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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Hammond
15 years experience Neurology
Go see a neurologist: Hopefully you have an appointment with a neurologist to evaluate you soon. Arm weakness and twitches can be caused by a number of things and you will ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
Below: Serum creatine kinase (CK) levels were recorded in 100 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). CK concentrations were elevated in 43% of th ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Lab data: These numbers have no meaning without a clinical context. See a pcp (internist or family practitioner) and get evaluated. Good luck.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Clinical context: The creatine kinase would be way-high if you are sedentary, may be normal if you exercise. I wouldn't draw any conclusions from any of the other data. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Complicated: I'd start with your family doctor or primary care provider. An internal medicine doctor would also be a good choice.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Go see family doctor: Your family doctor is 1st person to see (i'm obviously biased) as it's her/his job to care for all of you. We're trained to handle majority of common ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Low creatine kinase never means anything unless you are severely sick, and then it correlates only with what's obvious clinically. Reference ranges ar ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
Please see a doctor: It sounds like you have several things going on i recommend you see a doctor / follow up with your doctor to get this sorted out.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Muscle and Brain: Creatine kinase is present in skeletal muscle, heart, smooth muscle and brain and injury to any of these can cause elevation of this enzyme.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
40 years experience Geriatrics
Yes?: CPK or ck is elevated in conditions of the muscles ( aldolase, SGOT and ldh too). We use it as screening because it's sensitivity. It may elevate with ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bailie
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Overtraining : Usually from over training.
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