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Doctor insights on: High Hemoglobin Symptoms

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Can you tell me the symptoms of having high hemoglobin?

Can you tell me the symptoms of having high hemoglobin?

See below: The symptoms would depend on how high the hemoglobin is. The usual symptoms are headache, weakness, and paradoxically shortness of breath. For more information see this site. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/polycythemia-vera/basics/definition/con-20031013 ...Read more

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Urinalysis hemoglobin Random "small". 1.5yrs. Cystoscopy Neg. no symptoms. Dehydrated. Specific gravity high. RBC 3.84. Should I worry abt hemoglobin?

Urinalysis hemoglobin Random "small". 1.5yrs. Cystoscopy Neg. no symptoms. Dehydrated. Specific gravity high. RBC 3.84. Should I worry abt hemoglobin?

Hemoglobin in urine: Small amount not of concern especially as cystoscopy was negative. Kidney ultrasound would rule out kidney tumor. Urine is concentrated because U likely are not drinking enough water. Absence of protein in urine also rules out significant kidney disease. Please relax. ...Read more

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What does a high hemoglobin mean?

What does a high hemoglobin mean?

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

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What are the effects of high hemoglobin?

What are the effects of high hemoglobin?

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

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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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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 can it mean when your hemoglobin is high?

What can it mean when your hemoglobin is high?

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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What to take if the hemoglobin count is too high?

Find the cause first: It is uncommon to have high hemoglobin unless you have polycythemia which is a type of blood cancer. New drugs are now available to control polycythemia related high hemoglobin. ...Read more