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What Does Auto Mean In Neutro Auto
Depends on the test: What specific test do you mean? There are numerous tests for specific autoimmune diseases. ...Read more
Lymph auto was 21.7 and MCHC was 31.1 on recent test. Those were the only flagged results. What do they mean?
I just received my blood work back and I have a low Lymp Auto result. Mine is 15.1 and it says normal is 21.8 to 51.7. Can you tell me what that means?
Lymphopenia: Not necessarily bad. Repeat and I bet it will be normal ...Read more
Allergy to self: Auto-antibodies means that you are producing antibodies to proteins in your own body. ...Read more
CBC: When you get a CBC (complete blood count), the white cells, red cells, platelets and many parameters of cell size, shape, and volume are reported. In addition, all of the many differant kinds of white cells are reported. In the old days, a human being peered into a microscope and counted them one at a time. Nowadays a machine does this automatically - hence an "auto diff". ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with myositis. Does this mean I have an auto-immune disease? How serious is this?
Serious but Rxable: Myositis is inflammation of muscles caused by autoimmune attack of the muscle tissue. It can sometimes be painful but the primary symptom is progressive weakness (over weeks and months). Affected muscles are usually proximal (closer to the body) such as shoulders and hips while wrists/hands and feet are usually spared. Should respond and improve with therapy. See a rheumatologist for help. ...Read more
If mushrooms help the immune system and someone with auto immune eats them. Does that mean they would help the attack on the body?
Mushrooms:no effect.: Mushrooms have no impact on the immune system, and are as safe for people with autoimmune diseases as they are for everyone else. ...Read more
Orthognathic surg: Autorotation of the mandible is a term to describe the rotation of the lower jaw around an axis theoretically drawn horizontally through the jaw joints on both sides. If the upper jaw has been surgically repositioned, often the lower jaw is allowed to rotate so that the teeth contact in a normal way. It is a "tern of the trade, ' so to speak. ...Read more
Nothing: This is a lab curiosity that may make it a bit more tricky for the blood bank to be sure that your blood is safe for the next person. It should have no health implications to you. ...Read more
Possible triggers for canker sores include:
a minor injury to your mouth from dental work, overzealous brushing, sports mishaps, spicy or acidic foods, or an accidental cheek bite
toothpastes and mouth rinses containing sodium lauryl sulfate
food sensitivities, particularly to chocolate, coffee, strawberries, eggs, nuts, cheese and highly acidic foods, such as pineapple
a diet lacking in vitamins. ...Read more
Hello. I had Labs conducted recently. Normal white and red blood levels but high Neut Auto (81%) and low Lymph Auto (12%). What does this mean?
Hi neutrophil %: Hello. I had Labs conducted recently. Normal white and red blood levels but high Neut Auto (81%) and low Lymph Auto (12%). What does this mean? ANS: means you likely have an infection but need more information such as age, ethnicity medical history. Best to ask ordering Dr. For interpretation. ...Read more
Fatty liver likely: Lots of substances may "infiltrate" the liver & increase echogenicity (sound waves bounce off liver better). Fatty liver is most common--due to diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, drinking too much alcohol. Lose weight & stop alcohol consumption if these are your problems. Fatty liver with abnormal liver functions (blood tests) is however considerably more concerning than just an echogenic liver. ...Read more
I have alopecia areata, an auto immune disease, does this mean its harder for me to get well from sickness?
The doc took blood and called me and said the auto immune was abnormal. What could this possibly mean? Is this life threatening?
Could mean anything: Without specifics and titers, impossible to assess. ...Read more
If you have a auto immune disease such as sjogrens, does that mean your immune system is suppressed? Effecting your body ability to fight off cancer?
Disordered immunity: The problem in most autoimmune disorders is not immune suppression, but immune confusion. Instead of just fighting invading organisms, your immune system also attacks your normal tissues, and this immune response is what causes inflammation and symptoms of the disease. With prolonged chronic immune stimulation, some of the cells may begin to reproduce uncontrollably, causing cancers like lymphoma. ...Read more
Only: ANA positivity and low complement C3 only help confirm a diagnosis of an autoimmune disease such as lupus. However, no diagnosis is possible by these tests alone without signs and symptoms of a connective tissue disease. Sometimes these laboratory abnormalities run in families especially if someone in he family has a connective tissue disease. ...Read more
WBC OF 8.9, AUTO LYMPHOCYTE PERCENT OF 14.2 AND AUTO NEUTROPHIL OF 6.8, NONFASTING GLUCOSE OF 76- WHAT MIGHT THIS MEAN?
These are near norma: Unless you tell us your history (symptoms) and the reason why you had blood counts checked, we can not arrive at a proper diagnosis. But your blood counts that you have sent are in the normal range....so surprises are. ...Read more
No fluid present in the subacromial subdeltoid bursa moderate edema seen along the fibers of the infraspinatus muscle? What does that mean. This was due to a auto accident 2 yrs ago.
This appears to be from a MRI report. It is best to discuss the findings with the treating physician, who has had a chance to take a full history and examine you.
These findings sound unremarkable in isolation. The comment on fluid is usually looking for inflammation in the bursae. If there is no significant signal of increased fluid, it is unremarkable. The edema in the infraspinatus muscle may be some fluid signal with no clinical significance. Most people with rotator cuff problems have tearing of the supraspinatus muscle first, with extension into the infraspinatus only for larger tears. The "edema" may also be normal for your age. Of note, most rotator cuff tears are degenerative and not related to a specific injury, again depending on your age.
Again, clinical correlation is always best and you should go over the study with your physician. ...Read more
I took a urine test and the doctor called back and said I have sugar in my urine, what does this mean. I am a 26 year old male who has common variable immuno deficiency and I may have propheryia or an auto immune disease, does sugar in the urine indictae
Most people don't have sugar in their urine until their blood sugar is 250mg/dl or more. But
some people will have sugar in their urine with normal blood levels of glucose. This is called renal glycosuria. It usually has little clinical significance. If your fasting blood sugar is elevated, you may have diabetes. If a blood glucose is done concurrently with finding sugar in your urine, you can sort out if you are just one of those people who spill sugar into the urine at normal blood glucose levels or if you may be diabetic. This should be checked out soon, especially if you are experiencing excessive thirst or frequent urinination. ...Read more
Blood test shows markers for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, cbc showed high white blood count. What does this mean? Do I have the auto immune issues
Ana positive c3c low and low phosphate no symptoms of anything does this mean lupus or since ANA was nucleolar scleroderma or not necessarily auto immune issue?
What does a WBC Count of 3.4, large platelets, and neutrophils auto count of 1.8 mean? Have also experienced ongoing nausea, recent vomiting.
Normal values: The results from your complete blood count (CBC) are normal. Your WBC is on the low end of normal, and sometimes that is correlated with certain viral infections (so it's possible your symptoms are related to a viral infection). Pregnancy is another common cause of unexpected nausea and vomiting. ...Read more
What does high basophil auto mean my dr. Doesn't seem concerned but my bun, potassium and vit. D keep dropping to. What could this indicate is wrong?
True true unrelated: Auto means automatic ie read by the machine not read by the tech. If the increase is not slight, a manual check is needed before drawing conclusion. BUN drop may reflect poor dietary intake and lots of liquid intake like some do when dieting. It reflects no kidney disease. Low potassium if has no readily explainable cause, like diuresis, needs evaluated by a nephrologist. Vit d needs supplements. ...Read more