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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My doctor says my blood reports are fine, but I feel sick. Why so?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing extreme tiredness, dizziness, and shortness of breath. Also, I have painful feet soon after waking up. I had the same issue 14 years back. My hematocrit value is 49 %, my hemoglobin is 16.44 mg/dL, RBC is 5.48 million cells/mcL, calcium is 2.61 mg/dL, and total pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hopefully, you did well in the pandemic. I went through all of your data. Your biochemical parameters are slightly out of the reference ranges but not clinically significant and would not give you any symptoms. However, your hemoglobin is somewhat high and could cause m...  Read Full »

Kindly explain my blood test results done for autoimmune disease.

Query: Hello doctor, I received CBC and CMP blood test results. Info points to kidney issues but dismissed as nothing by my doctor. I would like your opinion. Key points outside normal range: WBC 12.66, hematocrit 45, eosinophils .5, absolute neutrophils 8.76, absolute monocytes .91, BUN 26, creatinine 1....  Read Full »

Dr. Tarek Algamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Attached investigations do not show evidence of autoimmune condition (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But it shows some impairment in kidney functions as GFR is lower than normal and creatinine is 1.4. This could be an effect of longstanding hyperten...  Read Full »

Can blood tests help me find reason for fatigue, depression, and fear?

Query: Hi,My symptoms are fatigue, less stamina, depression, fear of marriage, fear of the future, and poor eyesight, especially at night. Daily I consume high caffeine and sugar in the form of energy drinks. What blood tests should I do to check all my health conditions?  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. These symptoms can occur due to thyroid disorder, anemia, vitamin D deficiency, or even diabetes. So I would suggest you the following tests- 1. Complete blood count (CBC). 2. Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c). 3. Thyroid profile. 4. 25-hyd...  Read Full »

Please check my general blood tests reports and kindly give your opinion.

Query: Hi doctor,I have done some general blood tests as routine checks up. Kindly suggest what medicines to be taken so that I can lead an active life. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through the reports you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). All reports are normal. No need to worry about any disease. No medicine is required. I hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to h...  Read Full »

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 yourblood electrolytes and run urine analysis, and check blood s...  Read Full »

I had CBC tests done, and my monocyte and basophil count were zero. What does it mean?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I had a CBC test done. Would you please check my reports as my monocyte and basophil counts are zero? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Your monocyte and basophil count is zero, as I can see in the attached complete blood count reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). This CBC report is done in an automated cell counter...  Read Full »

I was exposed to HIV before eight months. Can you interpret my recent blood test reports?

Query: Hello doctor, I was exposed to HIV before eight months. Would you please help me interpret the results of my recent blood check-up?  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern and will help you with it. I have carefully assessed the attached reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). After going through the reports, I would like to mention the following: 1) Your blood has low HIV-1 (H...  Read Full »

What causes blood in stool?

Query: Hello doctor, For the last three days, I have noticed blood in the stools. It is not noticeable at first until the stool starts to separate. It is not thick mucousy, but it is red and mimics blood. I do not have any pain or strain.  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Blood in stool, always calls for a detailed evaluation. Basic investigations, including stool examination, is necessary to confirm it is actually blood and nothing else. Next, blood investigations are to be done to find out its correlation. The most important step is t...  Read Full »

What is the natural way to increase endometrium lining thickness to get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to conceive. My endometrium lining is showing as 1.8 mm and follicles of left ovary is 9.4 mm on 8th day and 16.1 mm on 10th day of my menses. I would like to know why has my endometrium lining decreased to this extent? Nine months back, I was pregnant but it led to a miss...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read and understood your problem. You have PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome) so your ovaries might be producing less of estrogen and more of testosterone. Also you may have other hormone problems. You need to do blood tests Hb (hemoglobin), fasting sugar, pr...  Read Full »

Is there a marker in a person's blood that indicates their sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 65 year old transgender female, and I have been on hormone therapy for the past two years. I have had an orchidectomy but not gender reassignment surgery. I recently donated blood, and on the questionnaire, it asked for my biological sex. The person there said that because I was b...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Every cell in your body has DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) that defines the genetic makeup. A male is XY and a female is XX. Other than red blood cells, which does not have DNA, rest every cell of the body has DNA. The blood is a mixture of all different kinds of proteins an...  Read Full »

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