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I had a high RDW test result, normal MCV. Low vitamin D...what

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I had a high RDW test result, normal MCV. Low vitamin D...what could this mean?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello
What was the exact value
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I didn't bring the results to work but it was slightly out of the high range
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've been taking omeprazole 20 mg daily for 20 years
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I had thyroid cancer 13 years ago. Take synthroid and cytomel daily.
Beyond that, no other issues. Work out daily. Feel healthy
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
If your hemoglobin is normal, the slightly high RDW is meaningless.
Low vitamin D is a common problem, and should be supplemented.
OK, so that is an initial answer….
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So nothing to worry about? Take vitamin D and I'll be fine?
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
From what you have said yes.
I am sure your doctor would have commented on any other problems.
Good luck.
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If your hemoglobin is normal, the slightly high RDW is meaningless.
Low vitamin D is a common problem, and should be supplemented.
please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.

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