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What does it mean if your anion gap is low?

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal


Practicing since :2001

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Posted on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 in Pregnancy
Question: low anion gap levels? 8.1 ( 10 - 20)
should i be worried i got that test in the hospital? i go see my dr tomorrow. im worried because i know it bad when its low. does this mean i have multiple myeloma?
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Can be a normal variation.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting your query.
A low anion gap can be a normal variant due to dilution. It does not always indicate a problem. This can happen due to low levels of albumin also. With no other symptoms, it does not suggest a multiple myeloma. The test can be repeated after a few weeks to validate the findings. Do go for your check up and get further investigations done to find cause if any.
I hope this answers your query.
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Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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