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What does it mean to have high coproporphyrin in urine?

What does it mean to have high coproporphyrin in urine?

See below: This test could be diagnostic for a hereditary disorder called acute intermittent porphyria hereditary coproporphyria (hcp), or variegate porphyria (vp).This can present as abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, or muscle weakness electrolyte problems or seizures.Your physician will guide you further. ...Read more

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Coproporphyrin (Definition)

Coproporphyrin is a molecule that is involved in the formation of hemoglobin, the molecule in ...Read more


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What does it mean when you have high coproporphyrin in a urine test?

What does it mean when you have high coproporphyrin in a urine test?

Byproducts in urine: Coproporphyrin is one of several blood break down products that may manifest itself in a urinalysis. Strenuous activity, menses and illness (as well as many other causes) may lead to the degradation of the oxygen carrying compunds in the blood stream known as hemoglobin. The vast majority of cases of coproporphyrin in the urine are benign but it is best to discuss these results w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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What are beta levels?

What are beta levels?

That depends: That depends on a lot. In the world of obgyn, it usually refers to the hormone produced when a woman is pregnant. We follow it sometimes to help determine if a pregnancy is normal or not early in the pregnancy. Sometimes it is tested in rare cancers or abnormal molar pregnancies as well. Other hormones may be refer to as betas in other fields of medicine as well. ...Read more

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Creatinin level high?

Creatinin level high?

KIDNEY PROBLEM BUT: High creatinine level means there is a problem with kidneys, it can be dehydration which can be corrected by hydration.It can be due to acute kidney problems and may be reversible ot it can be irreversible due to chronic kiodney disease and ut has various stages, the end stage requiring dialysis or kidney transplant. ...Read more

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What causes cknb levels to be elevated?

What causes cknb levels to be elevated?

Heart Attack!: Ckmb is an enzyme that is elevated with damage to heart muscle. This should be investigated with ekgs, serial blood tests with fractionated cks, and primarily to rule out a heart attack or heart damage. ...Read more

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My suggar level is 158/140. My hb1ac is 5.3. Kindly advise. Am i diadiabetic ?

My suggar level is 158/140. My hb1ac is 5.3.          Kindly advise. Am i diadiabetic ?

MIxed Up Data: That sure looks like a blood pressure reading (and it is high) and not a blood sugar count. The hemoglobin a1c you describe is not diabetic unless this level is what you get on medication for diabetes. ...Read more

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What is ferritin level?

What is ferritin level?

Iron stores: Serum ferritin levels reflect body stores of iron. Normal levels men 30-400, women 15-200. ...Read more

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Acth level in cushings?

Acth level in cushings?

High in Cushing's: Elevated. Melanocortin secretion is also high and gives rise to frequent hyperpigmentation. ...Read more