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Re: RDW is high
Feb 27, 2009
Hi DianaRo42--Red cell distribution width (RDW) is a calc. of the variation in the size of your RBCs. Anisocytosis means variation. This variation increases the RDW. Yours is really high. My highest was 19 with a range of 11.7-15.0. Your MCV must really be low in that case. In anemia all your labs are thrown off being low with the exception of the RDW and Platelets and they are High. This really freaked me out when I first saw my labs, it made me want to cry, also because I felt so bad. When I found out that one knocks the other out so to speak I felt better about it.

Yes, be kind to your heart. What are your Hgb and Hct counts now?

I like your smiley with sunglasses. Hope you are feeling better soon. Keep us posted.

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