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what does it mean if your hemoglobin is high

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
See a blood speciali: A hematologist can figure it out. You need to be checked for polycythemia which is a low grade cancer of the blood which is often treated with blood l ... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benjamin
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Polycythemia: There are only a few causes of a high hemoglobin. We divide these cases into primary and secondary high hemoglobin, or "polycythemia." secondary mea ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Depends: On whether you have symptoms. This is called hemoconcentration and it happens normally when you live on a high mountain. When it happens at ground l ... Read More
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A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Elevated hgb: I need more informations, what was the hematocrit? Was that blood sample from a vein or finger/ heel stick, any other abnormal values in the blood ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It requires consulta: A consultation with a hematologist may be useful if you have high hemoglobin. There is a rare medical condition called polycythemia vera but it also h ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Polycythemia.: High HGB levels for 3 kinds of reasons. First, a blood disease where too much blood is made. Second, the blood is being made due to an increase in e ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: It may be a combination of circumstances, and it would be helpful to know the actual values. Given the information your provided, it may be a combinat ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ifeoma Nnaji
14 years experience Family Medicine
Anemia: In general terms, it signifies anemia but the high RDW means that your body (bone marrow) is making red blood cells to keep up with the demand. Good h ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Hemochromatosis?: It might be hemochromatosis. Have your doctor check your iron levels.
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