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I have a red blood cell count of 5.39 which is high i also

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I have a red blood cell count of 5.39 which is high i also have a low mcv and mch my mcv is 79 and my mch is 25.4 what are the causes of these abnormal counts.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 8 years ago.
Hello,

What is your age & sex?

How is your hemoglobin?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
iam 54 yrs old and a female my hemoglobin is14.2
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for the information,

RBC count is taken as normal upto 5.4 in women.

Please read this link for more information.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003644.htm


MCV becomes low when there is iron deficiency , thalassemia.

MCH also gets low in iron deficiency.

You need to do further tests to see the iron levels after consulting your doctor.

I hope this information will be helpful.

Please ask if you need any clarification.

Best wishes.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thank you so much for the useful information, I will check my iron leves.
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 8 years ago.
You are always welcome to JA.
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