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Causes of high hemoglobin and hematocrit levels

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
Anti-Aging Medicine 49 years experience
Hematologist ...: Dehydration is probably not the answer. Rising Hemoglobin & Hematocrit indicate you are probably making more Red Blood cells than Normal. The Hema... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehdi Moezi
Medical Oncology 32 years experience
Needs work up: High prolactin level can have several reasons. High hemoglobin can be secondary to other causes or a primary bone marrow issue that your bone marrow i... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Follow it up: Especially, ask your physician whether you have beta thalassemia minor. It's common and a non-problem, but it's worth knowing since if you marry someo... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Red blood count is n: We rely more on hemoglobin and hematocrit levels than or red cell counts. So you can ignore your red cell count right now.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below.: Many causes. If the elevation is mild this may be nothing. Dehydration could be a part. True causes of elevated indices include living at high altitu... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Many causes: Deficiency of iron, folate, (folic acid) vitamin B12 and chronic blood loss are common causes of anemia, but you need to be evaluated to determine the... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
How low?: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. If your peripheral smear is unremarkable and the MCV abo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaad Abdullah
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 18 years experience
Various: Causes of high counts can be due to a variety of reasons, some include infections, environmental factors, bone marrow disorders and cancer. You shoul... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgardo Ordonez
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
See your doctor: In general, the combination of those laboratory findings can indicate a possible hemolytic anemia. This means that the red blood cells are abnormally ... Read More