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Blood report shows low Hb, PVC, MCV, MCH. What does this imply?

I am a 41 year old male weight 81 kgs height 175 cm with no history of amaemia. My blood report for the last year or so shows low haemoglobin (10.6-11). Latest report shows low PCV (36) low MCV (69) low MCH (20.3) low MCHC (29.3) and low red cell distribution width (16.5). Basophils are also 0.0 what does that mean? I am not on any medication
Asked On : Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
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Your blood reports suggestive of iron deficiency anemia. This is most common form of anemia & easily treatable so you need not worry.
Causes of Iron deficiency anemia -
blood loss
body is not able to make sufficeint red blood cell as required.
Diet low in iron.
Inability to absorb iron.

Get your stool routine examination to rule out any internal bleeding in abdomen. It that is normal that means it can be nutritional.
Improve your eating habits. include more green leafy vegetables, jaggery, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, breakfast cereals enriched with iron, peanuts.

Increase intake of Vitamin C in diet to increase the absortion of iron in diet.

Wish you good health.
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
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You have MICROCYTIC ANAEMIA - it is most commonly due to iron deficiency. Rarely, there are other causes, less common.
Measurement of serum iron and transferrin levels will help.
The common cause of iron deficiency is blood loss - often the cause is not obvious. For example, an ulcer of stomach. Stool must be checked for occult blood.

A haematologist is the best person to approach - you need more investigation to find why

Take care
Wishing you speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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