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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arabinda Behura
11 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes: A reading above 126 mg/dl is the threshold at which diabetes is diagnosed. Have a discussion with your physician.
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Should follow-up: Most of the foods you consume is metabolized/changed into sugar (glucose) for body to use (similar to oil refining to gas u use for cars), but the sug ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Diede
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Symptoms?: Is there a particular reason why you had your fibrinogen checked? Have you had a bleeding symptoms? Do you have any other "abnormal" labs measuring th ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Yes, get checked.: If this is your first result showing high blood psa, you should see your doctor to get worked up to be sure it isn't prostate cancer. Other things, l ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe.: Positive predictive value of psa test between 4 and 10 is about 25%. Above 10 is about 50%. That means 3 out of 4 men with psa between 4 and 10 will ... Read More
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Dr. Darren Mack
12 years experience Urology
Yes: Psa, or prostate specific antigen, is a protein manufactured by glands in the prostate. It is made by both malignant and non-malignant cells in the p ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Unless you have signs and symptoms of an illness such as lupod hepatitis that this test confirms at low titer. I wish they were all this easy to answ ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Aware: If this is what is happening I would say be aware, rather than be concerned. The outcomes are not guaranteed but they are often very good, this happen ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
21 years experience Cardiology
Many concerns: Acquired hypomagnesemia may be due to low dietary intake, loss due to medication (most commonly diuretics, also possibly acid lowering drugs), chronic ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Alk phos: Children and teens run alk phos levels up to five times the top of the reference range. Around 5% of older adults run high alk phos for no obvious rea ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hernani Cualing
30 years experience Pathology
Yes: Many of the causes of low iron levels are treatable. Most people compensate for low iron levels without symptoms but if the cause leads to worsening l ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
23 years experience Bariatrics
Creatinine level: To answer that properly i would need to know more about your medical history, what your level was the previous time you were tested, what medications ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Why was...: ..It done? That is not too high, particularly if you smoke but I have to wonder why it was ordered. It is not a screening test and often brings more ... Read More

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