Macrocytosis

What is Macrocytosis?

Macrocytosis is the enlargement of red blood cells with near-constant hemoglobin concentration, and is defined by a mean corpuscular volume (MCV) of greater than 100 femtolitres (the precise criterion varies between laboratories). The enlarged erythrocytes are called macrocytes or megalocytes (both words have roots meaning "big cell").

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My mcv and mch are high 104 & 34.3 respectively. I am a five year tongue cancer survivor who had surgery followed by six weeks of chemo (erbitux)...

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High MCV and MCH may be due to vitamin B 12 deficiency.

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Hello, I have an elevated MCV result of 108. Do I have to stop drinking completely? How long would it take to get back to normal range?

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High MCV can be due to vit B 12-folic acid def, liver diese etc.

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I am a pancreatic cancer patient who underwent distal pancreatectomy, splenectomy, removal of left adrenal then began 6 rounds of Gemzar. during...

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You should go for sugar and vitamin B12 level.

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