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Can A High D Dimer Be Caused By Bruising
D-diner is a breakdown product from blood clots. It can be found elevated in certain conditions like pulmonary embolus (blood clot which travels to the lung) deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in deep vein of legs usually) and disseminated intravascular coagulation (diffuse clot formation from severe infection which ...Read more
A continuing high WCC can be indicative of an infection. But can it also be caused by an underlying hematological disorder?
Leukocytosis: A high white blood cell count can also occur with a reaction to a drug that increases white blood cell production, a disease of bone marrow, causing abnormally high production of white blood cells, an immune system disorder that increases white blood cell production. See your doctor if any of these are a concern. ...Read more
D-dimer: This is a fibrin degradation product, a small protein fragment present in the blood after a blood clot is dissolved by fibrinolysis. It is named because it contains two crosslinked d fragments of the fibrin protein. It can be elevated in any condition in which there is inflammation of the lining of the blood vessels, resulting in clotting and dissolution of the clots. Used to measure risk of pe. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Osteomalacia: Hi. In adults, the most serious problem from vitamin D deficiency is osteomalacia, poor bone mineralization. Vitamin D also has receptors in many other tissues besides bone. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with increased fall risk, and possibly heart disease as well. My advise to patients is keep your 25(OH)vitamin D level mid-30's or higher. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps: The d-dimer is a fibrin degradation product (or fdp) which represents a small protein fragment in blood after a blood clot is broken down. The value can be used to test for clotting or thrombosis problems. However, a single value or a value in isolation should not be used. Elevations may suggest a clotting problem. ...Read more
Wouldn't significant internal bleeding such as a brain Hematoma cause a decreased hematocrit and hémaglobin on CBC? Would the MPV be elevated?
Can a irregular and high heartrate be caused by different issues or diseases that can cause this, ?
Yes: It's entirely possible that you have more than one cause. ...Read more
Can low MCH and MCHC only caused by iron deficiency or can there be any other reasons behind it , e.g. vitamin deficiency?
Low MCHC: aa30, MCHC being low is caused overwhelmingly by low iron and thus hemoglobin molecules per cell, however extremely rare hemoglobin mutations in predominately the alpha chain of hemoglobin protein which weakens the affinity for the Fe (iron) molecule to O2 can also cause low MCHC. We call these low affinity hemoglobinopathies and alpha chain thalassemias. Dr Hilliard ...Read more
It can!: Studies have shown that, in some cases, patients who experience nosebleeds get them after finding themselves in stressful situations. A 2001 article in the British Medical Journal suggests that this could have something to do with the spikes in blood pressure that are very common when you're stressed out. Read: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/42648940/ns/health-mental_health/t/weird-signs-youre-way-too-stressed-out/#.WTdn7WgrKUk ...Read more
What could cause a high calcium count, also have high platelet, wbc, neutrophil counts. Could this be caused by stress?
Need specifics: A minimally elevated calcium may simply be you, since reference range is set so that several percent of healthies fall on either side ; a few mild genetic traits cause it. A greatly elevated calcium always warns of serious disease. Similar thinking for the other labs. Your physician needs to explain these to you in detail. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have mild low platelets, can it be caused by dehydration, stress, etc? If so, can reversing that improve platelet counts?
Is it really ?: Platelets have a short life and are constantly replenished by the bone marrow. If it is "too low" you are not making enough or some issue is causing them to be consumed too quickly.This would lead to a office visit and specific tests.Levels 0-90,000 would get my attention.Mild dehydration inflates the number.If your numbers are just below the norm and your doc isn't worried,you shouldn't either ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Go see your doctor: More specifically, go see the one who ordered your testosterone test as you need repeat test in morning when T is highest. If it remains low, then get further testing to determine cause. No need to evaluate if repeat test is normal, at least not for now. Low T can present w/depression but some folks get anxious & depressed. Bottom line, follow up w/your doc & taper off Xanax (alprazolam) b/c it's addicting. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it true that a very low platelet count can be caused by (a) a viral infection and (b) a bacteria in the blood that falls short of sepsis?
Possible..: There are inherited and acquired blood disorders and certain medications that can cause easy bruising. Auto-antibodies directed at platelets (known as itp) can cause bruising. Lastly, there are certain genetic conditions involving connective tissue that can also manifest as easy bruising. Is this bruising new? Your doc or a referral to a hematologist can help figure out the cause, if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer