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Venous Blood Gas Normal Range
Venous blood gas: Blood gas results are taken on arterial blood only. If the technician did not get an arterial sample while attempting to get a blood gas, the results are meaningless. A repeat blood gas will need to be reordered. ...Read more
Difficult delivery: These tests are used to help predict how difficult the delivery was for the baby. Any difficult delivery will often have cord gases taken; if baby is showing signs of distress, then an arterial blood gas from baby may be taken as well. ...Read more
In ER w/ numb cheek+ arm, pallor. CBC + EKG normal. Oximeter showed 99% sat. BUT venous gas blood O2 saturation LOW at 0.34 (ref. Range 0.5-0.8). WHY?
Extraction or anemia: The oximeter only shows the amt of oxygen binding of the existing hemoglobin in the ARTERIES. JUST BECAUSE UR SATS R FINE DOESN'T MEAN EVERYTHING IS FINE. This is a common mistake even docs make. In ur case, the VENOUS blood has lower O2 content. It cd mean the body is using up more O2 (more extraction) d/t infx, vascular probs, smoking, etc. Or u cd be anemic. Less Hgb = lower O2 content. TTYD! ...Read more
See below: Here are the "ideal" values. However, it all depends on the situation and the relationships between the numbers (i.e. Is the body compensating appropriately for the situation). Ph: 7.35-7.45, po2 80-120, pco2 38-42, hco3 22-28. ...Read more
I have had a CBC ga blood test and all ranges are within normal limits except my neut# is 6.1, what does that mean?
Normal: Your test results are with in normal range. ...Read more
Of course: Generally speaking when a person checks their sugar at home, all that is used is venous blood. To my knowledge there is no indication in the field of medicine to use any other kind of blood for checking the blood sugar. As a matter of simple fact, about the only time we routinely use arterial blood for anything in medicine is checking a test called the blood gas, usually in the er or icu. ...Read more
Minutes: I trust by huffing you mean breathing vigorously due to exercise. In a healthy person the blood gases return to normal in a matter of minutes, usually no more than 10 minutes or so. ...Read more
Deep veins.: When you "strip" the superficial veins or close them down, the blood does NOT get pushed out to the surface and stays deep in your leg. This will give you a better cosmetic look to your leg. It is like closing the side streets and keeping everyone on the highway... ...Read more
Small difference: CBG is combined arterio-venous blood so the blood sugar from capillaries is a little higher because arteriole blood is more nutrient rich, bringing nutrients to tissues. Venous blood has already been through the capillary system where nutrients/metabolites are "picked up and dropped off. " venous blood has less glucose in it because it is blood carrying away much of what was already metabolized. ...Read more
Capillaries are situated between the arteries and veins and capillary blood does have characteristics half between the arterial and venous blood.
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Ongoing mild and moderate pain in upper right lower so quadrant. Sometimes being in right back. Blood tests r normal, ultrasound is normal? Gas sound
U mentioned kidney: Stones in your history and that can cause your symptoms. Get reassurance from your dr that there's no intestinal, liver or other problems. Take care and god bless u! http://www. M.Webmd. Com/pain-management/guide/abdominal-pain-causes-treatments. ...Read more
I had an arterial blood gas drawn today and now my wrist is really swollen. It only hurts a little. Is this normal or cause for concern?
Its difficult to tell without seeing you, the main concern is that blood leaks enough to cause compression on the nerved and blood supply to the hand.
the important things to look at in the speed of progress of the swelling, or development of pain, pain on passive stretch of muscles in the hand.
I suggest urgent medical review ...Read more
On treatment for. C diff. 11day vanco. Normal for stool to be green runny/ mushy? Go about 3x a day. Have gas also. Never so blood or severe side pain
C. difficile: Need to go back and see the doctor and have the stool retested for c. Difficile toxins. You may want to add probiotic to the therapy or eat unpasteurized yogurt regularly to help the normal bowel flora recover. See your doctor and get this worked out. Not an easy disease to treat sometimes. Best wishes. ...Read more
Had burning feeling along with nausea in upper stomach & gas come and go for weeks. Had ultra sounds and blood work done all normal. What could it be?
I had blood test but all came back normal but I've still got mucus stools n on its own without stools n gas with bloated tummy?
I know of no blood test that would in any way assist in diagnosing the cause of your symptoms. A blood test is not how these problems are assessed.
Didn't your physician examine you? Evaluate what you eat or have eaten or sent you on to see the GI specialist? Was a stool sample sent to the lab? ...Read more
Bright red blood once when expelled gas. No blood in stool. Stool normal brown color. Have hemorrhoids. What else might cause this?
Need evaluation: Likely hemorrhoids. But better get the evaluation. ...Read more
Arterial blood gas showed my pO2 was HIGH at 103. How is this possible? I'm not on oxygen therapy or anything like that. I was breathing normally.
High PO2 level: It is important to know the rest of the blood gas test results. PH? pCO2? Bicarbonate? Your doctor can put it all in perspective for you. What was the O2 sat? If low, it might point to a methemoglobinemia, perhaps from some meds you take. Best to discuss the entire blood gas study with your provider. Normal PO2 shouldn't be above 102.. ...Read more
I had an arterial blood gas sample about 9 days ago. I still have a large bruise on my wrist over the artery where the sample was collected. Normal?
Next time some else: The next you need to get blood drawn have a different phlebotomist draw it and after it is drawn and you are given a cotton pad to hold over the insertion site hold it there FIRMLY for 10 minutes! Good luck. This is a bloody business you know! ...Read more
If you have a normal blood pressure and heart rate put pain in left arm and gas can you be having a heart attack?
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Can you have gas pains for a couple weeks? Stomach is gurgling & feels uncomfortable. Had blood work & abdominal ultrasound done, both came back normal
Possibly: People with irritable bowel syndrome, lactose or gluten intolerance may have very frequent uncomfortable gas buildup. Avoidance of certain gassy foods, lactose or gluten may help. Taking simethicone after meals may prevent gas buildup. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate you. Appropriate tests will be done and dietary advice given depending upon the results of the workup. ...Read more
Bloated for 5 days, no pains, no extra gas or burping go to the bathroom twice a day, stomach like a baloon recent full blood test normal what can itbe?
Maybe IBS, but...: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Maybe more lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more
Pressure uder the rib cage, like fulness, gas, pale stool. Did ultrasound and blood test, all normal?
Get complete workup.: If this pain is constant, a more complete work-up is in order. Whatever may be going on might not be fully present, or it may be just gas. Pale stool may point to some underlying illness or altered diet. At this point, a more thorough workup should be done with follow-up to make sure this is not serious, like pancreas problem (s). Keep in touch with your doctor. ...Read more
Arterial blood gas results: PH- 7.431, pCO2- 40.1, HCO3- 26.1, BE- 1.7. Are these normal or elevated? Could this cause Ventricular tachycardia?
Normal blood gas ABG: The result you've provided so far seem within the reference range for most blood gas machines - so, "average". One result you didn't list is the pO2, which is a measure of the oxygen content of arterial blood. A low pO2 can cause ventricular tachycardia (VT); however, I suspect the ABG was used as part of a wider panel of tests to help determine cause of VT. Talk to the doctor who ordered the test ...Read more