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Are high MVC and MCH values and low RDW value serious concerns?

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Posted on Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Question: I am reviewing my annual blood test results. I have a high flag marker on the MVC and MCH values and a low flag marker on the RDW value. I've only done some research, it is suggesting possible low levels of B-12. ?
FYI --- My only current ongoing conditions for concern is fatigue and an inability to loose weight. Almost 10 years now. I have changed diet, etc... (no fad diets / 25 lb's over) organic - small amounts of gluten
I am on no medications. Last years blood test was positive for Hep C. I underwent treatment and my last blood test indicated no active virus. My liver showed no sign of damage or ever showed any warning flags. I would have contacted this virus with blood transfusions in the hospital in the 1980's.
I don't take any supplements, is it time to take a B-12?
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Answered by Dr. Monish De (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Vitamin B12 deficiency

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

After hearing your history and seeing your blood report i think you are suffering from vitamin B12 deficiency.

As you are having fatigue an is unable to loose weight i would advise you to take vitamin B12 injections of hydroxycobalamin with your doctor's advice.

Eat good amount of meat, salmon, milk, eggs, fortified breakfast cereals and some soy products.

Hope I have answered your query.

Regards,
Dr Monish De
Oncologist
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Are high MVC and MCH values and low RDW value serious concerns?

Brief Answer: Vitamin B12 deficiency Detailed Answer: Hi, After hearing your history and seeing your blood report i think you are suffering from vitamin B12 deficiency. As you are having fatigue an is unable to loose weight i would advise you to take vitamin B12 injections of hydroxycobalamin with your doctor's advice. Eat good amount of meat, salmon, milk, eggs, fortified breakfast cereals and some soy products. Hope I have answered your query. Regards, Dr Monish De Oncologist