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Hi dr my heglovin is 185 is that normal and my firritin is 17 is that normal thanks?

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine

In brief: Hemoglibin

Your hemoglobin is high additional work up needed.
Can be driven by low oxygen tension. Do you live at altitude. Were you a smoker with underlying lung disease. There is a condition called polycythemia rubra vera which is a bone marrow condition treated with phlebotomy. You need to complete evaluation which includes arterial blood gas measurement and if normal erythropoitin level.

In brief: Hemoglibin

Your hemoglobin is high additional work up needed.
Can be driven by low oxygen tension. Do you live at altitude. Were you a smoker with underlying lung disease. There is a condition called polycythemia rubra vera which is a bone marrow condition treated with phlebotomy. You need to complete evaluation which includes arterial blood gas measurement and if normal erythropoitin level.
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