A member asked:

Hematocrit level was 56%. hemoglobin level was 18.0. rbc level was 6.0. white blood cells & playlets normal. am i at increased risk for dvt/clots?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Gutti Rao answered

Specializes in Hospital-based practice

Yes: First get checked whether it is polycythemia vera. If you have this condition you likely are prone for blood clots.

Answered 3/8/2018


Dr. Benjamin Lerner answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

Slightly: People with high hematocrit levels have a higer viscosity of their blood, and this can cause dvt. You should talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of prophylactic anticoagulation.

Answered 11/8/2019



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