Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

Leukemia, polycythemia Vera questions

Hello, I’ve been having a lot of trouble catching my breath. Dizziness. Lethargy. I have been on testosterone replacement therapy for a couple years. So I had some CBC done. I stopped TRT since November. Here are my current results...
WBC- 5.55 thousand/ul
RBC- 5.23 million/ul
Hemoglobin- 17.3g/dl
Hematocrit- 49.6%
MCV- 95 fl
Mch- 33.1pg
Mchc- 34.9g/dL
Rdw-12.7%
Mpv- 8.8fl
Platelets- 141 thousand/ul
Neutroliphs relative- 1%
Immat grans- 0%
Lymphocytes relative- 28%
Monocytes rel- 7%
Eosinophils rel- 1%
Basophils rel- 0
Neutrophils absolute- 3.54 thou/ul
Immature grabs absolutel- 0.01 thou/ul
Lymphocytes absolute- 1.53 thou thou/ul
Monocytes absolute- .39 thou/ul
Eosinophils absolute- .06 thou/ul
Basophils absolute- .02 thou/ul
nRBC- 0
Any info on these labs is appreciated. Thanks!!!
1 Responses
1081992 tn?1389903637
COMMUNITY LEADER
Hi, polycythemia vera is a blood cancer, but you only have polycythemia - which simply means an increased number of red blood cells but not being a cancer.

TRT is known to cause polycythemia, but I don't think that leads to polycythemia vera. The possible risk that is talked about is from blood clots, because the blood gets thickened. However,  your hematocrit is 49.6%, while the level for any worry seems to be 52% or greater.

You can donate a unit of blood to reduce the number of RBCs. I don't know how long it should take for the number of RBCs to go back down naturally.
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Community

Top Leukemia & Lymphoma Answerers
1081992 tn?1389903637
PA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
An interview with the co-discoverer of one of the biggest breakthroughs in cancer research
From causes to treatment options, get answers to your questions about CML, a type of blood cancer
New drug options on the horizon may make CML, a type of blood cancer, one of the few success stories in cancer treatment
For people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the COVID-19 pandemic can be particularly challenging.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.