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Slightly high count of red blood cells in blood test---

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slightly high count of red blood cells in blood test--- meaning.. ?
JA: What confuses you?
Customer: why does my blood test report say i have a slight rise of red blood cells. what could that mean ?
JA: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?
Customer: i don't know. i had blood drawn for Vit D , Synthroid--- my dr. said that all is okay but they found that there was a higher than usual amont of red blood cells in the blood testing and that i need to have my blood tested again in 2 months.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No. she has always kept track of my heatlh issues--- it could be due to dehydraytion for i have had a removal of 36 " of my intestines in 1997 and i am a fairly healthy and active 92 yr old woman enjoying life.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.
Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

What is the result of your RBC count and Hemoglobin?

If possible upload your report.

Any symptoms?


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