A 35-year-old female asked:
35f swollen purple feet bi lat,full blood workupnormal cept high rbc,hct,hgb. no b12 or d issue no circulation issue, no high bp, or not diabetic .
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Pathology 39 years experience
Polycythemia: Depending on how high the red cell/hemoglobin levels are above normal, you may be dealing with polycythemia. This can be either a reactive phenomenon due to smoking or some other oxygen-deprivation signal that tells the body to make more red cells, or a 'myeloproliferative disorder' affecting the precursor cells in the bone marrow. Consider seeing an internist or hematologist.
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Last updated Jul 19, 2016
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