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What Is Albumin In Blood
Albumins are proteins which dissolve in water and are not covered with chains of sugars. The most common is serum albumin. These molecules transport other molecules which don't dissolve in water very well. But its main function is to regulate the amount of water in the blood. Another type of Albumin is the ...Read more
Albumin trace: I presume your saw a doctor who, after taking a history and examination, ordered some lab tests. He/she should have explained what the albumin trace meant. I also assume your doctor told you whether or not your kidney was working properly. If the doctor said that the albumin trace was only slightly high and everything else was OK , you can stop worrying for now. ...Read more
2 questions here: It is my belief that the current guidelines are outmoded. Risk is "direct, continuous, and linear." what that means is the higher the worse, the lower the better. I recommend triglycerides less than 100 measured after eating-again, the usual recommendations are fasting. However, there is much documented scientific support for my position. Potassium 4.1-4.5. Www, thepmc.Org. ...Read more
RBC size: Mcv stands for mean cell volume and measures the size of a red cell. Small size can be due to iron deficiency or various inhereted kinds of anemias most commonly. Large red cells are seen with B12 deficiency, Folic Acid deficiency, alcohol abuse, liver disease, some drugs, hypothyroidism, and many kinds of bone marrow problems. Mcv is used to help find the cause of anemia. ...Read more
Red blood cell size.: Mcv, or "mean cell volume" is the average size of a red cell. It is used in determining the cause of anemia, if present. Smaller cells are seen with iron deficiency and some inhereted anemias. High MCV can mean B12 or Folic Acid deficiency, alcohol abuse, and many other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal creatinine: Your creatinine (c) can be brought to your baseline line level if its elevation is caused by acute renal failure, renal failure by an obstruction that is relieved in time or by stopping renal toxic agents such as motrin-like drugs. Most of the time, the cause of an elevated c is not reversible as it is due to some disease affecting the kidneys. See a nephrologist for more information. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many answers: There are many causes of blood in the stool. Some like rectal fissure or hemorrhoids are uncomfortable but are generally benign. Others like cancer or inflammatory bowel disease generally carry a more serious prognosis. Either way, if you have blood when you have a bowel movement (bm), you should see a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hematuria: Blood in the urine is called hematuria. It can be visible or microscopic. It cannot be considered normal without an evaluation be a urologist. Possibilities include cancer, infection, stone, enlarged prostate, urinary blockage and others. Given the complexity inherent with this medical sign and severity of some of the possibilities please bring this to the attention of your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seeks odd proteins: This is a simple test for certain abnormal proteins in the bloodstream. Often they are rheumatoid facators, hepatitis C antigen-antibody complexes, or hepatitis B complexes. Plasma / serum is drawn and spun in the warm, then cooled and a white precipitate is a cryoglobulin. These can make you quite sick and should be sought especially if vasculitis or glomerulonephritis are sought. ...Read more
Not directly related: The blood level of sodium is often high in the face of dehydration and this may or may not correspond with a change in blood pressure. If one is volume depleted, the blood pressure may be low. However, some may have severe weakness of their heart muscle and the blood pressure and the sodium may both be low. It is important to correlate the medical issues involved to interpret these levels. ...Read more
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