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What is the minimum acceptable age to collect blood from an infant by finger stick instead of a heel stick?
Above 3 months ofage: Pediatric blood drawing is not a complex science. Venipuncture, finger stick and heel stick are the three most common techniques utilized to draw blood from infants. The best method for pediatric blood drawing ultimately depends on the child's age. Heel stick technique is used on infants less than 3 months of age. For infants greater than 3 months of age the preferred technique is finger stick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fasting blood sugar test =100 ( in the lab not finger stick) and the hp1ac = 5.3 , and by the fingerstick =92 , is this normal or should I be worried?
OK: A1c is good and normal. Fasting sugar is mildly high at 100. Taking everything together, i think you are doing fine. It's never too late or a bad thing to be mindful of what you eat and how much exercise you are getting...If i had the labs above, i wouldn't worry too much. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband age 42 has high blood pressure 180/115. His fingers, toes and heel are burning and tingling with pain? Is this related to high blood pressure or something else? What can it be? He does have a lot of stress and also has anxiety often.
Get help soon: He needs to see a medical doctor soon for the very high blood pressure and get it under control. Burning and tingling in the hands and feet might be related. He would need to be evaluated. Diabetes, thyroid disorder, alcohol are some other reasons to see a medical doctor asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Allergy between my foot fingers what I should use to feel better cuz sometimes they are blooded and as if i need to scratch them.
If I use my sharp finger nail and press it on a blood vessel at my foot very hard , will it snap and will it repair itself?
When I press on my leg with finger the blood returns slowly, does it mean that I have edema?also my hands/(I have moderate pulmonary HTN, related?)
My mom woke up with a swollen arm and fingers. she also has history of heart prolems and is on blood thinners . her leg usually get swollen from retai?
25-f, frequent blood vessel ruptures turning on a water faucet, swatting a fly on leg, just bent finger sudden burning pain purple under skin, causes?
Left leg/ foot and left fingers are tingly, not cold, no loss of motion. Blood sugar is 95 and just some slightly high blood pressure. Ideas?
Check it out: Maybe musculoskeletal .If cleared by doc maybe want to check with chiropractor. ...Read more
Moved to Greece, for 6 wks left foot/ankle has been swollen, blood tests normal (RA/CCP) & waking up w/sore stiff swollen fingers w/burning sensation?
I have high blood pressure when my pressure goes up or i get excited i feel some numbness in my left arm ans leg tingling in my hand and fingers do ?
Tingling left cheek, fingers and foot. Normal brain MRI & blood work. History of concussion & whip lash in past year. What should I do next?
Your symptoms: Are too vague and not anatomically connected. Concussion and whiplash have very little if anything to do with your complaints. If otherwise healthy, examine your social, family, work, and financial well being. Correct what needs correcting before seeking a medical diagnosis. ...Read more
Pain all over body, numb in face & fingers, leg cramps at night, neg blood tests for vitamin deficiency, mono or thyroid, slightly elevated WBC?
Pain all over body: Do not give up searching for the cause of your problems.. If your doctor can not find out what is wrong, perhaps get another opinion. You could be having some type of auto immune disease e.g. fibromyocitis or other causeing your pain. Also perhaps infection, as many infections can cause this type of problem. Do not give up. Recommend you see a doctor working in Integrative Medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same: With thecnology blood drawing is no better because blood takes time to getmto the lab, and red blood cells continue to consume blood sgar. Fbs has to be ordered aftder a 12 hr fasting with an hba1c. ...Read more
What is better? Testing urine, sticking finger, getting blood draws while in the hospital for glucose control?
Finger stick: Sticking finger.Get a more detailed answer ›
A deep bluish blood filled bulge in my finger tip since childhood, grown with age. Pains if pressed. Blood gushes back if finger raised for long.
Glomus tumor: No therapy needed unless very painful.Get a more detailed answer ›
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