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What does slight hemolysis mean on bloodwork results?

Lab : Nothing to worry. The specimen was either collected with difficulty or was tested with delay. ...Read more

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If my blood results say "slight hemolysis, " what does that mean?

If my blood results say "slight hemolysis, " what does that mean?

Nothing serious: Sometimes mild trauma can cause this. Sometimes if they used a needle that was too small it can also cause hemolysis. Unless it repeatedly happens, it's likely nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I don't understand lab results. Iron 66, slight hemolysis; iron binding 417; iron sat16; ferritin 28. What qs should I ask? Do i need more tests?

I don't understand lab results. Iron 66, slight hemolysis; iron binding 417; iron sat16; ferritin 28. What qs should I ask? Do i need more tests?

Mild iron def: I recommend you to follow up with your doc and discuss about the result. Ask your doctor to tell you what the interpretation of the blood work that you got- especially if you dont understand what it means. It will depend on your circumstances- whether you have any symptom, what other medical problems you have, what other blood works have been done-etc. You doctor has all those information. D/w md. ...Read more

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Tsh high/ egfr low & slight hemolysis, what does all this mean?

Tsh high/ egfr low & slight hemolysis, what does all this mean?

Low thyroid : A high TSH almost always means that there is too little thyroid hormone in the blood. It would not usually cause decreased kidney function as suggested by a low egfr (estimated glomerular filtration rate) or breakdown of red blood cells (hemolysis). The hemolysis and decreased kidney function might be related however. Your situation is and complex and potentially serious - see your doctor! ...Read more

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I just got my lab work back for my life insurance. It says slight hemolysis. Cancer does run in my family. Should I get checked out or worry?

I just got my lab work back for my life insurance. It says slight hemolysis. Cancer does run in my family. Should I get checked out or worry?

Do not worry: Slight hemolysis is due to the technique of the person drawing your blood. It is not because any thing is wrong with you. There is absolutely no reason worry due to this statement. 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 or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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WBC 11.3 high, RBC 5.03 High, MCV 81.1 Low, MCH 26.3 Low, NE% 85.1 High, LY% 9.5 low, Neut# 9.6 High, INR 1.080, PTT 37.5 High, Slight Hemolysis noted?

WBC 11.3 high, RBC 5.03 High, MCV 81.1 Low, MCH 26.3 Low, NE% 85.1 High, LY% 9.5 low, Neut# 9.6 High, INR 1.080, PTT 37.5 High, Slight Hemolysis noted?

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. Having said that, none of the results are a cause for concern. Why were the tests done? Generally it is better to treat the patient rather than laboratory numbers. 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. 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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K elevated suspect hemolysis of sample pres. Pat. No lab review the significant abnormalities the mild lower protein diet & mild monocytosis.Means ?

K elevated suspect hemolysis of sample pres. Pat. No lab review the significant abnormalities the mild lower protein diet & mild monocytosis.Means ?

Incomplete info: The information you provided is not readily understandable. Please note that all lab 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. ...Read more

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Is going into surgery with slight hemolytic anemia dangerous? My dad is having holep surgery. His Benicar (olmesartan) may be causing the anemia.

Is going into surgery with slight hemolytic anemia dangerous? My dad is having holep surgery. His Benicar (olmesartan) may be causing the anemia.

Discuss: Discuss your concern with anesthesiologist. He will explain you the risks and will provide reassurance. If your surgeon felt it is unsafe, he would not schedule the surgery. ...Read more

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What is hemolysis?

What is hemolysis?

Red cells destroyed: When red blood cells are burst / destroyed, either in the patient or in the specimen tube. In illness, this can result from anything from malaria to running hard and pounding the pavement with one's feet. There are at least a hundred hemolytic anemias. A hemolyzed specimen is dangerous as one can mistakenly think reported labs, especially potassium, are off. ...Read more

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Why does acid cause hemolysis?

Why does acid cause hemolysis?

Denatures hemoglobin: In the lab, acidic solutions will denature hemoglobin, causing the red cell to hemolyze. Fetal hemoglobin is more resistant to this. This difference is the basis of a test to determine how much fetal blood is mixed in the maternal blood system of mom's who are rh negative, and thus need rhogam. ...Read more

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What does "moderate hemolysis" mean?

What does "moderate hemolysis" mean?

Moderate = 8-10 g/dL: Hemolysis = breaking of red cells hemolysis regardless of cause leads to anemia , low hemoglobin this is called anemia. mild anemia ( more than 10 g/ dL) moderate anemia 8-10 g/dL severe anemia less than 8 g/dL moderate hemolysis is hemolysis that leads to moderate anemia ...Read more

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What is the classic sign of hemolysis?

What is the classic sign of hemolysis?

Jaundice, dark urine: Commonly jaundice and dark urine can be seen in a patient having hemolysis. Other signs can be subtle such as increasing weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath etc. A hematologist can do the proper blood work to evaluate ongoing hemolysis. ...Read more

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What are the options for treating hemolysis?

Depends on cause...: There are a number of causes for hemolysis. One of the most common is autoimmune hemolysis. This can be treated with steroids. Other causes of hemolysis can include medications (treatment is to discontinue medicine) and inherited defects in the red blood cell (g6pd deficiency, hereditary spherocytosis, sickle cell anemia - treatments are largely supportive). ...Read more

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Is it possible for hemolysis to cause hypocalcaemia?

Is it possible for hemolysis to cause hypocalcaemia?

Yes: It can cause it by directly binding calcium, or the subsequent transfusions can lead to hypocalcemia by binding calcium as well. ...Read more

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Is it possible to prevent hemolysis?

Is it possible to prevent hemolysis?

Depends: There are scores of different hemolytic anemias, each with its own cause and characteristic behavior. These qualities determine how we treat them, and some causes of hemolysis are more treatable than others. That's the best i can do without more information. Sorry. ...Read more

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What is the classic sign of hemolysis during dialysis?

What is the classic sign of hemolysis during dialysis?

Watch for...: While I am not a nephrologist i understand that you should look for a falling crit line, severe pain, or a pink hue to the filtrate. There may be acute hypertension, shortness of breath, and generalized redness of the skin. All of these are indications that action should be taken immediately to remedy the situation. ...Read more

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Low haptoglobin due to hemolysis. What would that mean?

Low haptoglobin due to hemolysis. What would that mean?

Confirmation : Low haptoglobin confirms hemolysis, but it does not specify why the hemolysis is occurring. Additional would be needed. There are many causes for hemolysis. ...Read more

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Why doesn't hemolysis occur when erythrocytes are placed in dextrose?

Why doesn't hemolysis occur when erythrocytes are placed in dextrose?

It's glucose: An isotonic solution of glucose is just a healthy nutrient solution. It's the fuel that red cells use for generating the little bit of energy they need. ...Read more

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How to treat blood hemolysis?

How to treat blood hemolysis?

Please clarify: If you received a lab result of "specimen hemolyzed", then the problem was with the way in which the sample was collected and/or transported to the lab and has no implications for your health beyond making the results less reliable. If you have ongoing hemolysis of you blood cells, you will need to find the cause (many possible) with your physician; perhaps it can be treated. Good luck. ...Read more