Constant High Red Blood Count for 6 years

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Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to read this as I’m on a journey to find out what caused a mysterious illness to affect my life. A year ago, I was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. However, I’m looking for answers on what caused me to develop this chronic condition. After some research, I discovered that for a large portion of my life I’ve had a high RBC. According to the test results, out of 13 CBCs, 8 of them have shown a high red blood count (61% of the time). If anyone could provide information on what could be causing this I would greatly appreciate it.

Background: I’m 15 years old, I have POTS, I have tested positive for a high sedentation rate, once and I have also had a positive ANA test. I was referred to a rheumatologist where they did not find any problems.

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