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I was recently admitted to emergency room with vomiting and

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I was recently admitted to emergency room with vomiting and diarrhea. while in the emergency room I had blood work done. the results came back with 3 line items out of the norm

My Lymphocytes 13.4%
Segmented Neutrophil 80.5%
Glucose level 120 mg/dl

I am 43 years old, 6ft tall and 270lbs in good health

is there issues to be concerned about?

mysticdoc :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

mysticdoc :

Increased neutrophils are seen commonly with infection.

mysticdoc :

You had diarrhea and vomiting likely from viral infection.

mysticdoc :

This can cause the changes.

mysticdoc :

Glucose 20 mg/dl also can be from stress.

mysticdoc :

Infection related stress.

mysticdoc :

They are not concerning.

mysticdoc :

The fasting blood sugar and a1c level can be checked once you get better to rule out diabetes.

mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

Customer:

what is the a1c and how do we check for that

mysticdoc :

a1c is a blood test to check for diabetes.

mysticdoc :

A1c provides average blood sugar over preceding 3 month period.

mysticdoc :

fasting blood sugar also needs to be done.

Customer:

120 is on the high side but due to the infection and stress that could have elevated the number? last time I had it checked a year ago it was 102.

mysticdoc :

yes correct.

Customer:

thank you

mysticdoc :

still it is not diabetes since the value is below 125

mysticdoc :

very welcome

mysticdoc :

Best wishes,


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