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I just had some blood test run by my naturopath and learned

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I just had some blood test run by my naturopath and learned that I had a 2539 level on the myeloperoxidase test, which is well over the recommended 340 range. I was in a running accident 2 months ago when a car hit me as I crossed an inlet/outlet from a neighborhood. I sustained two head contusions, numerous areas or road rash, cuts and bruises on my arms, body and legs. I also sustained a sprained wrist, broken pinky finger, and am still experiencing aches and pains, as well as numbness in affected areas, mainly in my fingers, wrist, arm, neck, back, and shoulders, as well as legs. I especially start feeling it more intensely mid day and have a very hard to sleeping. I start to feel like my arms, wrist and hands especially experience numbness and aching which does not allow me to sleep well. My dr wants me to get a stress test done. As well as MRI and colonoscopy to try to rule out causal factors in this very high MPO test result. He is trying to rule out vascular concerns, as well as precancerous concerns. But says we can't rule out my accident as a cause due to the body trauma I am still experiencing. The overall blood test results besides this high MPO test result were otherwise very normal and show a healthy picture of me as a whole. Could my accident be a cause??
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 11 months ago.


I am a double board certified US doctor and I will be glad to help you with this.

This test is not specific to anything.

It will be high in blood vessel inflammation from any cause.


I would not expect an accident to cause it unless you have ongoing blood vessel damage.

I would see a rhematologist if you are concerned. Further testing would be needed.

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