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What does a high hematocrit level mean

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehdi Moezi
Medical Oncology 32 years experience
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
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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
A 43-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).
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
A Verified Doctoranswered
46 years experience
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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 29 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Medical 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 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
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 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
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
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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