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Q... Can you send me the values of hemoglobin ? and hematocrit ?
Well, these are on the higher side and you should be worked up by a hematologist as this can be polycythemia.
What is polycythemia?
Polycythemia vera is a blood disorder in which your bone marrow makes too many red blood cells. Polycythemia vera also may result in production of too many of the other types of blood cells
this can prone a person to clots
in the body
ulcers of the gut
It needs to be kept under check
you need to consult a hematologist for this
as he may ask you for a regular follow up to see if it is raising
or it needs treatment with
medicine to lower the counts.
Your questions ?
here is a good link that can help to understand this problem
You have questions ?
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Is there anything I can do to help? For example with diet and foods I consume.
there are few
like exercise much to avoid clots
avoid sores on skin
avoid hot temperature
take less iron diets
and vitamin C
as they increase the red cell production.
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Could this lead to cancer if not taken care of?
well it can damage the bone marrow if not taken care of
and can cause clots
cancer is rare at these levels if kept under control.
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I think that is it. I'll check out the website you recommended and see if I can get referred to a hematologist by my primary doctor. Thank you for your help.