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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Hemochromatosis and thick blood
have been diagnosed with hereditary hemochromatosis. During my first blood draw the nurse commented on how thick my blood was. Is this common with this disease?
This has nothing to do with hemochromatosis or the amount of iron in your blood. The thickness of your blood probably reflects the fact that you are either on a diuretic or are dehydrated. You need to take this up with your doctor.
Mark Wurster, MD
Former Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University