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10 Year Testing results
« on: August 27, 2019, 03:36:40 AM »
I am coming upon my 10 year bilateral anniversary, so i need to have my blood checked for metal toxicity. At 5 years my Cobalt level was at 7.1 and Chromium was at 4.8. At todays date my Cobalt level is 3.8 and my Chromium level is at 4.6. I am delighted with the results. Life is good!

RBHR with Dr. Rector on 11/30/2011
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Re: 10 Year Testing results
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2019, 12:34:46 PM »
Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary.  I am glad all is well and your metal ions have worked back to a normal level. 

I wish you the very best and look forward to reading about many future anniversaries!  Thanks for stopping by and giving us an update.
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Re: 10 Year Testing results - Chromium
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2019, 08:02:06 PM »
Good afternoon,

I have recently had my blood tested for the first time since my resurfacing in 2012 and Chromium is 4.9. My family doc says thats 2x normal high and should be closely monitored...you mentioned that your level is similar but don't seem concerned. Any advice?

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Re: 10 Year Testing results
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2019, 08:36:42 PM »
When I had my metal levels tested the first time, 5 years after my surgeries, my surgeon Dr. Rector was comfortable with the results, and told me they metal level should dry a little over time and then level off. My most recent metal tests, just short of 1o years, showed the expected drop in metal levels. Both the lab specialist who did the tests and my physician were comfortable with the current metal levels. I have no symptoms and am living a very active life for a 65 years old. So, I have no worries about my current metal levels and do not plan to have them tested again in the future unless I become symptomatic.

Most family medicine or general practitioners are not qualified to evaluate or comment on the metal tests. If you have some concerns, speak with your surgeon or a qualified specialist.

Enjoy your life!

RBHR with Dr. Rector on 11/30/2011
LBHR with Dr. Rector on 6/11/2012


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