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Doctor insights on: Calcium Chloride

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Dr. Leonard Stein
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Chloride (Definition)

Chloride is a negatively charged ion of chlorine found in cells and serum. Chloride is the main ion which balances out the positively charged ions ...Read more


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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?

I accidentally inhaled vapours from calcium chloride at work this afternoon. Should I be concerned if I havnt had any symptoms?

Yes: Get hydrated, breath & watch. Sometimes a reaction can occurred within the lungs & create inflammation & wheezes. If symptoms developed get a lung doctor. ...Read more

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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?

Yes: Get hydrated, breath & watch. Sometimes a reaction can occurred within the lungs & create inflammation & wheezes. If symptoms developed get a lung doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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.

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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