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I have an elevated mpv 10.7, my platelets were 164, rbc 4.39,

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I have an elevated mpv 10.7, my platelets were 164, rbc 4.39, wbc 7.1. I am concerned because my mother died in 2005 because she developed two blood disorders and I am afraid I will get. She started making to much calcium, then she started making too many platelets. She started taking hydroxurea (5 tab per day) and then two years later developed leukemia and died during a hospitalization while getting chemo. I have been healthy but have constant headaches, and have been diagnosed vit D def.

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I am sorry to hear about this

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The normal range is 7.5 to 11.5

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MPV

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These results are normal, and are nothing to worry about

Customer:

Thank you Dr. Brim. I was very worried that I was developing the problem my mother had.

Dr Brims :

You're quite welcome

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You do not need to worry about a blood disorder based on these results

Customer:

With my mother's history should I see a hematologist? I have read that her condition was caused

Dr Brims :

There is no need to see a hematologist, your results are normal so a hematologist will be able to help you with anything

Customer:

by a gene mutation. I read that there was a test that would determine if I had this gene. Is that

Customer:

true? and can I ask my doctor to do.

Dr Brims :

What condition did she have, do you know the name?

Customer:

she had polycythemia vera and from the hydroxurea I think developed leukemia.

Dr Brims :

Okay, there is no gene mutation in polycythemia vera, so there is no test you should have

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Customer:

Yes. What could cause my elevated MPV. Should I be retested in 6 months or so.

Customer:

she was the eldest of 8 children and all other siblings have not developed any

Customer:

blood disorders. I have two sisters and because my mom died because of these blood disorders I am worried I can inherit from her.

Dr Brims :

Your MPV may be high due to increased size of your platelets, and unless your platelet count is low, a high MPV has no meaning

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Customer:

yes. I am here. Ok, I am not going to worry about it anymore. Thank you.

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You're very welcome

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.


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