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Dsna Is 1 What Does It Means
Likely liver damage: 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 direct bilirubin is higher than normal and represents intra-hapatic obstruction to the flow of bile. You have listed a number of liver disorders and any of those could explain these results as could the medications. ...Read more
Nothing.: Mcv is red cell size. Rdw is the variation in red cell size. A low RDW has no meaning. Gfr is a way of measuring kidney function, and a GFR over 60 is of no concern. ...Read more
High SGOT: Sgot is a liver enzyme that is released when the liver is inflamed and liver cells are injured. There are many causes of elevated SGOT including viral hepatitis, genetic condition and even cancer. You should consult your doctor to find out the cause. However, the most common cause is fatty liver: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/fatty-liver-75894941. ...Read more
Phenylalanine: It's an amino acid. Read up on phenylketonuria. Generally, when you're a student, avoid the words "associated with" and if possible teachers who use them. It's good to have you visiting us on healthtap; best wishes. ...Read more
SGPT = Liver Enzymes: Sgpt, also alt, is a liver enzyme. It is elevated when there is injury to the liver. The enzyme is also seen in muscle and can be elevated in people who are doing heavy exercise. However, the most common cause of elevation is liver injury. You should see your doctor for more information and a search for the cause of the elevation should be undertaken. It should not be ignored. ...Read more
Questionable info: It is very unlikely that you neutrophil count is 1. You may wish to provide the complete counts. Better yet discuss the matter with the doctor who ordered the test as all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more
ST depression: ST depression has many causes. When it is recorded during a cardiac stress test, it may indicate the risk of having a heart attack. It is not a perfect measurement. Sometimes it is a misleading measurement. The cause of the depression, and measurement in electrical potentional, has to do with electricity in muscle cells of the heart. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/122/24/2570.full ...Read more
Uric acid. : Allopurinol inhibits a body enzyme catalyzing the final step in manufacturing uric acid. Build up of too much uric acid can lead to gout & kidney stones. Treatment of leukemias and lymphomas can also cause too much uric acid to be made, sometimes resulting in kidney damage. Allopurinol is commonly used to prevent these disorders. ...Read more
Varied sizes: Your red cells come in different sizes. It means nothing by itself, and if there's nothing else wrong with the blood, and you feel okay, i wouldn't give it any more thought. I'm a heavy-duty blood donor; i discovered i produced big red cells when i remembered to take my iron supplement and small ones when i forgot. My anisocytosis was impressive. "treat the person, not the numbers!" cheers. ...Read more
Nothing by itself: This is "average risk" if your test was ordered to assess your risk for atherosclerosis, and it's lower than usual in certain of the serious inflammatory diseases. I'm a lab specialist. Although I'm glad you find labs interesting and are health-conscious, I'd urge you to focus on fitness and a sensible lifestyle rather than concerning yourself overly much with "risks" reflected in lab tests. ...Read more
Fissure: This is an ulcer in the anal canal. It is not a hemorrhoid. Fissures if chronic will result in the formation in a tag of tissue mistaken for a hemorrhoid. Fissures are non-healing ulcers of the anal canal most often associated with pain and bleeding. If chronic surgery is the best treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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