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effects of high red blood cell count

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
How high?: Thalassemia may be associated with high RBC count to make up for the small size of RBCs. For polycythemia, you may consult this site: http://www.medic ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Polycythemia: Is not good to have ask yuor doctor.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Several causes...: Including lung diseases, polycythemia vera, certain, medications, and rarely, certain tumors.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Ask your doctor: Having too many blood cells is called polycythemia - look it up.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
"Polycythemia": May be secondary or primary. If you are at high altitudes, smoke cigarettes or are very dehydrated, could be high. Might need tests to see if you have ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marek Bozdech
48 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possibly: It depends on how high the RBC is, whether you smoke, have emphysema, or live at high altitude (each can increase RBC). Is the WBC and platelet count ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: It may be a reaction to increased oxygen demand or a form of malignancy of red cells. You may consult this site for information on this topic: http:// ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Thalassemia: The most connon would be thalassemia minor or trait, an inherited disorder characterized by an increased number of rbcs that are smaller than normal i ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: There are many causes of elevated Red cell count and hemoglobin and it is good that your brother is seeing a doctor for a proper diagnosis. It is not ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: A CBC - complete blood count - has many values. 3 cell types are white blood cells (wbcs), red blood cells (rbc, but measured as hemoglobin - hgb), an ... Read More
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