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Dh not been well recently he thought was associated with his stomach ulcer but has general aching all over his body. He had bloods done and they've shown hemoglobin is high at 51. I've looked it up and should be between 14-18 . What can cause this increase any ideas? He's got to wait til tues to see doc to find out.
Thanks callow that's what I thought through the little I found out online. But the nurse def told him it was high as he repeated her and then DH asked what the count was and she said 51 and he wrote it down. The doc that will look at results won't be back til Monday anyway and don't think any other doc will look at them as that's usually how it works.
Op I really think you or really dh should speak to a dr today. The range in our area changed this week so as someone said what used to be 5.1 is now 51.
I do not believe it is high at 51 never ever heard of it that high it would make the blood very thick and a risk and would warrant an urgent referral like wise a low level in that range. I think the nurse may have made an error.
My dad had a high reading a year ago and after tests he was found to have haemochromotosis which caused an overload of iron in the blood, his symptoms were aches and pains all over,dizzyness and extreme tiredness,he also lost alot of weight as he lost his appetite,doesn't sound like your dh has this but thats what a high iron count meant for my dad
Take him to a&e and ask for a blood test.if its 5.1 or 51 it needs treating. 51 would be extremely dangerous. If its 5.1 he could have been losing blood for a while (someone asked the black poo question) and could have compensated but losing anymore could tip him into heart failure. Please go.
It's far more likely to be 5.1 especially with an ulcer. Where I work we've also just changed the measurements from g/dl to g/l so a normal figure of 10.5 is now 105.
Just changed this week and I'm still trying to get my head round it. I wonder if the nurse at your GPs hasn't been told and has just seen a figure of 51 and doesn't know the systems changed (if it has whe you are)
Dh rang docs spoke to different receptionist , she said it def says 51 and its says after it 'high' but she was unsure what the normal range should be. Will keep careful eye on Dh over weekend and will take him to A&E if needs be xx