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High hemoglobin levels. What does that mean?

High hemoglobin levels.  What does that mean?

Depends: On whether you have symptoms. This is called hemoconcentration and it happens normally when you live on a high mountain. When it happens at ground level it means that oxygen is being used in your system inefficiently. The commonest cause is vitamin B1 deficiency. ...Read more

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What are the consequenses of high hemoglobin levels?

What are the consequenses of high hemoglobin levels?

Depends : It really depends on how high the hemoglobin levels are. However, high hemoglobin levels can make your blood thick and increase your risk of stroke, heart attack, or other events that may impair organ function. Mild elevation of hemoglobin can be due to dehydration, poor fluid intake, some medications. Definitely ask your physician because it really depends on the situation. ...Read more

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How to know if I have too high hemoglobin levels at 17%?

How to know if I have too high hemoglobin levels at 17%?

That is fine: How do you feel? It is a little high than most guys but nothing really odd. It will not interfere with anything. Do you smoke? Do you have sleep apnea? ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have high hemoglobin levels in your blood?

What exactly does it mean when you have high hemoglobin levels in your blood?

It requires consulta: A consultation with a hematologist may be useful if you have high hemoglobin. There is a rare medical condition called polycythemia vera but it also has some changes in white cell counts. It requires a specialist to confirm the diagnosis as hemoglobin can be high due to several different reasons. These can be sorted out by visiting a hematologist. ...Read more

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High hemoglobin level. Range is 5.8. Normal range is 4.0 to 6.0. How to drop my level to normal?

Erectile dysfunction: I see your main concern is erectile dysfunction at age 30. I am going to assume this is actually hemoglobin a1c levels; your blood hemoglobin is measured in different units. Your level is in the reference range and this rules out diabetes as the cause of your erectile dysfunction. Two causes that are often missed by physicians are prolactinoma ; hemochromatosis. Continue the workup, good luck. ...Read more

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I have a high hemoglobin level of 162 (female) it has raised from 141 2 weeks ago and I feel very tired all the time?

I have a high hemoglobin level of 162 (female) it has raised from 141 2 weeks ago and I feel very tired all the time?

The "numbers": don't appear "right" to me. Ask again with careful use of decimal points and (if possible) NORMAL RANGE for LAB used! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it normal to have normal glucose levels while having a high hemoglobin A1c level?

Is it normal to have normal glucose levels while having a high hemoglobin A1c level?

Different: Pretend a glucose level is like taking a snapshot in one point in time. The hemoglobin A1c is like viewing a movie over time. So you could have high glucose over time and have one reading, ie the glucose that is normal. ...Read more

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What does high prolactin levels with high red blood cells with high hemoglobin and hematocrit levels mean?

What does high prolactin levels with high red blood cells with high hemoglobin and hematocrit levels mean?

Needs work up: High prolactin level can have several reasons. High hemoglobin can be secondary to other causes or a primary bone marrow issue that your bone marrow is making too many red cell out of control. See a hematologist/oncologist for work up. ...Read more

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I have low Hemoglobin and high levels of calcium. Frequent tachycardia episodes made me do the blood test. What can this be? Thanks

I have low Hemoglobin and high levels of calcium. Frequent tachycardia episodes made me do the blood test. What can this be? Thanks

Depends: Simple anemia....low hemoglobin can cause tachycardia. Marginal high calcium has no effect. Very high, may need parathyroid evaluation....that may relate to tachycardia also. ...Read more

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I just had blood work done I have high hemoglobin, white cells, ferritin levels recent weight gain . Tris and LDL are high never had that beforr?

I just had blood work done I have high hemoglobin, white cells, ferritin levels recent weight gain .  Tris and LDL are high never had that beforr?

Many issues: What you have described likely includes many issues, which may range from dehydration, hypoxia from obesity and metabolic changes due to weight gain. It would be prudent to seek care from a primary care provider who can coordinate with specialists as needed. ...Read more

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What causes hemoglobin levels to be high?

What causes hemoglobin levels to be high?

See below: Causes of high hemoglobin include, dehydration, residence at high altitude, cyanotic heart disease, chronic respiratory illnesses and red cell leukaemia. ...Read more

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Is it true that hemoglobin level of 51 very high?

What units?: Is it haemoglobin level of 51gm per 100 ml? That would not be compatible with life. If it is 51 gm per litter, then it is low and the person is anaemic. ...Read more

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Recently i made blood CBC all are fine, only hemoglobin levels are high 19.3 normal is (14 - 18 g?

Recently i made blood CBC all are fine, only hemoglobin levels are high 19.3 normal is (14 - 18 g?

High: You need to have this checked again. You could have been dehydrated, are you a smoker? On any diuretics (fluid pills)? If persistently elevated, this needs to be evaluated. Could be polycythemia. There are other causes as well. Hope this helps. At the age of 39, unlikely primary polycythemia but it can occur at you get ages. Usually presents in 60's but have seen in young people. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin level is 14.6. I am 25 year old male. What is normal hemoglobin,what it depicts about my future health? RBC count is also high.

My hemoglobin level is 14.6. I am 25 year old male. What is normal hemoglobin,what it depicts about my future health? RBC count is also high.

That's fine: That hemoglobin is perfectly normal for a man. And reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. ...Read more

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Is hemoglobin a good indicator of iron levels if high orlow iron levels?

Is hemoglobin a good  indicator of iron levels if high orlow iron levels?

Yes, in general: If the iron level is low for long enough the hemoglobin will go down. So a normal hemoglobin level tells us that there is no significan iron deficiency...Yet you can have mild iron deficit yet have a normal hemoglobin. So it does not equate with iron levels exactly but more or less...So it is good, not a perfect substitute. ...Read more

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Got high level of hb & doctor advised me to repeat the fbc test in april2014 again.Now i got 17.6% hemoglobin level wht food u recommend, names plz?

Got high level of hb & doctor advised me to repeat the fbc test in april2014 again.Now i got 17.6% hemoglobin level wht food u recommend, names plz?

A little high: Forget diet as an approach. I am going to assume that you are not taking unknown "health" drinks at the gym -- these may be steroid-laced. Trust you weren't dried out from heavy sweating when CBC done, or mountain-dweller. You'll need to be evaluated for a possible right-to-left cardiac shunt, sleep apnea (would hate to miss that) or some other lung problem, a high-affinity hemoglobin. ...Read more

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