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What does it mean if your liver level is high?

What does it mean if your liver level is high?

Transaminitis?: Not sure what you mean by the "liver level" but but liver enzymes commonly measured in the blood are called transaminases 9eg. Ast, alt) and when they are elevated it suggests there is inflammation of the liver and this can be on the basis of many possible causes including alcohol, fatty chage, hepatitis (infectious, autoimmune, vascular) or drugs. Good luck! ...Read more

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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more


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What does it mean if your ejaculate is urine?

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What does it mean if your ejaculate is urine?

Here are some...: Are you male or female? OUY may refer to so-called squirting urine at female orgasm, which has not been described in traditional urology training and misnomer-ed as ejaculating. Is this what you meant? ...Read more

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What does it mean if your urine is orange?

What does it mean if your urine is orange?

See below: There are many causes, including foods like beets, blood in urine and some medications. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/urine-color/ds01026. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if your urine is cloudy?

What exactly does it mean if your urine is cloudy?

Normal or infection: Most common cause of cloudy urine is harmless sediment. Less likely is infection, in which case urine is likely to smell and you would have symptoms of frequency & burning on urination & possibly pelvic pain. Kidney disease or tumor of bladder or kidney can cause cloudy urine due to very small amounts of blood, but these are least likely causes.Urinalysis will rule in/out most mediical conditions. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your immunoglobulin m is elevated?

What does it mean if your immunoglobulin m is elevated?

Depends: If IgM is elevated but IgA & igg are decreased then you have a significant immunodeficiency called hyper IgM syndrome. Other causes of elevated IgM include monoclonal gammopathy and multiple myeloma. Never ignore the possibility of a lab error - the next test to do is to repeat the IgM level. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your bilirubin is 1.8?

What does it mean if your bilirubin is 1.8?

Find cause: Especially if it's indirect, you may just have gilbert's non-disease. Otherwise, your physician can help you find the cause. You may be tearing up red cells fast, taking a medication that slows bile excretion, or have something more ominous. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your RDW is high?

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What does it mean when your RDW is high?

Thanks for asking!: Rdw stands for red blood cell distribution width, which is a measured parameter in a CBC test. High RDW value indicates greater variation in rbc size. This may be associated with iron deficiency anemia, folate/b12 deficiency anemia, mixed deficiency, recent hemorrhage, ...Etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your wbc level is 14.9?

What does it mean when your wbc level is 14.9?

It usually means: you have an infection somewhere that is causing it to rise above normal. Do you have some type of infection? ...Read more

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What does it mean if your creatinine levels are decreasing?

What does it mean if your creatinine levels are decreasing?

Short-term factors: Creatinine is affected by protein intake and hydration, both are factors that can be changed easily and affect the result. Have your test repeated. It is the baseline and trend that are important. ...Read more

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What does Macrocytic mean? And what does it mean if your result is +1?

What does Macrocytic mean? And what does it mean if your result is +1?

Macro: Comes from Greek and translates as large. Macrocytosis means large cells, it refers mostly to red blood cells. 1+ is mild. It helps us direct work up in case there is a need for work up. ...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 when your bellirubin is high?

What does it mean when your bellirubin is high?

Bilirubin: Long list of possibilities including gilbert's disease which is harmless, reaction to medication, chronic liver diseases such as hepatitis b or c or other chronic liver diseases . Analysis of a full liver panel as well as additional tests are the best means of defining the cause. See your doctor for further testing if indicated. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your thyroid is .1?

What does it mean if your thyroid is .1?

probably normal: If you are referring to a TSH level being 0.1, that would be normal. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your test is negative?

Which test?: "negative" means "not there" rather than "bad", necessarily. I'm sorry no one was able to answer. Let us know which test and what the result was. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have creatinine is 0.8?

What does it mean to have creatinine is 0.8?

Diagnosis needed: Serum creatinine is affected by protein intake, gender, age, race, muscular build, and renal function. A rising creatinine is always of concern. "normal" on lab tests is generally less than 1.2 mg/dl. Renal function can be estimated with a more complex formula or measured with a 24 h urine collection. See your internist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your eosinophils is low?

What does it mean when your eosinophils is low?

Usually nothing: A bit of stress will drive them down, or if it's a small-sample count, there just didn't happen to be one among the first hundred or few hundred counted. You can drive yourself crazy reading the differential diagnosis for numbers -- but this isn't your warning of incipient cushing's if you feel well. Most labs mean little in the absence of symptoms and signs. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your urine is clear?

What does it mean when your urine is clear?

Adequate hyration: Normal urine should be pale yellowor clear if hydrating adequately. ...Read more