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high hgb & hct is anemia or iron deficiency still possible?

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Old 08-31-2006, 06:49 PM   #1
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high hgb & hct is anemia or iron deficiency still possible?

here are my recent lab results.

mine normal range
wbc - 5.2 4-10.8
rbc - 5.5 4-6.2
hgb - 17.0 12.8-17.8
hct - 50.4 38.4-53.4
mcv - 91.4 82.3-97.8
mch - 30.9 27.1-33
mchc- 33.8 32.1-36
rdw - 12.1 10.8-14.6
plt - 329 150-400
mpv- 8.4 7.1-10
tsh 2.02 .34-5.6
free t4 .8 .8-1.6

I have been having extreme fatigue where it seems like nothing can wake me up completely and also i feel dizzy.

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Old 08-31-2006, 09:26 PM   #2
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Re: high hgb & hct is anemia or iron deficiency still possible?

My Iron levels are at normal range also but they didnt do an Iron test or a ferratin test> This will show the amount of iron in the bloos which usually can be seen in the HMG and Crit but the ferratin level is the Iron stores in the Liver so I am severly anemic but my blood counts are normal its my ferratins that are so low normal ferratin range is 150 and up my ferratin level is a 1 so Ask your Doc to do a Ferratin Check.
Hope you get this one figured out

Old 09-01-2006, 05:14 AM   #3
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Re: high hgb & hct is anemia or iron deficiency still possible?

I would get your ferritin checked.You might have low iron,but your not anemic.When I has iron deficeny anemia my mcv was low and my rdw was high and my ferritin was 5.I been on iron for a year and even though my mcv and rdw are back to normal my ferritin is only at 30 so I am still considered iron deficent and not anemic.I am so low on energy and hair loss.So get the ferritin checked.Good luck

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