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My blood work Help plzzz

Hello im new to this and had a letter from my doctor with my blood works

ALT 91

ALP 118

CRP 16

PV 1,78

Rombergs test positive

can anyone shed some light on this for me plzz?

I also have had a MRI came back with white matter leasions .

i have trouble walking and consetrating on things.

If i look at something on the shelfs in shops i wobble i cant walk and look at the same time i have to stop and look.

I have had swimming sensation in my ears when i stand and makes me feel so sick.

also this is a werid one. My inner tummy area ever so often shakes trembales inside and when it has passe i feel so tired i have to sleep.

anyway i wont go on and on.

Thk you for reading and i look forward to your relys on this matter .

Alli x

Im always in pain and have meds and patches to controll this.

2 Replies

Hi NannyAlli

I am sorry you are having to go through all this.

With regard to your blood tests the ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase) and ALP (Alkaline Phosphatase) are both found in the liver and are used as a marker of whether or not the liver is working properly. CRP (C-Reactive Protein) and PV (plasma viscosity) are both inflammatory markers and are measured to look for any signs of inflammation. The numbers look within the normal ranges to me but that is something that you really MUST speak with your own doctor about.

Rombergs test is a neurological test that is used on a person who is having problems with their balance. The test comprises of asking the person to stand upright and close their eyes. If you lose your balance with your eyes closed you have a a positive Rombergs test and this gives your doctor valuable information as to the cause of your balance difficulties. Likewise if you don't lose your balance when your eyes are closed you would be "Romberg's negative' meaning there is a different cause for your balance difficulties.

It is your doctor's job to put all your signs and symptoms together and hopefully come up with a diagnosis. Unfortunately a number of investigations usually need to be performed and this can take some time which can be very frustrating. My advice would be to persevere. Good Luck and let us know how you get on.

Harriet (HarryB)


Hello NannyAlli

HarryB's answer is comprehennsive. There is nothing more to add at this time.

I just wanted to say the best of luck and don't give up.

Kind regards



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