Is it normal

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Hello everybody is it normal when you blood test come back to be all over the place as i was told by my doctor the red cells the white cell i do not know what all this means in English he was talking doc jargon could someone put a bit of sense to all this thanks Maxwell RA sufferer  .   

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    Hi Maxwell

    Usually the 'markers' in your tests tell the doc what's going on. They test for inflammation, liver and kidney function etc. Often the treatment you're on might need changing or adjusting. I once had a liver reading of 203 when it should have been under 53. Don't let this scare you, I was told to stop that med and go onto another that suited me. It soon sorted itself out. What advice have you been given?

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      Dear Cheryl none at the moment seeing the consultant in January the doctor was worried about it and got help from the senior RA nurse at the consultants hospital what that was i don't know this is what the doctors nurse said when taking blood i seem to be getting the same pain that is coming from the around my total knee replacement and that was down to chronic inflammation of the tissue around the new knee same pain all over different joints and its total different from normal pain its like a burning that goes on inside you horrible i could cope if it was normal pain easily will be seeing doc again on Tuesday all the best to you and best wishes Maxwell .   

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      Hello again Maxwell. Get your Doctor to fast track your appointment when you go on Tuesday. You need to be seen before January. I'm sure the doctor could arrange that directly for you. Try not to worry too much, as relaxing as much as you can will help. Hot and cold on all the sore bits, and try to sleep when your body tells you to. It's hard when you have other worries, but make time for you if you can . Take care. Sending positive thoughts. xx Cheryl

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      Thank you for advice Cheryl as been taken on board  as i'm not thinking properly it as come to mind i have a Ra telephone number to the hospital straight to the nurse in charge of the Ra clinic but because no one as said anything about blood going crazy only the nurse who takes the blood at the normal doctors surgery i still in limbo i might ring them up Monday my mind is not with it at the moment thank again Cheryl let you know what the score is best wishes Maxwell . 

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    Hi Maxwell, the red blood cells may indicate if there’s some anaemia if they’re a bit down. The white blood cells may indicate some infection if raised or could be down due to medication.  My white cells dropped due to methotrexate and Humira.  These haematology results are complicated but the goal is to monitor us and pick up any blips early as they did with me.  I understand it’s worrying but better detect it early and manage it early. Best wishes. Carol 
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      Hi Carol thank you for that i understand what you have written and it as sunk in that is what the nurse could have said never mind . Well i am going to take some good advice and ring up the nurse in charge of the RA clinic at the hospital it does need looking at thanks again carol best wishes to you all Maxwell let you know what they say on Monday   
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    Hi Maxwell, it’s Carol again. If your doc doesn’t explain it to you well enough (some are great others def not!) phone to speak to your spec nurse. They’re usually excellent at explaining in ‘normal’ language. 
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    I think you need to be more descriptive as most or us with RA have different readings 're MCG levels rec

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      Hi i would be more descriptive if i had more information i will be getting that Monday Cheryl put be wise and carol i have RA for over two year to consultants concluded i had RA one was bone specialist who took a sample of my from my left knee tissue surrounding the total knee replacement i had they found out it was chronic inflamed and the other consultant is a top man in is field and that is RA field and they both see me at The Robert Jones Agnes hunt hospital i need more information as well that is what i will be doing Monday getting answers but thank you for your few words sez66 i will ask what my MCG levels are and let you know best wishes Maxwell .

         

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