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What causes elevated RBC count?

my red blood cell count went from a 10 to 12.3 doctor now says I will not have to have a bone marrow test done do you agree what is a good blood count for me iam 68 this was from a cancer nurse onocology my regular doctor says this is a low blood count for a man what is your professional opinion thank you so very much take jeus with you please from Richard Orme marion virginia
Mon, 23 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
That is on the lower side. The normal value for a man is 13-15 g/dl. So it is a good count. That must be HB level not RBC values.
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