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My Hemoglobin, Hematocrit and Red Blood cell count are

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My Hemoglobin, Hematocrit and Red Blood cell count are almost always elevated above normal levels. Most recently, Hemoglobin -16.0; Hematocrit 46.6; and Red Blood cells 5.19
White cell count is 5.0 (normal) and Platelets are 216. (fairly consistent since age 20)
Other symptoms: Almost Constant aches & pains in muscles & joints for which I take Boswellia. Have had a Hip replacement (6 years ago) and Knee replacement (1 Yr ago).
My age = 72
Donating blood helps me to feel better.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


I see no significant elevations here.

These are in the normal range.

Normal is normal.

High normal is no worse than low normal, in fact, better in many cases.

Not sure what your concern is here? I am sure your doctor have not said this is a concern?

Normal range of RBCs goe sup to 5.4.

Really not sure what you are worried about.

I see no problem from these results.

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