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On TRT 6 Months. Blood Test Shows High Red Count?


#1

I got my blood work after being on a TRT for about six months. My Dr said I need to go give blood and reboot my blood count? WTH? Is this safe are just normal ?


T Test Came In. Results Good?
#2

Been on hrt for 8 years and yes it’s normal for The hematocrit to be elevated … my lab work just came back 2 weeks ago and it was 51 … just gave some blood the other day. I’ll donate again in 8 weeks…


#3

So giving blood keeps everything in check? Dr. Said to do so and prevent blood clots. :open_mouth:


#4

Also does this explain me getting headaches every now and then?


#5

High red count is normal…this is why many bodybuilders use low dose aspirins to prevent clots etc


#6

Awesome, thanks. Really had me thinking?


#7

You must be on a huge dose for it to be that high, we need more info. Your doctor is a moron for checking LH and FSH on TRT.


#8

Not really, 100 every week? I have done 200 a couple of times? From what I have read on other blogs. That isn’t crap. ?


#9

What’s your T levels on that dose?


#11

I haven’t received that information as of yet? I feel better ( more of a man )


#12

It’s really helped in many ways. I just don’t want to stroke the hell out!


#13

What is your BP like?


#14

Haven’t checked it. But a couple weeks ago it was okay


#15

High blood pressure plus high Hematocrit and Hemoglobin is a problem. I would be concerned about the headaches . high H/H can cause them and so can blood pressure.


#16

I went from mid 400s to mid 700s in six months. And free is way up! Is this a good look? Thanks


#17

You should probably look into regularly donating blood, getting a therapeutic phlebotomy. If you are unable to do these for a while, I would say take some aspirin or something. The problem with high RBC’s is that it can make blood thicker and therefore increase ones chance of a blood clot that can result in a stroke. I recommend donating blood as it is a good deed to do, however if you are injecting supraphysiological doses of AAS without your doctors consent (your RBC is pretty high, is this really just from TRT?) I would opt for the phlebotomy.


#18

Nvm, I just saw your comment on your TRT dose


#19

I have an appointment to have blood drawn . Also I’ve started a small dose aspirin. Thanks for the info.


#20

I got that blood drawn, feels better. Red count was off the charts! Again thank you all for the information