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What does a high hematocrit and hemoglobin mean

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Anemia: Low Hgb and Hct means Anemia. High RDW means yourRed Blood Cells have wide range of sizes. Large size from Vit B12 deficency which can contribute to y ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need the numbers: 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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Anaemia: Sounds like mild iron deficiency anaemia. Try an oral iron preparation and repeat the test in three months. Good Luck
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Blood count: I do not know what your symptoms are. A high RBC, Hemoglobin can be associated with primary polycythemia, high altitude living, dehydration High Mono ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
First...: Consider iron deficiency. This often produces this combination. Unless you are a woman with very heavy periods, or a vegetarian who's not supplementin ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehdi Moezi
30 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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
IDA: Looks like iron deficiency anemia. In a 33 yo female that would very likely be due to menstruation or recent pregnancy.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Iron deficiency: The pattern of lab values you describe is typical of iron deficiency anemia. However, it could also be other things so you need to see your doc for a ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Tegretol effects: Thank you for informing about Epilepsy, Tegretol, Dilantin Discuss with Neurologist Bone marrow suppression and Folic acid Deficiency due to Tegretol ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to say. : This combination of labs doesn't make any diagnosis. The relative height of your esr, plates and HGB would be helpful. It may be that you have an an ... Read More

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