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RBC Blood Test Results, Need Some Input


Currently on 100mg (50mg E3.5D) per week of Sustanon 250. Been on it for approx 1 yr.

Just had some bloods done to check the RBC, and it’s come back as high:

Red blood cell count 5.58 10*12/L [4.5 - 5.5]

The rest are here if you’re interested:

Full blood count
Total white blood count 6.1 109/L [4.0 - 10.0]
Red blood cell count 5.58 10
12/L [4.5 - 5.5]
Above high reference limit
Haemoglobin concentration 161 g/L [130.0 - 170.0]
Haematocrit 0.472 [0.4 - 0.5]
Mean cell volume 85 fL [83.0 - 101.0]
Mean cell haemoglobin level 28.9 pg [27.0 - 32.0]
Platelet count - observation 220 109/L [150.0 - 410.0]
Neutrophil count 3.23 10
9/L [2.0 - 7.0]
Lymphocyte count 2.14 109/L [1.0 - 3.0]
Monocyte count - observation 0.41 10
9/L [0.2 - 1.0]
Eosinophil count - observation 0.22 109/L [0.02 - 0.5]
Basophil count 0.09 10
9/L [0.0 - 0.1]
Nucleated red blood cell count 0.00 10*9/L

I’m concerned re possible Polycythemia, so would like some input. Btw, I’ve donated blood several times over the year and it seems to stay high. I also don’t want to keep donating as my ferritin levels are low (donating blood does this).


What are your blood levels? If it wont come down even after donating, maybe come down on your dose.

Please post TT, FT, E2

Sust has less T than cyp and eth, so your actual T dose is lower that 100mg/week suggests. The dose is 100mg of T ester and the amount of T is reduced with higher weight esters.

Avoid iron fortified breads, cereals, rice, vitamins.

Your HTC is a measure of how well you blood flows and it not alarming and seem oddly low VS RBC. Mean cell volume seems to be compensating for high TBC.

One cause of lower MCV https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_corpuscular_volume is GI blood loss and that can be screened for with an occult blood test to detect blood in you poop. If you have digestive issues or food sensitivities, that can be more likely.

When was prior blood donation relative to this lab work?

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