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What would all the reasons be for high iron in a 3.5 month neonate? She was a 25 weeker had a serum iron of 172 after albumin infusion for ascites?

What would all the reasons be for high iron in a 3.5 month neonate? She was a 25 weeker had a serum iron of 172 after albumin infusion for ascites?

Complex question: This is a complex question hard to answer without in depth knowledge of your child's case. If this is a pending medical legal case- you may want to contact a medical legal consultant to review the case. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Singh
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Albumin (Definition)

Albumins are proteins which dissolve in water and are not covered with chains of sugars. The most common is serum albumin. These molecules transport other molecules which don't dissolve in water very well. But its main function is to regulate the amount of water in the blood. Another type of Albumin is the ...Read more


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What is serum albumin?

What is serum albumin?

Protein: It is a measurement of the amount of albumin in the blood. Albumin is the most abundant plasma protein and functions to prevent fluid from leaking out of vessels (maintain osmotic balance) and to carry certain small molecules and medications. Levels can give doctors clues regarding the patients nutritional state as well as help support certain diagnoses. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What does high serum albumin signify? Thank you.

What does high serum albumin signify? Thank you.

Maybe dehydration: In a young woman such as yourself a high Albumin may mean that you are a little bit dehydrated or it can be a general inflammatory response for all the serum enzymes are elevated make sure you are adequately hydrated and have normal kidney function and then it may normalize. ...Read more

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What could be the significance of low serum albumin in respiratory failure patient?

What could be the significance of low serum albumin in respiratory failure patient?

Protien malnutrition: Albumen is an acute phase reactant and it is difficult to interpret well in the critically ill. That being said, very low albumen can indicate protein malnutrition, making it more difficult to heal wounds, makes drug delivery less reliable (some drugs bind to albumen for transport), make pulmonary edema harder to treat... The list is long. For that reason, we generally feed patients earlier now. ...Read more

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My serum albumin is 5.3 is that to high? Always was normal . Is there any way to bring it down?

No need to: If you were dehydrated your albumin may seem high, even though yours is at the upper end of normal. If the tourniquet is left on for too long, it may cause a spurious high reading. There are no disease associated with high albumin. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003480.htm ...Read more

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My 10 months old son has a serum albumin of 4.7 g/dl, should I get concerned??

Junior's fine: If he seems well, be thankful for good health. Even if that were out-of-range, these reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside. ...Read more

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Labs show serum albumin 3.9 (ref. Range 3.5-5.5)and globulin at 1.9 range (1.5-4.5) but says total serum protein low at 5.8 range(6.0-8.5) what gives?

Probably nothing.: Total protein consists of the sum of the globulin proteins and albumin. Since the individual values for globulin and Albumin are normal, it is questionable that there is anything wrong. This may just be normal for you. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Yepuri
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Abnormal Fluid Buildup In Abdomen (Definition)

Abnormal fluid buildup in abdomen refers to Ascites, a medical condition in which a person has excess fluid in the abdomen (in the peritoneal space). Abdominal fluid buildup occurs in conditions such as liver failure, kidney ...Read more


Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Ascites (Definition)

Ascites is a symptom in which a person has fluid (watery liquid) in his tummy, but the fluid is outside of the organs. Ascites fluid can surround the stomach, intestines, and bladder, but ascites fluid is ...Read more