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Ldh Elevated Deficiency
Many possibilities: The website given below provides a list of causes of elevated ldh. However, it may be elevated if you exercised before the blood test. 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. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003471.htm. ...Read more
RBC breakdown: Ldh enzyme (subtype 4h) is very abundant in red blood cells and heart muscle. In vit B12 deficiency there is high destruction of red cells in the bone marrow and in the blood vessels. As rbcs ruptures they release their inner content into the blood stream and this causing elevation of ldh levels in the bloodstream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 mo ago had 13cm spleenCT-"mildly"enlarged. LDH,CMP,CBC nml- mild iron deficiency GI said no concern is there anything I should look 4 or just let go
Nonspecific finding: Often causes for mild splenomegaly are never found. See: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1600-0609.1986.tb02318.x/abstract The longer you go and feel well, the better. I assume your doctor has checked your liver function and lymph nodes on CT are OK. As I stated in my last answer to you, a F/U ultrasound in a few months may make you feel better to prove stability. ...Read more
Bloodwork done to determine cause of iron deficiency anemia, Lactate dehydrogenase level was 122 (ref 140-271). What causes low LDH?
Not abnormal: Even though lower than the lower end of the reference range, your LDH levels in not abnormal. Muscles are a contributor to LDH and women in general have a lower muscle mass. Do not be concerned about it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
What does low MCV 74 low MCH 23.7 high RDW 16.6 mean? Everything else normal. CMP ,LDH, CBC- freaking out! Can this be Vitamin Deficiency?
Iron deficiency: 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, what you provided suggests iron deficiency. Consult the doctor who ordered the tests. You may take oral iron and multivitamin supplements. ...Read more
My spleen was 13cm 1 mo ago CT- GI not concern- I'm scared something serious-LDH CBC CMP ok- mild iron deficiency- no symptoms.Help calm my brain!!
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
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.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
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