Anyone know their red blood cell count?

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  1. Delegado Zero

    Delegado Zero OT Supporter

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    Mine at high. Somewhere around 17 or 18.
    I was wondering if this is common with strength training. I've read where physical trainning can cause this, but only on the internet.
    My blood doctor seems to think this is too high, and after a marrow biopsy, if there is no problem there, she is going to reccomend they take a pint out every now and then. She is good, but she isn't a sports doctor. She sees old people all day. I was wondering if anyone knew their counts so I could compare.
     
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    idk probably a bit higher than normal via eq :wavey:
     
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    hip hippo Eric Berry, son.

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    What's wrong with having a high cell count?
     
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    "[SIZE=-1]There is a danger of the formation of blood clots or hemorrhage"[/SIZE]
     
  5. Delegado Zero

    Delegado Zero OT Supporter

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    yup, thats what she told me.
    I have a friend who bicycles a lot and follows riders. He was telling me some riders will take something that boosts their red cell count, and a bunch of riders have had heart attacks from high counts. My doctor asked me what I suppliments I was taking, and its only whey & egg protiens, nothing that should cause it.

    I'm kind of disappointed, I was just starting a cutting stack, not going to continue that for now(my tests were all taken last week before I started it).
     
  6. getjacked

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    you are going to die the way it was drawn out, so just accept the fact and live life to the fullest and stop being a bitch
     
  7. Delegado Zero

    Delegado Zero OT Supporter

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    I don't worry, and I do enjoy life a lot.

    I was just looking to see if anyone else had any info or comparable RBCs and added what info I had. I'm not going to stop training or anything, & she said a no carb diet was ok, I'm just not going to use a cutting stack, even though today my blood pressure was less than it was my last visit.
    no worries here.
     
  8. getjacked

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    high RBC is a good thing, especially naturally. It can lead to those side effects like he said, but I bet you get some kick ass pumps and pretty good vascularity in the gym
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    My RBC cell count is like 5.4, and my WBC is like 10.8 :bowdown:
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    And anything over 5.7 m/cumm is high so Im doubt lifting weights is going to cause it to double
     
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    I think I'm at 14 but I should see for sure soon, when I will donate blood.
     
  12. Delegado Zero

    Delegado Zero OT Supporter

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    Maybe the number I'm looking at is the hemoglobin? Hemoglobin is the protein that carries oxygen in the blood. It is contained in red blood cells.(from a quick search) The range for that puts me just in the high range. That would make more sense. But they just keep reffering to it as a high red cell count.


    edit: even better search result-
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/high-hemoglobin/AN01210
    Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that transports oxygen from the lungs to body tissues. A high hemoglobin count usually suggests that you have too many red blood cells (erythrocytosis), which can impair circulation and lead to abnormal clotting
    They have to be talking about hemoglobin
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Look at the bright side, when you get blood drawn it'll be like losing a little extra weight. :coold:
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Most likely, mine was at like 16 last time I got it checked, 17 is high
     
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    I hate to go off-topic (no pun intended), but I hope you don't seriously think that way. If he takes your advice and accepts "the fact," he could possibly die because of it (it's a stretch, but I'm making a point). However, if he thinks like a logical, rational person, he can take care of it and avoid any serious complications.

    Living like your fate is drawn out = lose.
     
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    ugh
     
  17. getjacked

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    a little problem like this won't come back to bite him in the ass until he's older. Worrying about this kinda shit at such a young age can make him miserable and depressed and not living his young years the way he should. I completely live this way, and would never change the way I live.

    Living for now > living for 50 years from now
     
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    I can't get much lower than where I'm at, I live in RI, I'm maybe ten ft above sealevel max.

    My hemoglobins were 17.? 1st few tests, and the last time it was 18.4, so I'm just above the high range. Last test was done by a different lab, so I'm not too concerned a bout it being higher, the doctors a familiar with the accuracy(calibration maybe?) of the lab they use, and they weren't concerned with the difference, just that it was high on all 3 tests.
    After I get the marrow biopsy done, if it doesn't show anything, I'm going to ask the doc if I should I go to a caridio pulminary specialist to get a stress test done and make sure the heart/lungs are working efficently.
    I'm suprised the doc didn't suggest taking an asprin daily, something else I'll ask about.
     
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    Delegado Zero OT Supporter

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    How about achieving a good balance of the required level of concern, tempered with not going off the deep end?
    Heres an example: My marrow biopsy is scheduled for the 8th, I go on vaca the 22nd. I was considering it and read a bit on it, and from past experiences I figure something easily could go wrong with it, not catastrophically wrong, but wrong enough where maybe I could develop a decent black and blue where they take it from that needs a few weeks to dissipate, or a back muscle in the area may be bruised and keep me out of the gym for the time leading up to it(like the flu shot that made my are sore for a week). So fuck that, I'm going to reschedule it for the week I come back. But I will definatly get it done then.

    I'm not going to die or anything, so its not a big deal, but I can't ignore it either. hootpie was absolutely correct with the "thinks like a logical, rational person, he can take care of it and avoid any serious complications." approach.
     
  20. hootpie

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    I was just making a point that living with that kind of mentality is a bad idea. By no means am I saying this guy should go get his red blood cell count checked out and start rounds of medication before his next meal, but you also shouldn't live life thinking everything is written out for you.
     
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