You may have a blood disorder that is called thalassemia trait, in addition to the iron deficiency/. Thalassemia trait can explain why your rbc is elevated and your MCV is out proportionally low to the level of hb. Talk to your doctor and get the blood test to check it. Read more...
Thal minor. You may also have this. Get a hematology consult as RBI will not be high in pure iron deficiency. Read more...

Low hemoglobin (11.6), low mch, high rdw, low alkaline phosphates, all other values normal including rbc and b12. Possible cause? Iron deficiency?

May be. 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, iron deficiency is not uncommon in women in their reproductive years. It would be safe to take oral iron and multivitamin supplements and recheck hemoglobin at your next visit to your doctor. 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...

Can iron deficiency start from the blood and not stores, in my blood works HGB, RBC fine every time only iron was always low, how???

Of course. Iron deficiency is present and you can feel crummy long before you become anemic. Now, why are you iron deficient? I hope you are not a non-supplementing vegetarian. If so, please reconsider. Your physician will check you for possible sources of blood loss. If you have some other illness that might make your iron low, such as arthritis, this may explain it. Read more...

If you have normal RBC and Hemoglobin does that definitely mean that your oxygen supply is enough At The Moment even though you have Iron deficiency?

Usually not related. If a person has a normal amount of hemoglobin, regardless of how many red blood cells he has, the amount of oxygen supplied to the various parts of his body is related to other factors (not directly related to his normal amount of hemoglobin). Other factors include the amount of oxygen in the air, the quality of oxygen transfer in his lungs, the amount of blood pumped per heart contraction, etc... Read more...
No. You're misled on two different points. Both are subtle. First, iron deficiency will make you feel unwell before you become anemic by depleting iron in muscle cells, mitochondria etc. Second, the amount of oxygen in your blood also depends on adequacy of lung function and availability of oxygen. If your labs show iron deficiency and you're a non-vegetarian man, a serious blood-loss workup's needed. Read more...