What Causes High Rdw-cv?
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Answered on 2013-02-08 12:39:00
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You have iron deficiency anemia. The red blood cells in your blood have iron in them and they bind with the oxygen in your blood to carry it to all the tissues in your body. If you don't have enough iron, you have a condition called anemia and you usually feel more tired. The hemoglobin is the part of the red blood cell where the iron is, so if you don't have enough iron, your hemoglobin level will be low. The MCH is also an indicator about the amount of hemoglobin in your red blood cells. The MCV indicates how large or small your red blood cells are. If you have anemia for a long period of time, the MCV (mean cell volume) gets smaller and it is called "microcytic anemia". RDW is also an indicator for anemia and that value will increase with low iron counts. It indicates the red cells to be different sizes and how much variation. |
There are many causes of anemia. If you have chronic blood loss such as women who have heavey menstral periods or people who have a slow loss of blood from an ulcer or other gastrointestinal bleed, they loose iron that is in their blood. Sometimes it can be from just not eating enough iron in your diet, and sometimes it can be from a chronic disease or a problem with absorbtion of nutrients as in a person who has gluten intolerance.
Besides fatigue, with iron deficiency, you may feel more short of breath or notice that your fingernails are brittle or more soft.
||Please help read my blood test results!?
Alright, to start this off, I am a 16 year old female. I recently had a plethora of blood tests done and I got the results in the mail today(Friday.) After looking at them, I see they are a little confusing. My doctor left a note saying my hemoglobin and hematocrit are low for me, considering I am on iron and have been for about 9 months now. Anyway, on to the results.
White blood cells- 3.9 (low?)
Red Blood Cells- 4.38
Hemoglobin- 12.2 (Dr noted this was low for someone on iron)
Hematocrit- 36.7 (Dr noted this was also low for someone on iron)
Mean Cell Volume- 83.7
Mean Cell Hemoglobin- 28.0
Mean Cell Hemoglobin Concentrate- 33.4 (low?)
RDW CV (no idea what this stands for?)- 13.3
Platelets-226 (on the lower side?)
Mean Platelet Volume- 8.4 (on the lower side as well?)
Neutrophils Percent- 38.0
Lymphocytes Percent- 48.4
Monocytes Percent- 10.4 (High.)
Eosinophils Percent- 2.8
Basophils Percent- 0.4 (lower side?)
Neutrophils Absolute- 1.5 (lower side?)
Lymphs Absolute- 1.9 (low?)
Monocytes Absolute- 0.4 (lower side?)
Eosinophins Absolute- 0.1 (lower side?)
Basophils Absolute- 0.0 (low?)
I’m not sure what any of this actually means, I’m going off what other people have told me, which is why I have put the guesses in parenthesis. If anyone knows anything about these, pleaaase help me out. If you have any guesses to what may be causing it, or what I should talk to the doctor about when I go back, please post. I don’t want to waste time asking my doctor about things that aren’t important.
Thank you so much!
If you want to check your iron level, you would ask|
you doctor to order a serum ferritin which measures iron
stored in your body.
Maybe also a serum iron and TIBC.
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It makes no sense to mail results of lab tests to patients
when they cannot understand them. They only worry.
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I would call your CBC basically normal.
||Blood Test. My RBC is higher than normal, and should i be worry ?
Just got my annual regular health checkup and blood test done 2 weeks ago, and My MD is not saying much in regards my blood test report, however, there are some area I am pretty much concerned, and hoping if any Doc out there can give me some 2nd opinion. Some article stated that altitude of city you live in and life style might be a factor. So I will briefly tell you my condition. California resident. I am 35 , 6’2” 185lbs, ex-smoker ( quit 2 years ), do not drink alcohol. A large cup of black coffee per day, sometime two cups. basketball at least 3 days a week ( 1 to 2 hrs competition pace ). How do I improve it and is it normal ? or recommend extra tests ? thanks in advance
Everything are within good range, except some areas.. My RBC is high, and my MCV, MCH is low
RBC at 6.49 ( 4.4 ~ 5.49 M/CMM )
Hemoglobin at 13 ( 13.3 ~ 17.2 G/DL )
MCV at 61 ( 82 ~ 98 FL )
MCH at 20 ( 27.3 ~ 33.4 PG )
RDW-CV at 18.5 ( 11 ~ 16 FL )
Your red blood count is high because you're not breathing in enough oxygen, probably because of damage done to your lungs caused by smoking. About the other counts, I know little, but I suspect they are breathing related, too. I wouldn't be too worried about this, though, but I would not smoke another cigarette again. To help you with your breathing, I would recommend you to drink 4-oz of vodka each evening before going to bed. You don't believe this? Do it and you will see. Good luck to you from a serious asthmatic.|