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What dies it mean when you kidney count is 1.7 ?

What dies it mean when you kidney count is 1.7 ?

See below: Presume yo have been told the blood/serum creatinine id 1.7 this is a test for kidney function and needs to be converted to another parameter called GFR or glomerular filtration rate which is a better term to define kidney function. This GFR value between 0-90 is staged as stage 1 to stage 5, stage 5 being worse its a measure of how well your kidneys are eliminating waste. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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What exactly does it mean when the right-side of someone's heart is not getting enough blood?

What exactly does it mean when the right-side of someone's heart is not getting enough blood?

Right heart: It means not enough blood is getting to it, this can be from low blood volume or from obstruction to venous return to the heart, sometimes this is hydrostatic leak into the tissues and sometimes it is mechanical obstruction. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when a man is urinating blood?

What exactly does it mean when a man is urinating blood?

Infection: At your age usually infection but you need to be checked and make sure not tumor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a child's platelets are low?

What does it mean when a child's platelets are low?

Various: Low= error in test, increased breakdown or decreased production.Some sampling methods (fingerstick)are more prone to give inacurate results.Antibodies can form in certain conditions that destroy plts soon after they are made or they can be used up quickly in excessive clotting states. The production sites in the bone marrow can be invaded & shut down as in leukemia. ...Read more

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What does it mean when they find high protein in you're urine ? Is it serious?

What does it mean when they find high protein in you're urine ? Is it serious?

Could be but...: Needs more studies whether excessive protein excretion in urine is to be concerned. Underlying conditions such as diabetes mellitus or systemic lupus certainly raise concern. There is also a benign condition known as orthostatic proteinuria. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the lymphocyte count is high? Is it good or bad? And why?

What does it mean when the lymphocyte count is high? Is it good or bad? And why?

Viral: Usually if we do a blood count for a person with an infection would look at the total white count as well as the differential. A high white count with a lotto neutrophils suggest bacterial infection whereas a white count with a lot of lymphocytes is more suggestive of ireland flexion. There is no value judgment per se whether it is good or bad. It is relative to the problem at hand. ...Read more

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What does "pi" stand for on a urinalysis? And what does it mean when it is "high"? Urinalysis shows it as 5-10 when normal is 0-3

What does "pi" stand for on a urinalysis? And what does it mean when it is "high"? Urinalysis shows it as 5-10 when normal is 0-3

Urine analysis: I betcha your UA is registering "epi" cells. These are normal kidney or ureter or bladder or even vaginal cells. Sometimes the tech will report "squamous" cells. Urine pH is also reported but normal range is 5 to 7. Shedding these cells is not particularly worrisome, but interpretation requires a reading of what else is in the urine and if an illness is apparent. Suggest repeat and discussion ...Read more

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What does it mean to say that someone has a CRITICALLY high level of sodium (sodium 157 mmol/L). does it literally mean life-threatening?

What does it mean to say that someone has a CRITICALLY high level of sodium (sodium 157 mmol/L). does it literally mean life-threatening?

Can be: Complications of severe hypernatremia are primarily related to brain dysfunction. Elevated sodium causes a shift of water ouf of cells which causes cell dehydration and neurologic symptoms. These may lead to seizures coma and permanent brain damage if not treated. Go to your doctor to find out the cause of the elevated serum sodium level and get the levels back to normal under MEDICAL SUPERVISION ...Read more

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What does it mean when you pee blood? Is it from having sex too much?

What does it mean when you pee blood? Is it from having sex too much?

Hematuria: If you have hematuria (h), you need to find its cause. First have a urine culture to see if you have a uti. If not, see a urologist (u) for an evaluation. Of the h. The u will order a renal ultrasound and an ivp to assess the state of your kidneys. If those tests are negative, a cystoscopy, to see the bladder wall, may be needed. If you don't have a uti, see a u to find the cause of it. Good luck. ...Read more

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When i go #2. There's blood in it. What does this indicate?

Time to see your Dr: Can be due to constipation; hemorrhoids; nsaids or other blood thinners; cancer; diverticular disease; infection...Too many choices for the internet. Need a good history and exam to guide testing and management plan. See your dr or urgent care dr asap to get started. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a low body temperature but don't feel sick?

What does it mean to have a low body temperature but don't feel sick?

Probably nothing: If you have low thyroid hormone you may run lower than normal body temps, as well as if you have been out in cold weather for a long time period. It would be helpful if you told us what your temperature was, and how you measured it. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a low T4 reading?

What does it mean when you have a low T4 reading?

Possible hypthyroid: Or low tbg. Ask you doctor what your TSH is if the test was done for possible hypothyroidism. A normal TSH and low T4 may mean nothing. Find a thyroidologist through the american thyroid association. ...Read more

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Hi, I want to understand what blood urea is and its range. If the levels are elevated what does it signify. Does it mean kidney problems. Thanks.

Hi, I want to understand what blood urea is and its range. If the levels are elevated what does it signify. Does it mean kidney problems. Thanks.

What's BUN?: BUN stands for blood urea nitrogen. Urea nitrogen is what forms when protein breaks down and it not used by itself to identify patients with kidney disease. BUN is elevated in cases of dehydration as well as kidney disease. Serum creatinine (C) is a better determinant of kidney function. If the BUN C ratio is > 20, the patient may be dehydrated. The normal range of B is 7-20 mg/dl. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have high liver counts?

What does it mean when you have high liver counts?

Misunderstanding: Perhaps your physician has told you that the liver enzymes are elevated. You'll be asked to have them repeated when you're not taking your usual meds or alcohol (if applicable), and if they're still up, you'll be worked up for serious illness (hepatitis b ; c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, a few others). They may just be up because you need more exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your platelet count is high?

What does it mean when your platelet count is high?

Could be reactive: Many secondary cause including infection or underlying inflammatory conditions. Also bleeding, iron deficiency or people whose spleens have been removed. Sometimes, more associated with older populations conditions associated with primary bone marrow disorders called myleoproliferative disease can be associated with increase platelets. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the CA19-9 level goes back to the normal range when someone has pancreatic cancer? Is this a sign of remission?

What does it mean when the CA19-9 level goes back to the normal range when someone has pancreatic cancer? Is this a sign of remission?

Well....: If it was elevated before surgery and now is normal, I would say it is a very good thing BUT, that as of itself does not mean it is in remission or that it will stay that way. Cancer can exist in microscopic form and often there is no way to know for sure, be it with labs or even with scans. Such patient will need long term follow up and maybe even consider post operative therapy. Best 2U! ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone is in a stable condition?

What does it mean when someone is in a stable condition?

Not getting worse: Medical condition could be improving or staying the same, but not getting worse. Does not necessarily mean that patient is getting better, nor does it man that subject is healthy, or in a good state.. ...Read more

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What is psa? An what does it mean when you psa level of 0.44

What is psa? An what does it mean when you psa level of 0.44

prostate: Psa is a marker found in your blood. Psa is produced by the cells of your prostate and can be used as a marker for prostate cancer. Your level is low which is fine. An increasing psa would be worrisome and could be associated with prostate cancer. ...Read more

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