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Blood Tests

Regular blood testing is an important way to know about our physical well-being. Blood tests can be done routinely once a year. Complete blood count, thyroid panel, lipid panel, complete metabolic panel, basic metabolic panel, and enzyme markers are commonly tested.

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Please compare my recent reports with last month's.

Query: Hello doctor, I went to the doctor for a physical examination before 20 days. I had blood work done. I went to the ER recently because I was feeling dizzy and tingling. The doctor said I have vertigo and they were not sure of the tingling. I received my blood work from my ER visit and I compared it ...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You say you are having vertigo and tingling and taking Synthroid. This makes me think about thyroid issues. So, a thyroid function test should be done. Furthermore, check your blood electrolytes and run urine analysis, and check blood sugar...  Read Full »

What is causing pain in hands and feet with fever?

Query: Hi doctor,My 4-year-old son had a cough for two days. Now his cough is fine but now he has a high fever on the head side and his hands are ice cold. He is saying pain sometimes in his hands and sometimes in his feet. What is the cause? Please explain.  Read Full »

Dr. Jubin Kamar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the description, it seems your son is having an upper respiratory infection. If he is playful and active in between fever it may be a simple infection which will subside by its own. You can give Paracetamol during the fever spikes. If his fever is lasting for more ...  Read Full »

Kindly evaluate the blood test report.

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly evaluate my mother's blood test report. The RDW is 14.6. How can we interpret the value of RDW? She is on Nebicart 5 mg, Matilda Forte, Calright, and Caat 20 mg.  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to RDW is nothing but red blood cell distribution width which signifies the size of red blood cells. Increase in RDW have two probable diagnosis and one is due to iron deficiency and the second is due to folate and B12 deficiency. Before to comment on diagnosis, I just ...  Read Full »

My spleen is enlarged, and CBC is normal. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have enlarged spleen for the last two years. I am 24 years old, male. My spleen size went from 5.28 inches two years back to 5.5 to 5.6 inches four months back. My CBC report looks normal and I have a vitamin B12 level of 349 and a vitamin D of 11.13. I have MCV level 102.4 and MCH l...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your query and below is my opinion. The various causes for enlarged spleen include infection like malaria, Gaucher disease like storage disorder, hemolytic anemia, leukemia, lymphoma, infections, liver disease, etc. The CBC (complete blood count) ...  Read Full »

What causes dryness and itching of the glans?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a blood investigation recently, and I would like to ask for help interpreting my blood test report.Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. I have gone through your reports, and they are absolutely fine except few changes, which are minor to cause anything (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). There is slightly low MCH (mean ...  Read Full »

I am pregnant and found it through blood test. How long it takes to confirm?

Query: Hi doctors, I am 20-years-old. I found out my pregnancy through blood test two days ago. How soon can blood tests show positive pregnancy? How far along could I be?  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern and will try to help you with it. You should consult a gynecologist for urine, blood test and ultrasonography to rule out pregnancy. Pregnancy can be found positive with blood test even before you missed yo...  Read Full »

What does my health checkup report indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I need to consult latest health checkup report and get recommended guidance and medication.  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Good to inform, your sugars are very good and you do not have any evidence of diabetes (attachment removed to protect patient identity). After thoroughly going through the list of investigations, that signify increased LDL, cholesterol, low calcium and insufficient v...  Read Full »

How can I interpret abnormality in blood and urine reports?

Query: Hello doctor, Based on the health check reports attached, please confirm if any of the parameters are our side range which needs to be monitored, especially the ones marked as L or H (RDW, total blood count, lymphocytes, indirect bilirubin, potassium serum, etc). This is for a 33-year-old female.  Read Full »

Dr. Magesh Thirunavukkarasu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I just went through your blood reports and urine protein examination in blood reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your hemoglobin level seems to be normal 12.5 also and then other components like white blood cells, red blood cells platelets all are ...  Read Full »

Kindly check the blood report after miscarriage and explain.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 25 years old, had a miscarriage a few months back. She lost a lot of blood for a week or two and continued a little less for up to a month total. Her Ob-gyn doctor and her PA did not give her Iron supplements at the time. This month she had her physical and they did the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The hematology picture is typical of iron deficiency anemia with typical low serum ferritin stores and high MCV values. She has been rightly prescribed Iron supplement by the gynecologist and should continue it for a month and then repeat her iron profile. Bone marro...  Read Full »

My blood test for excess gas release shows some changes. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday, I took the blood test because of excess gas release and in that, my red blood cells showed some impressions. Please help. I have attached my report. I am afraid and shivering. Is there any problem with my blood test?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your CBC report is normal and does not suggest a specific abnormality. The red blood cell count is within the limit, so do not worry about that. In the attached report, serum amylase and lipase are elevated (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So pancrea...  Read Full »

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