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What does small amounts of hydroxyurea in blood mean?

What does small amounts of hydroxyurea in blood mean?

Treatment/exposure: Hydroxyurea is a drug used to treat certain blood disorders, some cancers, and HIV disease. If you not on this medicine you may be exposed to it in other ways such as handling it for a loved one. If neither is the case, please consult a healthcare provider asap. ...Read more

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I get blood and a large amount of leukoctyes in my urine. What does this mean?

I get blood and a large amount of leukoctyes in my urine. What does this mean?

Leukocytes = WBCs: White blood cells in the urine indicate that an inflammatory or immune system reaction is taking place. Without more information, in terms of other urine or laboratory markers, symptoms, etc. That is about all one can say with regard to this. If you are having symptoms or other issues you may want to see your doctor for further assistance. ...Read more

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What is a small amount of blood in phlegm mean?

What is a small amount of blood in phlegm mean?

Hemoptysis: There are many possibilities. The most common cause is bronchitis but there are serious causes as well so this should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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What can caue small amounts of blood in urine?

What can caue small amounts of blood in urine?

Many things: Urine infections, menstrual blood contaminations, stones, tumors in the kidney or bladder, some congenital kidney disorders (spongiotic kidney), trauma, strep infections, lupus, chronic bladder catheters, to name some. ...Read more

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What is the cause of high white blood cell count in normal person?

What is the cause of high white blood cell count in normal person?

How high?: Normal WBC count is 4-11 thousand and within this range all counts are normal. Bacterial infections are a common cause of high WBC count. Leukemias also have high counts. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/complete-blood-count/my00476. ...Read more

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What is a large amount of IgM in your blood

What is  a large amount of  IgM in your blood

Its an antibody.: Antibody types in your blood include igg, IgA and igm. When there is a generalized increase in antibodies, which can happen with inflammation, it's call "polyclonal." if there is a single antibody molecule that is increased, it's "monoclonal". That can be either benign (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance) or a sign of cancer, usually a lymphoma, diagnosed by bone marrow biopsy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have an equal amount of red and white blood cells but high lymphocytes?

What does it mean if you have an equal amount of red and white blood cells but high lymphocytes?

Misunderstanding: Only in the most serious and clinically obvious illnesses would the total red and white cell counts be even close to being equal. A high absolute lymphocyte count with all-normal cells usually means nothing -- perhaps just fighting a virus that never produces symptoms. Before you let yourself be troubled, talk with your physician. ...Read more

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What does small traces of blood in urine without an infection mean?

What does small traces of blood in urine without an infection mean?

Blood in urine: If only a trace amount of blood (without any protein in urine), the most likely possibilities include kidney stones or crystals in the urine, recent heavy exercise, thin basement membrane nephropathy, or IgA nephropathy. The latter 2 are detected with a kidney biopsy, but in the absence of protein in the urine most nephrologists would not pursue one. Also need to consider a kidney or bladder mass. ...Read more

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What does a unusual amount of nitrates in your urine mean

What does a unusual amount of nitrates in your urine mean

Tests: This test is used to measure the metabolism of nitrogen containing substances in the urine by bacteria which may be causing infection. It is generally a worthless test with numerous false positive values and some false negative values. Tests, taken by themselves, out of the context of clinical signs and symptoms, seldom are of any value and can be confusing. ...Read more

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What can cause small traces of blood in urine?

What can cause small traces of blood in urine?

Here are some...: Red blood cell in urine indicates a leak from damaged blood vessels of any caliber, which may result from any forms of inflammations from bacterial, viral, chemical, or even autoimmune, from disease-related effects like hypertention, diabetes, etc., from stones, tumors, even obstructions, etc. More? Go to Blood in Urine - Hematuria in http://www.formefirst.com/hematuria.html. More? Contact me... ...Read more

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Does small traces of bubbles constitute 'bubbly urine' or does this refer to only urine with large clusters of bubble?

Does small traces of bubbles constitute 'bubbly urine' or does this refer to only urine with large clusters of bubble?

Either one...: Either small or large bubbles on the surface of urine may denote the presence of foamy urine resulting from the speed of urine flow and the degree of protein in urine. Anyone may have foamy urine off and on; if persistent, be evaluated for possible chronic kidney diseases, which comes along with aging, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, chronic drug use like NAISDs or certain antibiotics. ...Read more

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Bits of blood in urine what does that mean?

Bits of blood in urine what does that mean?

SEE YOUR MD ASAP: Blood in the urine with/without any pain, you need to see your doctor asap, you will need blood and urine test, a cat scan of your kidneys and consult with urologis if indicated, to find the cause and treat the possibilities are you may have a kidney ureter or bladder stone, kidney or bladder infection, glomerular disease like glomerulonephritis, chronic kidney disease and tumors including cancer. ...Read more

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What is the cause of high white blood cells and liquid on my ovaries?

What is the cause of high white blood cells and liquid on my ovaries?

Inflammation: The presence of elevated levels of wbcs in the peripheral blood suggests some systemic illness, often infection, but may be due to other factors. Not sure what you mean by liquid on your ovaries, but you may have an infected cyst, abscess, or pelvic inflammatory disease, or other issues. Discuss with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I have slightly high white blood cell count and very high levels of protiens in my urine. What does this mean?

I have slightly high white blood cell count and very high levels of protiens in my urine. What does this mean?

Slightly high: Wbc count is usually insignificant, but the elevated urine protein needs to be evaluated soon for any indicators of renal insufficiency and treated. Contact the individual ordering the lab tests, . ...Read more

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Do iron blood work measure the amount of iron inside the red blood cell? since every RBC can carry specific amount of iron how can overdose occur ?

Do iron blood work measure the amount of iron inside the red blood cell? since every RBC can carry specific amount of iron how can  overdose occur ?

Basic biology: Serum iron measures how much is NOT in the red blood cells. This gives some estimate for what's available to make new red cells and otherwise carry on the body's business. You can become gravely ill if much more iron is stored than the red cells are carrying around. If you actually have hemochromatosis, please keep educating yourself -- untreated, it will kill you; treating it is easy. Best wishes ...Read more

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What is the cause of increase in white blood cells?

In fact there can: Be many causes from infections, autoimmune disease, dehydration, medications, stress, to malignancies and many other causes too. ...Read more

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What is the consequences of high count of white blood cells in renal failure?

What is the consequences of high count of white blood cells in renal failure?

High White Count: A high white count usually indicates that a patient has an infection. When your kidneys fail you are more susceptible to infection for a whole bunch of reasons. The consequence is not so much that your blood count is high, but that you likely have an undiagnosed infection and this needs to be investigated by your dialysis doctor/nephrologist or your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have high levels of red blood cells?

What does it mean to have high levels of red blood cells?

Too many RBCs: You may have acondition known as polycythemia vera. To need to be seen and evaluated by a hemotologist. ...Read more

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