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My ldh level was 266 (range 120-220) is this high enough for any concern?

My ldh level was 266 (range 120-220) is this high enough for any concern?

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

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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?

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

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Recent annual physicals reveal high ldh level (600+);all else is normal & I'm extremely healthy otherwise; should I be concerned?

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

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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.

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

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What can I do if I'm suffering from jaundice with very high sgpt, serum ldh and bilirubin level?

What can I do if I'm suffering from jaundice with very high sgpt, serum ldh and bilirubin level?

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

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My 14 year old son has high ldh levels with protein inurine and swollen lymph glands. What could this be?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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? ??

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What would cause ldh to be elevated?

What would cause ldh to be elevated?

LDH: 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

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What could cause your ldh to be elevated?

What could cause your ldh to be elevated?

LDH: 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.[9]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.[10] ...Read more

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What would cause your ldh to become elevated?

What would cause your ldh to become elevated?

Ldl: An elevated LDL could be genetic or due to excessive intake of cholesterol. ...Read more

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I was wondering what does an ldh level of 226 mean?

I was wondering what does an ldh level of 226 mean?

LDH: It means there is an elevation of this enzyme in the blood stream, this is abnormal but not just one cause, read this:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/lactate_dehydrogenase. ...Read more

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My total ldh is low. Ldh-1 and 2 low and ldh-3, 4 & 5 all elevated.?

My total ldh is low. Ldh-1 and 2 low and ldh-3, 4 & 5 all elevated.?

Any symptoms?: 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

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What can cause high ESR and elevated ldh?

What can cause high ESR and elevated ldh?

Tissue damage: And inflammation. High ESR generally indicates inflammation though it can be high in other conditions, e.g. Normal pregnancy. Ldh is present in most tissues and blood levels increase on damage to tissues, including red blood cells. ...Read more

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What does ldh mean on blood work test. What does it mean if its high its 1101.

What does ldh mean on blood work test. What does it mean if its high its 1101.

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

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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

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

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Can you still have lymphoma and perfect ldh levels?

Can you still have lymphoma and perfect ldh levels?

Definitely: Elevation of ldh (lactate dehydrogenase) occurs in more aggressive lymphomas. Low grade lymphomas generally have a normal ldh unless they transform and behave more aggressively. High ldh is also a marker used in the prognostication of lymphomas. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have elevated ldh over several months?

Many causes: That's totally non-specific. You need many addl tests to define why. Start by asking for LDL isoenzymes to get the ball rolling. ...Read more

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My son has an INR of 1.0 which is low and a ldh level of 487, what does this mean?

My son has an INR of 1.0 which is low and a ldh level of 487, what does this mean?

Can't say, for sure: Certainly his ldh is elevated, but without a fuller description of what is going on, like why his doctor ordered the test, I can't answer you sufficiently. Inr varies by lab. 1.0 could be normal in some labs. ...Read more

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What must the doctor think if I have an ldh level?

What must the doctor think if I have an ldh level?

LDH is nonspecific: Many different conditions raise the ldh--it's a nonspecific marker. But in certain diseases (for example, some types of lymphoma), it can be useful to monitor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a high LDH and a low white blood count?

What does it mean if I have a high LDH and a low white blood count?

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

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My ALT (76) and ldh (239) are high. Is it cause for concern? All other liver tests are normal.

My ALT (76) and ldh (239) are high. Is it cause for concern? All other liver tests are normal.

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

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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.

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