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Ana (Definition)

An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood and looking at a number ...Read more


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Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis, my SGPT is 209 and my SGOT is 142 are these very dangerous?and my ANA is 1/160 and M2 +++

Serious, but: controllable and manageable disease, you need to know your disease well, take care of yourself by eating and resting well, seek professional help from an expert in liver diseases and keep a regular follow up, wish you all the best ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis, my SGPT is 209 and my SGOT is 142 and my ANA is 1/160 and M2 +++. what should I do.Biopsy?

PBC: Antibodies to the M2 subunit are usually seen in patients with PBC (primary biliary cirrhosis). This meams that your AMA is positive (positive antimitochondrial antibody). You need to be followed by a hepatologist and get a biopsy in order to stage your disease if necessary. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis, my SGPT is 209 and my SGOT is 142 and my ANA is 1/160 and M2 +++. AMA is <1:20.Biopsy?

Biopsy.: Diagnosis can be strongly suspected by lab and history but biopsy is usually required to exclude all other causes which can sometimes closely mimic the disease. your doc knows best. ...Read more

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I took a GFR test i see its reads 60 ml/min/1.73 m2 is that serious?

I took a GFR test i see its reads 60 ml/min/1.73  m2 is that serious?

Not if older person: Thr GFR normally declines with age. If you are 70 years or older your GFR may normally be at 70 or so. What matters more is what are other tests show e.g. Urinalysis, ultrasound, and other chemistry. ...Read more

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Can i continue taking M2 tone syrup during pregnancy?

Can i continue taking M2 tone syrup during pregnancy?

I would not: This syrup is not available in the US but reading online it contains all sorts of stuff that may or may not have hormonal effects. There also does not appear evidence that is actually works. I would avoid ...Read more

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+ Antimitochondrial M2 antibodies w/ 4previous elevated ALP's. Most recent ALP normal. Still suggestive for PBC?

+ Antimitochondrial  M2 antibodies w/ 4previous elevated ALP's. Most recent ALP normal. Still suggestive for PBC?

No: The diagnosis of PBC is made through liver biopsy. The other best tool is the biliruben. Taken together they give a diagnosis and prognosis for survival. As you know PBC is though to be an auto immune disease. ...Read more

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Her Tumor M2-PiruvateKinase numbers are above 100 pcs/ml. What does this high number of Tumor M2-PK mean? Which treatment do you advise us?

Her Tumor M2-PiruvateKinase numbers are above 100 pcs/ml. What does this high number of Tumor M2-PK mean? Which treatment do you advise us?

What Type Cancer?: You need to tell us about the type/site of origin of cancer, and its stage before we can help you address this question. The enzyme that you have asked about is of no consequence at the present time. So I would not be too concerned about the Pyruvate kinase level. ...Read more

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Acute myeloid leukemia m2 relapse, what to do?

Acute myeloid leukemia m2 relapse, what to do?

See below...: Relapses of various types of leukemia including AML are still treatable. Consultation with an oncologist to discuss treatment options including chemotherapy and possibly bone marrow or stem cell transplantation is of paramount importance in managing the disease. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do about acute myeloid leukemia m2 relapse?

Is there anything i can do about acute myeloid leukemia m2 relapse?

See below...: The treatment of leukemia, like any other cancer, should be managed by an oncologist. Many times the relapse is still responsive to chemotherapy and a second remission may be achieved. Subsequent options should be discussed with the oncologist and may include a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. ...Read more

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Can diabetes M2 be associated with sciatic neuropathy as a cause for damaged nerve endings?

Can diabetes M2 be associated with sciatic neuropathy as a cause for damaged nerve endings?

Sciatic Neuropathy: Hello. Diabetes isn't usually associated with true sciatic neuropathy. It can result from nerve compression (tumor, hematoma, etc.) and injury in the gluteal region or thigh. In the gluteal region, it is most often caused by trauma (posterior hip dis;ocation, pelvic fracture). Nerve can be directly injured during an intramuscular injection into the buttocks. ...Read more

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Echocardiogram showed my Left atrial volume index was 36cc/m2. Everything else was normal. Is this significant?

Echocardiogram showed my Left atrial volume index was 36cc/m2. Everything else was normal. Is this significant?

It's probably : Not a great idea to interpret echocardiogram data on your own, or to crowdsource that data to internet doctors. Discuss the results with the physician that ordered the test so he can explain it in context. ...Read more

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Can GFR be low if i has not had a drink of for about 14 hrs before the blood test? Result=85.1ml/min/1.73 m2 thx

Can GFR be low if i has not had a drink of for about 14 hrs before the blood test?  Result=85.1ml/min/1.73 m2  thx

GFR and dehydration: You can have a low GFR due to dehydration and the figure of 85 ml/min is an estimated gfr. You did not mention your bun, sodium, chloride or creatinine and that would have been helpful in determining if you were really dehydrated. Ask your doctor to order a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein and that will tell you exactly what your GFR is, actually not estimated. ...Read more

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Which value of cardiac output is considered high?My stroke volume 90ml, by 75 bpm, that means cardiac out:6, 7l/min;cardiac index would be 3, 5l/min*m2.Tx

Which value of cardiac output is considered high?My stroke volume 90ml, by 75 bpm, that means cardiac out:6, 7l/min;cardiac index would be 3, 5l/min*m2.Tx

Cardiac Output: Numbers such as you list can be normal especially in a smoker. Numbers alone without clinical correlation don't necessarily mean a lot. You should discuss these data with the physician(s) who know you and your specifics. ...Read more

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Can taking m2 tone fertility drug during the first 2 weeks of pregnancy cause deformity in baby. Kate dangbey?

Can taking m2 tone fertility drug during the first 2 weeks of pregnancy cause deformity in baby. Kate dangbey?

Not sure but: More likely safe. It's wise for u to discontinue taking this supplement since u r already pregnant. Follow up with ur oby.Best wishes! .http://allbewell.blogspot.com/2007/12/pcos-m2-tone.html?m=1. ...Read more