A 24-year-old male asked:
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My red blood cells stay around 5.6-5.9 all the time. Hemaglobin always between 16.9-18.0 and hematocrit always between 50-55%. Is this dangerous?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No : They are still within normal range for a male.
Answered on Jan 8, 2013
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