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What could cause elevated haptoglobin?

What could cause elevated haptoglobin?

It is not a good tes: Why did you have it done? If your blood counts (CBC) is normal, you can ignore it as irrelevant. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Haptoglobin (Definition)

Hemoglobin in processes associated with rbc destruction, such as hemolytic anemia. A low haptoglobin level can be used to ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: haptoglobin?

Haptoglobin scavenge: Hemoglobin in processes associated with rbc destruction, such as hemolytic anemia. A low haptoglobin level can be used to support such a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What's high haptoglobin mean? Feeling sick

Haptoglobin IS a sub: Haptoglobin IS a substance The breakdown mechanically of red blood cells this is called hemolysis. You need to see your primary care doctor or a blood specialist hematologist to evaluate this ...Read more

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Low haptoglobin due to hemolysis. What would that mean?

Confirmation: Low haptoglobin confirms hemolysis, but it does not specify why the hemolysis is occurring. Additional would be needed. There are many causes for hemolysis. ...Read more

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My haptoglobin was high (2.5 g/l) on latest bloodwork is this serious?

Could be: Related to inflammation. As haptoglobin is also an acute phase reactant, which means the levels can rise with increasing inflammation in your body. ...Read more

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What can cause elevated haptoglobin?

Most anything: The reference range, as usual, is set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. And if there's ongoing inflammation in the body, heptoglobin tends to go up. If you feel okay, I wouldn't concern yourself. ...Read more

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Is low haptoglobin something to worry about?

IncompleteQuestion: Low Haptoglobin if it is significantly decreased along with increased reticulocyte count and a decrease RBC count, hemoglobin and hematocrit, then it is likely that the person has some kind of hemolytic anemia.It means the Red Blood Cells are destroyed in the cisculationn. Also called Intravascular Hemolysis ...Read more

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What type of test is for haptoglobin: blood chemistry or hematological?

Chem lab: Despite the fact that haptoglobin (in those who have it) carries old hemoglobin and its level is a screen for hemolysis, testing is usually run in the chemistry lab. The test and its interpretation are tricky. ...Read more

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Is Haptoglobin (mg/dl) test a blood chemistry test or hematological test?

Haptpglobin: Is a transport protein for the breakdown of hemoglobin. If is used to assess for RBC destruction. When the haptoglobin Is low there is an association with increased hemolysis ...Read more

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Is there any connection between neuro issues and high haptoglobin that any of u docs can think of???

No: What I do know is that your elevated haptoglobin will not be the key to identifying the cause of your neuro issues. A comprehensive history and physical will pick up the stuff that gets missed -- anything from porphyria to a faulty home heater making carbon monoxide -- is much more helpful than a bunch of labs. ...Read more

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Can fatty liver be the cause of low haptoglobin?

Can fatty liver be the cause of low haptoglobin?

Unlikely: Haptoglobin isn't that useful a test -- a few percent of folks don't have any in the first place. Fatty liver is serious business -- if you're sober, hepatitis C negative, and don't have Wilson's, it may just be your liver's way of asking for more exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can alcohol consumption cause low haptoglobin?

Can alcohol consumption cause low haptoglobin?

Not likely...: Read more at: http://www. Ehealthme. Com/ds/alcohol/haptoglobin%20decreased/

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What could cause haptoglobin to be <10? It was 33 6 months prior. Rbc, hemoglobin and hemotocrit are normal. Gallbladder removed 18 months ago.

What could cause haptoglobin to be <10? It was 33 6 months prior. Rbc, hemoglobin and hemotocrit are normal. Gallbladder removed 18 months ago.

Ask your doctor, . ..: Hepatoglobin testing is to diagnose hemolytic anemia and help determine the underlying cause for anemia. If you have functioned well in general health with normal hemoglobin & hematocrit, it is reasonable to just wait and see, and to ask your doctor at next visit in no hurry. At that time, s/he may repeat it if deemed necessary after clinical reassessment. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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My blwork showed my iron saturation to be 9 hemog 12, sed rate 41 & haptoglobin elevated, what does all this mean? Health otherwise, worried.

My blwork showed my iron saturation to be 9 hemog 12, sed rate 41 & haptoglobin elevated, what does all this mean? Health otherwise, worried.

Not much: Low iron but mild anemia and just that can be associated with a mild increase in sed rate. The haptoglobin makes me favor a inflammatory or autoimmune condition. If you are "healthy" why were the tests ordered? ...Read more

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Low haptoglobin with rbc hemoglobin and hemotocrit normal. Ast 42 alt 65. Is this something to be concerned with?

Low haptoglobin with rbc hemoglobin and hemotocrit normal. Ast 42 alt 65. Is this something to be concerned with?

Depends: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your liver enzymes are mildly elevated. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely and retest in 3 months. If you are overweight, lose weight.
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Blood work done 5 years ago, my reticulyte count was at 0.6 on a scale of 0.5-1.5. Everything else was normal including LDH, rbc, hemoglobin and haptoglobin. I have been told I have gilberts bc my indirect bilirubin is elevated when fasting. Normal?

Sounds like Gilbert: It is very common and a non-problem. Gilbert folks who fast for a day or two get a little deeper jaundice that you can see looking at the whites of the eyes in direct sunlight. Stop worrying m, think about trying this and best wishes. ...Read more

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Low haptoglobin 0.24g/l with chronic elevated liver enzymes ALT of 100 AST of 55.Asymptomatic full neg- workup for all liver diseases in a 24 year old?

Low haptoglobin 0.24g/l with chronic elevated liver enzymes ALT of 100 AST of 55.Asymptomatic full neg- workup for all liver diseases in a 24 year old?

Monitor this: You need to continue follow-up with your doctor. Pathology may emerge over time, but many patients have slightly elevated lft's like yours, that never amount to any problem. In many cases, fatty infiltration of the liver is identified by ultrasound, and does not progress to actual liver disease. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant with very low haptoglobin <6, normal liver function blood levels, and normal CBC levels. What could this mean?

I'm 36 weeks pregnant with very low haptoglobin <6, normal liver function blood levels, and normal CBC levels. What could this mean?

Pregnancy: Low haptoglobin is normal during pregnancy but the number that you state is lower than what is usually seen and I would therefore have an evaluation from your ob/gyn to go over these numbers with you. ...Read more

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I have petichiae on my legs, arms, and face. I had blood work done and have low haptoglobin <6, 2.3 reticulocytes, low platelets133. Possible causes?

I have petichiae on my legs, arms, and face. I had blood work done and have low haptoglobin <6, 2.3 reticulocytes, low platelets133. Possible causes?

Many possibilities..: The petechiae you are experiencing could be due to a somewhat low platelet (plts) count and that you are taking both Aspirin and Ibuprofen (both inhibit platelets). The higher than normal reticulocyte count with the low haptoglobin are consistent with hemolysis (red blood cell (rbc) breakdown). One possibility could be evans syndrome ("autoimmune" reaction to rbcs and plts). See hematologist. ...Read more

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Low haptoglobin <10. Hematologist ran my blood bc of anemia and never mentioned this lab level. Ldh of 207. I'm exhausted and have no physical stamina?

Not clear: It is not clear what your diagnosis is. Ask the hematologist to tell you your diagnosis (? Anemia) and what is the cause? Anemia does cause fatigue but only if hemoglobin (hb) level is below 10 grams. There are many causes of anemia...Blood loss, blood destruction or lack of production of blood in your bone marrow. The specialist can investigate and tell you what is the cause in your case. ...Read more

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Best serum tests for liver damage (fibrosis/cirr.)? Ggt, apo a1, a2 alpha gammaglobulin, ldh, haptoglobin? Others? How to interpret? Caff breath test?

Best serum tests for liver damage (fibrosis/cirr.)? Ggt, apo a1, a2 alpha gammaglobulin, ldh, haptoglobin? Others? How to interpret? Caff breath test?

Need more tests: Serum tests may never become abnormal from fibrotic or cirrhosis until late. Ultrasound abdomen is good. Ct may help. Liver biopsy is best. Usually clinical history helps. Nonalcoholic fatty liver is emerging as a new and potentially big problem and is mostly diagnosed incidentally on ct or ultrasound of abdomen. ...Read more

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Ch50 of 4.5, is this decreased or elevated for female?

Ch50 of 4.5, is this decreased or elevated for female?

CH 50 level: Your level seems tobe very low. Get checked out by a rheumotologist if you have problems. ...Read more

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Have asthma rates decreased over time?

Have asthma rates decreased over time?

No have increased: According to CDC ASTHMA RATE HAVE INCRESED AND ARE ALL TIME HIGH IN 2014 IN USA ...Read more

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Why are doctrs worried if rapid decreased weight?

Why are doctrs worried if rapid decreased weight?

Because: Rapid weight loss, if it is intentional, is not healthy. If it is unintentional, it could be a sign of serious illness. ...Read more

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Can venous stasis lead to decreased venous return?

Can venous stasis lead to decreased venous return?

Venous stasis: The issue is one of vein hypertension, due to the impeded flow of blood returning to the heart, especially in the legs. This is due to incompetent valves in the veins. With increased blood pooling in the legs comes 'heavier' legs, swelling, pain from swelling, pitting in the skin, leakage of fluid and blood into the tissues, leakage of the fluid onto the skin causing maceration and destruction... ...Read more