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Bone Density Blood Test
X ray of broken bone showed hole in bone biopsy done and was neg for bone cancer. Recent blood test showed low white blood count. Reason for concern?
Evaluation warranted: Depending on how low the white count, it would be wise to continue to be followed by a primary health care provider and/or hematologist. It will likely return to normal, but it should be followed. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
I am a serving soldier in british forces... had my bloods done for thiroid and liver function and bone density and also a blood count will THC show?
Depends: It depends as to whether they routinely screen soldiers for drugs. Generally THC stays in the system for many days because it is lipophilic and binds to the fat stores and releases every so often. Depending on how heavy your use is, it can be there for weeks. ...Read more
No.: Bone cancers are typically diagnosed by biopsy after noticing an abnormality on x-ray or mri. There typically have no abnormalities of blood work. Leukemia is a bone marrow disorder. This is not a bone cancer, but can be confused, as the abnormal marrow is inside the bone. Leuekemias often have abnormal blood work. ...Read more
My ALP blood test came back 2 times now in 2 months. 158 first time, 68 second time. My bones do hurt. Wrists. What should I do?
See below: 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. Having said that, your second reading with within normal limits and your ALP may not be related to your symptoms. You may try taking Vitamin D3 at a dose of about 4000 units/day for about three months. ...Read more
Mu daughter have had a blood test recently. I am told that her FLT are high (54) and they mention something about bones. What can it indicate?
Explanation: This number not so high to worry about. Important to know is she healthy or recently had some medical problems. If everything fine it may be may be related to her growth and that's why doctor mention bones. ...Read more
I have RA. Diagnosis from bone scan. Blood test normal so far. My RF was 9 five months ago & now is 12. Will this number continue to rise with time?
Possibly, Do check::
With your Rheumatologist as he can help you monitor it and may even start you on meds to control it, depending on your clinical findings and symptoms.
We would like to treat YOU rather than a lab result. ...Read more
Lab results: Lab 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. Depending on the test, a normal value may rule out disease but other normal results do not necessarily mean lack of disease. It would be useful to have the actual results. ...Read more
What kind of blood test would my hematology dr. Order to see what's wrong with my blood instead of a bone marrow test?
Hierarchy of tests: Usual approach is to do a complete blood cells count and performa microscopic examination of the blood smear, the latter may be done by a pathologist. Depending on the findings, symptoms, and signs, other tests may be selected, e.G, flow cytometry, antibody testing, dna testing, and a bone marrow. Each test has its own place and there is no test instead of bone marrow. ...Read more
Why do the bones in my keg ache all the time I feel it more when I go to bed I've had blood test and all good what's my next option please thank you?
Though not usually: Described as an "ache", if your clinical history, lab work and x-rays (if done) are all normal you may have RLS or restless limb syndrome. Hard to tell without interviewing and examining you, but perhaps you could discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more
Why would a dr order a bone profile blood test when investigating the cause of anaemia and chest pain / dizziness?
Two negative blood test for celiac disease is it possible to still have it and it be the cause of bone loss? How do I test and make sure 100%
There's no 100%: The labs are probably not totally sensitive / specific but they're pretty good. Have you had a biopsy? This is one to work out with your physician. Bone loss won't be the primary manifestation of celiac disease despite "pop" wisdom. "Low blood pressure" isn't an illness. A full workup, including some zebras like porphyria or other neuropathies, may be a consideration along with supportive Dr. ...Read more
Alp is 121 and have had ultrasound and bone blood test which are fine. I don't drink. What would cause this? Is this why im tired all time? How to fix
My blood test for jak2 was negative but blood counts are still rising would you recomend bone marrow biopsy?
Yes: Jak2 testing is supportive of certain myeloproliferative diagnsoses, but the clinical decision to pursue the bm biopsy will be driven by the extent and pace of rise and your symptoms. ...Read more
Blood test (hemmogram) says it's fine, but lately I've been feeling low bone pain and a little bit of fever I'm worried.
May be dietary: If your blood count is normal and your symptoms are bone pain and 'feverishness, ' you could very possibly have a high inflammatory syndrome from diet. New medical studies are showing that diets high in refined sugar, pork, white bread and corn products are pro-inflammatory. This can result in the types of symptoms you're talking about and if so, the remedy is a anti-inflammatory diet. ...Read more
Last night I had wine and today morning at 10 I had blood test about why my bone crack is not healing fasly. Does alcohol will show in my tests?
Alcohol in blood: Not unless they test for it. Depends on how much you drank, how often you drink and your body size. ...Read more
When blood test and prostate exams comes back normal, could you still have bone cancer of the iliac?
Not sure: Bone cancer has very specific imaging findings as well as symptoms. Metastatic prostate cancer to bone is a late stage disease phenomenon, and most unlikely in a 49 year old. Not sure which blood tests were normal (psa, alkaline phosphotase, ?), so am not positive how to answer this. ...Read more
Is the blood test for calcium the same for calcium in the bones? Also, are there any blood or urine tests to check the circadian cycle? Thanks
Would early- mid bone cancer show up at all in wbc, rbc, or other parts of a blood test, or is it only symptomatic in the bone?
I have erythema nadosum and my vitd3 level at 17 why do I have to have a bone profile blood test before gp will prescribe anthing?
My NT scan showed 3.3 mm of swelling with normal blood test n 1 white spot in baby's heart. Baby has nasal bone. Do you think baby has DS? I m 30.
Talk with your MD: This question needs to be answered in a discussion with the physician who did the scan rather than on this forum. ...Read more
I'm 12wks 5days pregnant. Went for ultrasound and they couldn't see the fetus nasal bone. I have to wait 3days for blood test result. Should I worry?
Genetic counseling: Not seeing a nasal bone increases the risk of Down syndrome sufficiently to offer either the fetal DNA in maternal blood screen, which takes 7 to 10 days to get the resul-which is 99.9% accurate (4 companies offer it), or go immediately to the definitive test, CVS or Amniocentesis. The test you are waiting for is likely the quad screen, which is less sensitive or specific than nasal bone. ...Read more
My son's blood test showed leukocytes 3, lymphocytes 1 and neutrophils 0.6. When will a bone marrow test be indicated? This was the 3rd abnormal test
Bone marrow test: May not be indicated as a next step, before that, more evaluation of his clinical condition by a hematologist and an a clinical immunologist, if available. His development, clinical status, immunization status need assessment first, avoid live vaccines for now till diagnosis is final, viz oral polio, MMR, Yellow fever, BCG and? Menigitis vacccines. Wish yourself and your son all the best ...Read more
Seronegative ra. Horrible joint and bone pain. Sed rate 6 CRP <0.5. Help don't understand why I hurt so bad but blood test seem normal?
Chronic high white blood cell count for 2 years, from 11k to 32k, have had many blood test, IV pic, bone marrow test, spinal tap, all negative?
Iif there is other symptom related (unintentional weight loss, bleeding, abdominal pain etc). - consider to get imaging- ct scans. Also cancer screening- colonoscopy, papsmear, mammogram etc
if you smoke- please quit smoking. Also sometimes medication can increase WBC - although usually not more than 15k.
What is the WBC differential? ...Read more
My dad has neck pain. .. We did urine test blood test x- RA of neck, doctr said that this due to weakness of bone? Please guide wht should I do?
Recent blood test showed faint Lgm band. AIHA + ITP patient but in remission for 7 years. Bone marrow analysis indicate no malignancy. Shd I worry?
No: 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. Having said that, a faint IgM band is not a reason to worry about. ...Read more
If lymphoma occurs in small intestine, what is the best treatment protocol for a cure. Bone marrow and blood test was negative. Should I be concerned?
To a degree: Treatment of small bowel lymphoma requires proper histology and staging in addition to factors such as age, multiple areas of involvement, tumor size, and perforation. The best treatment for GI lymphoma is limited resection of the tumor, followed by postoperative radiotherapy. Cure rate is approximately 75% even with aggressive histologic types. Chemotherapy is reserved for advanced-staged tumors. In patients with regional nodal involvement or extranodal involvement confined to one side of the diaphragm ...Read more
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