therapeutic phlebotomy

  1. Nelson Vergel

    Therapeutic Phlebotomies for Men on TRT in Houston: A Model for Other Cities

    Our regional blood center has a policy that accepts blood from men on TRT with high hematocrit for donations but they still need an order from their doctor. That order is good for as many therapeutic phlebotomies as needed in two years. The FDA gave them a variance that I assume applies to the...
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    High HCT - trying to decide whether to get phlebotomy

    I have been on TRT for over ten years and my lab values always hover around 56 Hct and 19 Hgb. I never paid much attention to it but now that I am mid 40s I am starting to worry more about those things. As far as I can tell, I have never had any ill effects from those levels. There seems to be a...
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    when to donate blood

    my hematocrit is slightly high at 50.5%. my red blood cell count is high at 6.59 million/uL but my ferritin is low at 11ng/ml and my iron is low at 45 mcg/dL. I'm really concerned about my high RBC and wondering if i should donate with my iron and ferretin so low.
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    Suggestions for facilities that offer affordable therapeutic phlebotomies?

    I have a hematocrit of ~54.5 and I found out that I'm ineligible to donate blood because I (i) lived in the UK for a few years between 1980 and 1996 and (ii) had malaria at one point in my life. ]: My Low T Center charges $50 per phlebotomy and I'm wondering if there were facilities that were...
  5. Nelson Vergel

    Donating Blood Prevents Heart Disease

    20 Scientific References That Determined that Donating Blood is Good for Your Cardiovascular Health. Men on Testosterone Replacement Therapy with High Hematocrit and High Ferritin Will Benefit Even More. 1) Donation of blood is associated with reduced risk of myocardial infarction. The Kuopio...
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    TRT, Therapeutic Phlebotomy, Low Ferritin, and Iron Replacement

    I'm 59 years old and have been on TRT since 6/12. In the fall of 2012 excessively high testosterone levels forced us to lower the injection amount from 1.0ml to 0.7ml and decrease the injection interval from 14 days to 10 days. That lowered mid-cycle testosterone to 650-675 ng/dL, where it has...
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