I have high chloride levels. What could be casuing this?

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On September 11, 2014, I went to my doctor because i was having pain in my claves. Turns out there were no blood clots (I got an ultasound done at the ER to confirm this).

They did bloodwork at the office, and it turns out that my chloride levels are 108 mmol/L (the normaml range for an adult is 98-107 mmol/L).

Does it mean i have an electrolyte inbalance? And if so, how? What causes this?

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    Do you still get the pain?

    It's impossible to comment on if you have a true electrolyte imballance without your other results. However if you'd say been experiencing diarrhoea or vomiting then they could have lowered your potassium / sodium causing cramps in your legs and caused a raised chloride level as the body tries to compensate for the osmolarity changes.

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      I don't have the pain anymore biggrin

      The other results are normal- the Urea Nitrogen, Creatinine, Sodium(Na), Potassium(K), Carbon Dioxide(CO2), and Calcium(Ca) are all normal.

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      In which case, don't worry about it :D

      The "Normal" ranges are only "normal" for 95% of people. You're only very slightly outside the normal range. If you were up at 110 or above and / or symptomatic I'd be more inclined to investigate further, but as is... good luck and good luck with your other discussion thread smile.

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