So my usual trt doc is on sabbatical leave so a new young doc is taking his place. He reviewed my labs and said my hemocrit is elevated and im at risk for heart attack or stroke and wants me to stop trt for 8 weeks and then redo bloodwork to see if hemocrit is gone down then if it has will start me on a lower dose.
The thing is my other usual doc never tried to get me to stop and my hemocrit was same. Its not even elevated that much. The upper limit in canada is 5.0 for hemocrit and mine comes in at 5.1. So for a .1 elevation he wants me to stop and i told him i will lose my progress and will feel bad again and then he said stopping a stroke is more important.
So obviously im worried and dont want to do this and dont think i should since its such a mild elevation. Is there anyway to stay on trt and get hemo down a bit without stopping? I only take 20mg every other day. Maybe do 20mg every 3rd day?
I asked if a blood donation would help and he said no cuz my blood thickness will still stay the same.
So any help would be appreciated