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How dangerous is a high reading of cobalt in your your

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how dangerous is a high reading of cobalt in your your blood9 290nog per litre
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
if you have had a hip replacement with an artificial hip, the metal from the hip can be leaking into your blood stream
Clinically important implant wear of the artificial hip is indicated when serum chromium exceeds 15 ng/mL and cobalt exceeds 10 ng/mL
290ng/ML is high and is way above normal range
you need to see a toxicology doctor to talk about chelation therapy to try to get rid of this cobalt out of your system
do you have an artificial hip?
which type of doctor did this test for you to check your cobalt level?