Hi all, just a quick recap, FBC done on 9/4/13
Haemoglobin 17.0 (11.5-16.0)
Packed cell volume 0.51 (0.37-0.47)
Basophils 0.11 10*9L (<0.1)
written on the top of lab results were to speak to dr and need retesting
next test on 16/4/13
packed cell volume 0.47
written on top of lab results: polycythaemia
why would the lab put polycythaemia when my results are now within the ref range ?
I do smoke between 15-20 a day, could that be the cause ?
I do not know if its Polycythaemia or PV, I do understand the difference after reading up about both disorders. I saw the dr in May and she said everything was fine, so I am still no further getting a diagnosis. My next dr's appt is 2nd July.
Is it a long winded thing getting diagnosed ?
I have an under active thyroid, asthma, I am on ferrous sulphate as my ferritin level is 30 (10.0-300) and have suffered severe night sweats for many years. sitting out in this warm weather is making me come out in heat spots and itching, plus pain in my feet.
Is this PV related ?
thanks in advance
Hi again everyone
well I went to speak to my doctor re the Polycythaemia, he has told me to come off my iron tablet to see if that alters the haemoglobin, packed cell etc. I have to go back in four weeks for bloods doing then take it from there but whilst I was there he showed me a screenshot of all my blood results and I noticed that my platelets were 481 last sept, now I am no expert but I don't think taking an iron supplement would effect my platelet levels.
I asked him for a printout of the results and he said he would but didn't know how to do it ( Ive never heard anything so stupid in all my life).
Think I may need to get a subject access request form and get all my blood results but fear the doctors aren't going to be happy at that.
So I am still no further forward in my diagnosis and still worrying, I hope you are all doing as well as can be expected, take care Mistymoo