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My Dr said I have enlarged Red Blood Cells. How can I expect

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My Dr said I have enlarged Red Blood Cells. How long can I expect this condition to last ?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 5 months ago.

Hi there,

Do you have a picture of you blood work?

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 5 months ago.

Did he put you on any medications?

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 5 months ago.

It is generally caused by alcohol abuse, folate deficiency, B12 deficiency, hypothyroidism, liver disease, bone marrow issues.

You should start taking a multivitamin and be recheck in 3 months or so.

You should also be screened for thyroid disease, liver disease, and B12/folate deficiency.

I hope this helps.

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 5 months ago.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No din't have a picture of the blood work. I am currently taking Synthroid, Simvasitan, and Lisinopril
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 5 months ago.
It could be from your thyroid disease. You should start taking a multivitamin with folate. You should limit your alcohol intake. There is nothing to be concerned about as it will resolve on its own with treatment. I would get repeat blood work next year to see if it changed.