High Mcv

MCV (mean corpuscular volume or mean cell volume) is the volume of erythrocytes (red blood cells) in the blood. The conditions that can increase MCV are folate deficiency anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency, liver disease, alcoholism, aplastic anemia, hemolytic anemia, hypothyroidism, and myelodysplastic syndrome.

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Had a routine check-up and a few of my hematological paarameters are abnormal. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor, Recent health check (which I do it by myself routinely and I do not have any diabetes, BP or any other disorder), I found abnormal values of the following hematological parameters, Hb- just normal, RBC- low, MCHC- low, MCV- high (lab has marked all the last three items under bold). Li...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have checked your attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your hemoglobin level is within normal range. So you may need not to worry about that. You need not worry regarding slight low red blood cell count. For slight high MCV, you can in...  Read Full »

What does the gradual increase in my mother's MCV and MCH indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother, who is 60 years old, is currently under treatment for hypothyroidism, hypertension and stage 2 osteoarthritis of knee joints. She is currently on the following medicines: Eltroxin 50 mcg, Olmezest 20 mg, Gemcal D3 and E-cod Plus. I have attached a copy of her recent kidney,...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Yes, vitamin B12, folic acid and iron levels are normal at present. The present macroovalocytes and macroplatelets are indicative of deficiency. Maybe for a short period due to infection or stress, there was deficiency. Also,...  Read Full »

My CRP value is 2.61. What does it indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, In my routine blood check, the CRP value came up as 2.61. Is this harmful? The lipid profile is as per nominal value. I am attaching the reports.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I find that your MCV (mean corpuscular volume) is raised, and SGOT (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase) and SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase) are slightly raised and CRP as wel...  Read Full »

Are my blood test results worrisome?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 57 year old male. I just had a blood test. Results: Hemocrit 60.0 (h), Blood Urea Nitrogen 24 (h), MCV 96.6 (H), MCHC 31.9 (L), Creatinine 1.36 (H), Basophils 2.1 (H), All other labs were normal.  Read Full »


Dr. Smrita Singh

Pathologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. BUN levels represent the balance between urea production (liver), urea breakdown, and urea elimination (kidneys). Therefore, BUN is an indicator of kidney health and/or liver health. A high hematocrit could be due to many reasons and is not an indication of iron ove...  Read Full »

Can you please explain my blood report?

Query: Hi doctor, I just got my blood work done and would like to know exactly what these results mean. Also, I do want to mention that I am a heavy drinker. The report says that RBC is low at 3.19, MCV is high at 116, MCH is high at 39.2, RDW is high at 16.5, platelets are low at 141, calcium is low at 8....  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have large RBCs (red blood cells) indicated as elevated MCV (mean corpuscular volume), MCH (mean corpuscular hemoglobin) and RDW (red blood cell distribution width). This could be either due to alcohol intake or thyroid dysfunction or folic acid or vitamin B12 def...  Read Full »

A few things are highlighted in my CBC. What is the further course of action?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 50 years old. I am getting muscle pain in legs if I walk a long distance. Also, I am an asthma patient and currently on Theo Asthalin forte tablet and inhaler. Today, I had a complete blood checkup. In the report, the following are highlighted. Total bilirubin count 1.31, red cell di...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: Your vitamin B12 level is mildly low, which has resulted in early changes in RBC (red blood cell) size. In vitamin B12 deficiency, macrocytes are seen or MC...  Read Full »

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