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High Hemoglobin Count
'Polycythemia': Too many red blood cells, or an elevated hemoglobin is 'polycythemia' this can be a bone marrow problem ['polycythemia vera'] , which can sometimes lead to leukemia, or a 'reactive polycythemia' which is the body reacting to low oxygen stress- like in smokers or being at high altitudes. ...Read more
I was called to donate blood for a cancer patient and in pre examination got to know that i a having high Hemoglobin Count(17.7mg/dl).
could u pls suggest further course of action to be taken or test that u could recommend?
Total iron binding capacity is high. Transferrin is high.Iron serum normal. Hemoglobin count low 12 any significance.Is it hemochromatosis?
Polycythemia: There are only a few causes of a high hemoglobin. We divide these cases into primary and secondary high hemoglobin, or "polycythemia." secondary means caused by heart disease, hypoxemia, tobacco, sleep apnea. Primary means a benign blood disease called polycythemia vera. A hematologist can usually determine which type of polycythemia a patient has. ...Read more
Thick blood: A high hemoglobin can be the result of a condition of bone marrow overactivity called polycythemia vera. It can also be caused by low oxygen levels in the blood, caused by smoking or some heart defects. Dehydration can also be a cause. High hemoglobin causes the blood to be thick and sludgey, resulting in poor circulation to various organs. ...Read more
See a blood speciali: A hematologist can figure it out. You need to be checked for polycythemia which is a low grade cancer of the blood which is often treated with blood letting although there is a new drug now on the market to treat it. For this you need to consult the hematologist, . ...Read more
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