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Blood Oxygen Level 60
Hematocrit level was 56%. Hemoglobin level was 18.0. Rbc level was 6.0. White blood cells & playlets normal. Am i at increased risk for dvt/clots?
It depends: If you live at sea level, and the pulse oximetry machine if functioning normally, your arterial oxygen saturation should be higher than 93%. If you live at high altitude, the partial pressure of oxygen in the air is lower and, depending on how high you are, an oxygen saturation level of 93% may be normal. ...Read more
Urine pH 5.0,alk phos 62,whit blood count 6.0 red blood 4.62 hemoglobin 14.4 hematocrit 42.8 mean corpuscular hemoglobin 31.2 creatinine 0.62 meaning?
OK ...: The isolated numbers are ok, but one should interpret these through comparing prior serial values if available and correlating with current clinical pictures so to deduce their clinical significance. Why? It's because every thing always displays itself at a certain spot of its own full spectrum; likewise, any lab test does. ...Read more
Hypoxia: That depends on many factors: age of the person when it happened (children tolerate low oxygen better than adults), duration of the low oxygen (longer is worse), how healthy the person is (medical conditions may make the person more sensitive), and the body temperature of the person when it happened (the colder they were, the less oxygen their body and brain needed). There's no simple answer. ...Read more
Can you explain my daughters blood test result serum 4(10-33) transferrin IBC 50 (45-70)transferrin saturation 8%(16-50) serum ferritin assay 60 (15-2?
Breath rate increase: O2 deprivation will typically cause people to breath faster. Abg measures levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide and blood ph. Faster breathing causes a drop in co2 which then causes the blood to have an increase in ph (towards basic, not acidic). Over time, the body would compensate for this ph change via acid retention by the kidney and although the co2 would remain low, the ph would approach normal. ...Read more
Creatinine lowering: Yes, patients who need blood transfusion has a low volume in their intravascular (i) space. This causes an elevation of creatinine (c). When the blood is transfused and the i volume increases, the c will fall. It is similar to what happens to the c when a patient is dehydrated and is given fluid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recent blood test shows low indirect bilirubin (.08)+increased blood volume (99.7)+increased hematocrit (47.2)+high WBC (14,200). Huh?
Uncertain.: The WBC is definitely high, but the HCT and MCV are borderline, and thus of uncertain significance. If truly elevated, the HCT could point to a primary or secondary polycythemia, an increase in the number of red blood cells. But this could also reflect mild dehydration, and given the borderline degree could be nothing. The high WBC is real. If you have no symptoms I would just repeat in 1mo. ...Read more
Can stress and/or dehydration cause elevated total blood protein? total blood protein was 8.3 (normal range 6.3 - 8.2)
Yes: By definition. Please get with a competent, no-nonsense physician and find the cause. I hope no one is forcing you to be a non-supplementing vegetarian. Stomach ulcer, stomach or colon cancer, hookworm, heavy monthly loss, and many others can cause iron deficiency, and there are a variety of other causes as well. ...Read more
What is the calcium?: Upper normal calcium with high PTH could indicate primary hyperparathyroidism as well. Other possible causes include: low vitamin d, kidney problem or a lab error. You need to sit down with your doctor to look at all values, not just calcium and pth. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer