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Lost many kilos due to illness. Elevated HB, LFT, LDH. Should I be concerned?

hi my name is Chris, i have been unwell now for a few months. i have lost 30 kilos in 12 months. i ahve been to the doctor, i have had elevated HB, elevated LFT s, and now apparently a concern for a LDH, the gp tells me he needs to see me urgently, what does this mean? i am unable to see him for 2 weeks as he is very busy, should i be concerned
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
You must consult with your treating doctor on urgent basis as you have history of severe weight loss, deranged liver function test with elevated hemoglobin.
Although you have not mentioned your symptoms, yet there appears to be possibility of polycythemia vera or immunocompromise states.
You should go for complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, anti-HIV, reticulocyte count, peripheral blood film examination.
Any delay may cause progression of disease with difficult to treat.
Take care,
get well soon,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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