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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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My haemoglobin level is 19.9 and platelets 486. Should I be

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My haemoglobin level is 19.9 and platelets 486. Should I be concerned?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Hi--do you have the other values on that CBC report? And have you discussed this with your doctor?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

WBC 7.80 Neutrophils 7.80 x 10 9/1. No just received written report following annual check on platelets.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK Joan. Has your haemoglobin been elevated in the past? Do you smoke? And do you have any other medical conditions?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Not to my knowledge. I have been diagnosed with thrombocytosis of unknown cause. I do no smoke. Other conditions acid reflux and osteopenia. Medications omeprozole and adcal d3.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK We can continue after this but the platelet level is fine but the hemoglobin is signficantly elevated. That can be from smoking, something called polycythemia vera--the bone marrow produces too many red cells, COPD and other lung conditions, heart disease, and certain kidney tumors. I can't give you a precise diagnosis here but you need to discuss this with your doctor and get it evaluated