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Can I Actually Lower High MCV?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2022
Question: Hi

I have a high MCV. Can I actually lower it?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (57 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It depends on its cause

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Kindly let me know the value of MCV, MCHC, HB and other RBC parameters, folate and B12 levels in blood.
MCV usually rises due to flow folate or B12 levels. Their supplementation can lower its value.

Other causes like liver problem, Liver disease, Alcohol abuse, Myelodysplasia, Post-splenectomy, HIV or cancer drugs can also cause this. Kindly let me know any relevant medical history.

Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr. Vaishalee
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Can I Actually Lower High MCV?

Brief Answer: It depends on its cause Detailed Answer: Hello, Kindly let me know the value of MCV, MCHC, HB and other RBC parameters, folate and B12 levels in blood. MCV usually rises due to flow folate or B12 levels. Their supplementation can lower its value. Other causes like liver problem, Liver disease, Alcohol abuse, Myelodysplasia, Post-splenectomy, HIV or cancer drugs can also cause this. Kindly let me know any relevant medical history. Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further. Dr. Vaishalee