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Can You Have Cirrhosis With Normal Platelets
Yes: Bilirubin is kept low by the liver. I assume cmp refers to a "complete metabolic profile", which is different depending on the lab company performing the test. This may only include electrolytes and not other enzymes more specific to the liver. Chronic liver failure may show many normal values, but bilirubin still will be elevated. There are other causes of jaundice that are not liver failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suppose: Theoretically, yes. Practically, no. Leukemia will not be suspected if the blood count is normal. In theory, leukemia, as it is first occurring, may affect the bone marrow before it affects the blood count. However, a bone marrow examination will probably not be done at that stage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depend on what : Normal labs you are talking. The diagnosis of lupus depends on recognition of characteristic multisystem disease and exclusion of infection and malignancy. Autoantibodies are important, but those specific for sle do not make the diagnosis in the absence of typical clinical presentation. Autoantibodies are the hallmark but must be interpreted with caution and in context. Persistent high titter of. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How should NASH be monitored to ensure fibrosis does not progress? I read that people with NASH can have normal enzymes and still be getting worse?
NASH vs NAFLD: NASH is a subset of nonalcoholic liver disease, and to the extent known, there has to be some ongoing inflammation (ie hepatitis) to be resulting in fibrosis/cirrhosis. if AST/ALT are indeed normal (ie in teens/low 20s), progression would be unusual. would aggressively try to correct/control all risk factors (weight, hyperlipidemia, etc). number of medications (metformin, statins) show promise ...Read more
Can you be diagnosed with leukemia at age 26? And can CBC WBC come back normal, with low-normal hemoglobin and still have leukemia?
Can you have pancreatitis with normal blood test levels? Or will lipase and amylase be elevated? How would it be diagnosed?
Is it possible to get itchiness from liver problems even if you don't have jaundice and have normal bilirubin levels?
Very doubtful: I would look for another cause of your generalized itching. Often it's something as simple as being allergic to the detergent with which you wash your clothes. If you do have liver issues as evidenced by elevated liver enzymes, this needs to be worked up, itchiness or no, as this warns of several deadly but treatable diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let me clarify: Leukemia begins in the bone marrow and then spills over into your blood. The symptoms are absent until your blood counts are affected by the leukemic process. This may take 1 to 3 months but it is difficult to time the exact onset of leukemia in the marrow . The symptoms are due to Anemia(low hemoglobin/RBCs), Infections(due to low white cell count) and abnormal bleeding due to low platelet counts ...Read more
Yes.: Unfortunately there is no blood test generally available at this time to screen for early cancer. Routine lab studies will usually be normal. Your best option is to try to avoid cancer: No tobacco, stay on the slim side, lots of exercise, eat only organic produce and sharply reduce consumption of meat,chicken,dairy. For more information on diet: go to NutritionFacts.org ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Fatty liver can come in many different forms. In its most benign form, the liver enzymes can be normal and it may only be discovered as an incidental finding on ultrasound. When it gets more severe, then it is called nash - nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. In this case, the liver enzymes are usually abnormal by then. ...Read more
Can you have sepsis with no symptoms and normal regular blood work with no recent infections that you can recall?
No by definition : You would have certain symptomsGet a more detailed answer ›
See your doctor.: Reduce your total cholesterol level. Reach a healthy weight. If you need to lose weight, be sure to do so slowly (no more than 1 to 2 pounds a week).Quick weight loss from crash diets, surgery, or medicine increases inflammation and scarring in your liver. Control diabetes and metabolic syndrome Stop or cut back on drinking alcohol. Exercise regularly. See your PCP for a plan for the above. ...Read more
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