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Is it possible for your body too have to much blood

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is it possible for your body too have to much blood
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 7 years ago.
Not necessarily too much blood, but too much iron and red blood cells it that is what ou mean - this is called hemochromatosis.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
how do you find out if this is the problem
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 7 years ago.
You will need to have a blood test called a CBC - complete blood count - and it this abnormal then you might need further testing such as a bone marrow biopsy or a liver biopsy. Usually a hematologist takes care of these problems.
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