On 6 January 2013 my red cell count was 5.52 E127L. 5.2 is here the upper limit of normal.
The value was measured about six hours after atrial fibrillation onset. Is the high value due to the atrial fibrilaltion?. I have had high numbers also sometimes previoiously. The erythrocytes tend to be microcytous.
High RBC are usually due to dehydration or low oxygen as in high altitudes and in lung disorders such as asthma. Congenital heart disease, some kidney problems and polycythemia vera are the other causes of increased RBC. Since you have had high values earlier, please consult your doctor to look into these causes. Take care!
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Thanks for your comments. Doctors have seen my lab results, but they do not say anything. I have asked whether I should take iron due to microcytosis. My Hb is very good 153, so I don't need iron.
Maybe the AF causes my elevated pulmonary pressure, and I think that is why my red cell count is high during AF. During AF also my proBNP rises, maybe there is also some left ventricle weakness. Doctors say that proBNP rises due to AF, and it is insignificant.
I think I am really dehydrated because also my Na+ is often above the upper limit. I have asked about possible dehydration, but doctors do not take it into connsideration. They say, that sodium should then be much higher.
I'm waiting for cardioversion after taking warfarin at for three weeks.
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