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Thyroid Low Anion Gap
Can high anion gap be thyroid related? Also having weight gain, depression, fatigue, low grade fever & joint pain. Anion gap 20. Friend thinks thyroid?
Don't think there is: Any connection between the 2. See your pcp or an internist to be examined, tested so a DX could be made ; treatment started. ...Read more
Metabolic Acidosis: In medicine, metabolic acidosis is a condition that occurs when the body produces too much acid or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body. If unchecked, metabolic acidosis leads to acidemia, i.e., blood ph is low (less than 7.35) due to increased production of hydrogen by the body or the inability of the body to form bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (hco3-) in the kidney. ...Read more
I have a low anion gap, low estGFR, a high Microalbumin/Creatinine ratio, HA1C and a high ALT. Any concerns/thoughts?
Diabetic kidney: These are signs of emerging diabetic kidney disease and likely fatty liver from diabetes. Is concerning. High Microalbumin/creatinine ratio indicates albumin leak into urine from overt diabetic kidney change. The low eGFR indicates kidney impairment. The low anion gap reflects low albumin in blood and would indicate high spillage of albumin into urine. High A1c indicates poor glucose control. ...Read more
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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, It may due to low sodium or high serum proteins. You should discuss it with the doctor who ordered the test. You may consult this site for info.
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Hi, I recently had blood work that indicated co2 at 31mmol/L and anion Gap at 7. Given that I'm slightly high co2 and low end Anion, do I have issue?
My anion gap was low 5.0 mmol should I be concerned, my dr was out of town and her replacement said no cause something else was alright?
Nothing to worry: True nothing to worry aboutGet a more detailed answer ›
Is normochloremic normokalemic RTA possible? Anion gap usually normal. Sodium usually on low end of normal.
Unlikely to be RTA: Further evaluation with comprehensive history, physical exam and repeated labs are needed to determine the true significance of abnormal blood work results. Recommend discussing your concerns with a PCP and/or kidney specialist. ...Read more
I recently got a blood panel for a routine physical. Everything seemed to be in normal range except for a low (3) on my anion gap. What does that mean?
The fact that it was a routine physical and everything else was normal, I wouldn't give it a second thought. The lab ranges are a reference and are not designed for patients to be able to cookbook their own medical care. Your doctor would have talked to you about any concerns. If you have anxiety and worry about this, then do go back to your doctor to discuss it. I wish you the very best!
My son had blood work completed. The anion gap is 2. He is 7 and does have ulcerative colitis. Should I be worried about the anion gap being low?
What are implications high anion gap, ige, anc, rdw-cv, abs mono, CRP, compliment 3&4, and low mcv, mch?
Some inflammation: The tests do not make a diagnosis. High anion gap can be due to several processes;. Increased neutrophils, crp, complement C3 ; C4 are all suggestive of some inflammatory process (not necessarily infection). Mono antibodies are present in many people: increased ige - allergy and smoking; low MCV and MCH - low iron and/or a chronic inflammation. Check with your physician asap. ...Read more
What does it mean if your anion gap is low and your sodium is normal in the middle of the range? Should I be concerned?
No need for worry: The anion gap is calculated by subtracting serum concentrations of chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) ions from sodium. If it falls below 3 meq/l, it is defined as low. The most common cause is laboratory error. Another less common explanation includes a low serum Albumin concentration. ...Read more
What can happen when the blood test show low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level and high anion gap?
Seek the cause: This can be due to any thing from exercising hard and not being fully recovered, to being in shock, to having some unmeasured anion (aspirin, drank antifreeze, diabetic ketoacidosis), to a variety of other things. Your physician is hopefully competent and can find the cause -- it's one of the most basic workups in medicine. Best wishes. ...Read more
My blood tests showed anion gap, serum 9 mmol/l and iron % saturation 22%. Any connection or reason for concern? Both flagged as low.
Abnormal labs: Low anion gap is usually a lab error, so it is spuriously low. A recheck would probably "correct" it. Low iron saturation cannot be interpreted by itself, as there are additional measurements needed to compliment the picture such as red blood cell count, hemoglobin, hematocrit, iron level and iron binding capacity as well as ferritin level. ...Read more
Sent a "free" message about low anion gap at least 2 days ago - how long before a response and how do I get it? Via direct email or by logging in some
A "low": Anion gap means nothing, as the whole point of the calculation is to estimate unmeasured anions. ...Read more
I am on methotrexate. Labs say that albumin/globulin and anion gap are low with bilirubin in urine. Should I be worried?
Yes: Your physician knows how to handle this. Managing patients on Methotrexate is a matter of weighing the benefits in treating the illness against the predictable danger to the liver. The bilirubinuria is more specific for a liver problem. Trust your physician on this; I trust you stay physically fit and do not use alcohol. ...Read more
Blood results Anion Gap 9.3 low, chronic low lymphocytes, Hemoglobin low, enlarged nontender lymph node below jawline, what could be wrong?
Lymphnodes: Check with your doctorGet a more detailed answer ›
12 mo old. Chronic low CO2 (18), high serum anion gap (17-18), high urine anion gap (57), high BUN (17), normal creatinine, normal K (5). Cause?
Low WBC, low abs neurophils, and low anion gap w/o K. All other results of CMP and CBC w/diff. Normal. Cause for concern?
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, it would have helped to have the actual values rather than your interpretation of low and high. It would be better to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests as s/he knows more about your health.
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Blood test: low alk phos & vit d, c-react protein 7.35, na 146, creat up from 60 - 80 & crcl down frm 101 to 76 in 2 mo, anion gap high, GFR 60 why?
More than one issue: The lab values you provided suggest more than one issue, one being kidney disease and the other being inflammation and may be more. Lab tests need to interpreted in the clinical context and you should discuss these results with your doctor at your earliest to prevent further damage. ...Read more
Blood work results, chloride was low at 98 mmol, anion gap was high at 17.4, glucose was high at 108 mg/dl, A1c was 6.2, albumin/globulin ratio 2.0?
Prediabetes: Hi. That A1c is above normal, & if that glucose is FASTING, it is too (it's not abnormal if it's not fasting). They demonstrate "prediabetes", the abnormal state between normal & diabetes. What was your bicarb/total CO2? Unless it was low, anion gap (a calculated value) doesn't mean anything; it's useful in states of ketoacidosis, lactic acidosis, etc). A:G ratio is fine too. Eat healthy, exercise ...Read more
I had an anion gap of 4, WBC 13.8, Neutrophils Abs. 9.1, Monocytes 1.3. My Dr. Thinks virus. Have felt dizzy for past week. BP low for me of 90/60.
Infection & dehydrat: The high WBC count suggests an infection which may be viral (symptoms should give clues to the type of infection). Your low blood pressure may be due to dehydration & it explains dizziness. Drink plenty of liquids and monitor your temp and BP. If no steady improvement see your dr again ...Read more
Gallstone, 31% EF, low total bilirubin, high anion gap, hx of elevated liver enzymes. Liver enzymes leveled out after taking hormones. Causes? Advice?
HF: You have complex issues. Why do you have HF and also the cause of liver disease? The AGMA is concerning and has to be worked up. Some of these conditions can be related. What hormones did you take? I have more questions than answers, more so because you have 2 organ dysfunction and a acid base disorder and they can be related. ...Read more
Low red blood cells, very low anion gap, and high blood protein. Should I worry about multiple myeloma? Back/hip pain recent.
Anything Is possible: There are numerous possible causes. Have your doctor order a serum protein electrophoresis blood test. If there is no monoclonal spike then myeloma is ruled out. ...Read more
Low co2, elevated anion gap, elevated pH of 7.5, low creatinine of. 2 in toddler with slow growth born prematurely at 31 weeks ga & 2 vessel cord?
Consider...: ...The possibility of a genetic or metabolic disease which will create excess anions (the anion "gap"). Examples would include Lactic Acid built up in cells that undergo anaerobic metabolism, or acids that build up such as ketoacids in the face of diabetes. A 2 vessel cord suggests a kidney or genetic anomaly and should have a genetics and nephrology evaluation. ...Read more