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Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean If Your Hemoglobin Is High

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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 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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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 does high hemoglobin (16) mean in an otherwise healthy 18 month old?

What does high hemoglobin (16) mean in an otherwise healthy 18 month old?

Elevated hgb: I need more informations, what was the hematocrit? Was that blood sample from a vein or finger/ heel stick, any other abnormal values in the blood test results? Any previous blood test to compare to? Anyway if 91 value is high, need to be repeated, make sure the baby is well hydrated before obtaining a new venous sample. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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What could high hemoglobin, mch, and MCV values mean?

What could high hemoglobin, mch, and MCV values mean?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have been helpful to know the actual values. Generally high Hemoglobin and high MCV do not go together. If you provide the actual results it may be feasible to provide and opinion. ...Read more

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What do high hemoglobin, mch, MCV values mean?

What do high hemoglobin, mch, MCV values mean?

Polycythemia.: High HGB levels for 3 kinds of reasons. First, a blood disease where too much blood is made. Second, the blood is being made due to an increase in epo, the hormone that controls production. Can be from lack of oxygen (lung disease, living at high altitude, abnormal hemoglobin, carbon monoxide/smoking poisoning hemoglobin, heart disease, or rarely tumors. Dehydration can do this too. ...Read more

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What does high hemoglobin, mch, MCV values mean?

What does high hemoglobin, mch, MCV values mean?

Need more info: It may be a combination of circumstances, and it would be helpful to know the actual values. Given the information your provided, it may be a combination of macrocytic change and dehydration. Alcohol use could be one explanation. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What does a high rdw, low mchc, and mch-poc, and low hemoglobin mean?

What does a high rdw, low mchc, and mch-poc, and low hemoglobin mean?

Anemia: In general terms, it signifies anemia but the high RDW means that your body (bone marrow) is making red blood cells to keep up with the demand. Good health. ...Read more

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Low hemoglobin high platelet, what does it mean?

Low hemoglobin high platelet, what does it mean?

Iron deficiency Anem: You have anemia, most probabely iron deficiency due to excessive blood loss during menstruation and elevated platlets we don't have the number is coincidental finding and do not need any therapy
check with your doctor you MCV and MCH values must be low as well
consult your doctor you may need iron therapy. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have low hemoglobin and high platelet?

What does it mean when you have low hemoglobin and high platelet?

Iron deficiency Anem: Low hemoglobin may be from excessive blood loss guring menstruation or some other cause and high platlet may be mildly elevated and there is no problem with that
consult your doctor or a hematologist, you may need iron therapy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the platelets are high and the hemoglobin is low?

What does it mean if the platelets are high and the hemoglobin is low?

Many things: Bleeding or iron deficiency can cause this, but so can several other things including bone marrow problems. See your doctor or a hematologist to determine the problem. ...Read more

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I have hemoglobin 10.6 (low).I have iron serum of 25 micrograms. Dl. Unsaturated IBC 358 High, Total TIBC 383 (normal) and % iron sat 7%. mean?

Unhealthy: You cannot expect us to give you any valid interpretation of labs when you only provide a few results. Your labs that you have shared represent that you are not a very healthy human. Your medical care and the interpretation of your labs should be urgently handled in person by the professional caring for you. The one that knows all of the details and your health history. ...Read more

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What does mean corpuscular hemoglobin mean if its high 32.2?

What does mean corpuscular hemoglobin mean if its high 32.2?

Mean cell haemoglobi: Mean corpuscular haemoglobin is the average mass of haemoglobin per red blood cell in a sample of blood. Your MCH is within normal limits. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your immunoglobulin m is low and your hemoglobin alc is high?

What does it mean if your immunoglobulin m is low and your hemoglobin alc is high?

Unrelated: They are unrelated. Low IgM is usually not clinically significant (depending on how low of course). Talk to an allergist immunologist to figure this out. A high A1c would suggest diabetes. Talk to your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What does low hemoglobin, low hematocrit, low much and high rdw mean? My labs have been like this for over a year

What does low hemoglobin, low hematocrit, low much and high rdw mean? My labs have been like this for over a year

Anemia: Depending on other lab values you may have a B12 or folate (folic acid) deficiency as well, would need more info on your case. You are welcome to make a HealthTap Prime or Concierge appointment with me and we can review all the labs and your current medical history. Then I can give you a much better idea of what you are dealing with. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCH and MCHC is low and my RDW is high?

What does it mean if my hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCH and MCHC is low and my RDW is high?

Need the numbers: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to know the actual values. It is likely that you have iron deficiency anemia which is common in menstruating women. Take oral iron and multivitamins.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My doctor said I had slighty high hemoglobin from a normal blood test what dose this mean?

My doctor said I had slighty high hemoglobin from a normal blood test what dose this mean?

A little high but: Any lab test can be a little higher or lower than normal and this may or may not mean anything. It depends on the overall of a person, any meds they take, & the presence or absence of any symptoms A lab value alone, without any other information can't tell us much. Sometimes hemoglobin is elevated when a person is a little dehydrated, for example, but is normal after a patient drinks more water. ...Read more

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I had a cbc, and my mean corpuscular hemoglobin and mchc are high, what's causing it?

I had a cbc, and my mean corpuscular hemoglobin and mchc are high, what's causing it?

MCH and MCHC: Mean corpuscular hemoglobin and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration look at how "red" someone's cells are. High levels are most commonly due to a laboratory artifact but can also be seen when a person has cells called spherocytes. If your CBC was otherwise normal, I wouldn't worry about it. On the other hand, if you also have a low hemoglobin and hematocrit, you should see a hematologist. ...Read more

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I have a slightly high white blood cell count but my hemoglobin is normal. What could that mean?

What is the count: And what is the differential count? Slightly elevated may be your normal. It would be good to talk to the doctor who ordered the test as s/he has your whole health history and lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more

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Had bloods done I've got high folate (folic acid) levels of 20:1 what does this mean I'm male b12 & hemoglobin are OK?

Had bloods done I've got high folate (folic acid) levels of 20:1 what does this mean I'm male b12 & hemoglobin are OK?

Normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, Serum folate (folic acid) level of 20.1 is perfectly normal and is not a cause for any concern. ...Read more

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My dads blood work says " High" Ast 44 and High alt 68 And High hemoglobin 6.1% Were going to Dr on Monday but wondering what it means?

My dads blood work says " High" Ast 44 and High alt 68 And High hemoglobin 6.1% Were going to Dr on Monday but wondering what it means?

Diabetes: A1c is in diabetes range. A very common complication of diabetes is fatty liver that can cause very mild elevation of liver enzymes. Short of that, anything else is possible. Would still recommend repeating the liver enzymes, AST and ALT, avoiding alcohol and any OTC meds in the interim, specifically acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Abnormal blood results. High RBC 5.2, high hemoglobin 16.7, high hematocrit 51.7, high monocytes 12.8 and basphils 11? What can this mean.

Abnormal blood results. High RBC 5.2, high hemoglobin 16.7, high hematocrit 51.7, high monocytes 12.8 and basphils 11? What can this mean.

Blood count: I do not know what your symptoms are. A high RBC, Hemoglobin can be associated with primary polycythemia, high altitude living, dehydration
High Monocytes count is often associated with some viral process. High Basophil count often associated with allergies. ...Read more

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High platelet count, low hematocrit/hemoglobin means?

High platelet count, low hematocrit/hemoglobin means?

First...: Consider iron deficiency. This often produces this combination. Unless you are a woman with very heavy periods, or a vegetarian who's not supplementing or savvy about the difficult task of getting enough dietary iron, look for how you might be losing blood. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have low red blood count, low hemoglobin, low hemocrit and high platelet count?

What does it mean when you have low red blood count, low hemoglobin, low hemocrit and high platelet count?

Anemia: A low red blood cell count is called anemia. Anemia can be further classified as microcytic when due to iron deficiency, or macrocytic when due to B12 deficiency. Sometimes we have a low blood cell count from bleeding or several other disorders. Elevated platelets are called thrombocytosis. Platelets are an acute phase reactant and elevate for several primary and secondary reasons. ...Read more

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Help!! What does it mean when you have low hemoglobin, low hemocrait, low mcv, low mch, low mchc high rdw, high iron binding capacity, low ferritin?

Help!! What does it mean when you have low hemoglobin, low hemocrait, low mcv, low mch, low mchc high rdw, high iron binding capacity, low ferritin?

Iron deficiency: You and your physician need to find the cause. It may be anything from heavy periods to non-supplementing vegetarianism to a bleeding gut ulcer or tumor to hookworm to a host of others. Good luck finding the real cause. You wil feel better when you are treated. ...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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What does it mean when you have a high rdw, normal RBC, low hemoglobin, low hematocrit, low mcv, &mch and low mchc?

What does it mean when you have a high rdw, normal RBC, low hemoglobin, low hematocrit, low mcv, &mch and low mchc?

Iron deficiency: This combination suggests iron deficiency anemia. Your evaluation will look into this option as well as some other causes of these small red cells with anemia. ...Read more