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Blood work: what else can it tell us? #4749232
05/06/18 11:30 AM
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Happy Sunday BITOGERS smile

As most know i donate platelets every 3-4 weeks. My cholesterol is better now also as i started running more. What else can blood work tests tell us? I havent researched this. Sorry

Thank You

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Re: Blood work: what else can it tell us? [Re: 53' Stude] #4749237
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Odd Cholesterol levels... Stress...unhealthy way of living...drinking...


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Re: Blood work: what else can it tell us? [Re: 53' Stude] #4749239
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Blood tests can tell a lot. The general panel of tests might include kidney function, liver function, electrolyte levels etc. There are further tests for a myriad of functions.


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Re: Blood work: what else can it tell us? [Re: 53' Stude] #4749244
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Thanks PimTac. Never knew this smile


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Re: Blood work: what else can it tell us? [Re: 53' Stude] #4749249
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A1C and PSA. Two years ago the PSA test saved my life I'd been watching it closely for 40 years Prostate Cancer had killed my dad. I had a biopsy and Bingo it came back Cancer positive but in very early stage. Two months later my Prostate was gone and I've been Cancer free since.

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Re: Blood work: what else can it tell us? [Re: 53' Stude] #4749255
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Very good to hear Johnny. Glad you are with us too! smile


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Re: Blood work: what else can it tell us? [Re: 53' Stude] #4749261
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Are you getting a CBC and CMP?

Re: Blood work: what else can it tell us? [Re: 53' Stude] #4749264
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Dunno what those are.


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Re: Blood work: what else can it tell us? [Re: 53' Stude] #4749300
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cholesterol meds are a big scam as many are prescribed when NOT needed!! we need cholesterol for many body functions + it can be too low as well!! buddy had a reading of 90 when he encountered a heart attack!! a quick search can my cholesterol be too low by Dr Sinatra will enlighten!! a long read with good links worth the time. health is individualistic + there are many things we can do or not to help it, but unfortunately there are some unlucky ones. DR Sinatra is a very well known heart specialist + knows a thing or 2 or 3 etc

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Re: Blood work: what else can it tell us? [Re: 53' Stude] #4749377
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It can tell quite a bit apparently. Mine just told my I posibly have hemochromatosis, whatever that is, an on the verge of hypothyroidism. I might have to have regular bleedings. Feel like I am in the 16th century lol

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Re: Blood work: what else can it tell us? [Re: 53' Stude] #4749394
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Originally Posted By: car51
Dunno what those are.



CBC = Complete blood count

CMP = Comprehensive metabolic panel

These are standardized reports that tell you about your general health, based on a sample of blood taken. Not sure if the donation places are willing to provide this, but your doctor can always write you up for one.

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Originally Posted By: Reddy45
Originally Posted By: car51
Dunno what those are.



CBC = Complete blood count

CMP = Comprehensive metabolic panel

These are standardized reports that tell you about your general health, based on a sample of blood taken. Not sure if the donation places are willing to provide this, but your doctor can always write you up for one.
Originally Posted By: Reddy45
Originally Posted By: car51
Dunno what those are.



CBC = Complete blood count

CMP = Comprehensive metabolic panel

These are standardized reports that tell you about your general health, based on a sample of blood taken. Not sure if the donation places are willing to provide this, but your doctor can always write you up for one.


I believe i can find the complete blood count on my "wellness profile " at blood bank site.

Looking over doctor paperwork; the CMP is on there also. Thanks reddy45 smile


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Re: Blood work: what else can it tell us? [Re: BeerCan] #4749492
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RE: Beercan - "It can tell quite a bit apparently. Mine just told my I posibly have hemochromatosis, whatever that is, an on the verge of hypothyroidism. I might have to have regular bleedings. Feel like I am in the 16th century lol"

My sister has hemachromatosis, if I remember correctly it is excess iron in your blood. You might be able to make your "blood letting" work for you. Find a local blood bank that buys plasma and you can sell it for up to a couple hundred bucks a month. I see you live in Florida, and THE BEST thyroid doctor in the country is in Tampa, if it turns out you need thyroid surgery. His name is Dr. James Norman at Tampa General Hospital. Second best is in Augusta, Georgia, his name is Dr. Terris. I know this because a few years ago I went to one of those urgent med places because I thought I had the flu. That came back negative, but in the bloodwork they ran, my blood calcium was high, so they sent me for more tests and my parathyroid hormone was high. Turns out I had Hyperparathyroidism (basically tricks your body into thinking your blood needs more calcium so it leaches it from your bones if untreated, leads to osteoporosis, kidney stones, and such) and had to have 2 of them removed. Never would have known without the routine bloodwork. I used Dr. Terris for my surgery and am very pleased with the results.

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Originally Posted By: dmoses42
RE: Beercan - "It can tell quite a bit apparently. Mine just told my I posibly have hemochromatosis, whatever that is, an on the verge of hypothyroidism. I might have to have regular bleedings. Feel like I am in the 16th century lol"

My sister has hemachromatosis, if I remember correctly it is excess iron in your blood. You might be able to make your "blood letting" work for you. Find a local blood bank that buys plasma and you can sell it for up to a couple hundred bucks a month. I see you live in Florida, and THE BEST thyroid doctor in the country is in Tampa, if it turns out you need thyroid surgery. His name is Dr. James Norman at Tampa General Hospital. Second best is in Augusta, Georgia, his name is Dr. Terris. I know this because a few years ago I went to one of those urgent med places because I thought I had the flu. That came back negative, but in the bloodwork they ran, my blood calcium was high, so they sent me for more tests and my parathyroid hormone was high. Turns out I had Hyperparathyroidism (basically tricks your body into thinking your blood needs more calcium so it leaches it from your bones if untreated, leads to osteoporosis, kidney stones, and such) and had to have 2 of them removed. Never would have known without the routine bloodwork. I used Dr. Terris for my surgery and am very pleased with the results.


Thanks so much for that info. I work in Tampa so I will for sure look him up. I have high calcium and iron for awhile now. 1 more blood test and if it comes back high I am sure it will be confirmed.

I am having a run of weird luck because last year they found a somewhat rare type of tumor growing around my carotid artery. I went to a specialist in Minnesota to have it removed. Thankfully 100% success.


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Re: Blood work: what else can it tell us? [Re: 53' Stude] #4749800
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One blood test not ran regularly during a yearly physical is for thyroid function. Your body needs iodine intake to keep your thyroid gland working properly. If it's not, it can cause all kinds of problems. A few articles I've read even thinks a thyroid out of wack in men can be related to some cancers, like prostrate.

Not a lot of foods have much natural iodine, so most people take iodine supplements.

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