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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience 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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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Dehydration and PV: Dehydration means not enough water in your body. If your red cells are the same, the Hb and Hct will show a higher concentration. PV or polycythemia v ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Especially if the underlying cause is making you sick. Numbers don't affect us; illness does. If you're iron-deficient, you'll be tired before you bec ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Hematocrit/PCV: This measures the volume of red blood cells in a blood specimen. The spun or centrifugal hct/pcv is directly measured rather than calculated. If the v ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
What symptoms?: 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe: Not everyone will agree but as a pathologist, I do not worry about elevated sed rates especially if mild and you otherwise feel well. A slightly high ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Iron deficient: Work with your physician to identify the cause
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The only thing I: Can think of would be smoking cessation. The low grade carbon monoxide poisoning associated with smoking drives rbc production.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
45 years experience Pain Management
High elevation...: The partial pressure of oxygen in salt lake city is lower than "normal". This relative hypoxia may increase hematocrit. Plus, dehydration before the ... Read More

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