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High chloride blood test

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: Multiple potential causes and it may be more than one thing. Leukocytes in the urine can be one of the findings if a urinary tract infection. A full... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Hyperchloremia?: What's the exact level? Normal blood chloride in most labs is 96-106 mEq/L. If only slightly elevated and you feel well, and if other electrolyte leve... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Any symptoms?: 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
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Ask ordering doctor: Numbers are just numbers, so the significance of them must be looked at in the context of a patient's real-life situation. The first thing a doctor co... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 56 years experience
Need exam: Your doctor needs to examine you and see if you need a further workup, including more blood tests. Its hard to interpret the test results you shared w... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Dehydration: Normal saline is 0.9% sodium chloride and is safe to give through an IV; the fluid is "normal" or equal to the circulating fluids in your cardiovascul... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These resul... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Electrolytes: Your electrolyte balance is not perfectly normal. The chloride is high, as you note, and the anion gap is low. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
Nephrology and Dialysis 34 years experience
See below: The glucose, BUN and creatinine numbers don't seem accurate. However egfr is ok. Potassium appears slightly low. Please resend the correct lab values.

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