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My blood test came back with low rbc (4.13) and low mpv

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my blood test came back with low rbc (4.13) and low mpv (7.2). What does that mean?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Robert Fernando replied 5 years ago.
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In females RBC count normal range is 4.2 to 5.4 million cells
Normal range for MPV Mean Platelet Volume is 7.5 - 11.5
You have slightly low levels of RBC count.
MPV measures the average amount (volume) of platelets.The normal range for MPV is 7.5-11.5 fl.
Fatigue and generalized pain can be due to anemia/ dehydration/ thyroid imbalance/ anxiety or depression.
Also your symptoms can occur with a medical condition called Chronic fatigue syndrome.
To make a diagnose, you need to undergo few tests to check for anemia, diabetes and underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). Also a sleep study test can be done to check for obstructive sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome.
The line of treatment will be selected after clinical diagnosis.
Please make an appointment with your doctor for management of this issue.
Good luck and take care.
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