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Htlv 1 And 2 Antibodies
My test is positive for herpes 1 and negative for herpes 2 (all igg) but also positive IgM herpes too. Would you say I have type 1 or 2 ?
For 58+ F, Hb 10.8, RBC 3.66, PCV 34, MCV 94, MCHC 31, WBC 5.4, Pt 1.8, Iron 57, TIBC 255, TSI 22, RC 1.2, Ferritin 83 indicate which type of anemia ?
Mild anemia: Assuming you've had no recent bleeding episodes, these findings could be seen in mild/early anemia of chronic disease. Hgb and Hct are only boarder line low, and iron panel appears within the reference range. Even something as simple as a particularly heavy period could cause mild anemia of this type, though. If you have a chronic medical illness, it could cause this type of anemia. ...Read more
CBC Auto Diff shows GRAN% = 80%, GRAN ABS = 10.5 x10E3/uL, LYMPH% of 17.1%, & WBC of 13.1 Thousand; all other results were normal. Dr. recheck when?
Depends on diagnosis: This mild increase of white cell count with 80% granulocytes in and of itself is not worrisome. It needs follow up with doc depending on clinical diagnosis. For instance if you have bronchitis that was treated and resolved, you may not need to repeat blood work. Since the clinical picture matters a whole lot here, it is best to follow advice of the Doctor who diagnosed your condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is a pos ANA speckled, pos C-ANCA, pos P-ANCA, hep A virus, hep B surface, low Urate and low leukocytes all connected with Seizures and Arthritis?
White blood cell count 9. Wbc diff test : dif seg neut 85, neutrophil 7.8, lymph % 9, mono 0, eosinophil 0. I have dm. What does this mean?
That you : Have a normal WBC and differential.Get a more detailed answer ›
I would like help understanding my test results: HSV 2 igg, type spec <0.91 & HSV 1 igg, type spec 2.94 - I have never even had a cold sore :/
Check the lab report: The lab will print an explanation of how to interpret each result. Read it carefully and coordinate with the DR who ordered it. ...Read more
+ ANA test, severe neutropenia with large granular lymphocytes, high monocytes and lymphocytes. Osteoarthritis. Bone marrow biopsy negative. Idea?
Tested positive for herpes, type 1- >8.0 ai herpes type 2- 3.7 ai does this mean by the level type 2 was recent? I heard over 5 means u had it longer
Reading Herpes Tests: I would caution you against these assumptions. These tests should be read and positive (one has been exposed and infected) or negative (one does not have evidence of exposure and infection). Trying to guess when one was exposed will never be correct from these numbers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nightsweats, fevers = 100, fatigue, should I worry?
WBC 4-10: 10.0
RBC 4.20-5.40: 4.84
MCV 81-98: 96.9
LYMPH % 0-45: 45.2
AB LYMPH .8-4.5: 4.5
Followup: For how long have you had the symptoms? Any lumps or bumps on the neck or back of the head? Any pain? ...Read more
35 F. rare bite cells & hypocellular marrow 15-20%. mild polychromasia & high retic. Trigeminal neuralgia & atypical hemangioma in c4 vert. Related?
Do i have leukemia with blood test results of WBC 14.6, neutrophil 81, lymphocytes 11.7 abs neut. 11.8 eosin 0.5?
Probably Not: julia, to know for sure a pathologist should look at your peripheral blood smear and determine if any atypical lymphocytes or blasts are present. Usually an impedance CBC (coulter) machine flags a blood smear for atypical cells for review by pathologist. At that time, if atypical lymphocytes or blasts are present, flow cytometry of your blood may need to be performed. Dr Hilliard ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi after a infected spider bite in 6/ 2011 i had lymph # of 3.1 , lymph % of 30' then in 8/2011 it raised to 3.2 and lymph % 37. Rest if CBC normal. Ct last month shied several 1 CM nodes. Scared?
NOT TO WORRY,: Your lymphocyte percentage is within normal limit, though lymphocyte % doesn't have to do anything with an infected spider bite 2 1/2 year ago. 1 cm lymph node enlargement is not also an important factor here. As long as the lymph nodes are not enlarging, not to worry. Your doc will know why s/he advised ct, may be for some other reason! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm hebs ag negative with a high anti hbs antibody from vaccination. This week's test was reported as hebs ag detected with anti hbs antibody of 513 miu/ml. Lft normal....Scared....Lab error?
Yes: That sounds like lab error. Your hbsab would provide immunity; i'm assuming yoru hbcab (core) is negative; i wouldn't worry, talk to your doctor about a retest if you are concerned, but even if you were infected, there is no reason for treatment at this time. ...Read more
Oral sex with unknown, continuous 5month low grade fever, lymph nodes, sore throat, 107 da HIV eia negative HIV PCR RNA not detected, what other std?
NOT STD: As you have been told this is not an STD. But, it could be an infectious disease. That list is hundreds of possibilities long and will include testing for lymphoma, leukemia, other blood cell cancers, and all of the possible non-STD infectious diseases. It is time to sign off of the internet and to see your doctor for the appropriate testing or infectious disease consultation. ...Read more
Why PCR isnt good test for HIV diagnosis? Is it high Cost or low Accuracy?
PCR RNA is better or DNA @ 6 mnth?
Neg 3 DNA & 1 RNA PCR are 100% accurate?
Alt elevated (76, 63) after 2 blood tests and increased parenchymal echogenicity on us. Nafld or nash?
Continue workup: Now would be a great time to get really into aerobic fitness -- this is likely to reverse nash / nafld. You'll get checked for hepatitis c, wilson's, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis and a few others. Trust you're not taking meds or that they have been ruled out as causing the problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Persistent sore throat for months, 2 swabs positive candida, treat ketoconazole, improve then relapse, all blood tests neg inc HIV what causing thrush?
What risk assessments tests to do with smoldering multiple myloma pls tel me is it smoldering myloma when m spike is below 1 but 14 percent plasma cel?
Regular follow-up: Smoldering myeloma is a pre-malignant condition with about 10% people developing myeloma/year. You correctly defined your condition as smoldering myeloma. There is need to do repeated blood tests every 6-12 months. Please follow you doctor's advice. ...Read more
Can a patient stage 1 papillary thyroid cancer with BRAF mutation positive live more than 20 years ( she is 51 years old) ? Thank you very much!
Yes: Papillary thyroid cancer is very common and some people do not even know they have it as small tumors may be found on autopsy when they die of something else. Generally tumors are graded by how ugly they look to the pathologist and how far they've spread. Your tumor has also been molecularly characterized. There are new treatment options available. Please discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more
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