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    Is there a way to lower red blood cells with out giving blood?

    I just got my labs back and my DR suggested he draw off some blood to lower my Red blood cell count, hemoglobin and hematocrit. My levels where barley above the upper limits, but he seemed very concerned. I told him I would rather go donate blood then have him waste it. My question is, What can I do to lower this without getting blood drawn all the time?

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    Menstruate.

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    Where would I stuff the tampon?

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    No..
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    Quote Originally Posted by strunes View Post
    Where would I stuff the tampon?
    Vagina. Obviously.
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    You could lower your testosterone dose.

    Or... Buy some leaches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Deadlifting Dog View Post
    You could lower your testosterone dose.

    Or... Buy some leaches.
    Lowering test dose will not lower red cell and/or hematocrit. Once he is stabilized he could consider lowering his dose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strunes View Post
    I just got my labs back and my DR suggested he draw off some blood to lower my Red blood cell count, hemoglobin and hematocrit. My levels where barley above the upper limits, but he seemed very concerned. I told him I would rather go donate blood then have him waste it. My question is, What can I do to lower this without getting blood drawn all the time?
    If your doctor is offering to dump some blood you take him up on the offer, you can donate some other time the need is always there. You never know what can happen at the donation place, you could get turned away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcraider37 View Post
    If your doctor is offering to dump some blood you take him up on the offer, you can donate some other time the need is always there. You never know what can happen at the donation place, you could get turned away.
    He wont get turned away if he is slightly above 50%, most will take blood up to 54%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyVegas View Post
    Menstruate.

    Very funny actually.
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    The blood bank call me today and asked if I could come and donate tomorrow, funny how that works. I guess it's been 56 days since my last visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    He wont get turned away if he is slightly above 50%, most will take blood up to 54%.
    They check for hgb up here and is pretty easy to hit the cutoff with there machines.

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    Question, would high RBC up you blood pressure and what happens to your test levels after donating?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beethoven View Post
    Question, would high RBC up you blood pressure and what happens to your test levels after donating?
    It does raise your BP and you will see a dip after donating. I have never found it to be a huge dip but it does help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyVegas View Post
    It does raise your BP and you will see a dip after donating. I have never found it to be a huge dip but it does help.
    Thanks. Donating tomorrow. BP has been higher than normal. Going to restart in three weeks.

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