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lupus cause high co2 blood test

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: Random test results reported with no history or exam findings make it impossible to decide if they are important or not. The normal values vary somet ... Read More

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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tambi Jarmi
22 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
It is the HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide): Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) causes intravascular volume depletion and elevated co2. Discuss with your pcp to change it and no need for any testing.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Electrolytes: It is more likely that the diarrhea did this than the lisinopril. Presumably your kidneys are normal (normal creatinine).
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Dr. Fernando Torres
26 years experience Pulmonology
Hypercapnea: There are multiple reasons why a person may have high co2 in a venous sample. The must common cause would be dehydration. But, once he is well hydrat ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mauricio Munoz
17 years experience Internal Medicine
+ blood culture: if you have positive blood cultures you most likely need to be treated with intravenous antibiotics, otherwise you can develop serious and life-threat ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: it may be present normal individuals or in rheumatoid arthritis.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chiang
10 years experience Rheumatology
Sjogren possible: But not likely with high serum protein. There is a condition called primary biliary cirrhosis that is associated with Sjogren and certain drugs used f ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Big picture please: As a lab doctor, this means nothing in isolation. I appreciate your caring & this is no familiar pattern. Is the person clinically healthy? How off ar ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Just the opposite. If you have a high white count with lupus, consider infection.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No to both: Spot cortisol levels are of limited usefulness. Nobody really knows what to make of C-reactive protein except in a few special cases anyway.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not altogether: But it makes lupus very unlikely and rheumatoid arthritis considerably less likely. Did you have an anti-CCP?
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Montoya
46 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Many: Multiple medical causes that need further testing.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor : Will need a complete evaluation and possibly a rheumatology consult in order to sort this out.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
This is serious: I trust the dye test was a pulmonary angiogram that demonstrated a pulmonary thromboembolus, and it has also been determined that you have hypercoagul ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
+ ANA test low K: 34 F ? ethnicity :ANA+,hi titer, HBP, heart palp & low potassium (K) takes BCPs. Asks "could kid and heart b involved." ANS: Yes If you have DX o ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ann McKane
22 years experience pathology
Unlikely: Anorexia causes numerous metabolic, electrolyte and hematological abnormalities, but is not generally associated with positive anti-nuclear antibodies ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
None: C-reactive protein measures degree of inflammation in many diseases but does not actually detect any.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eneida Agosto-Colon
29 years experience Rheumatology
Ana positive: Yes it could be related to the meds, Ana us kind of too high, needs to get more specific testing to completely clear the possibility
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Pos ANA: Depends on the clinical findings and what other tests were done or not done. May be significant finding in many auto immune disorders. May be false ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marek Bozdech
48 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many or none: It depends on the numbers and your general health, symptoms, and physical examination. Often a blood test that is just above or below the normal range ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
33 years experience Pediatrics
HgB-F is Fetal ...: HgB-f stands for Fetal Hemoglobin. Usually this is replaced by adult hemoglobins by the age of six months. If there is persistent HgB-f you may have ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
I don't understand: your question. There may be no "problem" whatsoever. Women can have symptoms compatible with pregnancy for many reasons other than pregnancy. Since I ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Cannot predict: Based on the info you gave, it is hard to make a guess on what autoimmune disease you have. Further testing is needed
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