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A 22-year-old male asked:

My blood density is high as doctors said, my rbc was high at cbc test, can high blood density cause itchy skin?thanks

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Maybe--see Dr: Perhaps, if the rbc were breaking down, leaving heme & bili pigments in large quantities prior to processing by liver (or in setting of liver disease--which can do that on its own). If related, need further testing to identify why. Talk to your dr.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
R/o polycythemia: Polycythemia vera rubra, which can produce an unexpected high rbc, infamously causes itching especially after a shower. Just a thought.
Last updated Mar 6, 2013


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