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Hemoglobin and Platelets in Blood Work

I recently had a visit to my GP and she asked about doing blood work. I didnt know they were going to blood work, but we did it anyway.

I had drank about 4-5 glasses of wine the night before and didnt know if that would affect the results.

My results came back and I had a Hemoglobin of 17.2 and Platelets of 117.

The Dr wants me to test again, but I'm just wondering if the drinking the night before would cause these results to be skewed?

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Do you have CLL?

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No... just got routine blood work done

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This site is for people who have or are connected to Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia Ferk and as such our platelets and haemoglobin levels are subject to the effects of having a blood cancer. Is there some suspicion that you may have CLL?

If this is purely an interest question, I don’t think it can properly be answered on here as there may be very different processes at play with a blood malignancy which don’t apply to you.

Please consult your doctor for advice on this. I think I might be avoiding alcohol for any repeat tests however.

Best wishes,

Newdawn

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You’re right - I simply just thought this was one of the many health forums. I didn’t realize it was specific to CLL. My apologies

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A few glasses of wine are extremely unlikely to have affected your results even the liver tests.

All the best.

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I don't know about that, I have seen some people with very pickled livers. Ha Ha

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Yes, if it's longstanding heavy drinking but not the occasional glasses of wine, thank goodness!

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I have good news! Yesterday I saw my CLL Specialist and asked him If I could have a glass of red wine daily. I have been drinking glass of red wine for number of years for it's antioxidant properties. My wife has insisted that I can't have wine because of sugar content. Specialist said one glass of wine would be fine, just don't do 4 to 5 glasses. Things are looking up.

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Oh I forgot to say that some experts? feel that alcohol will lower your platelets, but I suspect that is excessive consumption. Have great day, may god bless.

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It definitely does but low platelets are associated with liver disease generally.

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