A 46-year-old male asked:
Can having thick blood, a term my dr used, be the reason that i am constantly fatigued?
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Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Thick blood is commonly referring to polycytemic patients, patients with high hematocrit/hemoglobin that increases the blood viscosity. Most of the time this condition is secondary to a different medical condition, for example lung disease. If healthy otherwise, ask your doc if donating blood would help you thin your blood.
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Last updated May 10, 2015
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