I have a high red blood cell count. HCT is .50 l/l, platelet 394 x 10 (9)L, HGB 167 g/L, RBC 5.21 x 10(12)L. He also discovered a swollen lymph node under one arm. I have cysts on both ovaries (since 3 years on one, now second one), as well as some fibroids etc but latest visit showed also a polyp on my cervix. i also was told that i have the begining stage of emphasyma and an x-ray has been ordered.
the doctor told me there is nothing to worry about and if the enlarged lymph node is still there in a few months that we must remove it. It could possibly have been there for years. other symptoms are that i have not had much energy in the past few months.
please do not tell me to go to a doctor cause i just did.
I would like to know:
Could chronic bronchitis or emphasyma or ovarian cysts or even hepatitis C cause the swollen gland?
what is the percent of chance that the swollen gland is cancerous if no other infection is in the body?
after having a swollen gland (lets assume its cancerous) in an armpit, what time length approx can it stay there without any further problems and removal will fix the problem?
I would like very much to know if the high red blood cells could be