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Can a blood exam rule out kidney, liver, thyroid, endocrine etc. issues one might have?

Can a blood exam rule out kidney, liver, thyroid, endocrine etc. issues one might have?

Life isn't so simple: There are many types of blood tests. Nobody does all the tests on each patient (that would consume all the world's medical resources). Screening tests for the more common problems or the more common blood test abnormalities are often done... and can rule out organ disorders that cause blood test abnormalities. Realize that a problem in an organ may or may not cause blood test changes. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Sons urinalysis was negative. Does that mean there isnt any possibilty of liver/kidney/thyroid problems?

Sons urinalysis was negative. Does that mean there isnt any possibilty of liver/kidney/thyroid problems?

No: A urinalysis does not test for thyroid or liver disease. It also does not test for kidney function completely. It gives some indication of infection, hydration and how much protein is in the urine which is an indirect measurement of kidney function at one point in time. Other tests need to be done to look for problems in the areas you asked about. ...Read more

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I had a serious of blood tests done, kidney function liver thyroids it came back saying my gfr was high on borderline please explain thank you?

I had a serious of blood tests done, kidney function liver thyroids it came back saying my gfr was high on borderline please explain thank you?

Not a problem: GFR is glomerular filtration rate. Having it be slightly high or on the high end of normal is not a problem. If it is low then that means that your kidneys are not functioning normally and that is a problem. ...Read more

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What does blood test tells us? There is a groupon deal for blood test...There are two types of test: liver-, kidney-, and thyroid-health-testing package and thyroid- and nutrient-testing package i have never done blood test before is it important to get

What does blood test tells us? There is a groupon deal for blood test...There are two types of test:
liver-, kidney-, and thyroid-health-testing package 
and thyroid- and nutrient-testing package

i have never done blood test before is it important to get

Without : Without clinical scenario (clear cut indication) of why you would actually do a blood test, the results can be meaningless. You need to talk to your physician and discuss the need to do a blood test, rather than purchasing it on groupon. ...Read more

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Anascara, r/o"d liver, kidney, veins, thyroid, cardiac and meds.

Anascara, r/o"d liver, kidney, veins, thyroid, cardiac and meds.

Are you really: Swollen to the point of making a mark if pressed all over your body?? All the major organ systems have been ruled out. Has anyone looked at your diet or other aspects of your endocrine system?? ...Read more

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Generalized itching five months, no rash, cbc with diffs, liver,kidney,thyroid all normal. What's wrong with me?

Generalized itching five months, no rash, cbc with diffs, liver,kidney,thyroid  all normal. What's wrong with me?

Allergy?: Are you using any medicines? Have you changed soap or shampoo recently? Did your doctor check your liver function? There are rare blood disorders that can do this but you said your CBC is normal that is probably not the answer. If it doesn't go away you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Generalized itching five months, no allergies. Cbc, liver,kidney,thyroid all normal, no rash, not taking meds, what could be wrong with me?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Generalized itching five months, no allergies. Cbc, liver,kidney,thyroid all normal, no rash, not taking meds, what could be wrong with me?

Hard to say but: Dry skin is one of the most common causes for itching without any rash. Try avoiding scented or antibacterial soap and applying a moisturizer within 3 mins after bathing for a week to see if this helps If not consider consulting an allergist. ...Read more

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Anemia and thyroid test which i understand but also added a liver and kidney blood test. Why would doc order these tests?

Anemia and thyroid test which i understand but also added a liver and kidney blood test. Why would doc order these tests?

Ask your doc: This question needs to be asked of the doctor who ordered the tests. Without specific clinical information, the question is impossible for me to answer. ...Read more

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What causes low white bloodcells (3.6)and low platelets (135)? Blood clotting, fasting sugar, thyroid, electrolytes, kidney and liver function are normal.

What causes low white bloodcells (3.6)and low platelets (135)? Blood clotting, fasting sugar, thyroid, electrolytes, kidney and liver function are normal.

These are: Lowish but not low enough to do anything but repeat the test. The issue is why were they drawn? Higher WBC counts indicate infection, low counts of one element ( red cell, white cell or platelets) can be a variety of things for each from lack of production to excess destruction, to crowding out by other things. Too much to detail here, repeat the test and call your doctor. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Dr. Al Hegab
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more