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Can elevated MCV,MCH and glucose lead to DVT?

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Question: Can elevated MCV, MCH, and glucose lead to DVT? I'm rtying to prove that my DVT iwas caused by a knee injury. 'm 5-10 and weight 215. No family history of DVT. I do take Bupropion xl 150mg, gabapentin 150-300 mg,omeprazole 40mg metoprolol 50mg, pravastin 40mg. The pravastatin is for low "good cholesterol".
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (2 hours later)
Brief Answer: Limb immobilization due to knee injury. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. No, elevated MCV or MCH can not be the cause of Deep Veins Thrombosis. Both describe the size of red blood cell. But large red blood cell does not accelerate blood coagulation. Your glucose level is only slightly elevated and if it was checked after a meal, it is in referential ranges. Diabetes is a risk factor of arterosclerosis, usually does not affect veins. Limb immobilization due to injury is a very common reason of deep veins thrombosis and seems to be the most possible reason at your case. Other risk factors are obesity, estrogen intake, varices, blood coagulation problems, infections, pregnancy. Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions. Regards.
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Can elevated MCV,MCH and glucose lead to DVT?

Brief Answer: Limb immobilization due to knee injury. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. No, elevated MCV or MCH can not be the cause of Deep Veins Thrombosis. Both describe the size of red blood cell. But large red blood cell does not accelerate blood coagulation. Your glucose level is only slightly elevated and if it was checked after a meal, it is in referential ranges. Diabetes is a risk factor of arterosclerosis, usually does not affect veins. Limb immobilization due to injury is a very common reason of deep veins thrombosis and seems to be the most possible reason at your case. Other risk factors are obesity, estrogen intake, varices, blood coagulation problems, infections, pregnancy. Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions. Regards.