Blood tests

Can someone help decipher the following blood results please:

For the last 3 years my RBC has been low, MCV & MCH have been high.

Latest blood results are:

RBC 3.59 Normal range (3.80 - 5.80) Low

MCV 110.0 Normal range (80 - 100) High

MCH 32.9 Normal range (27 - 32) High

Folate 32.9 Normal range (9.3 - 52.6) Normal

Any help greatly appreciated as GP tells me nothing to worry about.

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  • Cherrybaby, Low RBC, high MCV and high MCH can indicate iron, B12 or folate anaemia.

    labtestsonline.org/understa...

    Your folate is good, but you should ask your GP to test ferritin and B12, and you might as well ask for vitamin D to be tested at the same time.

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  • Usual doctor ridiculousness.

    Patient - "I don't feel well".

    Doctor - "let's do a blood test".

    Results - "out of range"

    Doctor - thinks "Ah, I may have found the answer but HELP, I don't understand what those results mean"

    Doctor - tells patient "nothing to worry about"

    What on earth is the point of :

    a) going to the doctor when you feel unwell (answers on a postcard, please)

    b) doing a blood test if they are going to ignore the results even if they are out of range

    c) every doctor having a computer on their desk if they can't frigging well use Google!!!

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