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If you have low albumin and low creatinine, how do you feel?

If you have low albumin and low creatinine, how do you feel?

Don't treat labs: Low Albumin makes me concerned about malnutrition first and foremost -- is your patient on a fad diet? Losing protein from gut disease? Having chronic inflammation or myeloma? Low creatinine is not a health problem, and is seem especially in skinny folks. ...Read more

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Albumin (Definition)

Albumins are proteins which dissolve in water and are not covered with chains of sugars. The most common is serum albumin. These molecules transport other molecules which don't dissolve in water very well. But its main function is to regulate the amount of water in the blood. Another type of Albumin is the ...Read more


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Can low Albumin levels cause death?

Can low Albumin levels cause death?

See below: Low albumin per se would not cause death. There is a very small number of near normal people with congenital absence of albumin. It is the cause of low albumin, e.g., cirrhosis, nephrotic syndrome, malabsorption or malnutrition that would be the cause of death. ...Read more

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I'm 44yr old male been hurting for about 18mos low albumin of 3.1since 12/12till now 7/12mpv11.412/12mpv 11.0 5/14mpv11.3and7/14mpv11.5also psaof 7.3?

I'm 44yr old male been hurting for about 18mos low albumin of 3.1since 12/12till now 7/12mpv11.412/12mpv 11.0 5/14mpv11.3and7/14mpv11.5also psaof 7.3?

See below: 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, low albumin and high PSA point to at least two organ systems not working properly. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without more history, examination and may be tests and that only be done in-person by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have high ESR high serum globulin protine levels and low albumin levels plus ive had right sided pelvic/hip pain for the past 10 months?

I have high ESR high serum globulin protine levels and low albumin levels plus ive had right sided pelvic/hip pain for the past 10 months?

See your doctor: Without actual numbers, I can't be of much help. You should definitely be fully worked up, with protein and urine electrophoresis, and X-rays of your pelvis and hip. ...Read more

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What could cause a neg anion gap on blood test w low albumin and low tot protein? Seen it on blood work over the past year. Have ruq pain no diagnosis

Reason for concern: You have low Albumin and protein, this is not a matter that should go unexplained. You are either not producing enough Albumin or you are loosing proteins too fast. You should have a diagnosis, you doctor should figure it out. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have low platelet count, high monocyte level, low creatinine, low albumin, high AST and high ALT levels?

What does it mean if you have low platelet count, high monocyte level, low creatinine, low albumin, high AST and high ALT levels?

You need doctor to g: Your doctor needs to guide you further as you have too many things wrong with your tests. Are you under the care of a good doctor? If you do not have a good doctor, see a hematologist who is blood specialist, because low platelets are often caused by some serious disorders. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have low RBC, low hematocrit, low MPV, low Lymphocytes, low urea, low albumin, high MCV, and high MCH?

What does it mean to have low RBC, low hematocrit, low MPV, low Lymphocytes, low urea, low albumin, high MCV, and high MCH?

Macrocytic anemia: Please forgive my frankness and the appearance perhaps of flippancy. In our dysfunctional health care system, physicians often have less time to explain and educate. This is serious and you must insist on an explanation. ...Read more

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I had bloods done doctor told me I have low albumin and now I have swollen legs and ankles how can I get rid of edema?

I had bloods done doctor told me I have low albumin and now I have swollen legs and ankles how can I get rid of edema?

Need evaluation: The reason for the low albumin needs to be determined and treated. The edema is likely due to low albumin. Albumin infusion and a diuretic would help, and you would need prescription for that. However, that would only be a temporary measure and the underlying cause needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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Undiagnosed, elevated liver enzymes 3 yrs, fever, fatigue, edema, now high alpha 2 glob, low albumin, a/g ratio. 94. Extreme episodes of distention?

Undiagnosed, elevated liver enzymes 3 yrs, fever, fatigue, edema, now high alpha 2 glob, low albumin, a/g ratio. 94. Extreme episodes of distention?

Incomplete info: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking more history, performing a physical examination and like additional tests. You have been under the care of physicians, please discuss it with your doctor at your earliest. ...Read more

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ANA 1:80 speckled, SM, RNP, SCL-70 detected. Leukocyte, urate, alkaline phosphate, creatinine low. Albumin, triglycerides high. Pos HAV, HBV. Rhem. Neg?

ANA 1:80 speckled, SM, RNP, SCL-70 detected. Leukocyte, urate, alkaline phosphate, creatinine low. Albumin, triglycerides high. Pos HAV, HBV. Rhem. Neg?

Not enough info: Lab tests need to be evaluated in the context of the clinical symptoms. You need this issue evaluated by a rheumatologist ...Read more

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Had UTI and my urine routine show pus 10hpf albumin trace epithelial 6hpf after 20days f treatment, what shud be normal count of above 3 in females?

Had UTI and my urine routine show pus 10hpf albumin trace epithelial 6hpf after 20days f treatment, what shud be normal count of above 3 in females?

Normal: If you are not symptomatic would attribute most of this to vaginal or perineal secretions. Was the urine collected by clear midstream catch with assistance? If not, do that and retest. Good luck. Think you are cured. ...Read more

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Is there is Treatment of Protein (albumin ++) in urine that comes due to obstruction of urine, now obstruction is clear, creatinine is 1 within normal?

Not normal: Blood test OK but ++ albumin not normal. Need to repeat and follow, hope it clears with time. Persistent albumen of this extent will be evaluated in case it is due to kidney disease. ...Read more

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Treatment of Protein (albumin ++) in urine, creatinine is 1 within normal range? Thanks

Treatment of Protein (albumin ++) in urine, creatinine is 1 within normal range? Thanks

Protein in: The urine is most commonly from either uncontrolled high blood pressure, worsening diabetes or intrinsic kidney disease. Please see your internist to start the work up. ...Read more

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Acase of cirrhotic liver with focal lesion 6*5 CM serum albumin 2, 3 portal vein normal what is the ideal treatment for focal lesion?

Acase of cirrhotic liver with focal lesion 6*5 CM serum albumin 2, 3 portal vein normal what is the ideal treatment for focal lesion?

Depends: It really depends on what the lesion is. If your doctors want to treat it they very likely will need a biopsy of it. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Low globulin, high albumin/globulin, high ALT what does it mean?

Need more info: Lab test results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and is best done by the doctor who ordered the test as s/he likely knows your health history. A doctor needs to know the actual values of the results and more clinical information. ...Read more

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My albumin level is low at 3.1 and my urine urobilinogen levels are high at 2.000 should I be concerned?

May be, but...: I would not get excited by an solitary set of tests but always correlate the report with clinical profile serially. How to put all clinically related events together in a logical manner? Follow instructions described in https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Thereby you can work much better and closer with your doctor so to reach right diagnosis for right care. All the best to health.... ...Read more

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My micro albumin/ Creatinine urine ratio is high at 40.4. But my micro albumin is 12.0 and my creatinine is 29.7, both low. So is it really "high"?

My micro albumin/ Creatinine urine ratio is high at 40.4. But my micro albumin is 12.0 and my creatinine is 29.7, both low. So is it really "high"?

Ratio's: A ratio depends on if one number is higher or lower than the norm so if one is off then, being high or low, will make the ratio be off. Not sure what the norm ratios for the lab u are using are, but usually a Urine MA above 3 is high. ...Read more

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My albumin/creatinine level is low 3.5 what I wanted to do to increase the level?

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My albumin/creatinine level is low 3.5 what I wanted to do to increase the level?

You don't!: A low albumin/creatinine ratio is a good thing! As the level rises, that means the amount of Albumin you are spilling into your urine is abnormal, and could need treatment. This is called "microalbuminuria". ...Read more

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What causes high globulin, but low globulin albumin ratio?

Liver blood tests: The liver is an amazing organ- it does many things including making proteins your body needs. Albumin is a major protein product of the liver. Chronic illness can cause that to decline- esp. If you're not eating. Globulins are other proteins usually made to fight diseases like infections- perhaps you've been fighting an illness for a few weeks/months that explain this pattern. ...Read more

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In an spep why is reg albumin ok and the % low? Alpha 1 % high and just beta high? Inflammatory? The% confuses me.

Many benign causes: Almost any virus or other exposure that provokes your immune system can produce a "defensive " or protective response. Albumin is a useful parameter that indicates your nutritonal status is not the issue. Beta is indicative that your system is protecting itself. ...Read more

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What shall we do if there is a low level of albumin in blood count (1.4) body has been swollen up. Please advise. Regards, chetan lobo.

Low albumin could be: A sign of serious condition including kidney and liver failure, malnutrition, severe blood infection, burns etc. Treating the illness may improve the condition. Albumin transfusion is only a palliative approach to raising the Albumin level. Hopefully all goes well with you. God bless you! Http://www. Medicalhealthtests. Com/blog/blood-tests/blood-test-albumin. Htm. ...Read more

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Albumin is high and INR is low. Liver disease?

Unlikely: Typically with liver disease both the albumin and INR are low. The liver is an organ that is response for packaging both proteins absorbed from the GI tract (albumin) and producing clotting factors (INR). A high INR and low bilirubin is usually associated with liver disease given difficulties producing these factors. A low INR is nothing to be worried about unless taking blood thinners. ...Read more