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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Please Go To ER: You are very ill. I would advise getting to the er now. Please do not wait, do not page you doctor, call 911 if you have to. You are describing a sit ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
High RBC: A high rbc count is usually more 5.72 million rbc/ mcl for men & 5.03 million / mcl for women. Although different doctors may vary in their thoughts ... Read More
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A -3-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Symptoms?: Without knowing why he got his blood counts checked and what those numbers actually are, it is difficult to know what it means. Your white blood cell ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
How high and why?: Diet is not likely to affect your RBC count unless you become deficient in iron, folic acid and B12. You need to consult a doctor to see if your RBC c ... Read More
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Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
A lot: Could mean dehydration, sometimes can signify a myeloproliferative disorder. Also if the hemoglobin is low and the rbcs are high, could mean there is ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
35 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Partially because they adapted to grow inside of the womb in hypoxic environment. But there are many other reasons, such as shorter life span of the r ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help: Anabolic steroids, which stimulate red blood cell production carbon monoxide poisoning, congenital heart disease in adults, copd, dehydration, EPO do ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Too many RBCs: You may have acondition known as polycythemia vera. To need to be seen and evaluated by a hemotologist.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
How high?: May be of no consequence or serious hematologic disease. Need the detail.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Wrong approach: Labs mean nothing in isolation. I'm going to assume that you feel well. If you're a vegetarian, a low B12 is a serious warning to reconsider what you' ... Read More

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