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Question: abnormal blood test results


 Debr33 - Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:04 pm

I see an endocrinologist for my thyroid cancer. It is stable, no growth on nodules in lungs in 3 years-original diagnosis was 1990. I have no thyroid gland and take .224 synthroid daily.

recent abnormal blood test results:
HGB-16.7 normal12.0-14.0
HCT:50.3 normal 36.0-48.0
MPV:11.0 normal 7.4-10.4
Cholesterol:316 normal 0-200
Trig:154 normal 35-135
LDL:243 normal 62-185
VLDL:31 normal 7-27
Ionized ca:3.7 4.5-5.2

I understand the cholesterol,trig,ldl,vldl. Familial & diet -caused.

I am wondering what the HGB,HCT,MPV & ionized ca could be leading to. My endo didnt address any of these or tell me they were off. I keep copies of my january blood tests due to my cancer and these are new abnormal levels.

I know ionized ca could be kidney or parathyroid-would the other values be related to that as well? I have 1 parathyroid remaining-other 3 removed for cancer in 1990. Should I ask my dr to look into these values or are they so minimally off that it isnt anything to worry over.
 presbam - Sat Oct 15, 2005 9:35 pm

I am a 37 year old female, non-smoker/drinker. I am also adopted, so I do not know family medical history. I am not overweight. I have allergies to several things, including about six antibiotics and take Allegra and Singulair daily to control allergies. I also have Raynaud's.

I recently went in to have sinus surgery and had the pre-op blood tests come back abnormal. I have had several surgeries prior to this one and never had this happen. The pt/inr was prolonged. I was sent to a hematologist/oncologist and he has done two repeat pt/ptt along with cbc and ana and seratonin.

ANA was negative and the first cbc showed a low wbc. However the second cbc showed that the wbc had resolved itself, but then the Hemoglobin was high(15.6) and the albumin levels were high, as well (5.4).

He gave a vitamin K shot and did a repeat pt/ptt and that did not fix the clotting problem. He decided to give a higher dose of Vitamin K and retest next week.

I am more concerned over the elevated hemoglobin and albumin?? He mentioned something about Stress Erythrocytosis or doing a Lupus coagulation study?

Any ideas??

Thank you for the time.

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