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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For High Red Blood Cell Count

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What does it mean to have an extremely high red blood cell count?

What does it mean to have an extremely high red blood cell count?

"Polycythemia": May be secondary or primary.
If you are at high altitudes, smoke cigarettes or are very dehydrated, could be high.
Might need tests to see if you have a primary bone marrow problem like Polycythemia vera or chronic leukemia, ...Read more

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I was wondering is a high red blood cell count a sign of something serious?

I was wondering is a high red blood cell count a sign of something serious?

Possibly: It depends on how high the RBC is, whether you smoke, have emphysema, or live at high altitude (each can increase RBC). Is the WBC and platelet count also elevated? Do you have an enlarged spleen? Make an appointment to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Please explain what does it mean to have a really high red blood cell count?

Please explain what does it mean to have a really high red blood cell count?

Depends: It may be a reaction to increased oxygen demand or a form of malignancy of red cells. You may consult this site for information on this topic:
http://www. Medicinenet. Com/polycythemia_high_red_blood_cell_count/article. Htm ...Read more

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My blood test show slightly high red blood cell count (5.78) they are smaller and carry slight less oxygen. What could this be? Told me not to worry

My blood test show slightly high red blood cell count (5.78) they are smaller and carry slight less oxygen. What could this be? Told me not to worry

Beta thalassemia tra: It may due to a benign disorder of hemoglobin synthesis, common underlying defect being a carrier state for beta thalassemia, or beta thalassemia trait. The advice to not worry is correct. You are not likely to cause any problems for children either, unless your partner also carries the same defect. ...Read more

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What does a high red blood cell count mean?

What does a high red blood cell count mean?

How high?: Thalassemia may be associated with high RBC count to make up for the small size of RBCs. For polycythemia, you may consult this site: http://www. Medicinenet. Com/polycythemia_high_red_blood_cell_count/article. Htm ...Read more

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Are bubbles in urine a sign of a high red blood cell count?

Are bubbles in urine a sign of a high red blood cell count?

No.: Bubbles may be normal, unless the urine is "bubbling" as it comes out of the urethra. Pneumaturia may be a sign of a fistula or infection.
If the bubbles develop in the bowl when the urine hits the water, this may be normal. ...Read more

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What can cause liver dysfunction and a high red blood cell count?

What can cause liver dysfunction and a high red blood cell count?

Liver & polycythemia: Liver dysfunction and erythrocytosis can be seen with serious conditions like hemochromatosis (where the body absorbs and retains too much iron), polycythemia vera (where the bone marrow makes too many cells - red, white, & platelets), and liver tumors (both benign & malignant). A henatologist should always be consulted in cases like this so that an accurate and timely diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

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Do bubbles in urine have any relation to high red blood cell count?

Do bubbles in urine have any relation to high red blood cell count?

See below: Bubbles in urine or very frothy urine may be due to protein in urine, and possible kidney disease. Generally speaking there is no connection to a high red blood cell count in the blood. ...Read more

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Can bubbles in urine have any relation to high red blood cell count?

No: Related to force of urinary stream or possible proteinuria. Worth getting a urinalysis if you are now making lots of bubbles in urine & didn't before. ...Read more

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What could cause high protein and high red blood cell count in blood test?

What could cause high protein and high red blood cell count in blood test?

Many or none: It depends on the numbers and your general health, symptoms, and physical examination. Often a blood test that is just above or below the normal range is still normal. Talk to your medical provider about the tests. ...Read more

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Is it a concern to have a glucose number at 94 and somewhat high glucose in urine? I don't feel bad. Also what does a high red blood cell count mean?

Is it a concern to have a glucose number at 94 and somewhat high glucose in urine? I don't feel bad. Also what does a high red blood cell count mean?

Incomplete info: Random or fasting blood glucose of 94 is not abnormal. If it was fasting, you need to be careful.
High glucose in urine is of concern, even with "normal" blood glucose.
How high is the blood count?
PCOS is one of the risk factors for diabetes. It would be prudent to discuss these items with your doctor.
For 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. 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.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What could it mean to have a really high red blood cell count?

What could it mean to have a really high red blood cell count?

Several causes...: Including lung diseases, polycythemia vera, certain, medications, and rarely, certain tumors. ...Read more

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What is something that can cause high red blood cell count along with smaller then normal red blood cells?

What is something that can cause high red blood cell count along with smaller then normal red blood cells?

Thalassemia: The most connon would be thalassemia minor or trait, an inherited disorder characterized by an increased number of rbcs that are smaller than normal in size, usually with mild anemia. These are disiases where to body has trouble making enough hemoglobin and are congenital. There are some other, more rare conditions as well that can do it. ...Read more

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My brother has been told he has a high red blood cell count was 19, and was told 15 is normal range he is going to see a specialist. What's wrong?

My brother has been told he has a high red blood cell count was 19, and was told 15 is normal range he is going to see a specialist. What's wrong?

Depends: There are many causes of elevated Red cell count and hemoglobin and it is good that your brother is seeing a doctor for a proper diagnosis. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examination and some tests. ...Read more

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How can one deal with high heart rate and high red blood cell count?

How can one deal with high heart rate and high red blood cell count?

High HR & RBC count: Consult your primary care doctor to find the cause & treat that. ...Read more

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What causes a high red blood cell count it's at 19 and ESR is high, TSH 1.25 never been so low anti thyroid at 9 was 900 prev?

What causes a high red blood cell count it's at 19 and ESR is high, TSH 1.25 never been so low anti thyroid at 9 was 900 prev?

Lab data: These values need to be interpreted in clinical context. Discuss these values with the doctor who ordered them. Polycythemia can be primary or secondary. Low TSH can be a result of hyperthyroidism or other causes. Go and be evaluated and discuss with your diagnostician. ...Read more

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I have slightly high heart rate and higher than normal red. Could second hand smoking contribute to high red blood cell count?

Chronic lung disease: Second hand smoking can cause chronic lung diseases. Chronic lung diseases can stimulate the bone marrow to make more red blood cells to compensate for a chronic hypoxia status. So yes, you can have high red blood cell count in this case. ...Read more

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I have urticarial vasculitis, high ige, high red blood cell count, possible tmj, joint pain, what could this be? Oh and hernia. Esr is 20.

I have urticarial vasculitis, high ige, high red blood cell count, possible tmj, joint pain, what could this be? Oh and hernia. Esr is 20.

TMJ maybe the clue: Look at your tongue in the mirror and see if there are little square indentation around the edge. If so, that is because you push the tongue (unconsciously) against the back of the teeth and clench your jaw. That indicates a stressed person from 1. Poor diet, 2. Work or family stress 3. Any cause of fear. Check out your diet and try meditation that is easy to learn. ...Read more

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What is the reason for the low red blood cell count and the high proportion of reticulocytes?

Can't say & resupply: Low red cell count is either from lack of production, early destruction, or loss (= bleeding). That part of question depends on your Dr's eval and testing. Reticulocytes are young (/"immature") red blood cells. When RBCs are needed, production in bone marrow ramps up and cells are released a little early, which can tell on CBC. ...Read more

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What does a high number of red blood cell count signify? My recent blood test came back and my red blood cell count is above the reference range. 7.64

What does a high number of red blood cell count signify? My recent blood test came back and my red blood cell count is above the reference range. 7.64

Not very significant: Slight increase in RBC's may be a compensatory reaction to blood loss either external from injury or internal like a bleeding ulcer. Excessive increase in RBC count can be due to bone marrow disease. Repeat the count after a few months and if it is still high consult a hematologist ...Read more

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Why would my red blood cell count be high and low?

Why would my red blood cell count be high and low?

Anemia or polycythem: Many conditions that cause anemia can cause your red cells to go low including blood loss, blood destruction and overproduction. Excess red cells can result from chronic hypnotic states and various forms of polycythemias. ...Read more

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I had blood work done and it came back my red blood cell count and platelet count is high. What causes this to happen?

I had blood work done and it came back my red blood cell count and platelet count is high. What causes this to happen?

Elevated RBC and PLT: There are many reasons. For both RBC and high platelet, it is recommended to get tested for JAK2 mutation (blood) and a bone marrow evaluation. But first see a hematologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the red blood cell count is high? I also have a mass on my liver that has to be biopsied Wednesday. Could it be related?

Many causes: increased red blood cell mass can have many causes most of them are normal physiological responses. Such as being a smoker or having chronic lung disease or being at high altitude or having an intrinsic problem of hemoglobin such that you do not get enough oxygen delivery from your red blood cells to your tissues. There are tumors of the kidney but not liver which are related to this. ...Read more

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Is a elevated red blood cell count in itself something to be concerned with? Thank you

Not a risk: A high red count with normal hemoglobin and hematocrit (two other tests that check red cells) may be harmless, but should be repeated with a full blood count plus red cell volume. ...Read more