Abnormal Blood work

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   Posted 2/19/2008 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I got my blood work back from my doctors visit last week. Of course it isn't the sheet with the complete numbers and I can't call until tomorrow because the doctor isn't in today. I've tried lab tests online, but it didn't really help. So I'm looking for any help you guys can give until I can call, cause I am really confused.

My CBC Just says High platelet count - does that mean my B12 is still too low?

Then My Cholesterol is totally whacky. Total cholesterol 207, Trigylcerides 425, HDL 52 and no number for LDL. I don't eat anything with cholesterol in it, no red meat, no dairy, very little fat, no fried food and I've had my TI removed which I was told was where cholesterol was absorbed. about 8 years ago my cholesterlo was 105, how could it get this high so fast! I've done some research and it says that birth control, steriods and vitamin D, all of which I am on, can increase your cholesterol. Last year my cholesterol was a little high and my GI said not to worry because any medication they would use would bind to the B12 and I need all the B12 I can get. So now what, just wait for the heart attack?

Also my liver test came back abnormal. Once again, though I don't have the numbers. I think it must be the 6MP. But could that be tied in to the Cholesterol?

I know there isn't much to go on, and I will be calling the doctor tomorrow, but any advice? I just can't stop thinking about this.

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 2/19/2008 12:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Prednisone can cause high cholesteral.


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   Posted 2/19/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   

High platelets can occur in people that have no obvious medical problems. also, high platelet counts can be seen in people with chronic inflammation. Estorgen and birth control pills can also elevate the platelet count. Whether your high platelet count is related to a B12 deficiency, is impossible to tell without seeing the rest of the CBC.

Triglycerides in plasma are derived from fats eaten in foods or made in the body from other energy sources like carbohydrates. Calories ingested in a meal and not used immediately by tissues are converted to triglycerides and transported to fat cells to be stored. Hormones regulate the release of triglycerides from fat tissue so they meet the body's needs for energy between meals. Substituting carbohydrates for fats may raise triglyceride levels and may decrease HDL ("good") cholesterol in some people.  [From the American Heart Assn.]

While you are sitting there thinking about all this, take the Framingham assessment for heart attack risk: http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/atpiii/calculator.asp?usertype=prof

Seriously, try not too worry until you talk to the doctor. I have genetically high cholesterol. I had a CT of my heart last week. I have no calcium in my coronary arteries and the cardiologist said for a 57 year old female my heart was in great shape. All of our meds and our diseases often cause havoc. It'll be ok.....

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   Posted 2/19/2008 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
My liver tests were abnormal when I was on 6MP, just a side effect I think. :)
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