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Blood: creatinine 1.80; GFR 41. Follow-up labs 48 hrs later: creatinine 1.50; GFR 53. Imm% - 1.8; imm count - .16. Wbc normal. No symptoms. 46-w-male?

Blood: creatinine 1.80; GFR 41. Follow-up  labs 48 hrs later: creatinine 1.50; GFR 53. Imm% - 1.8; imm count - .16. Wbc normal. No symptoms. 46-w-male?

Kidney down briefly?: Both are a bit high for a man in his mid-40s especially if your bodybuilding days are over. Might you have been recovering from a subclinical bout of Ibuprofen nephropathy? It's very common and causes partial renal shutdown. Drink plenty of water if you use nsaids nad consider a follow at your next regular appointment. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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What does below CBC result mean? Hemoglobin 11.5 g/dl Hematocrit 33.5 % Rbc 3.63 10^12/l Wbc 13.3 10^9/l Platelet 260 10^9/l Mch 32.6 pg Mcv 95 fl

What does below CBC result mean?
Hemoglobin 11.5 g/dl
Hematocrit 33.5 %
Rbc 3.63 10^12/l
Wbc 13.3 10^9/l
Platelet 260 10^9/l
Mch 32.6 pg
Mcv 95 fl

Nothing by itself: There is probably a very mild anemia, the white count is minimally up, and as far as I am concerned the platelets are still in the healthy range. As a lab specialist, I am always reminding people that labs mean nothing apart from the history and physical exam. I can raise my white count to this level taking a cold shower. If you feel well and there are no abnormal cells reported, be thankful. ...Read more

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Is 6.6 blood sugar a diabetic ?

Is 6.6 blood sugar a diabetic  ?

Diabetes diagnosis: The Hemoglobin A1C test (HbA1c) is a measurement that captures your average glucose over the past 3 months. There is no official "set point" for diagnosis of diabetes using HbA1c as it is usually used by the doctor together with other tests, however generally those with HbA1c of 6.5% or higher are at a higher risk of diabetes-related complications such as diabetic retinopathy. ...Read more

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My fasting glucose is consistently 100-115, and yet post prandial 1 hr is 160, 2 hr is 86. Last vap showed negative for metabolic syndrome. Is this a result of nighttime glycogen dump, and if so, why? And why the normal post prandial?

My fasting glucose is consistently 100-115, and yet post prandial 1 hr is 160, 2 hr is  86.  Last vap showed negative for metabolic syndrome.  Is this a result of nighttime glycogen dump, and if so, why? And why the normal post prandial?

Pre-diabetes: People with pre-diabetes/early diabetes can produce higher level of Insulin to keep bs somewhat adequate, sometimes they overshoot and can cause subsequent low blood sugar after a meal, especially if it's a high carbohydrate meals. As of now, you have impaired fasting sugar which is a form of pre-diabetes. You might need a hba1c test (blood test) to see your overall level of glucose control. ...Read more

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Blood results showed high MCHC 36.2 (normal range said 31.5 - 35.7). Other stuff ok, Hemoglobin was 15.8 (range said 11.1 - 15.9). MCH 32.6 ?

Blood results showed high MCHC 36.2 (normal range said 31.5 - 35.7).  Other stuff ok, Hemoglobin was 15.8 (range said 11.1 - 15.9).  MCH 32.6 ?

No worry: 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, none of your results are a cause for concern. Do follow your doctor's advice for follow-up care. Next time you get the test done, drink a couple of glasses of water in the morning before the test. ...Read more

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Is glucose 80 before a meal too low for a type 2 diabetic?

Is glucose 80 before a meal too low for a type 2 diabetic?

Type 2 DM & Glucose: If you are having symptoms of low blood sugar at this level, it is too low. The symptoms include nervousness, weakness, sweating and sometimes passing out. If you do not have symptoms it is not too low and the blood sugar can be raised once you have a meal. It is best to keep your "just before meal" blood sugar between 80 and 100 whenever and as much as possible. ...Read more

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Male, 40yrs, 72kg, 5'7", ser cholstrl 214, triglycerds 387, HDL 36, LDL 98, vldl 77. Good diet, salt n sugar contrlod. What is causing prob?

Male, 40yrs, 72kg, 5'7", ser cholstrl 214, triglycerds 387, HDL 36, LDL 98, vldl 77. Good diet, salt n sugar contrlod. What is causing prob?

Bad Cholesterol: People who have poor lipid profiles despite having a good diet and regular exercise may have a family history of abnormal cholesterol. These patients tend to have a profound improvement with medication intervention. ...Read more

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Labs had smear in 2015 erythrocytosis. 6-1-17 hgb 16.1 hct 46.9 mcv 100 mch 34.3 wbc 11.3 mono 3.8 gran# 8.5 104 16hr fast glucose prev high hct hgb?

Labs had smear in 2015 erythrocytosis. 6-1-17 hgb 16.1 hct 46.9 mcv 100 mch 34.3 wbc 11.3 mono 3.8 gran# 8.5  104 16hr fast glucose  prev high hct hgb?

More information: Hello, unfortunately more information is needed than just posting a lab result. Do you have a specific question we can try to answer on this forum? Otherwise perhaps a medical consult would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Haemoglobin 11.9. Mcv 65.40, MCH 19.20. Mchc 29.30, lymphocytes 44, cholesterol 197.37, ldl/hdl 1.94, liver f test s bilirubin direct 0.31 ?

Haemoglobin 11.9. Mcv 65.40, MCH 19.20. Mchc 29.30, lymphocytes 44, cholesterol 197.37, ldl/hdl 1.94, liver f test s bilirubin direct 0.31
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What's the question?: It looks like you may have thalassemia or iron deficiency or both. Low MCV with just slightly low hemoglobin suggests thalassemia. Rbc (red blood cell) count would be helpful to distinguish the 2. Other testing could include a ferritin level to measure your body's iron content, and possibly a hemoglobin electropheresis. Is there a family history of thalassemia? ...Read more

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High blood pressure 160 /100 my age 29 y.Test show hi level of triglycerides , hi level (ldl) low level( hdl) been a year on healthy diet lose 10 kg?

High blood pressure 160 /100 my age 29 y.Test show hi level of  triglycerides , hi level (ldl)  low level( hdl) been a year on healthy diet lose 10 kg?

Keep going : The current weight is not provided, but if not at ideal body weight, further weight will likely help. Weight and diet are two pieces of the puzzle. Environmental factors and genetics predisposition are others. Blood pressure of 160/100 is hi for a 29 year old and most would start blood pressure medications at this point. Great job on the < 20 pounds weight loss. ...Read more

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Tsh 4.0 T3 (liothyronine) 27 T4 7.4 testosterone 58 tpo antibody 359 pregnant 7 weeks having chills no fever no overweight BMI 23 worried if something serious help?

Tsh 4.0 T3 (liothyronine) 27 T4 7.4 testosterone 58 tpo antibody 359 pregnant 7 weeks having chills no fever no overweight BMI 23 worried if something serious help?

Check with Dr.: Your tpo antibody is high, and more than a third of the women who test positive for thyroid peroxidase (tpo) antibodies while pregnant go on to develop abnormal thyroid hormone levels within two years, more followup needs to be done with these women. Your body maybe attacking your thyroid gland. This is not an emergency please do not panic and talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can blood sugar for type i diabetic (age43), onset 3 years ago, be controlled with minimum lantus (insulin glargine) and strict diet of protein, vegetable and fruit?

Can blood sugar for type i diabetic (age43), onset 3 years ago, be controlled with minimum lantus (insulin glargine) and strict diet of protein, vegetable and fruit?

No: If you are truly a type 1 diabetic, then the main treatment for you is insulin. Avoiding Insulin in a type 1 is just going to make you sicker. Lifestyle changes can decrease the amount of Insulin needed to keep your blood sugar normal but you do need to consume adequate amount of calories. ...Read more

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Can two 24 hr 5 hiaa urine tests elevated at 50 be a false positive for carcinoid syndrome if all diet?

Can two 24 hr 5 hiaa urine tests elevated at 50 be a false positive for carcinoid syndrome if all diet?

Could be: If you have symptoms suggestive of carcinoid repeat 24 hour urine collection and also serum chromogranin-a level. Make sure you are not on nexoum or similar for few days. ...Read more

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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more