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Why An Abdomen Sonogram?


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Hi all, maybe someone can give me some insight. In the past month I have had my blood drawn three different times. The first time was by the order of the doc. I received a call later saying that my cholestoral level was kind of high and to pay the doc another visit. The second time was by the shrink when I went in to be seen for PTSD. She looked at the bloodwork and said it just didn't look right. When I returned to the doc for the follow up appointment she said that she was glad that the shrink ordered the second set because the bloodwork for the two look like two totally different people, and the set ordered by the shrink looked more normal for a person of my physique. So, the doc crossed out the first bloodwork and focused on the second. She said that my sugars were kind of high, but this may be due to the amount of rice I consume, which she said turns into sugar about 20 minutes after digestion, and she requested that I take some type of fish oil pills. She then requested that I get my blood drawn a third time. I get a phone call about a day or two later from the doctor's office saying that I need to get a sonogram on my abdomen. I set up the appointment, but I'm kinda worried and a little afraid to ask the doc. Anyone have any idea what it might be about?

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Platelets?

Liver?

Who knows. Ask your doc.

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There's also the possibility of PTSD meds damaging your kidneys and/or liver (if you're taking them). But I wouldn't really worry, it sounds like your docs are being precautious in general, which is a good thing. Just be sure to ask questions and see what their thought processes are.

BTW, PTSD can have a profound impact on your blood-work....before the wife initially broke down with hers her blood-work was all over the place. At one point, they thought she might even have cancer (due to low WBC count). They even did an ultrasound of her abdomen to see if there was cancer...... In the end, her blood-work stabilized, once she fully dealt with the PTSD and got some meds for it.

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