Hematocrit

What is Hematocrit?

It is also known as packed cell volume (PCV) or erythrocyte volume fraction (EVF). It is the volume percentage (%) of red blood cells in blood. It is normally about 45% for men and 40% for women.

Questions and answers on "Hematocrit"

Can I take Neurobion forte injections while also taking Testosterone shots?

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yes you can. thanks

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White blood 11.3
Red blood 5.37
Hemoglobin 16.2
Hematocrit 50.3
Absolute Neutrophils 8746
Have a history of kidney cancer was anemic, did take 359 mg iron pill

Here is report

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hello dear. Donot take further iron

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have gone through the details. So your hemoglobin and hematocrit are elevated. So you donot require further iron therapy. Please repeat the blood counts after 1 month to see the status of hemoglobin and share the...

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My doctor is on vacation, I have below normal low RBC, hemoglobin, and hematocrit. MY iron level and ferritin levels are okay. Another factor- showing absorption (I think) was low. Any idea what tests or treatments would come next? I am generally healthy, but do have IBS, I am 64 years old. Thanks.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
please upload the reports

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

approaching anemia (low hematocrit) is not that simple sometimes. Having the reports would help me to narrow down the list of potential diagnoses and propose a strategy for investigation. So please upload all the reports.

Kind...

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What is the significance of an elevated hemoglobin/hematocrit in a 16 y/o severely autistic male

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Brief Answer:
Elevated Hgb

Detailed Answer:
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...

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I have a hematocrit value of 18.2 g/dL a hematocrit value of 53.8%, a single copy of the Leiden Factor5 gene, and am on testosterone replacement therapy. I have very blurry vision and headaches, but am doing a double red blood cell donation today. My replacement testosterone is testosterone cypionate (Depo-test). Would Aveed/ Nebido ( testosterone undecanoate) be a better option for me in regards to my hematocrit and hemoglobin? Currently I am on 100 mg testosterone cypionate weekly, but my total testosterone is only 483 ng/dL.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
They all have teh same impact on hemoglobin!

Detailed Answer:
HI and thank you so much for this query.

These drugs have similar action and the only difference are the names. There is no need switching from one to another unless there are serious concerns. I will rather suggest that...

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I had a CBC and my RBC is 2.97, Hemoglobin is 10.1, and Hematocrit is 30.6. I recently had a lung wedge resection, but my CBC numbers have been low before the lung surgery. None of my physicians ever mentioned the anemia. Are my numbers really low or within toleration.

Bonnie Highsmith

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Brief Answer:
Cause of anemia needs to be found out to treat it.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.
Hemoglobin (Hb) level of 10.1 is low for age and sex. RBC count and hematocrit are also low.
The lower limit for hemoglobin for your age and sex is 12 gm%.
I...

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Labwork came back with elevated RBC, Hemoglobin, and Hematocrit. I have attached full lab report for context. Not sure if I should be concerned. Levels are as follows for a 37 year old, non-smoking, nondiabetic female diagnosed with PCOS. I take 1000 mg of Metformin once daily.

RBC: 5.57 (normal 3.8-5.1)
Hemoglobin: 16.4 (normal 11.7-15.5)
Hematocrit: 50.5 (normal 35.0-45.0)
I was not dehydrated at testing. These numbers are an increase from previous tests done in May 2015. Will be following up with primary physician in addition to asking for information here.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
High values not alarming, need to get them repeated after few months.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.
The lab results that you have posted show elevated red blood cell count, elevated hemoglobin and high hematocrit.
However, the level is...

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i have lab results and would like to see possible causes.
Low sodium 134 L, Chloride 97 L, Albumin 3.5 L, Hemoglobin 10.8 L, Hematocrit 34.2 L, MCHC 31.6 L, RDW 16.3 H, BUN 4 L, Absolute Eosinophils 9 L, C Reactive Protein 5.35 H, Hematocrit 34.2 L, Total Iron 31L, Iron Binding Capacity 208L, Folate Serum 3.6 L, . Bone scan negative for cancer.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You have nutritional deficiency anemia.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
You have low hemoglobin, low hematocrit, low MCHC, high RDW, low iron. These all are commonly seen in iron deficiency anemia. More over you also have...

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Hi I am a 30 year smoker age 44 just got blood test back red blood count 5.23, hemoglobin 16.3, Hematocrit 48.8. What is my Prognosis and will I need to do bloodletting

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
your hematocrit is a little higher than usual

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

your hematocrit is a little higher than usual. Smokers tend to have higher values due to lower oxygen usage. This is not an emergency though and you shouldn't worry too much. Make sure that you get clinical...

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Hello Dr.,
This morning I had a routine blood test for a physical on Monday. My doctor called and said my Hematocrit was unusually low. Last year it was 11.4 and today 7.8. He asked for me to go to an Emergency Room and get it rechecked. I went to 2 and both were closed. I will try again in the AM. My question is what are some of the causes of this and what could it indicate? Thank you.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Considerations.

Detailed Answer:
hello and thank you for submitting your question.

The numeric values you provided would be incredibly low for hematocrit, so I believe your doctor meant hemoglobin levels. Low Hemoglobin levels are most commonly seen when there is a nutritional deficiency...

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Recent questions on  Hematocrit

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16y/o F, chronic inflammatory pain in joints and to a lesser degree muscle, swimmer, slightly obese.....ESR slightly high and hematocrit low...she keeps getting red, bruise like areas on soles of feet and palms of hands. painful, but not terrible. what could cause this.

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I am 20 years old, and have Addison s Disease. Recently I have had rapid heart rate, orthostatic hypertension, petachie spots, fatigue, mood swings, pain in legs, head aches...etc What is most concerning is the high heart rate, it stays in the 80 s at the least at rest. And it is very difficult to get up after sitting, my heart starts racing and pumping harder. Here are some blood test results: at 12:27 PM WBC 4.0L RBC 4.92 Hemoglobin 16.4 Hematocrit 47.5 MCV 96.6 MCH 33.4 MCHC 34.6 RDW 12.1 Platelets 178 Neutrophuls 41.9 Lymphs 43.6 Monocytes 10.3 Eos 3.5 Basos 0.7 Neutrophils (Absolute) 1.70 Lymphs (Absolute) 1.7 Monocytes (absolute) 0.40 Eos (Absolute) 0.2 Baso (Absolute) 0.00 eGFR - unable to calculate due to inappropriate age/gender/creatinine value glucose 76 BUN 14 creatinine 0.9 sodium 138 potassiu, 4.5 chloride 102 carbon dioxide 28 calcium 9.7 protein 7.1 albumin 4.1 globulin 3.0 bilirubin 3.0 alkaline phosphatase 49 AST 13 vitamin b12 487 CT scan recently done with no tumor on adrenals, adrenals actually couldn t be seen due to my lack of fat they say. I take 0.1 fludrocortisone and 30mg hydrocortisone. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

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I am a post kidney transplant patient, had a pedia en block in 6/2008 at UCSF. I haven't had my labs drawn for 8 months. I went yesterday since I've been feeling really exhausted, weak, confused and short of breath. My hemaglobin is 8 and hematocrit 24, just got the lab results. Should I be concerned and call my Nephrologist?

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Goodday doc. i m 30yrs old male wt 97kg, ht 179cm. past few days was going through sleepleess nights, on 16th june had slight soar throat,on 17 had to go for an hectic official work by the end of the day i was feeling very weak and decided to go to the doc, who diagnosed as normal fever due to junk food. picked an injection and gave me antibiotic (Duet 625) 3 times a day. which i m still consuming. but on saturday night the fever repeated,which was alarming hence i decided to get my blood checked for any viral, Unfortunately no doctor r available hence did few test in which SGPT count is 102IU/L, direct Bilirubin is 0.40mg/dl on higher side & in CBC & ESR test Erythrocyte count is 4.40& Haematocrit(Hct,PCV) 39.7 on lower side. I m continously monitoring my temperature which has not gone below 100 F , right now is 102 F, no headache slight cough ......past few hrs consuming Crocin along with antibiotic pls guide me

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