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Blood test to detect why I have muscle spams ? I have calcium, magnesium, RBC magnesium and potassium, is there anything else I am missing ?

Blood test to detect why I have muscle spams ? I have calcium, magnesium, RBC magnesium and potassium, is there anything else I am missing ?

Muscle twitches: Zebra62719 asked: blood test to detect why I have muscle spams ? I have calcium, magnesium, rbc magnesium and potassium, is there anything else I am missing ? Obtain anti-nuclear antibodies, and creatine phosphokinase. Also check with the neurologist who will do an emg. There are many variable conditions which range from the totally benign to very serious conditions. ...Read more

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Blood test to detect why I have muscle spams ? I have calcium, magnesium, RBC magnesium and potassium, is there anything else I am missing ?

Muscle twitches: Zebra62719 asked: blood test to detect why I have muscle spams ? I have calcium, magnesium, rbc magnesium and potassium, is there anything else I am missing ? Obtain anti-nuclear antibodies, and creatine phosphokinase. Also check with the neurologist who will do an emg. There are many variable conditions which range from the totally benign to very serious conditions. ...Read more

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Is there a significant difference in serum potassium & magnesium vs RBC (red blood cell) potassium & magnesium??

Is there a significant difference in serum potassium & magnesium vs RBC (red blood cell) potassium & magnesium??

Of COURSE: Basic biology, Matt. Magnesium and potassium are cations that are concentrated by the body inside of cells rather than outside. ...Read more

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My serum magnesium blood level was elevated at 2.8 but my RBC magnesium was normal at 4.9. How is this possible?? Which is more accurate?

My serum magnesium blood level was elevated at 2.8 but my RBC magnesium was normal at 4.9. How is this possible?? Which is more accurate?

Means nothing: Serum magnesium means little if you are even close to reference range. And the reference ranges are themselves set so that a few percent of healthies fall out on either side. Stop worrying about this stuff and be glad for good health. ...Read more

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My serum magnesium blood level was 2.5. Is it possible i'm still deficient since i didn't get my RBC magnesium checked?

My serum magnesium blood level was 2.5. Is it possible i'm still deficient since i didn't get my RBC magnesium checked?

Yes it may be: Rbc magnesium is the test is the most precise way to assess intracellular magnesium status this test does not require fasting and just don't take any suuplements the day of your blood test.You can take other prescription medicines. ...Read more

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Rbc magnesium 4.3. Having foot and leg cramps at night, memory loss and facial and upper leg numbness/tingling. Could it it be related to lower mg?

Possibly: The symptoms you have are frequently encountered in people with magnesium deficiency. Unless you have chronic kidney disease, taking magnesium as a trial to see if it helps, should be safe. Please discuss with your physician, but using magnesium glycinate or taurate, etc should avoid diarrhea that's more frequent with mg oxide and citrate forms. Gradually work up to 250-500 mg/day. ...Read more

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Hematocrit .403, magnesium ..77, calcium 2.33, b 12 1107, RBC folate (folic acid) 2168, ferratin 74, testosterone .9, vit d 127. Are these normal?

Check with your doc: There are abnormal results. Check with the doc who ordered these tests and discuss these results = there was a reason to order these tests. ...Read more

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Low Hct low hgb low magnesium low bun high CRP low mchc low calcium high WBC low RBC what could be wrong admitted to hospital back pain high fever ?

Low Hct low hgb low magnesium low bun high CRP low mchc low calcium high WBC low RBC what could be wrong admitted to hospital back pain high fever ?

Infection: until proven otherwise. Blood disorders may also cause similar symptoms. A differential of your WBC count may help to some extent. Cultures, specifically blood cultures, as well as imaging your spine will most likely be part of the work up. ...Read more

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Best form of magnesium?

Why need it?: If for supplementing a low mag level, use magoxide. If for treating constipation, mag citrate is best. Be cautious of self prescribed mag since it may be a problem for some people like those with weak kidneys or on meds that can retain magnesium like spironolactone. ...Read more