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what does high segs mean in a blood test

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
OCP: Oral contraceptive agents, commonly used in women with pcos, raise shbg levels which bind free testosterone. Women with pcos typically do have low sh ... Read More
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Dr. M. Jan
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65 years experience Family Medicine
Mononucleosis: An infection where neck gland become enlarged, fever, weakness and is easily treated.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Mono's, Eo's, Baso's: Of the 5 main types of white blood cells, the amount of neutrophils and lymphocytes helps us decide whether an infection is bacterial vs. viral. The o ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on why the test was ordered in the first place. The test must be evaluated in the context of the clinical symptoms.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
Abnormal liver test: A GGT is one of several blood tests done to evaluate the function of the liver. A GGT may be elevated in the presence of too much alcohol consumption, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Blood clotting : Defective. Prolonged prothrombin time can be due to deficiency of a number of coagulation factors. A common cause it treatment with warfarin/coumd ... Read More
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Could be infection.: A high band count usually refers to how many white blood cells are actively maturing. When the band count is high, it usually refers to an escalating ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience Family Medicine
Diet high in B12: I am not aware of any disease process that results in high levels of b12. Most light there is an abundance of B12 in your diet or dietary supplement.
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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
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Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Can mean Vit K low.: If prothrombin time blood test is high, without other high levels, it can mean a vitamin k deficiency or warfarin use. Vitamin k helps in the functio ... Read More
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