06-25-2004, 12:43 PM #1
I just got my blood work back ,,and my hemoglobin came in at 17.7 and my hematocrit was at 58. My prospective employer will not hire me until im in the normal parameters,, so how can I lower it? Please help!!!!
06-25-2004, 12:45 PM #2Originally Posted by zmatalucci
06-25-2004, 01:36 PM #3
LMAO.....That's a high azz hematocrit. Wish it was mine. What drugs are you using? do you know why it is so high? Do you live @ altitude?
06-25-2004, 01:39 PM #4Member
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Drink water, donate blood, maybe take something like viagra to lower blood pressure?
06-25-2004, 07:13 PM #5
06-25-2004, 07:17 PM #6
06-25-2004, 08:04 PM #7
WHY DO YOU NEED It LOWERED?
06-25-2004, 08:04 PM #8
what employer checks hemocrit?
06-25-2004, 08:12 PM #9
It's clearly very high....is it affecting your bp?
Although I don't doubt the test alone could have done that, it's not a problem....unless it's a problem. If it isn't causing elevated bp, then it's not a huge issue in my book. however, the employer (I'd assume their ins) doesn't know the cause and can only assume that there is a problem somewhere. To us, knowing the full story, it's easily explainable and not so surprising.
06-25-2004, 08:27 PM #10
No, I haven't done eq or anything else lately. The job position deals w/ top level clearance,,and it's not a commercial business or corporation. They check EVERYTHING,,poly,drugs,bp,cholest. etc.
Anyway, they say the high average for hemo is 17.3 and hematocrit is 82,,so what exactly is the down side for it being this high ie: side effects
06-25-2004, 08:30 PM #11Originally Posted by zmatalucci
What was your bp?
06-25-2004, 08:55 PM #12Originally Posted by zmatalucci
That 82 has to be a typo, or they are full of chit. If your crit was 82 your blood would be sludge
06-25-2004, 09:01 PM #13Originally Posted by Mealticket
The thing is...if you're hemoglobin is only high normal and your hematocrit is that high, it's not all due to increased RBCs, so there may be more to the story....nothing to get worried about yet. What are they looking at now? I assume they're doing some follow ups.
06-26-2004, 01:28 AM #14Member
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im confused here if ur hemoglobin is 17.7 shouldnt u be feeling like u are dead? i had a hemoglobin of 65 and i was passing out every second i could get (even while my breakfast was being made) i thought hemoglobin was supposed to be around 120-160 .....maybe they measure it differently in the states compared to canada.
06-26-2004, 02:55 AM #15Originally Posted by musclehead1
You also have to put your hematocrit % in context of the machine's normals. some machines have normals in the low 60%...most high normals are ~52-53% though.
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