MCV Result Consistently on the High Side
I am 71 year old male, and during check-up doctor ordered cmp14, cbc etc tests. All my tests are wonderful, right in or close to the middle of the range, except MCV at 98 when the range listed is 79-97. To me, looking at other test results, this seems to be high. I would consider even the high side of the range somewhat problematic. The doctors note says everything is practically normal.
But my gut feeling is that MCV should not be higher than the normal range. Looking at my past results, I find that it has always been on the high side.
Is this anything I should be concerned with? I could of course start using some B-12 every day as a precaution.
I do have a problem with fatigue, headaches and some insomnia, but that does not affect my blood test results at all.
My cholestrol is very pleasing: 152 total, HDL 54, VLDL 15, LDL 83, and triglycerides 74. It was never this good before, but I guess my use of pine bark extract, and policosanol has helped. Two years ago, a heart specialist had wanted to put me on statin drugs, but I did not take the advice and started using oat meal, and taking natural supplements.
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