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I have a RBC of 5.30 Hematocrit of 45.6 and MCHC of 31.9 I'm

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Hi I have a RBC of 5.30 Hematocrit of 45.6 and MCHC of 31.9 I'm a 53 years old type 2 diabetic I'm under a care of an endocronologist but was wondering if this is something I should worry about
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
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Your RBC and hematocrit are mildly elevated but still below the concerning level ( for HCT it is upto 51 ).
Dehydration can cause false elevation of these numbers.
Hence, drinking adequate fluids will often help.
Smoking and hypoxia are other common causes.
COPD, asthma can cause hypoxia and resultant rise.
So not concerning but should be repeated in 2-3 months or so.
Please discuss with your doctor also.
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