What is Polycythemia?

Polycythemia is a condition that results in an increased level of circulating red blood cells in the bloodstream. People with polycythemia have an increase in hematocrit, hemoglobin, or red blood cell count above the normal limits.

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can drinking guinness over the years cause Polycythemia?

doctor1 MD

Hello and thanks for the query.

The short answer to your question is no. However we must consider the specifics of your query.

Guiness as you know...

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can you please tell me what does it mean on a cbc blood test when when the rdw count is high? I am currently being treated for polycythemia vera....

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
it is not of concern

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query.

RDW denotes the size variation of red blood cells. RDW is usually...

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sir,i had chickenpox in 10 days before.after that i tested my cbc.in that my rbc was 7.13,other thing was normal.yesterday i checked my cbc ,in...

doctor1 MD

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...

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