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Causes Of Low Prothrombin Time
Many fractures, low HCT, low Hgb, low RBC... can the fractures cause the other three? (WBC and platelets are normal. On anticoagulant Lovenox)
The opposite: B"sd that combination certainly needs to be looked into, imagine it already has. Fractures will not cause anemia, but a cause of pathological or other categories of fracture can be due to conditions that cause anemia - most commonly multiple myeloma. For sure you should have a thorough evaluation. As an endocrinologist am consulted on bone and mineral metabolism. would be glad to help ...Read more
If your normal platelet count is at the high end of normal, could eating many veggies rich in vitamin K cause platelets to raise to 450,000 -500,000?
Veggies raising plat: Very unlikely that your platelets are increased due to eating vegetables. Platelets are also acute phase reactants.. Meaning they may be transient high due to a minor infection or inflammation. Repeat platelet count after 3-4 weeks. If high may need further workup for thrombocytosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High B12: Usually taking too much. Sometimes liver disease. ...Read more
Interpret right: It depends on the timing. Worst could be pulmonary embolus form immobility several hours after. But right after surgery, usually the or is cold and causes closing off of skin arterioles (response to cold temp) and since the monitor is dependent on pulses could read wrong. The best time to ask is when it is happening as the health officer can correlate with timing and symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be: In cml, you can have low platelet count either from supression to the bone marrow by the leukemic cells or from side effect of the treatment of cml. Your doctor will be able to monitor your platelet count and would be able to guide you safely through the treatment. Follow up with your oncologist and discuss further with your md. ...Read more
Multiple: Normal white blood count/ WBC may range from 4, 600 to 10, 300 cells/ cubic mm. Slight elevation of WBC may be due to stress, infection, inflammation, auto-immune condition, etc. But persistently higher counts may suggest serious conditions including leukemia and lymphoma, esp. If there's accompanying symptoms, -fever, night sweats, weight loss . Go see a dr or a hematologist to appease your fear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the common causes of relative lymphopenia, and low absolute monocytes? Low B12, low D25. CBC/ diff. I have lost a huge amount of weight also.
Weight loss: Your "huge" weight loss, if unintentional due to poor appetite, is a potentially serious symptom, probably a lot more important than having low lymphocyte or monocyte counts. See a doctor soon; or if already in care, discuss your ongoing symptoms and other concerns with your doctor. ...Read more
What are the common causes of relative lymphopenia, and low absolute monocytes? Low B12, low D25. CBC diff. I have lost a huge amount of weight also.
It could be serious: Unintended weight loss is always a matter of serious concern about your health. You should go see a doctor for a physical exam and have a medical check up to find the cause of your weight loss and check your blood and do other appropriate tests to get you well. Lymphopenia can be a sign of immune deficiency. So a repeat check of CBC and differential blood counts are important to do. ...Read more
Many: High bs can lead to glucosuria (spelling of sugar in the urine) and on the long turn if persistent, enodothelial damage (inner wall of the blood vessels). Low bs on the other hand, can trigger a cascade of chemical reactions, namely ketone formation, elevated adrenaline, growth hormone, cortisol and sympathetic nervous system activation. ...Read more
Wbc=3200, normal platelet count, fe defic. Anemia, what are the possible causes of such leucopenia?
What are the causes of blood pressure to fluctuate many times during the day from "high" to relatively "normal"?
Not unusual: The blood pressure even when normal varies from minute to minute even. It is not uncommon for a patient in the dr.'s office to have a high blood pressure when that patient first comes in and for it to be lower later. Stress and activity will effect it. It is normal for the blood pressure to go up during and right after exertion. Some patients have more labile BP than others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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