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Cause of high hemoglobin, joint pain, intermittent fever?

my mom is visiting from uk and she hs been very sick for almost 6 months with severe bone and joint pain and fever on and off through the day. she had blood work done and her hemoglobin is104 the dr said she might have a chronic disease of some sort.
Asked On : Thu, 13 Mar 2014
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,
A history of fever along with joint pain suggests chronic inflammation of the joints- arthritis.
Chronic diseases are often accompanied by anemia or low hemoglobin.
Treatment of underlying condition (joint pain) is required to correct the anemia or low hemoglobin.
Anemia due to chronic diseases is not due to any deficiency but it is actually due to certain chemicals released by inflammatory process.
Thus, consult your physician for clinical assessment, investigations and thus management.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja Puri
Answered: Sun, 25 Jan 2015
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