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Low Oxygen Levels After Surgery
Atelectasis: Sometimes, there can be parts of the lung not fully inflated called atelectasis. This could cause low oxygen levels and can be reversed by taking deep breaths. This type of lung exercise can be done using something called an incentive spirometer, and walking around. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Hypoxia, is a condition in which the body as a whole or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. It is classified into 4 groups: - hypoxemic - oxygen is low - anemic - decreased ability for hemoglobin to carry oxygen. - ischemic - decreased blood flow. - histotoxic - oxygen is reaching the cells, but the cells are unable to use ...Read more
See below : Low hematocrit after surgery is sometimes expected ( above 30) given that you might have lost some blood during surgery. It should get better with time. If you start feeling very fatigued or short of breath or have worsening or new pains then you should get immediately checked out. ...Read more
COPD: COPD patients have a persistent state of low oxygen . They need to be monitored with yearly Pulmonary Function Tests with DLCO. Medical management with inhalers like combivent and dulera (formoterol and mometasone). Self management with home pulse OX. Also therapy for nicotine addiction if present. The stress of surgery often flares COPD depending how long and what anesthesia was used. You must be careful with giving O2 ...Read more
6 months fatigue, highwbc,rbc rdw,neutrophil & total protein levels low Mch and ,mchc levels. antibotics 10 days levels normalized then up after 1 wk
Complicated problem: I don't think we have enough space to fully address everything, so use HealthTap Prime or talk to your primary doctor about these findings. Aside from fatigue, write down any other symptom. The low MCH & high RDW point to both iron & B12 deficiency, but further testing needed. High WBC & total protein may point to myeloma - a hematologist can confirm. An extensive workup is needed but cd be negati ...Read more
Help understanding what treatment is needed for the following test results:iron, total 166 normal, iron binding capacity, 231, low %saturation 72, high ferritin, 22, normal transferrin, 173, low?
No treatment: More information is needed. For example, are you anemic? If you are not anemic, a normal iron, and normal transferrin without an elevated TIBC does not indicate iron deficiency. If you are anemic, then these tests need to be repeated to look for other causes of your anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If ferritin level is high (double uln) but iron and tibc are low in pt. With remote gastric bypass, is iron replacement still recommended.?
Probable: A high ferritin can be interpreted as an acute phase reactant or chronic inflammation, but if your iron level is low, this can suggest deficiency. Having gastric bypass does cause iron absorption issues including others such as calcium. Routine specific labs are recommended for all bypass patients. Have your primary take a further look at this whether you would need chronic iron supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES: Nothing works right when you are hypoglycemic. ...Read more
My ferritin level (15) dropped low (from 152) and tibc (471) is high, but iron is normal (71) and hgb remains slightly high (17.5). Iron deficiency?
High level athlete.profound exhaustion after practice...super sleepy/drained.thyroid blood work normal.resting pulse fairly high at 80-85.please help?
Time for : your internist to give you a complete work up. Find out what's going on. ...Read more
Not necessarily: These are two different substrates required for blood production. You can have a deficiency of one without the other being abnormal. Occasionally under certain circumstances both can be abnormal and require replacement. It is best to have your primary care assess, then if this is not sufficient, see an Hematologist. ...Read more
Diabetic patient does need HB level preoperatively ? And cardiopulmonary disease does need preoperative HB level ! Which one has priority for HB test
Gestational DM??: If you currently have gestational dm, which is implied based on the fact that you are checking 2 hour post-prandial blood sugars, then this value is high - talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Normal: If your ovaries were left in place, you are not in menopause, which is confirmed by low FSH and lh. A partial hysterectomy in medical terms means removal of the uterus but not the cervix. Complete hysterectomy means removal of uterus and cervix. Removing the ovaries is separate. ...Read more
Oxygen and walking.: If there is not enough oxygen getting to your brain because you have too little oxygen in your blood then yes it will be difficult to walk at all, much less in a straight line. If you are asking about what might cause you to have trouble walking in general, then there are explanations other than low oxygen levels. I suggest providing more detail and asking again, as well as discussing with your MD ...Read more
Low vitamin D level (19), High phosphorus level (4.5), High PTH level (70). What could be the cause of this? Serum Calcium level is normal.
Depends on cause...: Most often, this is related to obstructive sleep apnea. This is when your airway becomes "floppy" while sleeping. The airway closes and no air can pass into the lungs. Therefore, the oxygen level drops. Using oxygen at night won't fix the problem if this is related to sleep apnea. You will need a special machine that increases the pressure in your airway while sleeping. See a sleep doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a spot on adrenal gland, blood work results were high aspartate aminotransferase level, low phosphate level and high platelet mean volume. help.
Test results: You are analyzing your test results and getting panicky. Relax. Talk to your doctor, who is in the best position to connect the dots. A "spot" on the adrenal may be nothing and the other test results may not be significant either. Test results need to be interpreted in the context of your symptoms and physical exam, and how much outside the normal range. ...Read more
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