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What does this hemoglobin level and RBC count indicate?

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What does this hemoglobin level and RBC count indicate? Also does this mean i have anemia?
Posted Wed, 13 Aug 2014 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
 
 
Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No,you are not suffering from anemia.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXX
Thanks for writing to HCM

I have gone through your reports in detail.
No,you are not suffering from anemia.Findings are absolutely normal.
Hemoglobin level and RBC count is within normal limit.
MCV is towards lower limit.It can be considered as normal.
MCH is mildly decreased.It is not concerning.

Normal hemoglobin and RBC count excludes anemia.
Rest of the findings are normal.

Get well soon.
Hope I have answered your question.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
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Follow-up: What does this hemoglobin level and RBC count indicate? 17 minutes later
Thanks,
How would i go about increasing my MCV and MCH?. Is their a reason why they might be lower?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please find detail answer below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXX
Thanks for writing back

Though in the strictest sense you're not anemic.But mildly low MCV and MCH may be due to low serum iron.Serum iron and ferritin level are not estimated in your case.
You should take iron rich foods like meat,chicken,green leafy vegetables,jaggery,dates etc.
You can also take short course of iron and folic acid tablets.

Get well soon.
Hope I have answered your question.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
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