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I accidentally inhaled vapours from calcium chloride at work this afternoon. Should I be concerned if I havnt had any symptoms?
Would calcium chloride affect absorption of meds. Trying to find antacid that won't stop meds from working effectively?
I took doxycycline hyclate & water w/added electrolytes (calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium bicarbonate). Severe skin rash. Connection?
Dehydration: Have your PTH checked and kidney function. ...Read more
My bun was 10 and creatine was 0.8. Calcium 10.0. Chloride 105. Sodium 142 and potassium 4.7. Could I have kidney dysfunction? I have protein in urine. Also, can I drink orange juice even though my potassium was 4.7?
Calcium is 8.3, chloride, 106, and bun/creat ratio is 30. Normal says 10-20. Platelets vary low to 229 being tested for leukemia. Is this normal?
See below...: Calcium is minimally decreased (normal: 8.9-10.1 mg/dl). Chloride is at the upper limit of normal (98-106 mmol/l). Your bun/creatinine ratio is increased, a finding that usually indicates prerenal azotemia that often times is a consequence of dehydration but other causes are also possible including gastrointestinal bleeding, acute renal failure, congestive heart failure, etc. Platelets normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Potassium level 3.7, chloride 105, calcium level 8.8, mag 2.2. Are these levels too low to do bowel prep cleanse for colonoscopy? I have arrhythmia.
Supplement Potassium: Potassium (K+) on low side, low K+ can cause arrhythmias. UR Cl and Mg++ are in range. Blood drawn into glass tube, level of K+ can be falsely high. U may know HCT=40% means Redcells 40% & syrum 60%. UR body tries to keep serum K+ betw 4-5, but K+ in the cells is ~145. Blood draw can split 0.5% of cells (small needle, blood hits tube) K+ can appear falsely NL or high. Supplement K+ w banana daily. ...Read more
Why would there be an increase in wbc, chloride, glucose and decrease in creatinine and calcium in a patient who has has a colon cancer and is a smoke?
Had a bmp 1 month ago and potassium was 4.2. Calcium was 9.0 and chloride was 102. Has another bmp yesterday. Potassium was 4.7. Chloride was 105 and calcium was 10.0. Bun and creating normal both times. Are these levels concerning?
Just picked up my labs what do these results mean. Potassium 5.5, chloride 97, bun 25, creatinine 2.2, calcium 10.2 / GFR 24.45 thanks?
Azotemia: Bun, creatinine and GFR are the indicator of kidney function. In your case creatinine is 2.2 high as compared to blood urea nitrogen is 25, border line. It is renal insufficiency. You have mild decline in kidney function. It may be due to hypertension. Please recheck in a week. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sodium serum 144, potassium serum 4.7, chloride serum 102, carbon dioxide 23, calcium serum 10.3 RBC 6.36, and hematocrit 52.6% what could this be?
Probably dehydration: 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, since all of these values are elevated, you were likely dehydrated when blood was drawn, however, you should discuss the findings with your doctor. ...Read more
If pt has potassium 3.3 mmol/L sodium 146 mmolL corrected calcium 2.63 mmol/L magnesium 0.70 mmol/L chloride 95 CHF renal & hepatic failure is it OK to add KCL 30 mmol to normal saline IV?
IV FlUID: The decision is an individualized doctor-specific and patient-specific judgement. ...Read more
BUN 12mg dl, sodium 139, potassium 3.6, bicarbonate 22, chloride 104, creatinine 1.5, total calcium 11.2, iodize calcium 5.6, I did urinalysis and no protein or blood was found in my urine, I did kidney scan and my kidneys were perfect, Am I ok?
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 serum calcium is higher than normal and you should discuss it with your doctor. You may consult this site for information on this topic: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003477.htm ...Read more
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