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What is fecal globin?

What is fecal globin?

Blood in the stool: You are probably referring to a fecal (stool) hemoglobin test, which checks for microscopic blood in the stool, blood that you cannot see with your eyes. It is a colon cancer screening test, but it's not highly sensitive or specific. Get a colonoscopy when you're 50, or earlier if you have risk factors such as family history of colon cancer or personal history of polyps. ...Read more

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Ferritin, rbc, haematocrit, globin all normal but low serum iron, gp gave me ferrous fumarate, but im not anaemic?

Ferritin, rbc, haematocrit, globin all normal but low serum iron, gp gave me ferrous fumarate, but im not anaemic?

More info needed!: Low iron level by itself does not always indicate iron deficiency. To interpret the results, we interpret it in conjunction with ferritin, TIBC and iron saturation. Low iron level can some times be seen if you have an inflammatory / infectious condition at the time of blood draw. It is very unusual to have iron deficiency in a young man as it is usually seen in young females due to menstruation. ...Read more

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Hi, im male 21 years old and I got itp, I used al medication (prednisone, globin) and even had a marrow research. How bad is it if I remove myn spleen?

Hi, im male 21 years old and I got itp, I used al medication (prednisone, globin) and even had a marrow research. How bad is it if I remove myn spleen?

See details: Removal of the spleen is not a guarantee that the itp will resolve. There is the usual small surgical risk and you will need Pneumovax vaccinations to protect you as the risk of pneumococcal infection is increased after splenectomy. ...Read more

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Where give the rabies immune globin shots? Health dep said it would be where exposed (finger) but hosp gave it in my arm/legs. Do I need more in finger

Where give the rabies immune globin shots? Health dep said it would be where exposed (finger) but hosp gave it in my arm/legs. Do I need more in finger

No room: The location of the wound and available muscle mass in which to give it determines where this might be given. If you were bitten on the ass, they would infiltrate the wound. The finger has no space to inject it safely and if they did, it would likely cut off the circulation and you could lose the finger. ...Read more

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What does gamma GT 8 U/L <31mean?

Normal: You serum level of the liver enzyme gamma GT is normal, and it is unlikely that the live is involved in the disease process. ...Read more

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What medications cause low gamma protien?

What medications cause low gamma protien?

Not many: Gamma globulins are antibodies. They're made by the immune system and so the only drugs that might decrease them are powerful immunosuppressants used for conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Please explain what does a low gamma GT mean?

Please explain what does a low gamma GT mean?

Nothing: Reference range for GGT, like other lab values, is set so that several % of healthy folks fall outside. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the gamma knife procedure like?

Please help! What is the gamma knife procedure like?

Radiation to tumor: Stereotactic radiosurgery (srs) is precisely focused radiation beams to treat tumors and other abnormal growths in the brain, spinal column and other body sites. Delivers high doses of radiation to tumor with minimal exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. Specialists monitor doses to avoid the risk of radiation overexposure. No incision iminimizing infection or bleeding without gen anesthesia. ...Read more

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What types of rays (gamma, beta, or alpha) does the sun give off?

What types of rays (gamma, beta, or alpha) does the sun give off?

Lots: Mostly light rays. We have learned to describe them by wavelength. Visible. Ultraviolet [UV]. Infrared [heat]. Lots of other radiation. Reason for this question on a medical site? ...Read more

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I have seen several pain Dr's, They said there was nothing they could do, since meds, and gamma knife didn't work. No dr's is will to help.

I have seen several pain Dr's, They said there was nothing they could do, since meds, and gamma knife didn't work. No dr's is will to help.

Need integrated doc: You have not given any details about pain
Need a fresh look at your pain. Second opinion from a teaching hospital specialist.
Check drhoffman. Com & may pose questions to him & even ask for help in the radio show or if possible get a consultation with him. ...Read more

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What is gamma glutamyl test?

What is gamma glutamyl test?

Liver enzyme: Gamma glutamyl transaminase / transpeptidase enzyme rises in some liver illnesses and supposedly is the first to rise in drinkers. It's a poor screen, some folks are born with lifelong high levels, but it's better than nothing. ...Read more

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What are gamma globulin injections?

What are gamma globulin injections?

Gamma globulin: Igg, gamma globulin is a protein for some one elses immunity to a disease. It is passive, and usually gone in 3-6 months. It can protect you from the said disease for a short period of time. ...Read more

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Are suv on pet scan gamma?

Are suv on pet scan gamma?

SUV...: Suv stands for standardized uptake value. It is used for semi-quantitative analysis on pet scan. It tells the amount of glucose uptake or hypermetabolism of a tumor. ...Read more

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How are young people afected by gamma rays?

Gamma rays: Gamma rays have very high energy and penetrate straight through your skin. They can alter your dna and lead to numerous negative effects, including cancer. ...Read more

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My gamma GT and ALT are both 9 is this too low?

No: There is no disease process associated with enzyme levels lower than the normal range. ...Read more

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What is serum gamma GT level and is 67 u/l a worry?

What is serum gamma GT level and is 67 u/l a worry?

Other findings?: Serum level of GGT of 67 is higher than normal and suggests injury to liver. However, an isolated lab test is not a reason to worry. What did other tests show? Do you drink? If you do, abstain for 2-3 weeks and repeat the test. Are you on any medications, including herbs and over the counter drugs? Discuss all these issues with your doctor to identify the cause of liver injury. ...Read more

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Does anybody know what are gamma rays used to treat?

Cancer: Gamma rays are naturally produced x-rays from radioactive material such as cobalt 60. In the past cobalt machines were commonly used to treat cancer. Today most medical radiation is delivered via a linear accelerator that makes high energy x-rays. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gamma rays?

What is the definition or description of: gamma rays?

High energy photons: This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from exposures in the workplace. ...Read more

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An abnormal band is seen in the gamma region? Does this mean it's cancer related?

An abnormal band is seen in the gamma region? Does this mean it's cancer related?

Possibly: It sounds like you had a test called a serum electrophoresis. This looks at the proteins in the serum and when they speak about the "gamma band", this refers to to one of the immunoglobulin protein components. This region has an increased band in tumors that secrete excess immunoglobulin. This is seen with multiple myeloma, one of the cancers of the blood cells. These cells normally make antibodies. ...Read more

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Do you know what is the different between interferon gamma with interferon gamma 1b?

Do you know what is the different between interferon gamma with interferon gamma 1b?

No, I don't. Sorry.: No I don't. Sorry. Better to ask the doctor who is prescribing this for you or who is involved in your care. ...Read more

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I have mengimoa on the cranial nerves 3, 5and 7. I also have trilgimal nerguia would I be a candidate for gamma knife?

I have mengimoa on the cranial nerves 3, 5and 7. I also have trilgimal nerguia would I be a candidate for gamma knife?

Possibly: Gamma knife is focused beam radiation that is very effective for controlling benign tumors like meningiomas. If these tumors are small, they are more effectively controlled. It also depends where they are on the nerve and if there is a risk to the nerve. With respect to the trigeminal neuralgia, gamma knife is a well accepted treatment depending on the cause (different response rates). ...Read more

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I have eppstein barr and have been getting worse for over two years. Can gamma globulin helpgive me a boost? I need a miracle...

I have eppstein barr and have been getting worse for over two years. Can gamma globulin helpgive me a boost? I need a miracle...

Need expert: This issue is not easily dealt in a 400 character response. You may wish to consult this site for more information and see if you can consult an infectious disease expert at a medical school.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncidod/diseases/ebv.htm. ...Read more

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Gamma glutamylyransferase being low. What does that mean?

Nothing: I wish every question was this easy. "reference range" is set so that a few percent of healthy folks will fall above and below. It's not the "normal" or "desirable" or "healthy" range. And a low GGT is never a concern. If you had no liver, you'd know it. ...Read more

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Is gamma knife surgery safe?

Is gamma knife surgery safe?

Yes: It is very safe as no opening of the skull is involved. ...Read more

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Could gamma radiation cause mutation?

Yes: In llow doses where the dna is not destroyed may cause mutations in dna and effect the nature of the organism that has received the radiation or induce a malignant transformation. ...Read more