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Old 03-14-2011, 03:27 PM   #1
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Blood results

Hi everyone! I just got back from a regular physical with my doctor. He was slightly concerned that I may have a thyroid issue due to a rapid heart rate (resting between 115-125) but my EKG came back normal. Here are my blood results which show low MCV, MCH, border normal/low HGB, MCHC, and high RDW. I read that this could be anemia but with a raised heartrate can it be anything else? I am waiting for the doctor to call and just curious.

WBC'S 7.6 (normal 4.0 - 11.0)
RBC, 5.04 (normal 4.2 - 5.4)
HGB 13.0 (normal 12.0 - 16.0)
HCT, 39.6 (normal 37 - 47 % )
MCV 78.5 (normal 81 - 99 FL )
MCH 25.8 (normal 27 - 35 PG/CELL)
MCHC 32.9 (normal 32 - 37 G/DL)
RDW, BLOOD 16.0 (normal 11.5 - 14.5 %)
PLATELETS, AUTOMATED COUNT 323 (normal 130 - 400 X1000/CUMM)
MPV 8.9 (normal 7.4 - 10.4 FL)


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Re: Blood results

I'm pretty sure anemia can cause tachycardia (fast heart rate)

Good luck in finding out


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Re: Blood results

If he suspects it's your thyroid, why didn't he run any thyroid tests? You need at least TSH and free T4 tests to know if your thyroid is off.

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Re: Blood results


Was wondering if you ever figured out what was causing these abnormalities.

My labwork came back VERY similar to yours and have no answers yet.


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