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What were the symptoms your son had to have the doctor draw this test?
He had fewer (not very high around 39degrees)He was not feeling well and he was feeling cold with no reason.
is he doing better now?
yes, he is much better. this test has been done couple of months ago.
and the doctor said at the time that there is nothing to worry
your doctor is correct
but i have a fear if we are missing anything
this test is called a 'CBC' or complete blood count
and it is a very non-specific test and rarely helpful
the white count (WBC) is slightly low which can occur with just about any illness
and the other numbers are just details about the sizes, shapes, and numbers of the red and white cells in the blood.
there is nothing here that gives me any concern at all, especially since your son is recovered.
the terrible illnesses of chilhood
would show up on this test and the values would be VERY abnormal
these values are slightly abnormal and do not give concern at all for anything 'missed'.
shall we do another test and share with you its results? he always feels cold more than anybody else..
another test will not be helpful
he cannot even stay in the pool long while his friends are swimming
there is no need to do this test again
I'm not sure what to say about that, and i understand your concern about your son's health
but I can't think of anything medically speaking to look for in this case to explain this
he also has relatively high cholesterol at 196
how much does he weigh?
why did someone check his cholesterol? we typically don't check that until age 35.
so the answer regarding the pool may simply be that he does not have much body fat and gets cold more easily because of this, but this is a good thing.
they wanted to have a look if he has hidden diabetics
or whatever it is called. i am not native so might not good at choosing the right words
no worries. i understand you very well
creatinin at 0.46
a cholesterol test tells us nothing about diabetes
the creatinine level is normal
and this tells us his kidneys are functioning just as they should
he is not diabetic
again, don't know why it is being measured in a 7 year old
the triglyceride level i mean
i really dont know
they were just trying to examine his weakness, i guess
so to summarize
it seems as if his doctor is being very thorough
and probably ordering labs that wouldn't normally be ordered based on your concerns
and nothing is turning up that gives concern
labs are helpful
WHEN the patient has an illness
but it is not clear to me that your child has any illness right now at all
i understand you
so i would not worry any further about this
but would bring your concerns to his pediatrician, who sounds like he is doing a good job in looking for even rare diseases of children
most of the results were either high or low, that is the reason i thought although i trust the doc saying nothing to worry. just wanted to be on the safe side.
and part of the confusion you are having is that labs are often 'abnormal' even in healthy individuals, because the 'normal' values, especially in the lab you listed, can be slightly 'abnormal' one day and 'normal' the next. the key is to interpret the labs ALONG WITH your exam of the patient.
the labs are not a concern in this case.
do you have any final questions for me about your son?
any final questions for me?
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