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Complete Blood Count

Complete blood count (CBC) is a blood test that gives information about the number of different types of cells present in the blood and the hemoglobin concentration. It measures components in the blood like red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC), hemoglobin, hematocrit, and platelets. It is used to diagnose conditions like anemia, infections, and blood cancer.

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I have a strong, and persistent twitching in my left calf. Is this a severe neurological condition?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had strong, persistent twitching in my left calf for over a week, sometimes with intermittent twitching in thigh, foot and buttock of the same leg. I am very concerned about this. I had a neurological exam (strength and reflex testing) at my general practitioner (GP), and he sai...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I passed carefully through your question and would explain that the twitching in this calf could be related to a twisted muscle or a pinched nerve (considering the straining physical activity that you have been doing lately and the falling). I would recommend performi...  Read Full »

I get a sore throat and diarrhea after sex with my wife. Do I have HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 51 year old male. Whenever I have sexual intercourse with my wife, I get a sore throat and flu-like condition. Whenever I have anything cold, my throat gets infected. I also have diarrhea. My wife is also suffering from the same problem, and my son has diarrhea sometimes. All th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It does not appear to be HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). The symptoms of HIV will be entirely different, and also you got tested negative. But if you still have doubt, then you can retest. Getting sore throat after sex is probably a coincidence, and sore throat af...  Read Full »

Kindly explain my father's CBC report.

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 64 years old. His CBC report shows an absolute monocyte count of 93. His WBC was 4700 per microliter of blood and has a hemoglobin of 12.5 g/dL. He has platelets of 20,500 per microliter of blood. He has had rhinitis for the past three months. He is taking Cilacar 10 mg, Thyr...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your father's blood report does not show a significant finding. His monocyte count is low. His hemoglobin level is low, and foods rich in iron can be taken. If the congestive symptoms are severe, then a PNS (paranasal) X-ray can be taken to check for sinusitis. For rhin...  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 »

How to treat diarrhea in a metastatic carcinoma patient?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is having metastatic carcinoma and went through radiotherapy. Now, she has got severe diarrhea, swelling in face and do not like to eat food. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Satya Narayan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First get clinical examinations done that includes vital parameters of patient such as blood pressure (BP), pulse, respiratory rate, etc. Required blood investigations such as complete blood count, renal function test, liver function test and electrolyte study has to b...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the blister on my lip?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a blister on the lip, which developed in the morning today. My medical history includes hypothyroidism, and I am on regular medication for the same. Here, I have attached the photo.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Itlooks like a traumatic fluid collection (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Do not worry. It should resolve on its own. Do you have any habit of tobacco chewing?   Read Full »

My husband has had foamy urine for the last five months. What could be the reason for it?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband is 30 years old and has had consistently foamy urine for the last five months. We have been to different doctors and had several CBC and kidney function tests done and everything appears normal. He does not have any other symptoms. We have noticed when he eats less prot...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern regarding froth coming out in your husband's urine. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and I can see the urine albumin and urine albumin creatinine ratio are within normal limits. So...  Read Full »

Why do I get an odd sensation in shoulders and head?

Query: Hello doctor, When I try to go to sleep every night, this horrible gas has disturbed my immune system, and some solid-like comes up from my shoulder area to the right side of my head and attacks me all night long. I am exhausted from it all. I believe it is a virus. Lab work found I have an aggress...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Such a weird sensation can be due to parasitic infection only, and as you mentioned, you have a previous history of insect bites. So most probably it is due to that only. I would suggest you continue with the antiviral therapy you are currently taking. And along with th...  Read Full »

What does elevated ESR in the blood report indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know some details of my reports. Please advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems to be normal but there are some mild changes. There is a slight decrease in PCV (packed cell volume) and elevation in ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate). But the other values are ...  Read Full »

I am worried about my blood test results such as complete blood count showing low levels of eosinophils, and basophils. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I got my blood checked.n differential WBC (white blood cells) count I have an eosinophil level of 9.8 cells/mcL, and in complete blood count, the white blood cells are of an absolute count, and the eosinophils are 1 cell/mcL. I am really worried about this, my basophil level is zero.Tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern.I had undergone your attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). First, let me acknowledge that basophils count in differential WBC (white blood cells) count can be zero because it is usually n...  Read Full »

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