A 31-year-old male asked:
31 yo male, just started zocor in jan, on eliquis. wbc 3.9, rbc 3.94, hgb 11.5, hct 34, plt 110, mpv 10.9, ast 50. no symptoms, found on yearly labs. what could be the cause of the low numbers and high ast? all other labs normal. should i be worried?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Hematologist: Your tests show diminished levels of red cells, white cells and platelets. This demonstrates a bone marrow problem. It could be a primary bone marrow disorder or the result of some toxicity. A hematologist should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment. Mild elevation of AST could be indicative of viral hepatitis or be secondary to the hematopoietic disorder. I assume you have had no bleeding t
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Pathology 49 years experience
Need more info: 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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, I agree with the suggestion by Dr. C that you should see a hematologist, after discussion with your doctor.
Wish you good health!
71 viewsAnswered Jun 05, 2020
Last updated Jun 5, 2020
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