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A 26-year-old female asked:

I have had high rbc for 9months w/ normal-high but increasing hemoglobin&hematocrit. all levels are now high. could dehydration be the reason? i am female and drink min 40oz of water per day &follow a healthy diet with exercise. no medications.

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Dr. Dora Chizea
Anti-Aging Medicine 49 years experience
Hematologist ...: Dehydration is probably not the answer. Rising Hemoglobin & Hematocrit indicate you are probably making more Red Blood cells than Normal. The Hematologist is who you need to resolve you questions fastest.
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