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causes low anion gap

A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Navneet Dhillon
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Nothing to worry: True nothing to worry about

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Metabolic Acidosis: In medicine, metabolic acidosis is a condition that occurs when the body produces too much acid or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Why tested?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
Many things: We really aren't allowed to diagnose things on HealthTap & this is a complex question to answer.Many different things can cause lab work to look l ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Reason for concern: You have low Albumin and protein, this is not a matter that should go unexplained. You are either not producing enough Albumin or you are loosing prot ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
HF: you have complex issues. Why do you have HF and also the cause of liver disease ? The AGMA is concerning and has to be worked up. Some of these condit ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hard to know: The labs by themselves are not diagnostic (except for mildly low potassium).
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Anion gap lo K: Most likely due to low K. Discuss with your Dr. if BP is also high go to [email protected] Tell them your story and the may be ab ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: This means nothing. Reference ranges are arbitrarily set so that 5% or so of healthy folks fall outside.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not material: One point below normal is not clinically meaningful. If you do not have any symptoms, do not worry about a lab value. For good health - Have a diet ri ... Read More
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