Hi, I hope you are all ok, I don't have COPD but I have just discovered that I have Polycythaemia .I went to my new dr in April and they did a full blood count and these were the abnormalities:
Haemoglobin was 17.0 (11.5-16)
Packed cell volume 0.51 (0.37-0.47)
Basophils 0.11 10*9/L (<0.1)
On the top of the lab form it said make an appointment to see dr, need to repeat test.
Had another test a week later and these were the results :
Packed cell volume 0.47
so all came back within normal range, but on the top of the form it said Polycythaemia.
I had an idea that it was this. I have only just got these blood results back as I had to have more bloods done at the beginning of this week.
I went to see my dr in May and Polycythaemia was not mentioned at all, she just said all results came back normal, I don't feel they are addressing this issue, I don't even know whether it is due to smoking or a mutation of my bone marrow. I am going to make an appt to see the dr next week to see what they say, either way this is a serious illness that can cause blood clots etc and my mum died of a blood clot when she was 49, some times I wonder what the dr's are playing at, anyway it would be great to chat to other sufferers.