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Age 11 boy child high dhea sulphate low testosterone & red low. Natural killer cell board line low. Is this sign to tumour. Kid had bmt for was at 1.

Age 11 boy child high dhea sulphate low testosterone & red low. Natural killer cell board line low. Is this sign to tumour. Kid had bmt for was at 1.

Can't tell: Sketchy picture, patient with such rare condition who received seemingly successful bmt, needs still close monitoring, pls consult either the primary team or a tertiary care center, apologize for not being able to help further. ...Read more

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Neutrophil % high at 76.2% along w/ high neut. Absolute at 7.0, lymphocyte % low at 16.5% -- all other bloodwork (cbc) normal. What could this be?

Neutrophil % high at 76.2% along w/ high neut. Absolute at 7.0, lymphocyte % low at 16.5% -- all other bloodwork (cbc) normal. What could this be?

Likely nothing to ..: Worry about if you are otherwise feeling well. Your total WBC count, based on the data you provide, is within the normal range. The modest left shift (ie., relative increased neutrophil %) could indicate an effort to address a mild bacterial infection. But more likely it's just normal variation. I do wonder what prompted the check to begin with? Additional details? ...Read more

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F,43, have seizures? ca ev 2 wk, hit back of head on faucet, fnd only venous angioma & wbc & eos slight high and bp & blsugar higher nonfast noth else

F,43, have seizures? ca ev 2 wk, hit back of head on faucet, fnd only venous angioma & wbc & eos slight high and bp & blsugar higher nonfast noth else

Seizures: It is not uncommon to find no "cause" for seizures. Unlikely to be due to the venous angioma. Make sure you are seeing a neurologist to discuss treatments, and obtaining an EEG (electroencephalogram). Usually epileptic seizures can be easily controlled/ prevented with medicines. Hypoglycemia can also cause seizure occasionally- to avoid that eat small frequent meals of low glycemic index foods. ...Read more

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Lap score 13 (range 15-85) high wbc, neutrophilia, lymphocytosis, monocytosis, basohilia, thrombosis..Wth? Can i rule out smoking with the low lap score?

Lap score 13 (range 15-85) high wbc, neutrophilia, lymphocytosis, monocytosis, basohilia, thrombosis..Wth? Can i rule out smoking with the low lap score?

Smoking?: If you mean is smoking a likely cause of the blood tests you have sent, it is unlikely. If you have not seen a hematologist yet, you should. The entire blood count would be helpful. Chronic myelogenous leukemia needs to be considered. ...Read more

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If i'm tested low for igf1 reflecting low hgh, would it benefit my thinned skin/skin atrophy?

If i'm tested low for igf1 reflecting low hgh, would it benefit my thinned skin/skin atrophy?

Depends: The diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency is not that simple. You would need to see an endocrinologist. Low igf1 can occur in other settings. Growth hormone is very costly. It has pros and cons to treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Moms blood protein high@ 8.5g/dl (8.3 upper limit). Alb ok. Glob@ upper limit of normal. A/G ratio low@ .8 (1.1-2.2). Low iron,high ferritin. Hgb low@ 12g/dl (12.5-16). eGFR 59. Can biopsy-proven chronic gastritis explain? Push for electrophoresis?

Moms blood protein high@ 8.5g/dl (8.3 upper limit). Alb ok. Glob@ upper limit of normal. A/G ratio low@ .8 (1.1-2.2). Low iron,high ferritin. Hgb low@ 12g/dl (12.5-16). eGFR 59. Can biopsy-proven chronic gastritis explain? Push for electrophoresis?

Repeat labs: All of the abnormal labs there are borderline. None of them seem to stand out as a major problem. I think if she has a diagnosis of gastritis, and it is being treated, it would be OK to wait a few weeks and redraw her blood work to see if it is still abnormal. Good luck to both of you. ...Read more

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What could an isolated systolic high blood pressure 155max mean in a young adult healthy high hdl low ldl level no family history nor heart condition, rhr 48-50 no symp, bmi of 22, low salt intake. Only a nodule on lung but harmless ?

What could an isolated systolic high blood pressure 155max mean in a young adult healthy high hdl low ldl level no family history nor heart condition, rhr 48-50 no symp, bmi of 22, low salt intake. Only a nodule on lung but harmless ?

Isolated finding: Maybe measured with too small a cuff. All the other data you mentioned looked OK. Stop obsessing over single numbers! One has to look at findings in a context. You can make a virtual appt and we can discuss in more detail if you want to. ...Read more

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34 yo male. After blood draw, his calcium is 10.5 mg/dl, 62 ALT u/l, 44% svh neutrophil, 6.6% svh eosinophil. Allergies, mono, or something else?

34 yo male. After blood draw, his calcium is 10.5 mg/dl, 62 ALT  u/l, 44% svh neutrophil, 6.6% svh eosinophil.  Allergies, mono, or something else?

Can't tell.: Can't tell from this collection of lab values. Seems as though diagnosis should be based on symptoms with supporting labs. These numbers could go with just about anything. ...Read more

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32old male high TSH , normal T3 (liothyronine) and t4, 5.58 tsh//ft3, free, serum 4.92 , 3.2 ft4, fee, serum 17.5 , 1.36. Im on 75mg T4 didn't help fatigue , 9 hours sleep.

32old male high TSH , normal T3 (liothyronine) and t4, 5.58 tsh//ft3, free, serum 4.92 , 3.2 ft4, fee, serum 17.5 , 1.36. Im on 75mg T4 didn't help fatigue , 9 hours sleep.

Thyroidologist: I recommend a consultation with a thyroidologist who could evaluate you, treat you, advise you and follow you to ensure that you are properly diagnosed and are on the proper thyroid replacement therapy. ...Read more

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55 yo wm with an isolated low dhea. All other hormone levels are wnl. No symptoms. Lipid profile is excellent on crestor (rosuvastatin). Do i need to treat low dhea?

55 yo wm with an isolated low dhea. All other hormone levels are wnl. No symptoms. Lipid profile is excellent on crestor (rosuvastatin). Do i need to treat low dhea?

Orthodox yes: I have always asked the question why someone is failing to make a given hormone. Dhea is the "mother hormone" and it is very important. The failure is often because the cells that make it are lacking in energy, usually because of a defective diet, especially sugar. ...Read more

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Test name PSA screen 0.18. Next blank spot has =1=.... Free tv 1.18.. TSH 1.863.. Comments =1=the PSA is a direct chemiluminometric immunoassay mean?

Test name PSA screen 0.18. Next blank spot has =1=.... Free tv 1.18.. TSH 1.863.. Comments =1=the PSA is a direct chemiluminometric immunoassay  mean?

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, your lab results are normal. ...Read more

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Cbc showed a flag on the following. Bilirubin 0.15, alk phosphatase 141, cholesterol 282 (put on med) mpv 10.9, monocytes 0.6. Are they normal?

Cbc showed a flag on the following. Bilirubin 0.15, alk phosphatase 141, cholesterol 282 (put on med) mpv 10.9, monocytes 0.6. Are they normal?

Normal is relative : Lab numbers are often meaningless without knowing the reasons as to way they were obtained. Comparing them to previous labs is also important. In this case these lab numbers are normal. Alk phos is on the higher end of normal and based on symptoms the doctor may repeat it in about 3 months when re-checking fasting lipids. ...Read more

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Could a pituitary tumor cause temporary one sided facial drooping without paralysis? Low TSH (normal T3 (liothyronine) & T4) Low ACTH. Waiting on more test results.

Could a pituitary tumor cause temporary one sided facial drooping without paralysis? Low TSH (normal T3 (liothyronine) & T4) Low ACTH. Waiting on more test results.

Facial nerve: Any structure that affects the facial nerve along its course from the brain can cause a droop. Pituitary tumor can cause droop in eye, visual changes etc. Its anatomical and the facial nerve has several branches,temporal, zygomatic, buccal,maxillary and mandibular.Good luck. Stroke, Hemifacial spasm and bells palsy other alternative possibilities. ...Read more

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Pr interval on EKG always 110 MS or less. No delta wave & else normal. Im on inderal (propranolol) for sinus tach & high bld press. Am i at increase risk for v-fib?

Pr interval on EKG always 110 MS or less. No delta wave & else normal. Im on inderal (propranolol) for sinus tach & high bld press. Am i at increase risk for v-fib?

Unlikely : I don't think you're at any significantly increased risk of vf, but with all that medical jargon at age 17, i'd say you're at an increased risk of becoming a healthcare professional! ...Read more

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Ruled out all possible reasons for ALT 170 & AST 65 for 6 months except liver biopsy.I suspect nafld.Bmi is 19 with perfect lipid profile what 2 do?

Ruled out all possible reasons for ALT 170 & AST 65 for 6 months except  liver biopsy.I suspect  nafld.Bmi is 19 with perfect lipid profile what  2 do?

Suspect NAFLD also: I trust hepatitis b and c, hemochromatosis, antitrypsin, wilson's and autoimmunity were ruled out. Glad you don't drink. Trust it's not behcet's. Nafld almost never presents textbook-perfect. The real question might be whether you'd do well to undertake a serious program of aerobic fitness, which would be likely to get your liver back in shape. Or do it 4 its own sake without definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Ana = +iv 1.48 ref range <1, DNA = +iv 28.5, ref range <20, r these v high and dangerous? Will this go down if i start talking med for sle?

Ana = +iv 1.48 ref range <1, DNA = +iv 28.5, ref range <20, r these v high and dangerous? Will this go down if i start talking med for sle?

If your: These are not high values. The ANA is not really affected by therapy but what we would want to see with therapy is that the dsdna level go down with therapy and that is the level we would monitor. ...Read more

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What med issues might labs suggest? BUN & CL/HIGH. eGFR 59.7/54.8 Low. FR T-4/Low. Bad Chol/Good Chol very low. wbc/rbc Low HCT/Low MCV High

What med issues might labs suggest? 
 BUN & CL/HIGH.  eGFR 59.7/54.8 Low. FR T-4/Low. Bad Chol/Good Chol very low.  wbc/rbc  Low  HCT/Low MCV High

Listen Charlie: Please forgive me. I'm a pathologist focused on lab medicine. Labs mean NOTHING in the absence of a history and physical exam. And labs are not simply "high" or "low". These may be the labs of a bodybuilder with hookworms, or a man gravely sick. All I know is that if your physician won't sit and explain your labs -- and these worry me greatly -- get with some else. ...Read more

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