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What is something that can cause high red blood cell count along with smaller then normal red blood cells?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Thalassemia

The most connon would be thalassemia minor or trait, an inherited disorder characterized by an increased number of rbcs that are smaller than normal in size, usually with mild anemia.
These are disiases where to body has trouble making enough hemoglobin and are congenital. There are some other, more rare conditions as well that can do it.

In brief: Thalassemia

The most connon would be thalassemia minor or trait, an inherited disorder characterized by an increased number of rbcs that are smaller than normal in size, usually with mild anemia.
These are disiases where to body has trouble making enough hemoglobin and are congenital. There are some other, more rare conditions as well that can do it.
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