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03-23-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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Sarah serum biochemistry was good except for bicarbonate which was 35mmol/L (22-31). But maybe this is normal for someone with asthma and who is taking pred.
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Small bowel to small bowel fistula

Meds: ), azathioprine 200mg, Mesalazine 1.2g x 2, seretide 250 x 2 (asthma), ventolin (as needed)

Currently no supplements.

Has previously taken Multi B, Caltrate, B12 & Iron

Prednisolone (from 30 mg 01/02/2012 to 17/06/2012, 30mg 24/10/12-28/12/12, 50mg 24/1/13-27/4/13)
03-24-2012, 04:59 AM   #2
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High bicarb can be as a result of chronic lung conditions due to the poor exchange of gases but I don't know that that would reflected in someone with well controlled asthma.

It can also be caused by low potassium but I don't imagine that would be the case as the bloods would also show that. The only other things I can think of are prolonged vomiting and/or diarrhoea or just a one off glitch.

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03-24-2012, 06:11 AM   #3
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High bicarb can be as a result of chronic lung conditions due to the poor exchange of gases but I don't know that that would reflected in someone with well controlled asthma.

It can also be caused by low potassium but I don't imagine that would be the case as the bloods would also show that. The only other things I can think of are prolonged vomiting and/or diarrhoea or just a one off glitch.

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Thanks Dusty, must be glitch, asthma is well controlled and no vomiting or diarrhoea. Will get retested in a coupe of months.
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