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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: In fact, it may even raise your blood cholesterol level. Why you would want to skip an important medication to scam on a test results is beyond me h ... Read More
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Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Diet, exercise: And weight reduction. Avoid red meat and dairy products. If numbers don't improve, strongly consider medication - statin for lipids and even metformin ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes: Advil (ibuprofen) 12 hours before the test is not likely to affect test results.
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: yes
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Dr. Ravi Chand
26 years experience Psychiatry
Xanax (alprazolam): 10 hours no food or water, except taking sips of water to brush teeth, best to hold all meds unless urgently needed.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
NO: Fasting is not required to check for pregnancy hormones in your blood.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: With water. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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Dr. Susana Sixto-rodriguez
25 years experience Family Medicine
Elevated Prolactin: If your levels continue to increase you will develop headaches, double vision, discharge from the breasts, irregular periods. Have you had an MRI don ... Read More
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