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High chloride

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Blood salts: Chloride is an electrolyte in our body that combines with others to form salts. Commonly it is associated with sodium to form sodium chloride aka salt... Read More
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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How high?: Chloride is one of the components of the normal salts in our bloodstream (sodium, potassium, chloride and bicarbonate). Very slight elevations usual... Read More
Dr. Atul Singh
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
High Chloride: How high was the number and was it the only abnormal number. High chloride is a reflection of a body process, and is usually along with a high or low ... 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
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: 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
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Anion Gap: The anion gap is calculated from the following formula: Sodium minus choride plus bicarbonate. Normal is 8 to 16 mEq/L There is more importance to an... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Lab work: No this is not a sign of RA. However, I don't know what the rest means as I deal with numbers not with arbitrary highs and lows. What is considered h... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
You said it: Acute pancreatitis depending on the severity likely to have abnormal labs you mentioned. High WBC is caused by inflammation, low rbc and hematocrit ca... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: 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 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Mostly normal. Lung?: The electrolytes look mostly normal. The CO2 (actually bicarbonate) level is slightly high, which may be "just you" (no significance), or may be relat... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Clot risk.: A high protein c has no significance, only low. A low protein s, like protein c, is a risk for having abnormal blood clots or pregancy complications.... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Your question?: I appreciate your sharing this, but no one here will be able to make the call. Unless your HCG is extremely high, it means nothing. The other labs are... Read More

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