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High Ldh Levels In Children
Yes: This is a very severe elevation and places you at a much higher risk of premature heart attack, stroke, and death. Get it treated! Try to follow a plant based diet as much as possible. The ultimate is a fully vegetarian diet but just eating meat less often will help if you can't handle the full v diet. ...Read more
Hello, my son is 2.9 years old, his liver test results high level of LDH which is (H)286. what could be cause of this?
Not from liver: Young children higher levels normally than older and adults, and labs may not give normal levels for age group. The higher levels in children are due to the much higher rates of bone growth. If the liver is sick LDH will be higher, with elevation of two liver-specific enzymes, of which you would have been informed, so they were normal, excluding liver disease. In short, this is a normal level for your son ...Read more
Recent annual physicals reveal high ldh level (600+);all else is normal & I'm extremely healthy otherwise; should I be concerned?
Elevated LDH…: Can have multiple causes: anemias, liver disease, pancreatitis, infectious mononucleosis (epstein-barr virus), heart ischemia/attack, low blood pressure… since "all else is normal" your doc may want an ldh isoenzyme test & a detailed personal history to narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more
LDH: No. It is unlikely to have such a discrepancy. ...Read more
How long after catheter ablations will LDH Blood Levels remain high? Mine is 310 with no other outstanding issues. This is 2 months post ablation.
Thoughts: LDH levels post ablation should not be elevated for that long typically. LDH can be elevated related to cardiac injury, muscle injury, infectious mononucleosis, stroke, pancreatitis -etc. Talk to your doctor first. He may order other tests to dillineate where that LDH a may be coming from. ...Read more
Hi my ldh level was bit high nd I got fatty liver found in upper abandon ultrasound, everything else is ok. Is something serious raising my ldh?
Hepatitis: Your physician will do labs, take a history, and hopefully find the correct diagnosis. If it is acute hepatitis b or c, it is a relatively easy and familiar situation, but hepatitis from alcohol, drug allergy, wilson's, or any of several dozen other possibilities, the diagnosis may be more difficult. Good luck. ...Read more
My 14 year old son has high ldh levels with protein inurine and swollen lymph glands. What could this be?
Needs evaluation!: This is a difficult question with no easy answers. However ldh elevation indicates that there are cells that are being killed. The protein in the urine could be from a variety of sources and of course the swollen lymph nodes suggest either infection or cancer. Your son needs to have a complete history and physical with perhaps other studies done to find out what is causing this. ...Read more
An old women with very low f.T4=.2 and high level of tsh>100 and tpo = 471 and ldh = 1121 and ESR = 50 what is the most likely cause for that?
Hypothyroidism: Sed rate is not the key here. She probably has autoimmune thyroiditis / hashimoto's because of anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies. She needs to be treated for her hypothyroidism or it will be a disaster. The high ldh might be due to concurrent pernicious anemia, folate (folic acid) deficiency, or any of a few hundred other possibilities. The key is as usual the history and physical exam. ...Read more
4 PVI ablations in 9 months w/1 percardial effusion on 2nd. No AF 3 weeks! LDH levels@310, other liver# normal. Kidney and TSH ok. Why LDH high?
Ablation as cause?: Not an invasive cardiologist but cardiac muscle tissue does contain LDH. When they do the ablation they burn some of that tissue which would release LDH into the blood stream, causing increase in serum LDH. How much and for how long it would stay elevated I cannot say, with MI 5-10 d. An isoenzyme study to see what types of LDH are elevated may give some clue to where it might be coming from. ...Read more
Hello, my son is 2 yr old, has a high level of LDH 355...low platelet count 190 low hemoglobin 10.8 and WBC 3.9 What could cause this? ??
Need more info: 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, all blood cells are low and this suggests bone marrow issue. It is prudent that you discuss the matter with your son's doctor. The issue is not suitable for this forum. ...Read more
37 year old woman 29 week of pregnant, high grade fever last 1 week, plecenta slightly displace abnormal fetal movement hemoglobin level low lDh level?
High fever, pregnant: This could be very serious. You require immediate medical attention with high fever for over a week and pregnant. Can you see a doctor, or go to a hospital or clinic as soon as possible. ...Read more
What to do if I had bloodwork done and my ldh is 226 which was marked as high. What does this mean?
LDH: Ask the doctor who ordered the blood tests what he/she makes of the test and whether more investigation is needed. ...Read more
I am a healthy 35/m, and I received my bloodwork back with 624 as my LDH score. It says it's high. What could be the cause and is it serious?
Strenuous exercise: LDH is released from cells after cell damage. It’s found in a lot of tissues types (heart, liver and skeletal muscle). For a healthy 35 year old male most likely cause is strenuous exercise, or trauma. Alcohol can also increase LDH levels. Typically a repeat LDH is done along with the LDH isoenzymes (1-4) and if LDH still persists then additional tests are needed to find out which tissue it’s from ...Read more
Ldh is an enzyme primarily of liver which is released and elevated by liver injury. Because there is some in muscle, muscle damage or inflammation can also be associated with some ldh elevation. Anemia is another cause of ldh elevation; for more see:
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/lactate_dehydrogenase. ...Read more
This is from the wiki on LDH:LDH is a protein that normally appears throughout the body in small amounts. Many cancers can raise LDH levels, so LDH may be used as a tumor marker, but at the same time, it is not useful in identifying a specific kind of cancer. Measuring LDH levels can be helpful in monitoring treatment for cancer. Noncancerous conditions that can raise LDH levels include heart failure, hypothyroidism, anemia, pre-eclampsia, meningitis, encephalitis, acute pancreatitis, HIV and lung or liver disease.http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Lactate_dehydrogenase
Tissue breakdown releases LDH, and therefore LDH can be measured as a surrogate for tissue breakdown, e.g. hemolysis. LDH is measured by the lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) test (also known as the LDH test or Lactic acid dehydrogenase test). Comparison of the measured LDH values with the normal range help guide diagnosis. ...Read more
Why was the test done? 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, it might have helped to know the actual numbers. If you do not have symptoms, do not worry about the numbers.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
High: It's high but out of context it has no meaning. It is not possible to say more without more info. Whoever ordered the test needs to talk to you and discuss its implications and what else needs to be done. Best to you. ...Read more
Do diff labs use diff normal ranges? Was told my lft ldh lvl (373) was not high. Online it says over 333 is high. Some sites say over 220 is high
Out of Context: This one result without all of the other liver functions is meaningless. You are taking one test result out of the context of all of the liver tests together. That is not how this works. ...Read more
LDH, leukopenia: It means you need to see a Doctor and be evaluated. There are numerous possibilities as neither is specific. Notwithstanding its a good idea to have a work up as some of the possibilities are serious. ...Read more
Yes: Your physician will want to rule hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, and autoimmune hepatitis in or out. All are lethal if untreated, but more or less treatable if caught early. The first step may be repeating your labs off alcohol & meds. If all tests come back good, perhaps you'll try out a fitness-focused lifestyle & give new life to your liver. ...Read more
My 5 yo son is having a work up for hgb trait or disorder. Just got some results back and ldh is 500. Should I be very concerned? His retic high too.
Suggests RBC damage: An elevated retic suggests that the body is making new red bloods cells at a faster pace than average. Ldh is an enzyme found in many different tissues in the body, type 1 is predominant in rbc's and heart, so an elevated count supports that there is cell damage to the rbcs, but the elevated ldh is not damaging to the body itself. Your son's doctor is testing to find the cause. Best wishes. ...Read more