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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Polycythemia: Elevation of hemoglobin / hematocrits is called polycythemia. It can be divided in to two groups- primary bone marrow problem- is called- polycythemia ... Read More

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Anemia: Please visit this site for information on this topic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20351360 A low hematoc ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Depend of the cause: Treatment for anemia ( low hemoglobin/hematocrit) has to be directed to the underlying cause/etiology of the anemia. Many things can cause anemia eg- ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Red cell volume: Hematocrit is the proportion of blood volume made up by red blood cells. A hematocrit of 45 means that 45% of blood volume is red cells and the rest i ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
23 years experience in General Surgery
Depends: It is something that should definitely be evaluated. Either you body isn't making enough red blood cells or you are losing them somewhere. The hemato ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Blood transfusion: Blood transfusion can increase your hemoglobin /.Hematocrit rapidly. However, there are many factors that can cause anemia- eg- bleeding, iron deficie ... Read More
A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
30 years experience in Medical Oncology
Not a valid result: Hematocrit is the percentage of whole blood volume that is comprised of red blood cells (RBC). Mathematically, it can range between 0 - 100%, but norm ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends. how low?: 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience in Hematology
Polycythemia: A high hematocrit indicates that one has too many red cells (polycythemia). There are many different causes of this condition, some of them potentiall ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
None: You need to determine the cause of your high hematocrit and treat the cause. It is not a do-it-yourself issue. Please consult your doctor.

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