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My husband is 75, normal weight, active. Drinks wine

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My husband is 75, normal weight, active. Drinks wine regularly. He has been on HCTZ for a couple of years. As of today his doctor put him on pravachol due to total cholesterol of 221 and HDL of 72. LDL is 133.
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Customer: My question concerns his other blood tests. There were four outliers....MCV of 101, MPV of 12, monocytes of 10. Chloride 97. Is there any cause for concern? His doctor would not have given him these results had we not requested them, and then only the assistant was there and said nothing about the numbers aside from the doc's desire to provide the Pravachol Rx. I realize doctors are very busy. Maybe he thought the blood tests were insignificant aside from Cholesterol. Thank you very much!
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

This is Dr. David

MCV above 100 when there is anemia and low hemoglobin levels can be a sign of either low B12 or possibly low folate levels.

if his hemotlogin levels are normal, then MCV above 100 is ok.

I am not worried about his MPV or monocytes or chloride levels. these other levels are fine.

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