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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
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
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?
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
Cut my finger in cat dissection. I took tetenus, rabies immune globin&rabies vaccine. I hav mild muscle pins&spasm in body. Is it from rabies or vaccine?
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
Gamma knife: Doctors have different answers. Please contact Dr. Neal. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Interferon: Great google/wikipedia question. To many details for our 400 spaces here. ...Read more
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
I have eppstein barr and have been getting worse for over two years. Can gamma globulin helpgive me a boost? I need a miracle...
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