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Lab : Nothing to worry. The specimen was either collected with difficulty or was tested with delay. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Is going into surgery with slight hemolytic anemia dangerous? My dad is having holep surgery. His Benicar (olmesartan) may be causing the anemia.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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