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do i have to take a blood test to get a refill on my meds

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gross
44 years experience Endocrinology
The : The standard practice is to check a blood test once a year, because sometimes the blood test lets us know that the dose isn't optimal, even if the pat ... Read More
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Check it: Hashimotos worsens over time depending on where you are in the process. If you are on replacement therapy, it is recommended to follow the labs to mon ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood pressure: I suspect your blood pressure was previously high as it would be highly unusual to start antihypertensives due to an isolated high blood pressure, spe ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: Blood tests are used to see if your thyroid is functioning right.
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: The way to know thyroid functions is through blood testings.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience Psychiatry
YES/NO: I assume you mean by " smoking" that you smoked marijuana, it usually can be detected up to 4 weeks after smoking, if they are testing for it, it ma ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Do not assume: If you test positive for a disorder, you need to discuss the matter with your doctor. Healthcare depends on many factors and you should not assume aut ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Got regular periods?: A woman cannot get her normal regular period and be pregnant at the same time. However, she can get pregnant a week or two after her normal period. If ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Plan. : Please, wait for next test, because this test may be false positive. It happens.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on the test: Tests done using automated technology are usually completed within four hours of the blood specimen reaching the lab and the results are reported the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: Many standard blood test results are available in the lab's computer access within hours. Some more complicated or reference lab tests can take sever ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Tests: Some tests have to be sent to a special outside lab to get done and this accounts for the extra time.

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