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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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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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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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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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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