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What part(s) of the body does having too many red blood cells damage?

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Dr. Raja Nandyal
Pediatrics 51 years experience
CNs and GI systems: Excessive red cells in newborns can cause increase chance for sluggish circulation, blood clots in internal organs including brain intestines etc. Usually it is because of increased thickness of blood (viscosity).
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Spleen: Spleen is a major organ of clearing the damaged red blood cells from the blood.

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