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I was called to donate blood for a cancer patient and in pre examination got to know that i a having high Hemoglobin Count(17.7mg/dl). could u pls suggest further course of action to be taken or test that u could recommend?

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Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: R/O HEMACHROMATOSIS

HEMACHROMATOSIS. Is a genetic disorder that is hall marked by Iron overload.
You need a full exam and repeat lab testing. If still concerned genetic testing can be done

In brief: R/O HEMACHROMATOSIS

HEMACHROMATOSIS. Is a genetic disorder that is hall marked by Iron overload.
You need a full exam and repeat lab testing. If still concerned genetic testing can be done
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: May be nothing

Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end.
This can be fine for a man. Before you retest, drink a few glasses of water before the blood draw. If you have sleep apnea, have recently used anabolic steroids, or have a minor hemoglobin variant, the explanation may be simple. There are a variety of other possibilities. Best wishes.

In brief: May be nothing

Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end.
This can be fine for a man. Before you retest, drink a few glasses of water before the blood draw. If you have sleep apnea, have recently used anabolic steroids, or have a minor hemoglobin variant, the explanation may be simple. There are a variety of other possibilities. Best wishes.
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