Smudge Cells: Why would smudge cells show up on my CBC?

Posted by darceejensen @darceejensen, Dec 2, 2022

Why would smudge cells show up on my CBC? I also have high MPV. What would this indicate?

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@tcarni111, I hope you saw the helpful post from @gently. I agree that following up with your primary doctor was a good recommendation on the part of the ER doctor. The smudge cells are likely a result of the inflammation caused by the flare of diverticulitis. Followup bloodwork will help determine if things returned to normal or if further investigation is necessary.

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Yes very helpful. Helped ease my mind a bit. I see my dr for a follow up er visit and will go over everything and will repeat blood work this week.

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