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Probably normal: Total bilirubin is broken down into direct and indirect bilirubin. Different labs report different values that fall in the normal range for total bilirubin, which usually is 1.2 or less. Your indirect bilirubin is probably in the normal range or slightly above normal. Other liver tests can be helpful. I wouldn't worry, but talk to your liver doctor or pcp if concerned. ...Read more
Inflammation: Reiter's syndrome is sometimes termed reactive arthritis. In susceptible individuals (often with marker called hla b27 in their blood), there is joint inflammation, as well as inflammation of the urethra and conjunctivitis. The reaction may be to a prior infection elsewhere in the body. Reiter's should be evaluated and treated by an ophthalmologist and rheumatologist. ...Read more
Normal: It means one kidney is slightly bigger than the other. This is normal. ...Read more
Anemia: The condition is called anemia and there can be multiple causes. Somewhat unusual for this level in a young male. You need to consult with a doctor to find out why you are anemic (eg: if your body is not absorbing iron or if you are losing too much iron from a bleeding source) and for treatment. Common symptoms would be tiredness and possibly shortness of breath. ...Read more
I came on my cycle on the 5th and I went off on the 8th and now my cycle came in today what does that mean? S
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
My s. Tringlyceride is 291 mg/dl. Normal range is 50-150 mg/dl. What does it mean in non technical term? I have ckd
My labs always say "result status:final." But on my last it says "result status: EDITED results." What does this mean? Why would dr edit the #s?
Don't let paranoia: Get the better of you! Lab results are usually edited when the lab personnel have some reason to believe there was an error on the initial analysis. Perhaps they discovered they needed to replace reagents (chemicals needed for processing), etc. They rerun the specimen to make sure they reported the accurate result and sometimes they have to correct it. The ordering doctor doesn't change your result ...Read more
My question is my Dr. Ran test and one week ago the RDW was 14.8. 11 months ago the test was 15.1. Please can you explain what all this means. I s?
Not to: Meaningful. It has todo with the variation In size of your red cells. Not to worry ...Read more
Echo Result PV Vmax 1.31 m/s (Normal 0.6 - 0.9) IVSd 0.9 cm IVSs 1.2 (Normal (-)) what normal mean? LVPWd 1.0 cm LVPWs 1.4 cm should I be concerned?
Echo: Ask the physician who ordered the test to explain the results to you. Good luck ...Read more
How often do people die from anesthesia? I’ve read that it’s rare, but what does that really mean? I’m worried I could be one of those rare times and i’m not sure how to make sure i’m not.
1.1 per million: The anesthesia-related death rate was 1.1 per million population> anesthesia complications were the underlying cause in (10.9%) and a contributing factor in (89.1%). 46.6% of the anesthesia-related deaths were due to overdose of anesthetics; 79.7% from adverse effects of anesthetics ; 19.1% resulted from complications during pregnancy, labor, and puerperium; and 1.2% due from faulty intubation. ...Read more
Mean BP: I'm guessing you are not interested in the concept of mean arterial pressure which incorporates aspects of systolic & diastolic pressure. Mean or average BP is the same thing. When trying to assess effectiveness of BP control I tell my patients to keep a log of BP & hr so we can average or take a mean of those values & make treatment decisions at their next office visit. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Gout Treatment: Adenuric tablets are used for the long term treatment and prevention of gout, but not for immediate treatment of gout flare-ups. Other medicines are used for the rapid relief of gout symptoms (colchicine). Be sure to follow a low-purine diet as well as taking this medication to keep the gout away! ...Read more
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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, depending on your total WBC, your absolute lymphocyte count may be normal. You may consult this site for more information on this topic.
https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003657.htm ...Read more
High total protein?: The question is somewhat unclear. The upper limit of normal for total protein on a blood test is around 8.4 g/dl in an adult. High results may occur with disorders such as bone marrow disease, dehydration, monoclonal gammopathy, multiple myeloma, etc... Just eating a high protein diet will not cause high total protein in the blood test. ...Read more
Lucency means an area on the xray is less dense than is typical. What it may be depends on where it is and exactly what it looks like.
In the lung, it could be a bleb or bulla, but in a bone, it could be a bone cyst or other non bone lesion.
You need to see your doctor and discuss the possibilities. Your doctor may need to call the radiologist who read the study for insight. ...Read more
Trigger in fibro: "trigger" in fibro means a point in muscles, etc that triggers pain to a larger area. In emotional work, "trigger" generally means a traumatic memory or partial memory that evokes a painful, intense emotional response. The 2 may be related, but aren't necessarily. In fibro, you don't need to "remember" a trigger -- your body reacts as it does without your conscious participation. ...Read more
One of my sons u/s pix was at 2mths n im pregnant now n I got u/s at 3mths and they look alike does that mean another boy?
Unanswerable: Without more information and seeing the ultrasound in person there is no way to give you a valid answer. But, you don't need to wonder any more. Your OB or the ultrasound specialist should have this information already. The mystery is why they did not communicate this to you already. ...Read more