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Blood test report for malaria - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   hello....from
Doctor :   How may i help you?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   please could i ask you to assist me with understanding my full XXXXXXXX report?
Doctor :   Yes proceed
User :   have been feeling unwell, thought was malaria ie....s had FBC donhere) but am told (as usual
User :   the docs here are not very good, but the lab tech gave me this erport and asid it looked ok...but I see some things on it would like to nderstand
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Type in the reports
Doctor :   I will help you
User :   LYMPH reading for this falls in normal ranbge but MID # is pretty high over the range given: 1.4 (range 0.1 -0.9
User :   lymph gran# normal range
Doctor :   Is it lymphocytes?
User :   then again Lymph% is normal range but MID% is high.....14.8 (range 3.0 - 9.0)
Doctor :   PLz specify units too
User :   I cant be says Lymph# on the report.....with MID # and GRAN # iunderneath
Doctor :   Ok
User :   1.4 x 10 /L
Doctor :   they are lympocytes / granulocytes/
User :   is that what you asked for?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   ok, so lymphocytes are within normal but the mid# is high
User :   and GRAN # is within normal...
User :   WBC is on high end of normal....9.5 x 10 / L ( range 4.0 -10.0)
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Thats normal too
Doctor :   The normal range for WBC is 4.5 - 13.5 thousand/per cubic millimeter of blood.
User :   then underneath Lymph% the reading is wihtin normal but the MID% is high 14.8% on range of 3.0 - 9.0
User :   so a high mid is not abnormal then, do I understand you correctly?
Doctor :   No its normal
User :   ok.....same then with the lymph% reading?
Doctor :   It means it nearing the limit that why mentione d as High norma;
User :   even tho mid% is way over range given
Doctor :   lymphocytes       14 - 44%
User :   ok......could it be indicative of something viral? (as said initially went for malaria test - neg)
Doctor :   Even your lymph valuesa re normal as suggested mid high
Doctor :   No
User :   ok, next one is HCT result is 50.4% (range 37.0 -48.0)
Doctor :   In case of viral you will have increased Heamatocrit values
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ok, lets see then with others....
Doctor :   Your haematocrit values are mildly raised
User :   MCV again higher than range 101.5 fL (range given 82.0 -95.0)
User :   MCH within normal rnage given
Doctor :   MCV 78 - 98 fL normal ranhe
User :   MCHC is low....295 g/L (range 320 - 360)
Doctor :   MCH- 27 - 35 pg normal range
Doctor :   MCHC -31 - 37% normal value
User :   so so far you're not seeing anything....these readings I am giving you all have H or L next to them where above or below ranges given......
Doctor :   Yes
User :   next one are the RDW -CV and RDW-SD - these are within range
Doctor :   I gave you the values in percentage
User :   then PLT is given an H.......306 x 10 /L (range given here is 100 -300)
Doctor :   PLT?
User :   so it falls in the percentage value
User :   ayup: PLT.....that's what's on the report
Doctor :   Is it platelet
User :   must be???
Doctor :   Plz use Standard abbrevations
Doctor :   WE are from
User :   underneath it is MPV (also in range given)
User :   it's the abr given on the report I have....
Doctor :   Ok
User :   then is PDW which is also low......14.2 (range given as 15 - 17.0)
User :   and then PCT which falls within ranges given in this report
Doctor :   PDW?
User :   have no idea, the abreviation given on report
Doctor :   The same here I Am not familiar with those abbrevations too
User :   so if PLT is platelet then platelet count is high
Doctor :   That signifies infection
User :   and the PDW (???) is low......
Doctor :   Even Eiosinophil counts will be raised
User :   what sort of infection......cos I am feeling not well...they sent me away this morning saying i was fine....
Doctor :   Any common cold even can cause a trigger to raise the values
User :   typical of here if you do not have malarie then you're ok......
User :   allergies could cause it, too??
Doctor :   These are cells which fight against infection so will raise when infection prevails
Doctor :   Yes they doo with steep raise
User :   cos I do have allergies.....and sinus....
Doctor :   In malaria you will have to do Blodd smear
Doctor :   * blood smear
User :   have been feeling very nauseous....chills and sweats, but no fever
User :   did blood smear......was negative
Doctor :   Which will reveal the organism in slides
Doctor :   Then Its fine
Doctor :   No Malaria, as it a confirmatory test
User :   have had malaria several times before...and here it happens alot....this FEELS like malaria....but without the fever
Doctor :   Did you get vaccinated for Same
Doctor :   It coud be a simple viral fever too
User :   no we dnt have the vaccine available here........and i dont take prophylaxsis cos I live here and thinks its not good for me to take it long term
User :   just keep tests and medication for if any of us in family get malaria.....
Doctor :   But you are advised to have a daily dose
User :   of the prophylaxsis?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   I have lived here for 6 years now...I cant take a daily dose every will kill my liver.....
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   So long
User :   i just take other precautions ......
Doctor :   When you have severe bosy ache/ vomitting/ nausea and loss of appetite
User :   and test immediately i feel malarial.......and this was a neg test so whatever I am feeling is not malaria......
Doctor :   With typical night chills
Doctor :   Then need to get checked again for malaria
User :   yes on body aches, yes on nausea, yes on loss of appetie, no vomiting tho......
User :   do feel worse at night, yes.....
Doctor :   Then it a viral fever
User :   which is what?
Doctor :   You need some pain killers and ample rest
User :   headaches with the nausea as well....
User :   rest..HA!!
Doctor :   With ample rehydration
User :   ok, that I CAN do......
Doctor :   See viral infections dont respond to antibiotics
User :   rest, not a chance......too busy!!
Doctor :   They have their own course
User :   oh, and a major fatigue as well......
User :   but put that down to being really hecticaally busy
Doctor :   Will take minimu a wek to releive from symptoms
User :   have been feeling like this for about a week........
Doctor :   They are more treated symptomatically
User :   a little better today tho, I will admit
User :   not as nauseous as often...headache nnot so bad or oftenb
Doctor :   Are your food habits regular
User :   (and I cant seem to that an illness??? Are there drugs for cyuring bad typing?? :-)
User :   umm..I tend to miss breakfast....
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Plz keep your self well fed atleast during fever attacks
User :   will restest the malaria if not feeling MUCH better in a day or two.......
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   You will not require
User :   can one have a fever without actually feeling HOT....just a sweat and then chills on the body......or the other way around
Doctor :   Just take ample rest at least 8 hrs of sleep
Doctor :   With proper and regular food habits
Doctor :   Refrain from alcohol for a week
Doctor :   And smoking too
User :   no alcohol anyway...
User :   ummmmmmmmmmm
Doctor :   These two will aggrevate nausea and headaches
User :   oh dear!!
Doctor :   So start on painkillers and Electrlyte supplements
User :   cant take any anti-inflammatories as am alelrgic to every one I have tried....
Doctor :   Then shift to PARACETOMOL
Doctor :   That will also help
User :   ok.......thatw e can get here
User :   my time is almost up, so I thank you very much, is appreciated!!!!
Doctor :   You are welcome
User :   enjoy yr evening .....
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Same here
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Wishing you a speedy recovery
User :   is a comfort to have some clarification on the report......I was worrying
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Take care
User :   good night about to sign off.......truly appreciate your work here......and yes, will take too, even tho a doc!!! *smile*
Doctor :   Thank you
User :   cheerio
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