High Rbc Count

Various medical conditions can cause an increase in red cell count. It is medically known as erythrocytosis. The treatment is targeted at treating the underlying condition.

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Why does my blood report show an increase in platelets and RBCs?

Query: Hello doctor,I am attaching my blood report. I have noticed an increase in platelets and RBCs. What does it mean?Kindly guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachments removed to protect patient's identity). Based on the reports, The hemoglobin is within the normal range. Compared to previous reports, the RBC count and platelets appear to have increased. The RBC's (red blood cells) are small...  Read Full »

Why does my mother have high RBC count and liver parameters?b

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has diabetes and hypertension which are in control. I have attached her routine blood test reports that show high RBC count and liver parameters. Sometimes, she also complains of a burning sensation in her feet. Please examine my mother's test reports. Kindly guide. Thank y...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have examined the reports (attachments removed to protect patient's identity). The reports are good. The only concern is low vitamin D and iron, common in aged women. I suggest you follow the below treatment: Vitamin D 60000 IU (international units) once a wee...  Read Full »

Why is my husband's uric acid, RBC and liver parameters out of range?

Query: Hello doctor, Please see my husband's reports. Currently, he is not on any medication. He has started taking Orofer XT tablet and Men's Drive capsule. Please advise if he needs to take any medicine for high uric acid. Also, why are his RBC and liver parameters out of range? My mother is taking Zylor...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I warmly welcome you on my virtual clinic and assure you not to worry as all the things may get settled with proper care and follow-up. I feel sorry for the health issues your husband has. They are manageable. First of all we have to take care of the issues like th...  Read Full »

Does high ALT indicate heart, pancreas, kidney, RBC, and liver problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am looking to get a second opinion on my son’s bloodwork to see if any flu tests are recommended or if there is any concern at all. He is a 16-year-old, healthy male who works out regularly and eats relatively healthy. The only known medical problem is being lactose intolerant...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. In the mentioned history, the noted finding is mild raised hemoglobin, mildly raised RBC, slightly elevated aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT).The mentioned reports do not suggest any specific dia...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the increase in Hb and Hct values in me?

Query: Hi doctor, I am really worried that my Hgb is 17.6 and Hct is 54.6. I have been recommended to consult a hematologist in cancer care center. I am bothered whether it is a major illness. Can you please help me out?  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Your hemoglobin (Hb or Hgb) and hematocrit (Hct) is a bit high and hence further evaluation is being done. If you are from a hill station or a smoker or with lung disorder then this may be normal. This is called as polycythe...  Read Full »

Are my levels of hematocrit, hemoglobin, and RBC raised due to polycythemia vera?

Query: Hi doctor, My laboratory results from last week show increased hematocrit (50.7%) and high end of normal hemoglobin (16.7%) and RBC (5.72). While the hemoglobin and the RBC are technically within the normal range, historically, I never had high values like this. Usually, my RBC (red blood cells) is...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the icliniq.com. Following is my opinion for your asked question. Hemoglobin level above 16.5 and hematocrit more than 49 should be investigated further, especially for secondary polycythemia. You can investigate with ECG (electrocardiogram) and chest x-ray to check for the car...  Read Full »

How to reduce anxiety caused due to health issues?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old. I do not smoke or drink. I am suffering from a health anxiety. Recently I got an ECG and blood test done, the results of which I have attached for your consideration. I have an elevated RBC count. Could this be blood cancer? Also kindly note that I was very anxious du...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports that you posted (attachments removed to protect patient identity). Firstly, I would like to know the indications for which so many investigations were done. Did you have any symptoms or was it a general checkup? Do revert if you have an...  Read Full »

Kindly review my blood reports and let me know the abnormalities in my report.

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly help me to know in detail about the abnormalities in my blood reports. Thanks.   Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. I have gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), and actually, there are minor changes due to infection, improper diet, etc. Red blood cells are elevated. ...  Read Full »

What does it mean if my RBC and hematocrit values are elevated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female. My height is 5'8", and my weight is 185 lbs. I take tablet Tirosint 50 mcg for my Hashimoto's thyroiditis and tablet Slynd for PCOS. My blood reports showed slightly elevated RBC and hematocrit and low MCH. I have had migraines for six years. What is ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have checked your CBC (complete blood count) report (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). In the attached blood report, red blood cells and hematocrit are slightly high, while MCH (mean corpuscular hemoglobin) is borderline low. Thes...  Read Full »

Do increased levels of RBC and vitamin B12 cause polycythemia vera?

Query: Hi doctor, My RBC levels have been slightly elevated for the past six months. It was 5.17 a year back, and a couple of months back it was 5.39. I noticed that from the last two years, the RBC count has been borderline high. Last week my vitamin B12 was tested due to a nerve issue in my face, which ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate your knowledge and awareness towards your health, and I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your vitamin B12 level is certainly high, enough that warrants further investigation. Following are the common causes for high vit...  Read Full »

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