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These are blood test results in in recent testing:Red Blood

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These are blood test results in in recent testing:Red Blood Count
JA: Have you discussed the blood test with a doctor?
Customer: Results were:
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this?
Customer: Red Blood Count 5.74. Hemoglobin 18.1 Hematocrit 54.4. My doctor wants me to have a phlebotomy. Are these levels dangerously high to warrant a phlebotomy?
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: i’ve always had high levels within or slightly above the various ranges. This is a new physician.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 9 months ago.

Hello -

How old are you?

Are you having any symptoms at all?

And have you been diagnosed with "polycythemia vera"?