For someone with recurrent UTIs over a 3-year period and a small mid-pole 5.5mm kidney stone, fatigue -- is a low serum uric acid of 0.8 significant in any way? My doctor said he had never seen a number this low and congratulated me on being a great vegetarian. Only I have never been a vegetarian and I consume plenty of protein -- chicken, beef, pork, etc. But I do feel lousy lately and my lab tests are mostly normal. The doc was trying to find out if my kidney stone was related to high uric acid. Also had absolute monocyte count of 37 but don't know what that means either. Any microlab experts out there? Thanks!
wow, why is your dr congratulating you on such a low uric acid level??? normal levels are 2.6-7.2 Sometimes high uric acid levels DO cause kidney stones, but yours is below normal level.
absolute monocyte levels should range between 40-900.
Monocytes are made by the bone marrow and stored in the spleen. Monocytes help to fight infection.
I suppose the low monocytes levels explains your recurrent UTI's
Have your doctor check your bone marrow and spleen make sure they're okay.
Are you anemic? how's your kidney function (GFR)
when we're anemic we get fatigued.
Thanks for you suggestions. I don't understand the difference between the percentage and the actual number for uric acid. Is 2.6 a percentage? How does that correlate to the absolute monocyte number? I did read something that low serum uric acid can be somehow related to spleen function but I don't remember where I saw it. After reading your comments, I'm wondering. . .
How does someone check spleen function or kidney function? I have no idea. Yes I'm fatigued and according to my red blood cells, I'm not anemic, but I look pale sometimes and other times someone said I look "sallow".
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