Testosterone and red blood cells

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Avatar m tn Testosterone causes an increase in the number of red blood cells, which alters the viscosity of the blood. The increased number of red blood cells causes the pressure to rise. It is advisable to have a hematocrit taken before starting testosterone treatments and every six months therafter. In some cases a blood donation is suggested every so often to bring the count down.
Avatar n tn Sometimes a transdermal testosterone patch will help by increasing the number of red oxygen carrying blood cells, but this has it's drawbacks.
385884 tn?1215073330 had phone call to take him back as his water sample had red blood cells in it? we are repeating the urine test but im a bit worried anybody help?????
Avatar m tn Testosterone use is associated with polycythemia (too many red blood cells in the blood circulation). In polycythemia, the levels of hemoglobin (Hgb), hematocrit (Hct), red blood cell (RBC) may be elevated. Steroid therapy is one of the causes of a low lymphocyte count.
Avatar n tn It may well be that this is a side effect of the testosterone and it does not suit you. Or it may just be coincidental that you have picked up a stomach bug. My husband is on testosterone replacement, but has not complained of any symptoms. I complained on one brand because just the smell of it made me feel nauseous. So the doctor had to change the brand again. Make an appointment and discuss this with your doctor. Hope you get on OK. Best wishes.
Avatar m tn Though this was a complete blood test (had no food after 10 pm on the day before the test) I dont think I was tested for HIV. The test results indicated that my red blood cells were low, and as a result was asked to take some Iron tablets. Could the drop in my red blood cells indicate signs of HIV?
Avatar n tn She saw a diffrent doctor and he said she has small red blood cells and a low count of them. He asked for her to run more test. Can that be any kind of serious diseas?
Avatar m tn When I was having my Testosterone tested (108 ng/dL by the way) my blood test reveled a high red blood cell count, 5.90. Just a little high since normal is 4.10 to 5.65. Could this be caused by untreated sleep apnea? I didn't notice the high RBC count so I didn't ask my doctor about it. And next visit I plan to mention my sleep apnea problem. It only happens when I sleep on my back, so I try to sleep on my side, but I have severe pain, so I toss all night long.
Avatar f tn I had large red blood cells, too, and a little crooked, too, not round. Dr. put me on folic acid for 90 days, at therapeutic level, 1000mg. Immediately headaches, which I thought were sinus or migraine went away forever. When you have stomach surgery, could affect the stomach lining which process esB12, and folic acid related. I was lucky, it was folic acid.
Avatar f tn RBCs should be "anucleated" as in "without a nucleus." Nucleated RBCs are abnormal in a peripheral blood smear beyond neonates. If Red Blood Cells in a peripheral blood smear show up nucleated you need to have this investigated by a hematologist/oncologist. Nucleated RBCs are very immature RBCs that should not be seen outside to bone marrow and may be a marker of significant disease.
Avatar m tn I got my dr to check everything else last time and to me my dht and dhea are very low as well as my testosterone, but my testosterone was a little higher before I started the injections. thinking about stopping them all together and going to try to get him to pursue one of the other possibilities. heres my results. I threw everything that I had checked in the only thing that gets me is the dhea and dht. and before I started the injections my t levels were around 360.
Avatar f tn Now I went to see my Doctor today and he said he is only worried now with my breathing and they my Red Cells are pretty low and so are my platetes again, he order more test. Forgot to ask about the red count number....any suggestions on the breathing part?
Avatar m tn You want cancer cells to die, and blocking apoptosis helps cancer cells survive. If there is too much T4 around, chemotherapies that target and kill cancer cells may be less effective.
Avatar m tn 37 year old fit male with no previous health issues. I do have mild obstructive sleep apnea and I'm on CPAP with beautiful numbers that indicate that it is working fine. I've filmed myself waking up frequently throughout the night for an unknown reason and looking around. Two previous ER visits for racing heartbeat, blood pressure went up as high as 173/100, cold feeling in chest during that time, "bubbly" feeling in chest/below left rib cage and lower left side.
Avatar f tn The platelet count is within reference limits and platelet size appears to be normal. The hematocrit is normal and red cells appear to be normochromic and normocytic.. . Reviewed by Glen Hortin, MD PhD Show Less LD CURRENT RANGEOVER TIME LD 164 100-220 U/L AMYLASE CURRENT RANGEOVER TIME AMYLASE 29 21-101 U/L LIPASE CURRENT RANGEOVER TIME LIPASE 7 7-60 U/L RETICULOCYTE COUNT CURRENT RANGEOVER TIME RETICULOCYTE COUNT, AUTOMATED 1.
Avatar f tn 0 and 58 on iron. My red blood count was a bit high at 7.27 and platelet count was normal at 249. I am 38 years old with no history of colon cancer in the family. I also submitted a FIT test which came back negative. I donated blood 5 times since last September due to testosterone treatment. The doctor ordered new tests and the second results were almost identical except that the iron came back lower at 38 Iron binding capacity at 468 and percent saturation at 8.
Avatar m tn FSH ,LH ,testosterone and semen alpha glucosidase are suggested. Prolactin 7.9 ng/ml male average 2.1 - 17.7 testosterone 2.53 ng/ml male average 2.41 - 8.27 free testosterone 14.00 pg/ml male average 8.0 - 27.0 COMPLETE BLOOD PICTURE. Haemoglobin 14.5 g/dl 13.5-18.0 Haematocrit 44.1 % 42.0-52.0 Red Cell Count5.07 mil/cmm 4.7-6.0 Red Cell Indices MCV87.1 fL 78.0-99.0 MCH28.7 pg 27.0-31.0 MCHC32.9 g/dl 32.0-36.0 RDW 15.