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Yes: Often a precursor to iron deficiency anemia. Just because the patient is not anemic does not explain the low ferritin. Is the patient absorbing iron? Is the patient having heavy periods? Did they have a gastric bypass? You need to look for the cause because eventually anemia will develop. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Blood count: a complete blood count [CBC] measures red blood cell count, size and shape, which are proxy measurements for iron, Vitamin B-12 and folic acid, white blood cells which fight bacterial and viral infections, provide immunity, platelet cells which help with blood clotting. A coagulation screen detects problems with the production of proteins made in the liver that are required for clotting. ...Read more
Can a dermatologist provide comprehensive or accurate testing of STD's, including a physical examination and blood tests?
?: If you are referring to sexually transmitted diseases(STD) and if by a "full blood count" you mean a CBC, the answer is no. If you mean a full panel of blood tests: routine blood tests don't check for evidence of STD. They could only tell if you had an STD in the past. To diagnose a current STD you need a sample or swab to be sent for testing. For HIV a blood test is required for diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No...: Even a negative gallbladder us should be followed up by a pippida scan to check on how well your gallbadder is functioning. If the ejection fraction is low, they will take out your gallbladder and symptoms generally go away. If you are having symptoms, make sure to not eat any fried or fatty foods, or you will suffer the "pain of the evil gallbladder". Amylase ; lipase blood test might help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually leukemia: A CBC with differential can detect features worrisome for a leukemia (high or low white count, anemia, or thrombocytopenia). The automated machine can detect abnormal cells which flags for a technologist and/or pathologist to manually identify and count under the microscope. Then a flow cytometry test may be done to determine the lineage of the cells for the actual type of leukemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anemia is .....: An hematocrit outside the normative values for age and sex. Its presence can be detected by a complete blood count (cbc). The hematocrit is the volumetric percentage of our peripheral blood occupied by red blood cells. Typically, hematocrit (hct) for a woman is lower than for a man of the same age. Why the anemia is present is another matter, and requires investigation then corrective measures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is these periodic check up enough or there are more analysis required?
Urine complete anal
Good Start: AT your age these are good routine tests. As you age I'm sure your PMD will order more that are age appropriate. ...Read more
Not necessarily: It's possible to have a totally normal blood count, even differential - as in the breakdown of the different types of white blood cells like neutrophils, lymphocytes etc, and have a "glandular" fever. Sometimes you can see an elevated white blood cell count or increased lymphocytes, neutrophils or even atypical lymphocytes, depending on whats causing(often felt to be EBV-mononucleosis related). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
From my annual blood workup, TSH came back at 7.0. Tested again two weeks later, it was 0.96. Is this a normal change?
Can't figure out why 15 yr old son is anemic. Blood test show no major issues other than anemia. GI tests are all good. He has had a full blood workup?
I had findings on a pre op chest xray blood workup. Ast/alt was 32 for each. In chest xray a 9mm nodular density at medial rt lung.Also tortuous aorta?
Liver no.'s: Not that bad- follow up nodular density with pcp, not much to do with aorta- were you a smoker? Are your lipids normal? --see your pcp. ...Read more
LFT: This is one of the enzymes that is used to monitor liver function. This is a significant elevation from prior result. It is not specific, however. There are many reasons for it, including alcohol use, drug or medicine effects, hepatitis or other viral infections, fatty liver, etc. Other liver functions, and additional tests are indicated with a good history and physical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood work: If on medications, usually an annual workup is advised. ...Read more
My granmother had a surgery 3 weeks ago her blood examinations are HB : 7.3 gm/dL HB : 46 % P.C.V : 25% E.S.R: 110 mm/hr. Is this bad?
Seek attention: The ESR being high is normal after surgery to a certain degree. Your grandmother needs to see her doctor to determine if she is having effects from a low hb, what her normal is, and to evaluate to see if a transfusion is needed. If she has no other symptoms than it may be normal for her. Seek physician attention ...Read more
Call your doctor: Sometimes babies develop blood in the stool due to intolerance of milk protein which is easily treated by removing milk proteins from mom's and baby's diet. Blood in the stool can also be caused by a small tear in the anus. Your doctor must assess your baby, however, to determine whether the cause is one of these two, or something else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly, go do MD: White blood cells contain the immune cells that attack and remove bacteria and viruses in the body. Low WBC counts can indicate that a patient is in danger of infection. High WBC counts can indicate an existing infection, leukemia, or tissue damage. Roughly between 4, 500 and 10, 000 cells per microliter (one one-thousandth of a milliliter). High WBC can mean an infection so go to your doctor. ...Read more
Less than: 140/90mmhg.Get a more detailed answer ›
Common: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
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