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... From reading, with iron deficiency anemia presents with a high RDW but mine is normal. any idea why? here's my lab results: Transferrin 397 (200-360) calculated TIBC 556 (112-346) %saturation 11 (20-55) Ferritin 8 (13-400) serum iron 63 (59-158) RBC 4.71 (3.80-5.30) (3 replies)
... I know this an old thread, but I'd sure love to know too. I'm facing the same. I had my last chemo on 2/13/12. All numbers are good but my RBC, hemoglobin & hematocrit took a nosedive recently. Heck, my RBC were better during chemo! I really don't understand the role Ferritin plays in all of this. Vit B12 looks fine. So does iron. Does this mean I have internal bleeding... (7 replies)
... a problem with our erythrocytes. It could be hypothyroidism, diabetes, or other diseases. Seeing the results of your blood test, does a low RBC HGB HCT. But MCV MCH MCHC normal. And usually the anemia that occurs in this condition are anemia normocytic normochrom. And the cause is only one, namely bleeding. ... (7 replies)

... I have hypochromic, microcytic anemia with polychromasia (grey-blue colored red blood cells, and hypochromia is pale red blood cells). Normal RBC count, normal hematocrit level but low MCV, MCH, MCHC, and hemoglobin levels. WBC sometimes shows up as normal, or slightly elevated on recent blood tests, and platelets normal. My serum ferritin is 96 which is well within normal. ... (0 replies)
... ducate myself better on what tests might be beneficial in determining the cause of this anemia. I'll be looking up ESR for sure. I don't even know what MCV, MCH, MCHC means and how they relate to one another. It's so, so confusing to me. ... (10 replies)
... Hi all I was dx with Iron Def anemia back in July. I was dx by a hematologist. I was feeling fine. I had no symptoms of iron def. Yet, back in July my ferritin was at an 8, my hemoglobin was low, hematocrit was low, RDW-CV was high, sat rate was low, TIBC was high. Serum iron was fine at 65. I still get monthly periods. I am 43 and my periods are now closer together and... (2 replies)
... I think it's a normal thing. When I was anemic and as my lab reflected it was a long, long process getting to that point, my RBC's were consistently normal values. However, my Hgb was 8.5 and my ferritin a 2, so I would say it is normal. That has been my personal experience. Now, when there is a simple iron deficiency anemia present, your labs with look like this: CBC... (12 replies)
Mcv question
Aug 23, 2009
... doxielove--Welcome to the boards! :wave: That is a good question, I can explain a little perhaps. Ranges are just that and nothing more. Not all people will fit into these ranges and this is the way it is for some. Doesn't necessarily mean something is abnormal. However, it could mean many different things for individuals. As far as the MCV goes the Normal Adult... (2 replies)
... I have been diagnosed with Anemia but all Iron levels are normal. TIBC 403 UIBC 317 Iron, Serum 86 Iron Saturation 21% Ferritin 73 I was taking Vitron C from 2/10 to 3/11 and my numbers got lower. Here are my tests: (4 replies)
... MCV, MCH, MCHC go low, while the platelets and RDW go high on the Hematology lab reference range, if that helps at all. ... (4 replies)
... H are always Low out of range, also, the MCV, MCH, MCHC are Low with the Platelets and RDW both High. ... (2 replies)
... Thanks for the quick reply Mel52, I'll read up on hemolytic anemia today. (4 replies)
... I looked those up because my husband's are very high also. If I remember correctly and perhaps an expert can jump in, I thing it is the size and number of red blood cells. In my husband's case he has hemolytic anemia. (4 replies)
... Ritah- I was just diagnosed as anemic about 3 months ago. When I was younger I went through a small bout of it as well. This one actually was going for a really long time with no one trying to figure it out. My Ferritin Level was 2 with obvious low H and H! Along with low MVC, MCH, MCHC, and RDW-C. I have now been taking my iron 2 times a day for the last month and half.... (15 replies)
... Here are my lab results from this summer. Any advice as to what they mean or anything?? 4/29/07, WBC- 8.4 RBC- 4.35 HGB- 12.8 HCT- 37.8 MCV- 86.9 MCH- 29.5 MCHC- 34.0 (65 replies)
... Hello, anemic friends! I'm new to the board and have been reading the posts like crazy trying to make sense of my recent discouraging blood test results. The results are similar to many others who've posted, but I wanted to run them by the forum in case something stood out. Any insights, advice or just plain encouragement would be very welcome. A little background. I'm a... (0 replies)
... Analyte Value Flag Reference Units Status Site WBC 16.3 H 3.6-9.2 X 103/uL Final RBC 5.17 4.38-5.58 X 106/uL Final Hemoglobin 11.2 L 13.7-17.3 g/dL Final Hematocrit 37.7 L 39.0-49.0 Percent Final MCV 72.9 L 80.0-96.0 fL Final MCH 21.7 L 28.0-33.5 pg Final MCHC 29.7 L 32.0-37.0 g/dL Final RDW 16.2 H 11.2-15.0 Percent Final PLATELET COUNT 425 H 140-400 X... (0 replies)
... NOTE TO SELF: Well here I am almost one year later and my values have changed... RBC 2010- 4.48 RBC 2011- 4.73 HGB 2010- 9.9 HGB 2011- 8.6 HCT 2010- 31.5 HCT 2011- 27.3 MCV 2010- 70.5 MCV 2011- 62.5 MCH 2010- 22.1 MCH 2011- 19.8 MCHC 2010-31.4 MCHC 2011- 31.6 RDW 2010- 19.8 RDW 2011- 27.3 ...not for the better. I don't know what my iron stores are??? (7 replies)
... Found out in Feb 15th I have iron def Anemia went in hospital for heart palps and learned I had a Hemo of 7.9 they kept me 24 hours ran a second panel saw my hemo went up to 8.4 sent me home with a script for iron sulf 2 times a day. I do not have any health insurence anymore, so you can imagine the level of care that's open for me. Anyways when I went in to the hospital... (3 replies)
... My lab results yesterday shows that my iron saturation at 5% is quite low. I have been feeling like something that cat dragged in for a couple of years now but have only been minimally tested for iron with only CBCs in the past. My hematocrit and hemoglobin levels have been out of range for about a year but not enough to cause any concern. This week was the first time that... (10 replies)

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