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Would menstruation affect these lab results: CBC, metabolic panel, lipid profile, TSH, and Vitamin D?
Menstruation: Unlikely, but please see your doctor to get all your lab results up to date. ...Read more
Can you explain my daughters blood test result serum 4(10-33) transferrin IBC 50 (45-70)transferrin saturation 8%(16-50) serum ferritin assay 60 (15-2?
Iron panel- UIBC: 109 (low), Iron serum: 170 (high), Iron saturation: 61% (high), TIBC: normal, Ferritin: 40 (normal). What can cause this?
May be normal: 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, there does not seem to be anything extraordinary in your lab results. Generally it is a good idea to treat the person and not the lab results. ...Read more
Iron blood panel showed this: UIBC- 109 (low), Iron serum- 170 (high), Iron Saturation 63% (high). Is this hemochromatosis?
Suspicious: Further testing is necessary to definitively diagnose hemochromatosis. The elevated transferrin level makes it much more likely but the test should be repeated and you should have genetic testing for the C282Y gene. I suggest you see a hematologist or general internist for definitive testing. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Had blood work done it showed Anemia. doctor then ordered More blood work. ferritin results <8 total Iron binding capacity 490 iron sat. 10. Meaning?
Lupus panel negative. Sed rate 30 should b under 20. Ana positive w/ spec pattern. Serum protein electrophoresis test normal. Cbc ok. Metabolic ok.?
Several available: You can go through a two stage screening process.Celiac disease is an exaggerated form of gluten intolerance and may be suspected based on blood tests: elevated ttg-iga, if IgA deficient - ttg-igg.If the blood tests are suggestive an intestinal biopsy to study the cell changes is confirmatory. ...Read more
Various lab test: Cmp: comprehensive metabolic panel: tests for a variety of different metabolites and studies activity of certain enzymes. The lipid panel is used to test cholesterol, high and low density lipids and lipoproteins. In general, theres are screening tests, and are not necessarily drawn for a specific reason. Without knowing your clinical information, it is tough to give guidance. ...Read more
Erosive gastritis. h.pylori blood test positive, breath test positive, stool antigen test negative, biopsy negative. what to do ?
Treat it: The positive H. pylori antibody test is not a reliable indicator of current infection. The gold standard for H. pylori treatment is the gastric biopsy, and this is negative in this patient. However, I am impressed by the positive breath test and erosive gastritis. I would have expected stool antigen to be positive, as it mirrors the breath test. Given the discrepant results, treat the patient. ...Read more
No: Tsh or thyroid stimulating hormone is only good for assessing thyroid function (either good, overactive or underactive). With that said, during that same blood draw, your blood could potentially be checked for testosterone to determine how much you have. This is best done in the morning. Remember that we really should treat the person (and symptoms), not just a number. Make sure benefit > risk. ...Read more
Iron deficiency, platelet 116, B12 852, ANA positive 640 speckled, ENA negative.Chest x ray, pelvic ultrasound, upper fluoroscopy normal.What do I have?
Quite a few: Tests results and no story to tie it all together. Follow up with your doc to finish working through your complaints. ...Read more
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Liver in Trouble: Actually there are no medications that help with liver damage. The only way to get better is to find the cause of the trouble and to remove it from your life. Common reasons for liver inflammation include toxic doses of medications, fatty deposits in obesity, and infections such as hepatitis. ...Read more
30yo, abnormal and heavy menses now mildly anemic w/iron def. ultrasound normal, CBC supports anemia, von willebrand panel normal. What tests next?
Talk to your GYN MD: Your treating GYN MD has a case file complete with your physical exam and history. Talk to him/her about the "next step." ...Read more
Anemia found on labs. Iron serum: 21 Iron Saturation: 4, Ferritin: 3. Very heavy periods, and hadn't been taking iron. Blood transfusion needed?
How do you FEEL?: I'm glad this was recognized in time. You'll need a transfusion only if you're seriously symptomatic and can't last long enough to have your stores rebuilt by supplements. Please comply. Your best source of iron is red meat. Iron in spinach is bound to an acid that makes it not absorbable and broccoli as a wonderful source of iron is a myth made up by vegetarians. Good luck and be discerning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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