Ask Health Experts and Get Answers to Your Health Question ASAP
I agree with your internist
the values, while technically abnormal
are so close to normal, and do not tie together to lead to a suspicion of a diagnosis
that I think you can safely put this worry away
these values, with the exception of the bilirubin level
are only significant given an underlying blood disorder such as anemia
and if you are not anemic then they are not of any importance at present
could the mcv value indicate a deficiency in folic acid or b12? or is the level too low for this concern?
only IF you were anemic, and since you did not list that value (hematocrit or hemoglobin) then you are reading too much into this
hematocrit is 41.3%, Hemoglobin is 13.8g/dL
you are not anemic
Thank you for your prompt response. I keep hoping to find a reason why I am always fatigued and feel "old" for an athletic 34 year old. And my acne issues.
Your internist is, no doubt, working on this, but the answer does not lie in these results.
One more question. Would 258.0ug/dL Dhea Sulfate cause adult acne?
stand by, that's not an easy one to answer off the cuff
THIS IS A GOOD LINK REGARDING THIS TEST
As you can see
your results fall in the normal range
I also have hair dark course hair growth on chin/cheek/neck/abdomen/nipple
it is not thick heavy growth but there nonetheless and began in my late 20's
and i suspect your internist is looking at the possibility of Polycystic ovarian syndrome
My GYN says I don't have enough risk factors for it.
Might be worth running it down anyway, especially since it would explain many of your symptoms.
An ultrasound would be helpful.
And i think your internist needs to drive this workup...
And my periods are VERY regular (like clockwork) and I had no trouble with fertility (have two healthy young sons)
so that does argue against PCO
and again, the answer to your issue is not in these labs
I assume you have had your thyroid checked
And I don't think I'm overweight. 5'6'', 129lbs. Runner/triathlete
again, agree that it's not likley to be PCOS.
but i can not diagnose you online
Just had thyroid checked. Everything mid-range as far as blood values
you may want to read this
so that's good the thyroid was checked
MAYO CLINIC ON FEMALE EXCESSIVE HAIR GROWTH
as you can see, there are a few medical causes that your internist, no doubt, is looking at, but sometimes no identifiable cause is found
in which case, a dermatologist may be able to to permanent hair removal for you
but I do not believe the medical workup is complete at present
but as to your original question, these labs do not give us an indication of a possible cause.
don't know if it relates but my heart rate tends to be a little high also. resting around 90 and 190-200 with comfortable running (talking pace)
can't see how that would relate if your thyroid is normal
but I'm glad you are seeing an internist
Ok. I'll just treat these as isolated cosmetic issues then. I was concerned they were part of a bigger picture/health problem. I've googled everything from digestion to candida.
dr google is notoriously bad. it sounds like, from what you have told me, that you are in good hands medically. these days folks tend not to have much trust in their doctors and much if it is our fault, but from what you have told me i agree with the testing ordered and the information your doctors have provided.
do take a look at that mayo clinic link as it is very good and reliable and maybe something will strike you
do you have any final questions for me?
Thank you. I do not have any further questions. You were very helpful.
Thank you so much for your question. It was a pleasure talking with you. Should you need my assistance in the future simply start your question with ‘for 911doc only’.
Positive feedback is always appreciated.
Will this conversation be saved? I would like to keep it
I see where to save. Thank you and have a great day!