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Could I still have something like Addisons disease....

(6 Posts)
IceAndASlice123 Sun 11-Aug-19 21:12:11

If my potassium was high one time but not at another? No other symptoms.

I have ulcerative colitis already.

WiseUpJanetWeiss Sun 11-Aug-19 21:28:47

As I understand it, high blood K results are often a test error caused by rupture of red blood cells. (Discovered when DH had a high K result when in hospital following major major surgery.)

So I think the answer is possible but unlikely.

FrancesFryer Wed 21-Aug-19 13:59:46

High potassium goes with low sodium in Addison's.

IceAndASlice123 Wed 21-Aug-19 15:48:31

Thanks both. Hopefully it was just a lab error.

Floralnomad Sat 24-Aug-19 22:15:20

Addisons usually makes you feel very ill , if you have no other symptoms I would doubt it .

IceAndASlice123 Sun 25-Aug-19 15:37:11

Thanks Flora. Hopefully it won't come back raised again.

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