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Blood Oxygen Level 99
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
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
My iron levels came back 21 low, transferrin 352.0 normal, tibc 492.8 high , saturation 4.3 % low . Would this be normal anemia?
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?
Chest pain on&off. Tested for low iron. Results normal (iron 62, Ferrin 5). However low blood glucose of 56. (did not fast) Why blood glucose low?
Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more
My RBC is elevated, 5.16 tera/L. N/S woman living at sea level. Hemoglobin 148 g/L; Hematocrit 0.43; RDW
13.9. Ferritin 54 ug/ l. father with PCV. ?
Lab data: Without placing this into some clinical context there is no way in which to interpret these numbers. You need to discuss this with the doctor who ordered the tests and specifically ask why the test was ordered. ...Read more
My metanephrine free urine was 51, blood test was 63, normetanephrine free urine 181, blood test 150- total urine 232, blood test 213. Normal?
Sounds normal if....: the upper limits for blood metanephrine and normetanephrine are 0.50nm/l and 0.90nm/l. Urinary levels are, respectively: Total 24 hr. metanephrine =1.3mg for urine; and total plasma ME+NME is less than 205pg/ml. It sound as though you're within the normal ranges, but depending on the units of measure, which vary from lab to lab and med ctr to med ctr., you may not. Meet w/ your endocrinologist. ...Read more
Not really: If it is a nonsmoker, then no, should be 95%+ as "normal." lower can indicate lung infection or function abnormality. Smokers or persons with lung diseases often have lower saturations like this. If no explanation, should see dr for exam and probably chest xray ; breathing treatment(s). ...Read more
Can stress and/or dehydration cause elevated total blood protein? total blood protein was 8.3 (normal range 6.3 - 8.2)
Hemoglobin 12, iron saturation 9. On one 28mg iron pill now for past 4 days, notice BP 112/77 pulse 59 at rest. Is pulse ok that low? Too much iron?
Takes time: It takes several weeks to a few months to see improvement on your iron from taking oral iron. Your pulse have nothing to do with your iron status. If your pulse lower than 60 but you have no symptoms - you are okay. If you are concern go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. ...Read more