A 44-year-old female asked:
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my lab work shows high hemoglobin and mean cell hgb and low mean platelet volume, what are the most common reasons for this?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
How high?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, it might have helped if you had provided the actual values, rather than your interpretation of high and low. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Answered on Dec 20, 2017

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