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All normal blood work results. Good readings. Slightly elevated white blood count. Cause for concern?

All normal blood work results. Good readings. Slightly elevated white blood count. Cause for concern?

Out of context: There is no valid answer to this question without a medical history, physical exam and the reason the tests were performed. ...Read more

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Can you have a normal CBC blood work and have excessive clotting disorder(sticky blood)?

Can you have a normal CBC blood work and have excessive clotting disorder(sticky blood)?

Yes: Most of the hypercoagulable conditions are diagnosed after developing clots and the work up includes a so called hypercoagulable panel. Most of the patients have a normal CBC. ...Read more

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All other blood work is normal. Can you still have polymyositis even with normal blood work?

All other blood work is normal.  Can you still have polymyositis even with normal blood work?

I'd be surprised: I've devoted my life to lab medicine. Only if the history and physical exam are almost screaming "Polymyositis!" would I consider proceeding with muscle biopsy / EMG. ...Read more

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Had blood test cmp and CBC with differential. Their normal so would that rule out celiac desiease?

Not at all: People with CD can have a stable general medical condition with normal CBC & CBC. To test for CD you look for evidence that your body has formed antibodies to your gut. These include Transglutaminase IgA,Gliadin-transglutaminase IgA complex and others.These are often part of a "celiac panel" performed in a larger or specialty lab.If these are high, referral for confirmatory GI testing is common. ...Read more

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Was very fatigued so Dr did blood/urine tests. Blood normal. Urine showed "trace-lysed" for blood, "trace" for ketones, and ">1.03" for SG. Normal?

Was very fatigued so Dr did blood/urine tests. Blood normal. Urine showed "trace-lysed" for blood, "trace" for ketones, and ">1.03" for SG. Normal?

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, the results you provided are not a cause for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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How much blood is drawn for normal blood tests?

How much blood is drawn for normal blood tests?

Depends: There are many different types of tests. Different test types require different types of tubes with different preservatives. There is no such thing as a normal blood test. So depending on how many different elements of blood are being tested, it may need 5-20 ml of blood. Usually is not necessary to draw more than 20 ml. ...Read more

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How common is it for a high IgE antibody with all other blood work normal?

How common is it for a high IgE antibody with all other blood work normal?

High IgE: It's pretty common for ige to be the only abnormal finding in a blood test. High ige usually means a person has regular allergies, and these do not cause other abnormalities in the blood. ...Read more

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My blood work resulted in abnormal readings for lipase and ferritin?

My blood work resulted in abnormal readings for lipase and ferritin?

Lipase and Ferritin: These may be related. Ferritin usually reflects total iron stores in the body, but may be depressed by inflammatory conditions. Lipase is most commonly elevated with damage to the pancreas. Some further evaluation and examination, possibly with some radiographs to investigate seem wise, depending of course on the magnitude of the abnormalities and your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible I have cirrhosis with a normal ultrasound, normal complete blood count, and normal comprehensive metabolic panel?

Is it possible I have cirrhosis with a normal ultrasound, normal complete blood count, and normal comprehensive metabolic panel?

Yes: Early, compensated cirrhosis may be accompanied by normal test results. A biopsy is the gold standard for diagnosis, though CT/MRI may be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it possible I have cirrhosis with a normal ultrasound, normal complete blood count, and normal comprehensive metabolic panel?

Is it possible I have cirrhosis with a normal ultrasound, normal complete blood count, and normal comprehensive metabolic panel?

Cirrhosis: No, if your labs are normal with normal US then likely not. However even if you don't have cirrhosis now, if you're drinking enough to be concerned about it Id stop any alcohol use and no tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Blood work came back abnormal on liver . retook test to check for hepatitis a b c. No hepatitis. I don't feel sick is abnormal blood work normal?

Blood work came back abnormal on liver . retook test to check for hepatitis a b c.  No hepatitis. I don't feel sick is abnormal blood work normal?

Liver function: Liver function abnormalities are broad. There are many causes beyond a viral hepatitis. If persistent look at medications as causes, including over the counter vitamins, then alcohol as a cause, then genetic causes depending on your ethnicity. A hepatologist is a specialist in liver disease. ...Read more

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Will Ashwagandha taken daily effect my blood work done for thyroid levels to be checked? I have Hashimotos and get routine blood work. Effect levels?

Will Ashwagandha taken daily effect my blood work done for thyroid levels to be checked? I have Hashimotos and get routine blood work. Effect levels?

Not directly but...: Ashwagandha will not alter the accuracy of blood tests but it may improve thyroid function. Animal studies suggest Ashwagandha may increase levels of thyroid hormone in those who are hypothyroid while reducing levels if hyperthyroid. The effects are usually subtle so I would not expect dramatic changes. It's wise to test levels. See http://draxe.com/ashwagandha-proven-to-heal-thyroid-and-adrenals/ ...Read more

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How often is it necessary to get blood work done in your 30s? Feel fine, no regular medications, normal weight... blood work was normal 1.5 yr ago

How often is it necessary to get blood work done in your 30s?  Feel fine, no regular medications, normal weight... blood work was normal 1.5 yr ago

No good evidence: There is little evidence for doing regular blood tests. If your health is good and you do not have any symptoms, there is no need to repeat the test any more often than once in 5 years. 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

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I regularly donate blood every 2 months. would this affect blood test results and so which ones? CBC? LFT? CMP?tbili?

I regularly donate blood every 2 months. would this affect blood test results and so which ones? CBC? LFT? CMP?tbili?

Iron: Serum iron and ferritin levels are likely to be affected before any other test results. Do not wait for hemoglobin to drop. If you donate blood regularly, it would be a good idea to take oral iron supplements. ...Read more

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Can all blood work (comp. meto panel, CBC, etc) all be normal and still have cirrhosis?

Can all blood work (comp. meto panel, CBC, etc) all be normal and still have cirrhosis?

Maybe, but...: No system of the body is spared with end-stage liver disease. Will see general deterioration, endocrine problems, cardiovascular, GI (diarrhea, gastropathy) pancreatic-biliary, neurologic, hematologic (coagulopathy; bone marrow abnormalities), lung (hepatopulmonary), kidney (hepatorenal), lymphatic, dermatologic, musculoskeletal, higher risks of cancer. Other testing & exam will detect these. ...Read more

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Tested + for Ana so went to rheumatologist. Second round of blood work tested in normal range for Ana but high range for scl-70 and c reactive protein?

Tested + for Ana so went to rheumatologist. Second round of blood work tested in normal range for Ana but high range for scl-70 and c reactive protein?

How do you FEEL?: A positive ANA is common in young women and most never go on to have any problems. Reference ranges even for arcane stuff like Scl-70 are set so that several percent of healthies fall above. If you feel well and it's not super-elevated, I"d ignore it. The C-reactive protein business is famously nonspecific and I think it gets too much attention. Look at the big picture -- how you FEEL. ...Read more