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High MCV and HCH

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 17, 2012
  • 08:47 PM

I'm a 35 year old female and my blood work came back with high MCV (103.3), high MCH (35.1), and macrocytosis 2+. Everything else was normal.

If alcohol caused these results, how much alcohol would it take?

I'm trying to figure out if I drink too much. I ordinarily drink about 1-2 times a week, not terribly lightly but not enough to make me sick--about 3-4 drinks at a time. Although, admittedly, there are weeks when I drink more often. I also drank quite heavily (about 3-4 times per week) when I lived overseas last year.

So, could that all add up to alcohol as the explanation for those results?

I don’t think I have vitamin deficiencies because I’m very good about diet and exercise and I take supplements, including B12.

Is it also possible that these results could in fact be “normal” for me? And nothing to worry about?

I would very much appreciate advice.

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