talk to me about these values please
Aug 3, 2004
I'm poz for 5 years with a vl 5000 and cd4 presently 770 with 45 percent (so they won't put me on meds yet - even though i experience unexplained loss of muscle).
I just got some labs back from my hematology. I have low RBC at 4.53, high MCV at 94.5, and high MCH at 32.2.
I did use anabolic steroids (200 mg testosterone and 200 mg deca per week) to counter my wasting some 5 months ago. But when testing my liver enzymes back then, they were in normal range, so I never thought it was a problem. Is there sometimes a delayed effect of steroids that can show up in blood work like this so many months later?
Or is this problem Anemia? My testosterone is also a little low - 400 - was 550 before I went on the anabolics. So maybe the lower test, and the Anemia-like numbers are a result of my body building back natural test levels?
Response from Dr. Dieterich
Those are not really abnormal values. Forget about it. Keep working out. DTD
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