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Subnormal: Temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is considered normal. When the temp goes lower you may have an infection, be dying or could be in need of a new thermometer. More information would be needed to get to a working diagnosis. ...Read more
At 9.5 son's head is 56.5cm, 3 standard deviations above the mean. Was 55.5cm at almost 9. Was in 90 and 89 percentile before this. Normal or concern?
Why at age 9 years: are you still measuring head circumference? It can grow very little and very slowly at this age not as it was during infancy, because the fontanelles were still open, if you're suspecting something wrong with your child 's head talk to your pediatrician first, he or she after examining your child might request an imaging study, a simple CT scan would suffice, but that would be the MD's judgement ...Read more
Mean BP : I'm guessing you are not interested in the concept of mean arterial pressure which incorporates aspects of systolic & diastolic pressure. Mean or average BP is the same thing. When trying to assess effectiveness of BP control i tell my patients to keep a log of BP & hr so we can average or take a mean of those values & make treatment decisions at their next office visit. Hope that helps. ...Read more
It means: Resin uptake of tri-iodo thyronine. It means you are possibly hyperthyroid, but it depends on the rest of your thyroid function tests, such as total and free t4. Confused? This is a complicated set of tests to interpret, so ask your endocrinologist. ...Read more
Gout Treatment: Adenuric tablets are used for the long term treatment and prevention of gout, but not for immediate treatment of gout flare-ups. Other medicines are used for the rapid relief of gout symptoms (colchicine). Be sure to follow a low-purine diet as well as taking this medication to keep the gout away! ...Read more
Thrombocytopenia: Thrombocytopenia means a low platelet count. Platelets are made in your bone marrow along with other kinds of blood cells. They travel through your blood vessels and stick together causing clots to stop any bleeding that may happen if a blood vessel is damaged. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dorsal Roots: The dorsal roots are a portion of the spinal cord that accept sensory information that will travel up your spinal cord to be perceived in your brain. Receptors sense, and the brain perceives. The spinal cord is part of your central nervous system and carries afferent sensory information though the dorsal columns and dorsal roots and transmits afferent motor information to move your muscles front. ...Read more
Need more info: 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, depending on your total WBC, your absolute lymphocyte count may be normal. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003657.htm ...Read more
High total protein?: The question is somewhat unclear. The upper limit of normal for total protein on a blood test is around 8.4 g/dl in an adult. High results may occur with disorders such as bone marrow disease, dehydration, monoclonal gammopathy, multiple myeloma, etc... Just eating a high protein diet will not cause high total protein in the blood test. ...Read more
Healthy living: In medicine, a physician who is focused on wellness will work with patients to try to optimize their health from every angle: resistance training, aerobic exercise, stress reduction techniques, nutrition/diet, disease prevention, genetic testing, hormone balancing (if necessary), supplementation (if necessary), improving blood pressure, insulin sensitivity, lipid profiles, body composition........ ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
substance in urine: Glucosuria (also called mellituria) is due to sugar in the urine on analysis and may reflect the presence of diabetes. Albuminuria is the presence of Albumin in the urine which can be from infection, or kidney disease. Other chemicals and substances can also be present in the urine as a reflection of diet, drug intake or illness. ...Read more
Right bundle : Rbbb stands for right bundle branch block. Your heart has specialized conduction tissue to carry electrical information. The ventricles (bottom chambers) are served by the right bundle branch and the left bundle branch. Rbbb means the right bundle isn't conducting properly. In and of itself this is likely to be asymptomatic. But if assoc. With another underlying heart condition it could be. ...Read more
Rheumatoid: The rf elevation reflects an antibody measurement. If you have symptoms and signs of arthritis and this blood test result then you might have rheumatoid arthritis. However, an elevated rf does occur in other conditions, in particular other autoimmune conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Highly resistant: A bug that's highly resistant to multiple antibiotics. The kind of bug that we're beginning to see because of global overuse of antibiotics, both in livestock and for treatment of human non-bacterial diseases. ...Read more
Less dense: Lucency means an area on the xray is less dense than is typical. What it may be depends on where it is and exactly what it looks like. In the lung, it could be a bleb or bulla, but in a bone, it could be a bone cyst or other non bone lesion. You need to see your doctor and discuss the possibilities. Your doctor may need to call the radiologist who read the study for insight. ...Read more
Cancer of the liver: Hepatocellular ca is cancer of the liver. It's more common in men than women, and in people over 50. Most common cause is cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, due to alcohol abuse, hepatitis b or c, autoimmune disease, or other reasons. Hepatocellular ca is a primary cancer of the liver, as opposed to cancer that starts elsewhere (breast, lung, etc.) and spreads to the liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Go see your doctor: Fever(temp over 98 degree) like this is worrysome if it is coming on daily or more than ocaasionally. Your doctor would have to examine you to find the cause of fever which can be an infection if the fever is of recent onset. Or it can be something more serious if the fever has continued for more than 1 or 2 weeks. ...Read more
My bun to creatinine ratio is 5.7 to 1. What does this mean? Is this a cause for concern? My bun is 6.95 mg/dl and my creatinine is 1.29 mg/dl.
Depends: Normal serum creatinine ranges from 0.7- 1.5 mg /dl in many labs, however one should review the normal range in their lab report. BUN ranges from 6 to 20 mg/dl. High serum creatinine and BUN generally indicate kidney damage.Your labs are normal, however review the lab report with md. ...Read more
I heard that diastolic readings are not meant to fluctuate. My resting diastolic can be 60-65, but often goes up to 85-95 when I exhert. Abnormal?
What is normal levels of calcium? Mine was 10.2. What does this mean? What does hyperparathyroidism mean? Can diet decrease levels? Also hve hypothyrd
8.5to10.4: Nrmal Calcum level is 8.5to10.4 mgm/deciliter Your level is high normal Hyperparathyroidism is when parathyroid gland produces too much hormone and that causes blood calcium to go up You should repeat calcium level,25 hydroxyl vitD level and 24 hour urine for calcium as well Hypothyroidism sometimes also occurs separately with Huperparathyroidism High calcium diet can contribute to high calcium l ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Did fasting lipidp totalC 191, LDL 102, HDL 80, nonHDL 2.4. Q's:can HDL that is too high be a Problem I.e.80? Would ttalC 191 b better lowr?& nonHDL rnge says 60-130 mine ws 2.4! What does that mean?
No.: Your HDl cannot be too high. The higher the better. Your total is higher because it is included in a complex formula which contains your high HDL. Your lipid profile is excellent! Don't stress. That being said, if there is early cardiovascular disease in your family you may want to discuss other markers for cardiovascular risk including but not limited to an NMR lipid screening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer