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My doctor said i had some increased echo texture on both of my kidneys. The blood work shows they are working normal what does this mean?

My doctor said i had some increased echo texture on both of my kidneys. The blood work shows they are working  normal what does this mean?

Echotexture: This is a very subjective and can be both an instrument and tech dependent thing but should be followed up. Your blood work would not change for the worse until the reserve function ran dry. ...Read more

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My blood work say 305 h whay does it mean?

My blood work say 305 h whay does it mean?

Blood result - H: The "H" indicates HIGH. ABOVE NORMAL. The 305 is concentration of the chemical being measured. Typically, mg per dL. ...Read more

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How should I determine what the results of my recent blood work mean?

How should I determine what the results of my recent blood work mean?

Follow up appt: To get the best evaluation, have a follow up appointment with your doctor to discuss test results. Remember, normal ranges include 95% of the population being tested & may not be optimal for each person. If the tests are normal, ask what would be optimal for you in treating your symptoms. ...Read more

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If full blood work is all normal, does that mean someone is healthy and not dying?

If full blood work is all normal, does that mean someone is healthy and not dying?

No: Normal blood work is a good thing, but there are no guarantees in matters of health. We can only incline our bodies toward good health with healthy lifestyles devoid of toxins like drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, and diets with fruits and vegetables, protein, low in starches (breads, potatoes, pasta, ; rice, ) and daily exercise. ...Read more

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I got my blood work do except thyr peroxide ab? 34.4 what does this mean? Any helps appreciated thanks

I got my blood work do except thyr peroxide ab? 34.4 what does this mean? Any helps appreciated thanks

Hashimoto's : An elevated thyroid peroxidase antibodies level indicates that you have hashimoto's thyroid disease- an autoimmune disease where an antibody in your body starts attacking your thyroid. Over time, this will lead to hypothyroidism. If your thyroid level is ok right now, you will need periodic monitoring to catch the time when you will start needing thyroid replacement. ...Read more

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I recently got blood work done and i was looking at my results my b/c ratio was 25.4. What exactly does this mean?

I recently got blood work done and i was looking at my results my b/c ratio was 25.4. What exactly does this mean?

Hydration: I trust you mean BUN to Creatinine ratio. A high ratio usually means that you were likely dehydrated when the blood was taken. Next time you this test, make sure to drink enough water, even if the doctor asks you to come fasting. ...Read more

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Routine blood work: when the dr. Signs off on normal test results, does that mean they looked them over and confirmed?

Routine blood work: when the dr. Signs off on normal test results, does that mean they looked them over and confirmed?

Yes, but...: Life is not perfect, so occasionally a lab result can be overlooked. If a patient is worried about a lab result, she can make an appointment with her regular doctor or another doctor to go over the lab result and it's meaning. ...Read more

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I recently had blood work done and the rf factor came back positive, but what does that mean? Results state: "rf qn.... 1:1.. Positive"

I recently had blood work done and the rf factor came back positive, but what does that mean? Results state: "rf qn.... 1:1.. Positive"

Rheumaoid factor: If you are having symptoms of arthritis the rheumatoid factor would be evidence of rheumatoid arthritis. However, of people with rheumatoid arthritis 20% will be negative for rheumatoid factor while some studies have shown that 20% of normal people will have a positive rheumatoid factor. If arthritic symptoms test indicates rheumatoid arthritis, but if you have no arthritis meaning unknown. ...Read more