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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.

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.

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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