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What can happen when the blood test show low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level and high anion gap?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Seek the cause: This can be due to any thing from exercising hard and not being fully recovered, to being in shock, to having some unmeasured anion (aspirin, drank antifreeze, diabetic ketoacidosis), to a variety of other things. Your physician is hopefully competent and can find the cause -- it's one of the most basic workups in medicine. Best wishes.
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
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