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Can two 24 hr 5 hiaa urine tests elevated at 50 be a false positive for carcinoid syndrome if all diet?

Can two 24 hr 5 hiaa urine tests elevated at 50 be a false positive for carcinoid syndrome if all diet?

Could be: If you have symptoms suggestive of carcinoid repeat 24 hour urine collection and also serum chromogranin-a level. Make sure you are not on nexoum or similar for few days. ...Read more

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Hi, My liver tests are as follows: Bilirubin Direct : 0.3 mg/dL, Bilirubin Indirect : 1.8 mg / dl, Globulin : 5.6 g / dL Should I be concerned ?

Hi,
My liver tests are as follows:
Bilirubin Direct : 0.3 mg/dL, Bilirubin Indirect : 1.8 mg / dl, Globulin : 5.6 g / dL 
Should I be concerned
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? Gilbert's disease: It is a familial (autosomal dominant), common (2-5% of people), unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia (blood bilirubin measures 1-5mg/dl), not due to breakdown of blood. It is associated with reduced enzyme levels of udp glycuronyl transferase, that results in jaundice when patients fast or suffer an infection. It does not shorten life or raise insurance rates, but may predispose to tylenol (acetaminophen) toxicity. ...Read more

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My blood test results: total bilirubin: 1.41 h ast: 40 h alt: 100 h total alk phosphatase: 43 l serum total protein: 7.1 e.R. Said hepatitis?

My blood test results:
total bilirubin: 1.41 h
ast: 40 h
alt: 100 h
total alk phosphatase: 43 l
serum total protein: 7.1

e.R. Said hepatitis?

Let's try this...: I have only a little bit of the story you've shared. Perhaps it's time to see whether the ast and alt get back to normal after two weeks off alcohol and any not-totally-necessary meds you may be taking. If so, this is the start of a healthier life after alcohol. If not, the workup for virus infections, iron overload, wilson's, autoimmunity & need for exercise can begin. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can i take ibuprofen 600 mg with lorazepam .5 mg?Rhank u.Somuch

Can i take ibuprofen 600 mg with lorazepam .5 mg?Rhank u.Somuch

Yes: You may take these two medicines together. The Ibuprofen will not enhance the effect of the Lorazepam as it is not a narcotic. 600 mg Ibuprofen should not be taken more than every 6 hours. Speak to your Lorazepam prescribing doctor about this and other concerns. ...Read more

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Are these labs cause for concern? Calcium 8.7 L Creatinine 0.61 L Anion Gap 13.9 H Epithelial Cells- Many WBC-10-20

Are these labs cause for concern? Calcium 8.7 L
Creatinine 0.61 L
Anion Gap 13.9 H
Epithelial Cells- Many 
WBC-10-20

May be WBC: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, I trust the WBC 10-20 was in urine. If so, it should be repeated with proper urine collection of mid-stream specimen, after cleaning the external genitalia. Your doctor can advise on proper collection technique. Others are okay. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease & I'm on a strict 100% gluten free diet. I take Propranolol 20mg tabs & Levothyroxine 137mcg tabs daily. Do these contain Gluten?

I have celiac disease & I'm on a strict 100% gluten free diet. I take Propranolol 20mg tabs & Levothyroxine 137mcg tabs daily. Do these contain Gluten?

Highly unlikely: Although corn starch may be used in medications, I am not aware of gluten products in pills. The best defense is reading labels. ...Read more

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How do I eat five times a day?

Try: Eating breakfast and a meal between breakfast and lunch and a meal between lunch and dinner. ...Read more

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How to lose five pounds in a week?

How to lose five pounds in a week?

Weight loss: Eating 5000 calories equals gaining one pound of body wight. We burn about 1500 calories per day with normal activities. To lose 5 pounds in a week would be only temporary water weight loss and is unhealthy too. Jogging for 30 minutes equals only about 250 calories burned. You would have to jog all day and eat nothing. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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Five best foods to star t the day?

Five best foods to star t the day?

Not breakfast cereal: Eggs, avocado, plain Greek yogurt, fruit, & oatmeal from steel-cut oats are all good foods to start the day. They have a good combination of protein, fat and "slow carbs" to keep your blood sugar stable which helps you feel full until lunch time. Most boxed breakfast cereals are loaded with sugar which causes a spike in insulin followed by a drop in blood sugar and a big midmorning letdown! ...Read more

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Is it rare to contract five diseases?

Simultaneously?: There's no rule that says you can only have one disease at a time. Recognizing that our bodies are composed of millions of chemical/electrical reactions occurring at all times, it is likely that at any given time, there will be some type of problem or abnormality occurring. 5 diseases in a lifetime is no problem. 5 at the same time would be unusual but could happen is a very sick pt. ...Read more

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Eating garlic five times a day is alright?

Eating garlic five times a day is alright?

Will not hurt: Other than worrying about your breath, it is not "unhealthy" to eat garlic daily as you are. Several studies show a correlation to heart health with garlic. (and you will keep vampires away too). Best wishes. ...Read more

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My child have mild feaver from last five days?

My child have mild feaver from last five days?

Hang in there: If the fever is under 104 f (40c), and your child has no other symptoms such as cough, ear pain, sore throat or pain with urination, etc, keep your child well hydrated and hang in there. Some viruses can cause fever for 7-10 days. That's the cut-off we use to decide that further investigation is needed. Give lots of love and fluids and keep your eyes open to watch for new symptoms, . ...Read more

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Can i eat garlic five times a day? Is it good?

Eating Garlic: There is no valid scientifically based answer for you. Do you have a disease that you think garlic will help cure? Has any physician recommended that you use garlic? I do not know of any recommended treatment or supplementation that would require eating garlic five times per day. So, it is not good and it is not bad. It is just very unusual. ...Read more

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How can I hold keep my cold at bar for five days?

How can I hold keep my cold at bar for five days?

Can't once its there: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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How can I lose about fifteen pounds in five weeks?

How can I lose about fifteen pounds in five weeks?

Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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Are there five tests everyone needs every year past 50?

Are there five tests everyone needs every year past 50?

Tests after 50: BP, cholesterol, HbA1c, weight, height would be my recommendation. ...Read more

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What are the five food groups that I should eat everyday?

What are the five food groups that I should eat everyday?

5 Food Groups: The five good groups are grains & cereals; fruits and vegetables, dairy products, proteins and fats/ oils. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could lose these stubborn five pounds?

Can you tell me how I could lose these stubborn five pounds?

The last 5 pounds.: Eat healthfully & be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. You can mix & match different kinds of exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.prohealth.com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.cfm ...Read more