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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Is that all there is: If that's the only abnormality to report in your profile of bloodwork & if you really don't have any symptoms of any significance & if you are ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to say.: One lab value is pretty meaningless. Any result needs to be considered in light of the symptoms being treated. If you are otherwise fine, consider r ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Creatinine clearance: Low creatinine clearance means your kidney is not filtering normal amount of creatinine in the urine because of some disease process.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Low cervix: If the cervix is unusually low in the vaginal canal, it means prolapse or dropping of the uterus. Occasionally, this can be caused by a mass or tumor ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Usually nothing: A bit of stress will drive them down, or if it's a small-sample count, there just didn't happen to be one among the first hundred or few hundred count ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Nothing.: Mcv is red cell size. Rdw is the variation in red cell size. A low RDW has no meaning. Gfr is a way of measuring kidney function, and a GFR over 60 ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Liver injury: Liver enzymes such as ALT are elevated due to injury to liver cells. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely. You may need to be evaluated for hepatitis a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
36 years experience Endocrinology
Not dangerous : A low triglyceride level is excellent. It indicates that you most likely have good Insulin sensitivity and are at low risk of diabetes. Nothing to wor ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience Psychiatry
Creatine kinase: CK is a phospho-enzyme found in the cardiac/skeletal muscle, brain and lung. This is one of the enzymes that is elevated after a heart attack but can ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Jin
Dr. David Jin answered
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Thanks for asking!: Rdw stands for red blood cell distribution width, which is a measured parameter in a CBC test. High RDW value indicates greater variation in rbc size ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
More workup: Currently, it points to hyperthyroidism but you need to complete the work up to know for sure. At the very least, i would repeat the TSH along with t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Storage iron: You need a certain amount of the element in storage, but having too much can mate you sick. If very high, you likely have hemochromatosis, which is ve ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
44 years experience Family Medicine
Low proteim: You must increase the intake of protein.Mainly creatine.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nothing by itself: It may be a lab error. Or it may be a tipoff that you have actual subtle disease. If the history and physical exam aren't helpful, then forget about i ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Rydfors
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually Not Serious: Platelets are made in your bone marrow. A platelet is a blood component and helps your blood to clot. If your platelet count is over 500 000, it is f ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jamil Mroueh
33 years experience Fertility Medicine
Did not ovulate: It usually means you have not ovulated yet you may be ovulating late or not ovulating at all.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Cholesterol: Low HDL is a risk factor for atherosclerosis.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Not abnormal: No adverse implications unless a marker for extreme weight loss by diet or illness. Check with your doctor, but congratulations!
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Low iron: Low iron or heavy bleeding can contribute to anemia.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fernando Austin
45 years experience Gastroenterology
Bilirubin: Long list of possibilities including gilbert's disease which is harmless, reaction to medication, chronic liver diseases such as hepatitis b or c or o ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Millen
35 years experience Endocrinology
Low thyroid: Low thyroid, or hypothyroidism refers to a low level of thyroid hormone in the body. Thyroid hormone functions as a metabolic hormone, regulating met ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Many possibilities: Some people have inhertited enzyme defects that casue high bilirubin. Other causes are obstrluction to the flow of bile, excessive destruction of red ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Could be reactive: Many secondary cause including infection or underlying inflammatory conditions. Also bleeding, iron deficiency or people whose spleens have been remo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Many things: I wouldn't worry so much about the high B12 level, as that isn't so much a cause of the a high MCV, in fact the opposite is true(low B12 levels cause ... Read More

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