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What can thick blood be caused by?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

Blood may become too thick if there too many cells or too much protein. Increased red cell count, polycythemia, can make the blood viscous. High levels of immunogolobulins, usually due to cancer, also increse viscosity. Rarely leukemia with a very high white cell count may make the blood thick.

Answered Sep 27, 2012

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