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What does an abnormal protein band 1 mean on electrophoresis?

What does an abnormal protein band 1 mean on electrophoresis?

Bone marrow disorder: It means that you are making too much of a single antibody or just a part of an antibody because one clone of plasma cells from your bone marrow has developed over the normal population. This can be a benign condition for many years or progress into a condition called multiple myeloma that needs treatment. ...Read more

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What does an increased platelets count mean?

What does an increased platelets count mean?

Context: The most common cause is iron deficiency, no one knows why. They may go up some after infection, trauma, childbirth or surgery. More worrisome and higher counts occur in diseases is as essential thrombocythemia, a blood disease that is fairly easy to manage in most cases. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high count of neutrophil bands?

What does it mean to have a high count of neutrophil bands?

Infection: This is usually indicative of acute bacterial infection. ...Read more

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What does a high mean platelet volument signify?

What does a high mean platelet volument signify?

Large platelets: The mpv is a measure of how large the platelet is. Large platelets are presumptively young platelets. If the platelets are being used up or destroyed rapidly (dic or itp) then younger platelets are released into the blood and this is reflected in an increase in the mpv. Also some hereditary platelet disorders cause high mpv. ...Read more

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What does white blood cells mean if 18000?

What does white blood cells mean if 18000?

A bit high: White blood cells roll along the sides of the blood vessels and release into the bloodstream if inflammatory signals occur (infection, injury, autoimmune disease, etc). It is usually transient and returns to normal as the inflammatory environment becomes quenched. The count usually must be higher and persist for longer (and is associated with telltale symptoms) before considering cancer or other ...Read more

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Packed cell volume of rbcs decreased what does this mean ?!

Packed cell volume of rbcs decreased what does this mean ?!

If you mean: Mcv that is mean cell volume, and low means the average size of the rbcs are small. If you are referring to hct then that means anemia. ...Read more

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What does hyperintensity mean of mastiod air cells?

What does hyperintensity mean of mastiod air cells?

Imaging finding: This is a comment on pictures that you've had. It may mean that you have some inflammation of the mastoid air cells which are located behind your ear. You will likely get a good answer from your ENT who will know the significance of this finding based on your history and physical exam. Check with your ent! ...Read more

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What does abnormal small blood plateletes mean medically speaking?

What does abnormal small blood plateletes mean medically speaking?

Usually nothing: Unless they are extremely small, as in wiskott-aldrich -- but you'd know that as an adult unless the mutation is mild. If there are other platelet problems (function, number), this might be helpful. Most people have a few lab somewhat outside "normal range". Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does low albunim mean? And what does protein loss from small bowel mean?

What does low albunim mean? And what does protein loss from small bowel mean?

"Leaky gut"?: Irritable bowel is a syndrome complex that spans many etiologies ; contributants (see earlier healthtap answers). Often, patients complain of altered stool pattern (diarrhea, constipation, or both), abdominal pain, bloating, gassiness, fullness, distension, nausea, cramps. Similar symptoms may present with leaky gut, which by comparison is a disease process (again, caused by many etiologies). ...Read more

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What does a high band mean in blood work?

What does a high band mean in blood work?

Fighting infection: "Bands" are immature white blood cells. When the body is under significant attack by an invader (bacterial, viral, or otherwise), it calls out the Marines (white blood cells as key portion of your immune system) and cells released a little early into circulation can be identified as such and are called "bands." ...Read more

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Eosinophilia ---what does that mean ?

Eosinophilia ---what does that mean ?

Eosinophils: Increase in the number of eosinophils that are in your blood. These cells can be brought out by certain infections, allergies, or for somewhat unknown reasons. Eosinophilia can be problematic when the eosinophil count is above a certain level. ...Read more

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What does mildly increased lymphoplasmacytic cells mean in my stomach biopsy results?

What does mildly increased lymphoplasmacytic cells mean in my stomach biopsy results?

Common nonspecific: a completely normal stomach biopsy is supposed to show essentially no inflammation. However, it is extremely common to see very mild degrees of chronic inflammation (lymphocytes and plasma cells). Active gastritis due to helicobacter pylori would have acute inflammation, which was not reported in your biopsy. Your findings are non specific and common/minimal, does not need treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if cd8 suppressor t cells are low?

What does it mean if cd8 suppressor t cells are low?

Weakness in defense: T cells help regulate the t cells and are the main reason people don't develop autoimmune diseases. T cells, if left unchecked, would attack the individual's own body .There are two main types of t cells, cd4 and cd8. Cd8 t cells are also known as killer t cells. Though this name sounds threatening, these are very important in preventing illness. These cd8 t cells kill kill infected and damaged c. ...Read more

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What does a high immunoglobulin mean ?

What does a high immunoglobulin mean ?

How high?: Minimally elevated probably not worth worrying about. Very or moderately high requires a test - serum immunoelectrophoresis - to rule-out multiple myeloma. Minimally high bears repeating twice a year. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if your white blood cell count is up?

What exactly does it mean if your white blood cell count is up?

Several issues: The most common by far would be acute infection, and can be seen as part of a stress response to acute illness, with certain medications esp steroids, and infrequently with acute nod chronic leukemias. ...Read more

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What does having low nk cells indicate?

What does having low nk cells indicate?

Abnormal immune syst: Nk cells are a type of lymphocyte, or white blood cell, that functions to fight off virally infected cells and cancer cells. Deficiency in these might allow tumors/cancers to develop more easily and might lead to much more difficulty in fighting off certain viral infections. There is a good review article on wikepedia. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/natural_killer_cell. Search on "uptodate". ...Read more

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What does white blood cells mean if low?

What does white blood cells mean if low?

Low WBC: It could either mean your body is producing less or your body is using up more, it isusually the first one though. You should see your doctor asap if you suspect this. It should not be ignored as it could be serious. ...Read more

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My CSF results show normal cell count but show inflammatory proteins-oligoclonal bands, what does this mean please?

My CSF results show normal cell count but show inflammatory proteins-oligoclonal bands, what does this mean please?

Oligoclonal bands: These proteins are immunoglobulins usually detected by separating the proteins in an electric field-charged gel. Many CNS diseases are associated with their presence, but most commonly they are tested for when there is concern about multiple sclerosis. Since many diseases can cause the abnormality, finding them is not specific and must be correlated with symptoms and other findings. ...Read more

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What does polyclonal n biclonal bands mean ?

Multiple and 2: Polyclonal means there are at least several. Biclonal means there are two. ...Read more