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What does "rbc morphology abnormal" mean?

i am looking at my lab results online and it says RBC MORPHOLOGY abnormal... whats this mean for me? and what is the RDW? it is out of the normal range they gave me

WBC     6.7     
RBC     5.44     
HEMOGLOBIN     12.1     
HEMATOCRIT     39.3     
MCV     72.2     
MCH     22.2     
MCHC     30.8
RDW     16.3     
PLATELETS     292     
MPV     11.3     
LYMPHOCYTES     24.4     
MONOCYTES     5.4     
EOSINOPHILS     1.2     
BASOPHILS     1.0     
PLT COMMENT     LRG PLTS          
Mon, 29 Dec 2014
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Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
According to your RBC indicies your RBCs are slightly decreased in size. RDW suggest red cell distribution width and it is almost normal. No need to worry about that. You may have mild iron deficiency anemia or may have some other disease. you should go for peripheral smear examination and serum iron and ferritine level. Consult your doctor and take treatment accordingly.
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