Newly diagnosed with “Thick Blood”. Should I be concerned?
My primary care doctor in reviewing several years worth of lab work this past week noticed a pattern – high hematocrit, high red blood cell count and low lymphocyte count. He diagnosed me with what he called, “thick blood”. This was unfamiliar terminology for me. Should I be concerned?
I am new to Mayo, seeking help for severe, overwhelming fatigue, chronic daily headaches, and nearly 60 pounds unplanned weight loss. Should this new diagnosis regarding “thick blood” be included in the conversations I am having with Mayo doctors? I know no one on this site can diagnose, I am just trying to decide on the list of things we are concerned about right now where to place this new observation about my health. Thoughts about the term “thick blood”?