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Just had blood test results and doctor said MCV is high at

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Hi, just had blood test results and doctor said MCV is high at 99.2 (max 95). However my ferritin level is 700 (max 323). She is leaning towards fatty liver, is this correct diagnosis? Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.

No, this is not correct

do you have any medical problems?

drink alcohol?

vegan?

take any meds?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I had been drinking alcohol three nights in a row before tests were taken.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.

That is probably why the MCV is high

Alcohol can raise MCV

I recommend completely stopping alcohol then checking it again

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.

please don't forget a positive rating. If you have more questions, just reply