So I know the body uses iron to make rbc’s and having low iron can lead to a lower rbc count but can having a higher range iron count lead to increased rbc count? Before starting trt I was on clomid therapy. I did well on it but when I came off me t levels always dropped. I was on for close to a year but decided for myself it wasn’t the best long term and switched to injectable T. While on clomid my hct stayed around 47-48 and before clomid was 45.
My iron was always on the higher end of the range and my ferritin was also high at around 380. On a second iron test about a month later my iron was still in the higher end of the range but ferritin was around 300. My Dr explained that ferritin is an inflammation marker and could have been elevated during the first test as a result of severe seasonal allergies. Now in Sept I had my yearly physical and my hct was 48. I went to my new T doctor a week later and she redid a blood panel and my hct was 43.
I had donated blood between tests. I went on T 100mg a week with hcg 250iux2 and Arimidex. When tested at the four week mark my hct was back up to 50 already. I donated blood and we retested again at 6 weeks and hct was back to 50. I feel like my hct is rising very rapidly on the T and I don’t like it. I recently found out my well water was pretty high in iron which would explain why my levels were always highish. Would all that iron contribute to the faster rise in hct?