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What do elevated hemoglobin and hematocrit levels indicate?

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Posted on Thu, 23 Mar 2017 in Blood Disorders
Question: What is the significance of an elevated hemoglobin/hematocrit in a 16 y/o severely autistic male
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Elevated Hgb

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Hello. I just read through your question.
Hemoglobin and Hematocrit are elevated most commonly when we are even mildly dehydrated. Usually, increasing fluid intake corrects the problem.
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