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Blood Results, are they suggestive of anything?

Hi all. I was diagnosed with b12 deficiency a couple of years ago (18 female at time, now 20) and after having them for about a year, my levels seemed normal so got taken off. still no explanation as to why I had a deficiency in the first place. anyway, have recently been feeling unwell as well as having blood in stools, so was referred for bloods. some results on full blood count are abnormal, yet no further action has been put on my file.

would you say this is the right decision? levels are as follows:

FULL BLOOD COUNT

Total white blood count 6.6 10*9/L [4.0 - 11.0]

Red blood cell count 4.57 10*12/L [3.0 - 5.8]

Haemoglobin concentration 129 g/L [115.0 - 160.0]

Haematocrit 0.42 L/L [0.3 - 0.5]

Mean cell volume 91.0 fL [79.0 - 99.0]

Mean cell haemoglobin level 28.2 pg [27.0 - 34.5]

Mean cell haemoglobin concentration 310 g/L [316.0 - 365.0]

Below low reference limit

Platelet count - observation 228 10*9/L [150.0 - 450.0]

Neutrophil count 3.55 10*9/L [1.7 - 7.5]

Lymphocyte count 1.72 10*9/L [1.0 - 4.5]

Monocyte count - observation 0.97 10*9/L [0.2 - 0.8]

Above high reference limit

Eosinophil count - observation 0.28 10*9/L [0.0 - 0.5]

Basophil count 0.05 10*9/L [0.0 - 0.1]

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate 2 mm/h [1.0 - 12.0]

IGA

Immunoglobulin A level 2.36 g/L [0.8 - 4]

FERRITIN

Serum ferritin level 42 ng/ml [10 - 300]

Appreciative of any advice. Have checked previous blood results and my monocyte levels used to be 0.6, yet now it is too high.

thank you all :)

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your MCHC being below range suggests that your red blood cells may be smaller than they should be -microcytic anaemia - B12 deficiency is associated with the opposite -larger rounder red blood cells.

monocyte is a white blood cell so indicative of an infection. Don't know how significantthe variation from normal might be

Bloods not pointing to B12D but also nothing really there that would rule it out - did they do serum B12 and folate at all.

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