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I just got my blood work back and it has the following RBC

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hi doc i just got my blood work back and it has the following
RBC 5.92 H
MCV 74.5 L
MCH 24.7 L
RDW 15.2 HI have been eating poorly this last 2 years but have since went on a healthy diet and losing weight. I also carry the sickle cell trait.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 7 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Low MCV and high RDW can be due to the smaller sized red cells with less hemoglobin.

Commonly seen in iron deficiency.

Sickle cell trait also can contribute to that.

High RBC count can be due to the dehydration or fasting before the blood test commonly.

Smoking also can cause this.

Iron assay and ferritin level should be checked for iron deficiency.
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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
overall no need for concern? just need to follow up with my doctor?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 7 months ago.

That is correct

Not concerning.

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