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Had bloodwork done. rbc 5.35 hemoglobin 16 hematocrit 48.8. should i be concerned? is it polycythemia? please disregard this question posted a new one

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Dr. Alonso Morales Medina
Specializes in Medicina Interna
Men or women? : Polycythemia is defined by hemoglobin >16.5 in men, >16 in women,or hematocrit >49 percent in men, >48 percent in women. You didn't mention whether you are a man or a woman. However, when present, Polycythemia needs further evaluation to identify the cause.

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