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What does a elevated hgb mean?

What does a elevated hgb mean?

Hemoglobin : Hgb is abbreviation for hemoglobin, the carrier of oxygen in the red blood cell. Low HGB is anemia. High HGB reflects excess red cells, called polycythemia. There are many causes so you will need further testing by your physician to establish the correct cause of your polycythemia. ...Read more

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What does an elevated bnp mean?

What does an elevated bnp mean?

Maybe CHF: An elevated bnp may be assoc. W/ chf. Symptoms of CHF include increasing shortness of breath, especially when one lies down at night which is relieved by sitting up; rapid weight gain (ex: >1-2 lbs in 24 hrs), leg swelling, fatigue. See your doc if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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Elevated hgb what does it mean?

Elevated hgb what does it mean?

Several causes: There are several causes including primary ones such as polycythemia and secondary ones such as heart or lung disease. See a hematologist. ...Read more

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What does an elevated monos pct mean?

What does an elevated monos pct mean?

CBC: I believe this may mean monocyte percent. ...Read more

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If my CK Levels are elevated, what does this mean?

If my CK Levels are elevated, what does this mean?

Exercise: The most common cause of elevated CK levels in an otherwise healthy 26 year old woman is normal exercise. If you're not otherwise healthy, then other causes can be pursued. ...Read more

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I have chronically elevated CK levels. What does that mean?

I have chronically elevated CK levels. What does that mean?

How high?: 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, elevated CK usually indicates some disorder of the muscles. Please consult this site for information and discuss the issue with your doctor http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/8336 ...Read more

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What does elevated RDW on hematicrit mean?

What does elevated RDW on hematicrit mean?

Random Dist Width: Random distribution width (RDW) is a measure of the variability of the sizes (volume) of the red blood cells in a complete blood count. The lower the number, the more similar are the sizes of the red cells. The higher the rdw, the more variable are the red cells in sizes (from small to large). The variability in red cell sizes can sometimes help narrow down the causes of anemia in a patient. ...Read more

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What does a elevated rf and a elevated sm rnp mean ?

What does a elevated rf and a elevated sm rnp mean ?

Autoimmune tests: These are blood tests that sometimes ordered to check for certain autoimmune diseases. They must always be interpreted in the context of a patient's symptoms. Sometimes they are positive, and have no connection to the person's symptoms. Rf is associated with rheumatoid arthritis but can also be positive in other conditions. Sm is associated with lupus; rnp w/ mixed connective tissue disease. ...Read more