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Forum Name: Hematology Topics
Question: High Hemoglobin/Hemotocrit
|Shyloxmom - Sat Jul 23, 2005 11:40 am|
47 year old non smoking male. Has a CBC done to monitor high cholesterol numbers and is told his hemotocrit and hemoglobin numbers are high and sent to a hemotologist. The hemotologist agrees and orders ultra sounds on the liver, kidneys, and spleen. Results are pending. I am finding conflicting information on what is considered "high" and have not been given much information as to what the causes could be. Some of the ranges I find include my numbers in the "normal" range.
My numbers are : Hemotocrit 48.7 (was told normal is 35.0-45.0)
Hemoglobin 16. 4 (told normal is 11.7 - 15.7)
My question is : Are these numbers out of the "normal" range?
What are the most common reasons?
|Dr. Anthony Solomon - Sun Jul 24, 2005 11:26 am|
I quite agree that your readings are within normal ranges for an adult male.
The generally accepted range for Haemoglobin in an adult male is 13-18g/100ml and 40-54 for Haematocrit.
I cannot offer any explanations why someone else may differ from universally accepted
normal ranges. Get tested in another laboratory.
Dr Anthony Solomon
Consultant Physician, Tropical & Genitourinary Medicine
|Shyloxmom - Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:28 pm|
Thank you. I will get a second opinion.
|Shyloxmom - Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:32 pm|
Is there a difference between Hemoglobin and Haemoglobin -
Haematocrit and Hematocrit?
I find information on both spellings of each term.
|Dr. Anthony Solomon - Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:03 am|
Haemoglobin and Haematocrit are spelt in UK English, while Hemoglobin and Hemoglobin are US English spellings. I am not based in USA, so do not use US English spellings.
Dr Anthony Solomon
|tdf - Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:34 pm|
Hi To All,
I just got tested and my hermatocrit is 63. I realize this is very high but, would this be considered an emergency?
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