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i had ct scan and it shows hypoventilatory changes, also my

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i had ct scan and it shows hypoventilatory changes, also my blood work showed low anion gap of 8.7

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Hello and welcome, I am happy to help you today.

Dr. R. Bora :

What were the CT scan findings?

Dr. R. Bora :

What do you mean by hypoventilatory changes?


lung base, hypoventilatory changes


mild fatty infiltration in liver


bone and soft tissues, tiny fat containing umbilical hernia


also i had a blood test come back with low anion gap of 8.7 i have had low anion gap before a few times as low as 4.87 a year ago


it there any reason to be concerned and should my primary doctor call me to go over or isthis all nothing

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So, you should get the low anion gap evaluated.

Get a complete metabolic profile to check if sodium, potassium , calcium, magnesium etc are in the normal range.

Check your total protein also as low anion gap can also be associated with low blood protein.

You should talk to your doctor about this.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

what about the mild fat infiltration of the liver

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

what about the fat infilitration of the liver shold i also get xrays fo the lung s and be seen by a doctor

The mild fatty infiltration of the liver is significant, Just control your diet and avoid fatty diet and spicy foods. Reduce alcohol intake. And you should exercise regularly.

Thanks for the accept and have a nice day!
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

where is the umbilical are of the hernia

The umbilical hernia is in your nevus and usually does not require with fat content. However, if it increases in size or becomes painful, you will need to get it removed.