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13 Dec 2005

HB Count Query
I have a High HB Count (16.8). What does this mean?
What are the problems caused by this?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Fiona,
A High HB means that you have a lot of hemoglobin, the stuff inside red blood cells that carry oxygen. That is normally not the problem, but if you have an abnormal high number of Red blood cells, that could cause blood clots and other problems. HB usually goes up because your body wants more oxygen - so you see it in people who live high above sea level, smokers, asthmatics etc.
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