High hemoglobin count.

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Blood tests have revealed I have a high haemoglobin count. The doctor didn't seem too concerned and just said I needed to have it tested every 6 months to keep an eye on it.

I wish I'd asked her more questions now but I was with her about another problem and didn't really take in what she was saying.

According to the internet a high hemoglobin count can be a sign of serious diseases.

The only none serious cause seems to be if I lives at a high altitude or smoked - I do neither!

Has anybody else had this?

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    Hi

    Can you write the how much higher is your haemoglobin?

    The haemoglobin rise if youre smoke or live in higher altitude..

    For a serios disease there must have some symptoms and others level high. Does your others blood level are normal?

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      Hi Anna. Thanks for replying

      . No I don't know what the count was. All the doctor said was that it was high and she will keep an eye on it.  My other blood tests were normal.

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    Being only your hemoglobin is high, and your RBC count and hematocrit are both normal, then I wouldn't worry about it. Your doctor will always read these 3 results together.   If your RBC count and hematocrit were to also rise... then that would be significant.  They both rise or lower, with your hemoglobin. So, your doctor is doing the right thing by testing you again in 6 months to just make sure that your RBC count and hematocrit count do not raise also.  At this point, it's probably just smoking, or another possibilty is that you were dehydrated when you got your blood test.  

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