When to see a doctorBy Mayo Clinic staff
A high hemoglobin count is rarely an unexpected finding or simply discovered by chance. It's usually found when your doctor has ordered tests to help diagnose a condition you're already experiencing. Talk to your doctor about what these results mean. A high hemoglobin count and results from other tests may already indicate the cause of your illness, or your doctor may suggest other tests to check your condition.
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