Lisa Mills, MD
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursSummit Medical Group Oncology Center
1 Diamond Hill Rd Fl 4
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
- BlueCross BlueShield
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Health Net
- Horizon BlueCross BlueShield
- Independence BlueCross BlueShield
- United Healthcare
- Morristown Memorial Hospital
- Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
- Overlook Hospital
- Saint Barnabas Medical Center
- Trinitas Hospital, Williamson Campus
What could cause my red blood count to be elevated?
There are several things that can cause your red blood cell count, or similar lab tests such as hemoglobin and hematocrit, to be high. The most common is dehydration, because of a relative concentration of your red blood cells compared to the amount of fluid, or "plasma," in your bloodstream. Another common cause of a high red blood cell count is having a health condition that makes the amount of oxygen in your blood chronically low, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). More concerning things that can cause this would be your body making too many red blood cells without a cause, a condition called polycythemia. Only your doctor can tell you which one of these conditions may be causing your elevated red blood cells.
Where can I donate blood?
American Red Cross answered
To find the most convenient location offered by the Red Cross for you to give blood, please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Should I talk to my doctor about my siderosis symptoms?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Since siderosis doesn't usually produce symptoms, you will likely discover that you have siderosis when you receive a chest X-ray for another illness or condition. You should tell your doctor about any history of welding or metalwork you have. This will help your doctor diagnose siderosis, as well as any other respiratory illness you may have developed from breathing in particles or fumes at work. Tell your doctor about any difficulties with breathing you may have or have had in the past.
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