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Low Potassium And Pneumonia
Depends on level: Low potassium can cause muscle pain, cramps, weakness, paralysis, and even heart rhythm disturbance. Low glucose can cause a variety of symptoms including shakiness, sweating, palpitation, and most concerning brain dysfunction, e.g. Confusion and even seizure. Above are not complete lists. Extent of symptoms are in part related to severity of drop in levels. ...Read more
I have an enlarged spleen, low ast/sgot, low bun/creatinine, high chlorine level, low lymphocytes, low calcium, and trace of urine leukocyte. Thoughts?
Any symptoms?: If you do not have any symptoms, there is no point in chasing laboratory results. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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. ...Read more
What could cause a low WBC (2.7), low hgb, low and hct, with differential high mono, and high gran?
Virus infection. : Most likely it's a virus infection. If there are no symptoms of a recent infection, a repeat test is important to establish a proper trend. A physical examination is important to look for signs of various illnesses that could lead to these lab results. Remember, labs are not as valuable as a good physical examination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Myriad of things. Sx: There are a myriad of things that can cause low calcium & high platelets. W/o knowing ur symptoms & medical history, it's next to impossible to interpret these results. High platelets can be a "stress" reaction to illness/infection, or a bone marrow prob. Low calcium can b from vitamin D deficiency or low sun exposure (Nordic genes). The most common cause is lab error. TTYD to clarify the results ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Electrical: The concentration of sodium outside and potassium inside cells is important to the resting membrane charge on the cell surface. This has implications specifically for heart muscle cells (arrhythmia) and regular muscle cells (weakness). The potassium concentration has to get below 3mmol/l before either of these would be expected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can high dose diuretics cause severe muscle cramps, low iron and low iron saturation? Can any docs explain?
Low potassium: Low potassium (l) can be a problem and can cause symptoms of muscle cramps and weakness and it can also cause irregular heart rhythms. L can also be due to magnesium deficiency hypercalcemia (h) can also be a serious problem. There are no benign causes of h.It can be caused by hyperparathyroidism, hyperthyroidism, sarcodosis, among others. See a doctor to find out the cause of l and h. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have low creatinine, high liver enzymes, low transferrin, high ferritin, low neutrophils and high lymphocytes. what could cause this combination?
Labs: Please forgive my frankness. Labs mean little in isolation. You're already carrying the diagnosis of adrneal insufficiency and Hashimoto's; I'm concerned you have Schmidt's. The iron picture concerns me for ongoing chronic inflammation somewhere, not your Hsahimoto's; low creatinine's not a worry and just how high / low your WBC's are is the key -- these fluctuate wildly from hour to hour. ...Read more
Possibly: A person who is taking Advair may experience low potassium and symptoms like muscle cramps, weakness, and abnormal heartbeat. Even if so, though, it’s *highly unlikely* that Advair’s the only cause. (Maybe a change in potassium or other electrolyte unrelated to Advair at all.) And while your lab work has likely been followed occasionally (once per year?), it may be good to contact your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is gavilyte-G solution safe for heart patients with chronically low potassium and low blood sugar??
Here are some...: Are you going to have colonoscopy? If so, direct this Q to your doctor who will perform it since s/he knows more about your individual conditions than anyone online. Generally speaking, follow the written instruction + common sense will suit most of people. In reality, despite exercising all precaution, some adverse effects may still occur to few because behind what we know still hides the unknown ...Read more
When do you have to get IV potassium for low levels. My potassium blood level was 3.3. Sodium high 148, due to low potassium?
I have a patient that has acute pancreatitis from hyperlipedemia and lab values are out of wack why? (high wbc, low rbc, low hematocrit, low sodium, high chloride)
Is it possible to have high creatinine, high blood urea nitrogen and high potassium levels simultaneously?
Absolutely yes: This is exactly what is seen with kidney (renal) failure. I am not making a diagnosis on this information alone. I can only advise strongly that anyone with elevation in bun, cr and potassium, as listed above, should see his/her physician immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Underlying cause ?: These are each signs of disease - need to find underlying cause to fix. High platelets and high WBC come from any kind of inflammation (infection, autoimmune, injury, etc), high potassium can be cellular damage or kidneys not working well. Anemia can be from internal or external bleeding, blood cells being destroyed, or inability to create enough new rbcs (nutritional or bone marrow problem). ...Read more
It can: the lungs would try to compensate for that making the person breathe faster ...Read more