Why might red blood cells be high in children?

See below. Partially because they adapted to grow inside of the womb in hypoxic environment. But there are many other reasons, such as shorter life span of the red blood cells compare to adults and more bone marrow production, it could be also dehydration, or living in high altitude or some other hematological problems.

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What does high red blood cells mean?

A lot. Could mean dehydration, sometimes can signify a myeloproliferative disorder. Also if the hemoglobin is low and the rbcs are high, could mean there is a blood disorder called thalassemia. Either way, it should be evaluated. Hope this helps. Read more...

What are the indications of high red blood cells?

Let me help. Anabolic steroids, which stimulate red blood cell production carbon monoxide poisoning, congenital heart disease in adults, copd, dehydration, epo doping (injections of erythropoietin (epo) to enhance athletic performance), heart failure, hemoglobinopathies (conditions present at birth that impair the oxygen-carrying capacity of red blood cells) and others. Please read below link. Read more...

What does it mean to have high levels of red blood cells?

Too many RBCs. You may have acondition known as polycythemia vera. To need to be seen and evaluated by a hemotologist. Read more...

What does it mean when you have high white and red blood cells at the same time?

High WBCs and RBCs. If you're talking about high wbcs and rbcs in the urine, this may signal a urinary tract infection. In the blood, i would wonder if the person is dehydrated (volume depleted). A high WBC count can go along with infection, of course. Lgromkomd. Read more...

What does it mean when you have high white and red blood cells at the same time?

Need more info. Very difficult to answer without much more info. What have cell counts been in past? How high is elevation? Are platelets elevated or depressed? What are the sizes of red cells and are there any abnormal shapes? Are you a smoker? Do you have lung disease or live at altitude? Do you have any infections? Could simply be normal variation. Read more...

Could you tell me what happens when red blood cells have a 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...

My blood test showed I had elevated/high red blood cells than normal. What can be the cause and can it be a health hazard?

Need more info. How elevated? Do you smoke? Have a respiratory or cardiac disease? See this site of more information and discuss the matter with your doctor. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/clinical+and+interpretive/84160. Read more...