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What does high chloride mean

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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
You need: a thorough examination and workup by an experienced healthcare provider for metabolic acidosis, diabetes insipidus or kidney disease. You may also ha... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
More info: In and of itself it may mean nothing . Need other labs and history to be able to comment. Have you asked the doctor who ordered the test?
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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Best test for: any type of Mold exposure is a RAST Respiratory Allergy panel with IGE. It's a blood test your doctor can order.
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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 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Pituitary gland: When we see an elevated serum creatinine our attention is directed to kidney disease or to medications which may affect kidney function, but pituitary... 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 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
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Unknown: Discuss with your doctor. There are many possibilities. Doctors treat patients not lab tests!
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt: Your heart condition may be affecting your kidneys. The electrolytes may also indicate fluid retention secondary to your heart condition. I would sug... Read More

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