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what does a high hematocrit level mean

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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 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 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
That things are very: Complicated and you need to sort these issues and any inter-relatedness with your personal doctor(s).
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
44 years experience Family Medicine
Polycythemia: Elevated HGB and hct are called polycythemia. This can be caused by any condition that causes low oxygen levels in the blood such as heart or lung di ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience 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 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.
A 44-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 63-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 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: 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 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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