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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
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
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
Is 15.5 a high hemoglobin level? Or is it normal for a 33 year old female? Some labs that number is in normal range. Some labs it is out of range.
It is normal Hb: I would be concerned if it was over 16 Gms/dl ...Read more
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
What does high prolactin levels with high red blood cells with high hemoglobin and hematocrit levels mean?
I have low Hemoglobin and high levels of calcium. Frequent tachycardia episodes made me do the blood test. What can this be? Thanks
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?
In general do all guys with mitral valve prolapse have high level of hemoglobin? I've mvp and my hgb is 17.5 could asa reduce my hgb?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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