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Complete Blood Count (Definition)

Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more


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Swollen lymph nodes for 3 months with on/off pain, few other symps. Tested for sti,ana,lyme-neg. Cbc - normal. Going to get node biopsy. What's causing this?Should I be prepared for death/bad news?tks

Swollen lymph nodes for 3 months with on/off pain, few other symps. Tested for sti,ana,lyme-neg. Cbc - normal. Going to get node biopsy. What's causing this?Should I be prepared for death/bad news?tks

Mono??: there is a lot of non scary reason to have enlarged lymph nodes not knowing the reason does not mean it is bad. the bad disease is always easier to find. you can scare yourself to death by paranoia. stay with your doctor ,eventually they will find out what is wrong. good luck. ...Read more

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35 year-old woman with abdominal discomfort, bloating, nausea and gas associated with starchy foods.....?

35 year-old woman with abdominal discomfort, bloating, nausea and gas associated with starchy foods.....?

Interesting case: I'd like to clarify a few things if the patient could respond: 1) Are you sure you got your CBC entered correctly? - hemoglobin 25 g/dL hematocrit 76.9 % - these are very high and if real, would need to be evaluated asap for possible polycythemia vera, which may or may not be causing your symptoms. 2) You mention malnourishment - but I do not see your weight or mention of diarrhea; in addition, the albumin is normal. 3) adrenal fatigue -I assume you mean adrenal insufficiency but I do not see any steroids listed in the meds, so I'm not sure if this is objective or subjective. As for abdominal symptoms, differential includes possible small bowel bacterial overgrowth, sprue (including celiac), disaccharidase deficiency, gastritis, IBD, and functional causes including IBS. My suggestion would be, if you haven't already had one, is to get an EGD/colonoscopy first with biopsies. See a gastroenterologist soon. I hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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Treated for treponema palladium 26 yrs ago. Can a'bodies still b present/interfere w/lymes wblot?

Treated for treponema palladium 26 yrs ago. Can a'bodies still b present/interfere w/lymes wblot?

Syphilis: Yes you can have what is called serofast lues, in which the serology remains positive. It is unlikely to cause a false-positive western blot for lyme. ...Read more

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Expert opinion please: could taking minocycline affect my Lyme titers?

Expert opinion please: could taking minocycline affect my Lyme titers?

Yes: Minocycline is one of several antibiotics used to treat lyme. Falling lyme titers and increasing cd57 levels are a good sign. ...Read more

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Does the anti-nuclear ab titer and pattern check for Lyme disease?

Does the anti-nuclear ab titer and pattern check for Lyme disease?

No: Anti-nuclear antibody tests check for autoimmune diseases such as lupus. Some people with longstanding lyme do develop auto-immune disease and might have anti-nuclear antibodies, but most people with lyme do not have anti-nuclear antibodies. ...Read more

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Lyme Disease (Definition)

Lyme is caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnosis is not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more


Cbc (Definition)

CBC stands for complete blood count. This is a lab test that counts the different formed elements- red and white ...Read more