Ask Health Experts and Get Answers to Your Health Question ASAP
Hello, welcome to the site! My name isXXXXX and I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek
I am sorry to hear about this
The normal range is 7.5 to 11.5
These results are normal, and are nothing to worry about
Thank you Dr. Brim. I was very worried that I was developing the problem my mother had.
You're quite welcome
You do not need to worry about a blood disorder based on these results
With my mother's history should I see a hematologist? I have read that her condition was caused
There is no need to see a hematologist, your results are normal so a hematologist will be able to help you with anything
by a gene mutation. I read that there was a test that would determine if I had this gene. Is that
true? and can I ask my doctor to do.
What condition did she have, do you know the name?
she had polycythemia vera and from the hydroxurea I think developed leukemia.
Okay, there is no gene mutation in polycythemia vera, so there is no test you should have
Are you there?
Yes. What could cause my elevated MPV. Should I be retested in 6 months or so.
she was the eldest of 8 children and all other siblings have not developed any
blood disorders. I have two sisters and because my mom died because of these blood disorders I am worried I can inherit from her.
Your MPV may be high due to increased size of your platelets, and unless your platelet count is low, a high MPV has no meaning
Can you see my replies?
yes. I am here. Ok, I am not going to worry about it anymore. Thank you.
You're very welcome
If you have any other questions on this topic, please feel free to ask
If you have no other questions, please remember to click a rating button prior to exiting the chat session
Very satisfied with explanation.