A 42-year-old female asked:
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i have high levels of hct and hgb what could that mean? i have always had cold fingers and toes with a bluish look to them. i also have hypoglycemia.

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Dr. Robert Stuart
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Polycythemia: Elevated HGB and hct are called polycythemia. This can be caused by any condition that causes low oxygen levels in the blood such as heart or lung disease, or it may be caused by bone marrow problems. In any event, with your bluish fingers and toes pointing to low oxygen, you should see a doctor about this.
Answered on Dec 1, 2017
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