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Slightly Elevated D Dimer
D-diner is a breakdown product from blood clots. It can be found elevated in certain conditions like pulmonary embolus (blood clot which travels to the lung) deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in deep vein of legs usually) and disseminated intravascular coagulation (diffuse clot formation from severe infection which ...Read more
Treat the number?: Advice: doctors treat patients and not numbers. A slightly elevated crp" without the clinical context, is like a fish out of water. You need more information...Was an infection or a heart problem suspected? How were you feeling? The CRP mentioned can be bad if it's in the context of a heart attack, or not really bad if an infection was suspected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Work up : Ignore the MCHC. Reference ranges are set so a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Your physician will probably have you repeat the liver enzymes after two weeks off alcohol and meds, or perhaps proceed to a search for possible hepatitis, hemochromatosis, Wilson etc ...Read more
Not really: D dimer is a marker of clotting. Blood clots in the legs and lungs are associated with elevation. It will also go up with injuries and surgery. Blood pressure may go up as a complication of a blood clot in the lungs or because of the injury or surgery, but elevated BP should not cause increase in d dimer, or vice versa. ...Read more
Blood test showed , ESR and RDW levels slightly high, and hematocrit level decreased slightly but no iron deficiency, suffering from dizziness. Scary?
POT and Minerals: A twenties female taking Aldactone (spironolactone) and who has dizziness needs blood mineral and thyroid tests. If these are normal a mild case of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) becomes of concern. I have seen pots problem in women with joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs), and generalized musculoskeletal deconditioning seems etiologic. See an osteopath. ...Read more
My recent blood test showed , ESR and RDW levels slightly high, and hematocrit level decreased slightly. Should i be worried?
Lab data: Difficult to comment on lab results without clinical correlation, but you are slightly anemic and if this is iron deficient anemia it may be because of bleeding during your period and may require iron supplementation. The increased ESR and CRP are probably of no consequence. Get an answer to why your hemoglobin is low. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Replace vitamin d: Vitamin d deficiency is very common. You need vitamin d to absorb calcium from the intestines. When you don't have enough vitamin d, in order to keep your blood calcium levels normal, your make more PTH to pull calcium from the bones and that raises the alkaline phosphatase. Replacing vitamin d should normalize all the tests. ...Read more
Showing elevated d dimer.1-.57, 2, one month later 0.98. No pe present after ct. Wide RDW and elevated neutrophils, w/ norm wbc. Any clue?
Crp was high now normal. Sed rate elevated. Ana+w/speck pattern. Thyroid ok. Metabilic and CBC and urine ok. Little low vitamin d... Any idea?
Labs mean little: CRP and sed rate vary greatly for no obvious reason frmo day to day. A majority of americans run a low vitamin d due to our diets & habits. My one concern is if the ANA is at a high-titer, which warns of lupus or a variety of other possibilities, but labs mean nothing apart from the history and physical exam. ...Read more
3 separate things: ANA is a screening test. A positive result only indicates more testing might be needed to look for autoimmune diseases. Crp means something somewhere in the body is inflamed for some reason (and yes it really is that vague). Low vitamin d means you needs more vitamin d in the diet or in the form of vitamin pills. ...Read more
Vitamin d level real low, white blood elevated.Took 50, 000 units vit.D for 8 wks. Now vit.D still low white blood elevated red blood elevated, what?
Vitamin D deficiency: The vitamin d deficiency has not been corrected. It is possible that there is poor absorption of vitamin d due to an intestinal problem. A gastroenterologist may be helpful. The elevated white blood cell count and red blood cell count should be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more
Total ck, sed rate, ana, ip ace, serum protein panel normal but gamma globulin (.6) cortisol am (30.8)
Hx of low vit d and K.
What could this mean?
Not much-: An important thing to remember is that lab results are not useful unless there is a clinical context. Advice is based on focusing on the patient, not the numbers. Though you mention a history of low vit D and K, did symptoms exist when the labs were drawn? Why were they drawn in the first place? Otherwise, it is best to ask your ordering doctor what the results mean. ...Read more
Hida w cck was normal, ultrasound showed sludge pain in ruq luq and llq why? Alkphos elevated WBC elevated slightly 13. Vitamin d 19 only abn labs?
Many causes: Your pain distribution of ruq, luq, and llq does not sound like gall bladder and hida test was normal. Unlikely pancreatitis causing problem.The gastrointestinal tract can have inflammatory processes in the stomach, small bowel , and large bowel. Endoscopy by gastroenterologist may find answer to your problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lab results show high Bili total (1.2mg/dL) and high albumin (5.2 g/dL) and low vit D (18.8m=ng/dL). My Dr was only concerned about the Vit D level?
Maybe nothing?: I agree with your doctor that the vitamin D needs to be addressed. I would typically recommend an OTC vitamin D3 supplement...probably 2000 a 5000 IU daily with a meal. The bilirubin may mean some slight liver stress...Even moderate alcohol intake, for example. The albumin? Probably won't stay elevated. Recheck labs in 3-6 months IMO. And try milk thistle for liver health perhaps? Good luck! ...Read more
I have elevated CRP and C4 levels. C3 is normal. Last two blood work-ups also revealed slightly elevated bilirubin levels. What could this indicate?
Non-specific: Interpreting blood work can be a very tricky proposition. Each lab values needs to be interpreted within clinical context and in association with other blood tests. Elevated CRP can sometimes be normal, other times it is a marker of inflammation. Elevated bilirubin may also be normal but sometimes can be indicative of blood or gallbladder dysfunction. ...Read more
D-dimer: D-dimer is a blood test used to help detect clots in your body or those that have embolized to your lungs. Physicians use d-dimer if they think that you have a low probability of having a clot but want to rule it out. Your test was high so the physician did the appropriate testing to determine if there was a clot. This means that your lab was falsely positive and can be elevated for other reasons ...Read more
What is implication homogeneous ANA 1:320, compliment 4 high 44, sed rate and c-reactive protein often elevated and vitamin d low?
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