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Hematocrit level was 56%. Hemoglobin level was 18.0. Rbc level was 6.0. White blood cells & playlets normal. Am i at increased risk for dvt/clots?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

First get checked whether it is polycythemia vera.
If you have this condition you likely are prone for blood clots.

In brief: Yes

First get checked whether it is polycythemia vera.
If you have this condition you likely are prone for blood clots.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Slightly

People with high hematocrit levels have a higer viscosity of their blood, and this can cause dvt.
You should talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of prophylactic anticoagulation.

In brief: Slightly

People with high hematocrit levels have a higer viscosity of their blood, and this can cause dvt.
You should talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of prophylactic anticoagulation.
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
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