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elevated hemoglobin and hematocrit levels

A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
X3: Generally hamatocrit is three times the value of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin refers to the concentration of this protein in blood; hematorit measure red c ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Not always: But if low hb, low hct are associated with low platelet , the it needs to be more evalauted as the conditions could be contributed by us such as alcoh ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehdi Moezi
31 years experience Medical Oncology
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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Various: Iron deficiency is only one of many factors that can cause anemia ( low level of hemoglobin/hematocrit). Deficiency in other nutrient like vit b12, fo ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
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 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: Ferritin is the iron storage protein: excess iron in the body is carried by this protein and is used by red blood cells as needed.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Why worry?: How do you FEEL? You may just have small red cells and your body is fully compensated -- my reds are pint-sized as well. You may even have a small dos ... Read More
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