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What does it mean if I have slightly elevated relative lymphocyte count and abnormal parotid glands?

What does it mean if I have slightly elevated relative lymphocyte count and abnormal parotid glands?

Possible parotitis: Elevated lymphocyte count indicates chroinc infection in the body. Since you indicated abnormal parotid glands can indicate infection or inflammation of parotid glands.Possibility of mumps should be ruled out.Consult an Oral surgeon or an ENT doctor for a complete & thorough exam. to come to a conclusive diagnosis,which can lead to appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What does having a slightly elevated Thyroid level mean to a teen with anorexia?

What does having a slightly elevated Thyroid level mean to a teen with anorexia?

Some imbalance or...: Depends on the big picture. In a normal person, a slightly elevated "thyroid level" may be normal (that's how life works; lab reference ranges don't always mean normal vs. abnormal). Anorexia is not normal, regardless of whether it is due to anorexia nervosa or some other disorder. Therefore in this case, there is more likely a thyroid hormone imbalance that will benefit from treatment. ...Read more

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What does elevated immunoglobulin a mean?

What does elevated immunoglobulin a mean?

It depends: There are several types of immunoglobulin, igg, iga, IgM and ige. Having a "high" level of each of them could mean different things. It is also important to know if it is a "high" overall level, or a "high" level of a specific kind of igg, iga, igm, or ige. In general, a high ige means "allergy". High igg/a/m can mean different things depending on their specificity (total or specific). ...Read more

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My basophil is slightly high. What does this mean?

My basophil is slightly high. What does this mean?

Basophil: Basophils are one of the types of white cells in the blood. They contain histamine and leukotriene which are released due to infection, inflammation or allergic reaction. There are many reasons for elevated basophils and can be from any inflammatory condition. Elevation in white cells is usually a transient finding. Follow up with your doctor is recommended. ...Read more

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What does ALT sgpt mean on a blood test? What does it mean if it is high?

What does ALT sgpt mean on a blood test? What does it mean if it is high?

Liver injury: Liver enzymes such as ALT are elevated due to injury to liver cells. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely. You may need to be evaluated for hepatitis and any medication that you may be taking as the cause. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my Chromogranin test level was below the normal range? Does that indicate anything? I know an elevated level is Carcinoid but what about low? CgA= 1.1 APTT=29 INR= 1.0

What does it mean if my Chromogranin test level was below the normal range? Does that indicate anything? I know an elevated level is Carcinoid but what about low? CgA= 1.1 APTT=29 INR= 1.0

CgA normal: CgA is a screening test for certain types of cancer (mostly those involving the endocrine (hormone) system. Any value below 76 ng/ml is simply "normal." Your APTT of 29 and INR of 1.0, which are tests of your blood clotting system, are also normal. If you have persistent or debilitating symptoms of any kind, you need to continue to follow up with your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a child has elevated eosinophil levels?

What does it mean if a child has elevated eosinophil levels?

Allergies: It usually means that the child has allergies such as dust mite or pollen etc. It can also be an indicator of a parasite infection. If there is diarrhea better get him/her tested for parasites. Have you been out of the usa? Or do you have a lot of contact with dogs, cats etc? ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a low IgM level?

What does it mean to have a low IgM level?

Immune test: The body normally makes immunoglobulins iga, igg, igm, ige and igd. Low or absent IG levels are seen in patients with recurrent infections. A low igm level that is clinically relevant usually occurs in the presence of a low igg and/or IgA level. It is always best to treat a patient, not a number. If a person is otherwise healthy and only has lower igm, usually no worries. ...Read more

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Thyroid a bit enlarged what does that mean?

Thyroid a bit enlarged what does that mean?

Lots of possibilitie: A goiter or enlargement of your thyroid is sometimes normal as in pregnancy. It makes a lot of difference if the whole gland is enlarged or only part of it. You need to see a doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does "above high normal" mean on a blood test?

What does "above high normal" mean on a blood test?

Numbers are numbers: Numbers are just numbers, so the significance of them must be looked at in the context of a patient's real-life situation. From a purely numbers point of view, "above high normal" usually means that only ~3% of the NORMAL people in the community get that test result, and the other 97% of the NORMAL people in the community would get a lower result. So, most people with such a result are not normal. ...Read more

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If I have elevated bilirubin level what does this mean?

If I have elevated bilirubin level what does this mean?

Long list: Increased bilirubin is generally due to disorder of the liver, but can also be due to hemolytic anemia and metabolic disorders. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007491.htm. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high d-dimer level?

What does it mean to have a high d-dimer level?

Suspect PE: A high level may indicate you have had a pe tho not necesarily acute. Sising levels mean you have one now. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my MCH is high in a cbc?

What does it mean if my MCH is high in a cbc?

Large red bloodcells: If the MCH level is over 34, this is considered to be too high. The main reason that the MCH level would be too high is because of macrocytic anemia. Macrocytic anemia is a blood disorder in which not enough red blood cells are produced, but the ones that are present are large (thus fitting more hemoglobin). Macrocytic anemia is often caused by having too little vitamin B12 or folic acid. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my thyroid blood test is TSH 0.13*?

What does it mean if my thyroid blood test is TSH 0.13*?

See endocrinologist: to check other tests- find out why it is abnormal could be overactive thyroid or underactive pituitary ...Read more

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What does it mean elevated MCV with low MCHC?

What does it mean elevated MCV with low MCHC?

All results: 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 been helpful to have all the results and actual values of the results. One possibility is deficiency of iron and folic acid and/or B12. ...Read more

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What does a minimally elevated ALT mean to my health?

What does a minimally elevated ALT mean to my health?

ALT: Increased levels of alt often means that liver disease is present. Liver disease is even more likely when levels of other liver blood tests are also increased. An increase in alt levels may be due to: cirrhosis, liver necrosis. Hepatitis. Hemochromatosis, lack of blood flow to the liver, liver tumor or cancer. Medications that are toxic to the liver. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your blood work shows a high lymphocyte percentage?

What does it mean if your blood work shows a  high lymphocyte percentage?

Lymphocytosis: Lymphocytosis is is an increase in white blood cells called lymphocytes. Usually the number is temporary rise in the number of lymphocytes after an infection. White blood cells are an important part of the immune system. ...Read more

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What could a plasma metanephrines blood test mean if it is slightly elevated?

What could a plasma metanephrines blood test mean if it is slightly elevated?

Keep testing : Most labs are set up so that a few percent of healthies come out a bit high. You are getting worked up for pheochromocytoma, I bet. You will get seem real biochemical tests, and if others are suggestive, imaging. ...Read more

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What does a slightly elevated rf factor mean?

What does a slightly elevated rf factor mean?

probably nothing: The rheumatoid factor is very nonspecific and is often present in other diseases and even in normal people. If you are considering ra, get a test for the ccp antibody. It is much more specific. ...Read more