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Effect of increased rbc and reason for that

sir,i had chickenpox in 10 days before.after that i tested my that my rbc was 7.13,other thing was normal.yesterday i checked my cbc ,in that rbc was 7.06.last year on 18 of july rbc was 4.86.wat r the possibilites of increased rbc and wat is the harm of that.
Asked On : Wed, 12 May 2010
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Thanks for the query

It looks like u are suffering from polycythemia, please get it worked up properly from a heamatologist.
Also for nw get a peripheral smear done.
Polycythemia can occur either in smokers. Post viral diseases also are known to cause polycythemia but very uncommonly

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