So just had my blood results through - platelets 339, everything else within range but haematocrit 47.3! Usually 43ish. Now having 2 venesections to bring it down.
That does explain why I have been feeling a bit rubbish recently, but slightly confused about it if RBC are in range.
Any thoughts? Naturally this didn’t occur to me until I got off the phone, but I will ask the Specialist Nurse when I speak to her after the venesections.
Hope the 2 procedures go ok and things get back on track x
Hi @Mjn500 sorry to hear that you have been feeling a bit rubbish.
I think that describes how I feel sometimes so well.
Yes, you can always give your CNS, specialist nurse, a call if you are concerned about your results.
I hope your venesections go OK.
We are always here for you and I look forward to hearing more about you.
Look after yourself and be kind to yourself.
Hello there @Mjn500, thank you for posting. As you know Haematocrit is the percentage of red blood cells in a person’s blood. Was the measurement of 47 the percentage? I would presume the team are venesecting you to ensure that your symptoms are managed but as you say it best to speak to your CNS as they will be best placed tp advice you on the relevance of this result.
Sometimes the Haematrocrit can be raised due to dehydration so may be something to be thoughtful about, what have your symptoms been when you say you were feeling rubbish? Do let me know what your CNS says when you speak to her and take care, Gemma
I think you’ve got the right approach @Mjn500 in speaking to your CNS. People in our position are constantly having measurements for all kinds of things and we can’t always see the big picture and get worried about things. In reality, everything is probably ok but it sounds like you are in good hands as they picked up on it and took action quickly.
Thanks for the reply. I have been feeling dopey and more tired, with more headaches.
I have asked for my full results so I can have look at the numbers - I am just confused as to why my HCT is up (and yes, I presume “47” means 47%) if all my numbers are in range.
Unfortunately I have recently moved GP practice so have lost my previous bloods records, though presumably the new Haemo / Specialist Nurse have them.
Just a bit perplexed really! I am quite looking forward to the venesections though as I will hopefully feel better afterwards.
Hi @Mjn500 we sure are complex beings.
But it is a good question to ask a member of your Haemo/Specialist nurse team and perhaps ask your new and old GP practices and specialist nurse to see who has your previous blood test results.
Yes, I hope you feel better soon, look after yourself.