I had a blood test on the 13th August and my haematocrit was 0.45 but by the time I had my next blood test on 10th September it had risen to 0.49
It had been fairly stable for a couple of months before that and my dose of HU had not changed (1,500mg 4 times a week and 1,000mg 3 times a week) for quite some time so I am quite taken aback at this increase. My platelets had remained fairly stable - only increasing from 584 to 602
Because of the rise in haematocrit my HU has been increased to 1,500mg 5 times a week and 1,000mg twice a week and I have been booked to have 3 venesections at two week intervals (I had the first one on Friday).
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else has ever experienced such a rapid rise in haematocrit for no apparent reason?
Thanks in advance,