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What to do if I have high nucleated cell count?

What to do if I have high nucleated cell count?

Check with your doc: Difficult to say why you are having nucleated cells (I assume red blood cell) count
It might happen if the bone marrow (the factory that produces red cells) is overworking or due to other medical conditions.
Please check with your doctor assessment needs to be done in full; details of your health, physical examinations and further investigations as deemed necessary. Thanks ...Read more

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Could it be "normal" to have a Nucleated RBC count of 0.2 per 100 WBCs two months after a contusion to the tibia? A year before this, NRBCs were 0.

Could it be "normal" to have a Nucleated RBC count of 0.2 per 100 WBCs two months after a contusion to the tibia? A year before this, NRBCs were 0.

Interesting: It is not uncommon to have such findings on blood testing. My recommendation would be to wait a month and repeat the test to see what it looks like. ...Read more

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Spinal tap for MS came back with Lymphocytes 95, Monocytes 5, Nucleated Cells were 8. Are these usually this high in MS or could it be something else?

Spinal tap for MS came back with Lymphocytes 95, Monocytes 5, Nucleated Cells were 8. Are these usually this high in MS or could it be something else?

AGREE: You are correct, the cell count is higher than would normally be seen in MS, and raises question of a very different disorder, such as NMO spectrum disorder. Here is where you do need an MS focused neurologist or expertise from an experienced medical school dept. You might benefit from a focused appointment here onsite. ...Read more

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I got my blood test results back. Very concerned that my Nucleated RBC was 0.2 and my Nucleated RBC Abs was high at 0.01. Everything I'm reading says no one other than newborns (and only for up to 5 days) should have any nucleated rbc's. Please help!

I got my blood test results back. Very concerned that my Nucleated RBC was 0.2 and my Nucleated RBC Abs was high at 0.01. Everything I'm reading says no one other than newborns (and only for up to 5 days) should have any nucleated rbc's. Please help!

Any symptoms?: 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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, 0.2 is not meaningfully different from zero. The result would fall within the margin of error for the test. If you do not have any symptoms, do not be concerned. You may repeat the cell count next time you need a blood test for some other reason. ...Read more

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My nucleated rb is 0.1, protein total 8.3, bilirubin total 1.4. I had diahrreah and abd pain. Doc said its nothing should I be worried test done in er?

My nucleated rb is 0.1, protein total 8.3, bilirubin total 1.4. I had diahrreah and abd pain. Doc said its nothing should I be worried test done in er?

I'm okay with this: Your slightly high bilirubin after you've not been eating and are probably dehdrated might be gilbert's, which is a non- or semi-disease that affects a few percent of healthy folks. Trusting you're not anemic and that your electrolyte panel was within normal limits. Check back if you start losing much weight or the diarrhea persists for more than a few days. ...Read more

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Is it normal to see Nucleated RBC around 0.40 WBC in multi CBC during one year period along with immature granulocyte 0.6 % in adult?

Is it normal to see Nucleated RBC around 0.40 WBC in multi CBC during one year period along with immature granulocyte 0.6 % in adult?

Not nRBC's: A few young granulocytes are fine and this depends on the lab. If you feel well, and the rest of your labs including your reticulocyte count are unremarkable, I wouldn't pursue this. You're unlikely to find anything important. It may be that you are making blood in your spleen for some reason. Often we never find the cause. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high nucleated cell count and high neutrophils cell count done by synovial fulid from knee joint. What does that means?

What to do if I have high nucleated cell count and high neutrophils cell count done by synovial fulid from knee joint. What does that means?

Inflammation: 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 suggest inflammation, but not necessarily infection. ...Read more

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Spinal tap results? Colorless; clear; nucleated cells 2&9;RBC 45&39; neutrophils 7&7; lymphocytes 89&80; monocytes 4&13; protein 56.1; glucose 60

Spinal tap results? Colorless; clear; nucleated cells 2&9;RBC 45&39; neutrophils 7&7; lymphocytes 89&80; monocytes 4&13; protein 56.1; glucose 60

Many possibilities: There are mild abnormalties: more than 5 white blood cells ("nucleated cells", including monocytes), protein slightly elevated. The RBC might be just a bit of blood due to the needle. Several things can cause these things, some serious, some not. Discuss with the doctor who did the spinal tap. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does wbc/white blood cell count have a different term on the LP/csf report? (I only see lymph, neut, mono, total nucleated cells) is wbc one of those?

Does wbc/white blood cell count have a different term on the LP/csf report? (I only see lymph, neut, mono, total nucleated cells) is wbc one of those?

WBC differential: Leukocyte count or total nucleated cells is WBC count and lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophills are the different types of the white blood cells ...Read more

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My blood test showed high (only just within normal range) nucleated red blood cells should I worry? Went with chest, back and stomach pain.

My blood test showed high (only just within normal range) nucleated red blood cells should I worry? Went with chest, back and stomach pain.

No worry: If rest of the test results were normal, a few nucleated red cells is not a reason to worry.
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I'm worried I had a small renal cell carcinoma mass removed 1 and 1/2 years ago. Today I had a cmp and cbc drawn. My results where abnormal. On my cbc with diff the diff part showed slight macrocytes slight polychromasia myelocytes and nucleated rbc. My cm

I'm worried I had a small renal cell carcinoma mass removed 1 and 1/2 years ago. Today I had a cmp and cbc drawn. My results where abnormal. On my cbc with diff the diff part showed slight macrocytes slight polychromasia myelocytes and nucleated rbc. My cm

Tell us about yr CBC: Your CBC results may help us to know if your blood is normal or not. Send us the value of your hemoglobin (Hb) and your WBC and Platelet counts. Then we can help explain it to you better. ...Read more

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How is a nuclear function test done?

How is a nuclear function test done?

Gallbladder function: If you are referring to a functional test of the gall bladder which is done in nuclear medicine, it is a study known as a hepatobiliary scan. The test is performed by injecting a harmless radioactive tracer into the patient which is excreted in the bile. The tracer collects in the gallbladder. A medication is then given to stimulate the gallbladder. The amount of tracer "ejected" is then measured. ...Read more

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What happens if you come in contact with nuclear waste?

What happens if you come in contact with nuclear waste?

Depends: Most nuclear waste is well protected and you would have to cross barriers and ignore warnings to get into contact. If someone actually were to contact it, the problems would relate to the radioactivity of the waste, the time of exposure, the type of isotope in the waste and the part of the body exposed. In the worse case, the blood marrow will be destroyed and the victim die of anemia. ...Read more

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What are the nuclear powers stations placed in such a way?

In what way?: Please rephrase your question as it pertains to health matters. ...Read more

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I work near a nuclear plant. What should I do to protect myself?

I work near a nuclear plant. What should I do to protect myself?

Knowledge: Barring any incidents that damage the integrity of the facility such as that which happened in japan you should have little to worry about. Checking air quality in the area and looking for radiation levels through your local government should help set your mind at ease. It might not hurt to have some potassium iodide tablets available in the event of an incident. ...Read more

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Are nuclear scans 100% accurate?

Are nuclear scans 100% accurate?

Nothing 100%: Accurate, nuclear medicine is a medical specialty involving the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. In some diseases nuclear medicine studies can identify medical problems at an earlier stage than other diagnostic tests. Nuclear medicine, in a sense, is "radiology done inside out" or "endo-radiology" because it records radiation emitting from within ...Read more

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What are the limitations of nuclear medicine?

What are the limitations of nuclear medicine?

Detailed anatomy: No imaging study has all of the information or answers, however nuclear medicine is especially helpful to identify physiology in the body. That is. The function. What nuclear medicine does not do well is look at the fine details of anatomy. Ct and MRI are great for looking at anatomy. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of nuclear medicine?

What are the pros and cons of nuclear medicine?

Pro: functional: Nuclear medicine is functional imaging of organs of body with radio tracers. Pros: early detection of myocardial infarction, differentiation of urinary obstruction from stasis, early detection of bone infection, gall bladder disease with normal anatomic studies, pet detecting very small areas of metastatic disease. Cons: uses small doses of ionizing radiation. ...Read more

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Advantages and limitations of nuclear medicine?

Advantages and limitations of nuclear medicine?

Functional imaging..: Nuclear imaging allows one to see physiologic function. The use of new nuclear fusion imaging such as pet/ct allows physicians to get the best of both worlds and see anatomy and function simultaneously.

One must always remember that nuclear procedures contribute to a patient's radiation exposure but the benefits of the nuclear procedure usually outweigh the risks of the radiation. ...Read more

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What is nuclear medicine? And what does it treat?

What is nuclear medicine? And what does it treat?

Physiologic study: Nuclear medicine involves using internal irradiation in order to define function of heart, lungs, bones, liver/spleen, stomach, thyroid gland, lymph system, kidneys, bladder, brain, parathyroid gland and gall bladder. Some isotopes are injected iv, inhaled, and some ingested. Isotopes of higher doses are used to treat thyroid diseases.Amount of irradiation controlled for individual & environment. ...Read more

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What are nuclear lamina diseases? How they happen

What are nuclear lamina diseases? How they happen

Genetics: Defects in the genes encoding for nuclear lamin (such as lamin a and lamin b1) have been implicated in a variety of diseases (laminopathies) such as:
-emery-dreifuss muscular dystrophy - a muscle wasting disease
-progeria - premature aging
-restrictive dermopathy - a disease associated with extremely tight skin and other severe neonatal abnormalities. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving a nuclear blast?

What are the chances of surviving a nuclear blast?

Distance: At around five miles away, you will suffer third degree burns. Even at 20 miles away the heat can burn the skin off your body. The wind from the blast will reach as high as 600 miles per hour. ...Read more

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What is the examples of medicine of nuclear medicine?

What is the examples of medicine of nuclear medicine?

Many: Nuclear medicine covers a large number of medical conditions, including diagnosis and some treatments. Scans are routinely done in for the brain, thyroid gland, parathyroid, lung, heart, liver, spleen, bone and other organs. These scans are used to diagnose multiple acute and chronic diseases. Treatment of thyroid disease and some malignancies are also performed in nuclear medicine. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nuclear scans?

What is the definition or description of: nuclear scans?

Nuclear scan: From a cardiac perspective nuclear scans are performed with either exercise or medications to examine the blood flow in the heart. Before and at peak exercise the patient is given a radio tracer which travels in the blood to the heart. Pictures are take before and after exercise and compared to evaluate for any blockages in the arteries on the heart. ...Read more

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Could the benefits of nuclear medicine outweigh the risks?

Certainly: Risk of some irradiation. Dosage usually low and affects grown adult less than child. Certainly finding source of disabling pain or suffering whether gb, bone, kidney, thyroid, myocardium etc important. Always way benefits versus risk. Nuclear medicine tests determine function and physiology which usually not seen by mr, x-ray, ultrasound, or ct. Pet? Ct has bee instrumental in finding occult tumor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nuclear medicine?

What is the definition or description of: nuclear medicine?

Molecular Imaging: The medical specialty of nuclear medicine involves the use of unsealed radioactive pharmaceuticals that can help image molecular flow throughout the body. The medical use of radiopharmaceuticals also includes the treatment of some cancers and bone pain. Nuclear medicine is separate from diagnostic radiology, which utilizes the use of external (sealed) radioactivity to image the body. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and limitations of nuclear medicine?

Molecular imaging: Nuclear medicine has the ability to examine the molecular basis of disease by using very low levels of radioactivity that targets the disease-specific biomarkers and specific organs. The downside is it uses radioactivity (very little) and has somewhat limited resolution, but the modern scanners are attached to other modalities such as ct or mri. ...Read more