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What does a low antithrombin III antigen mean?

What does a low antithrombin III antigen mean?

Risk of blood clot: 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, if the test was done correctly, it means that you are at risk for developing blood clots. You may wish to consult a hematologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I've always had bad acid reflex Gerd why does it seem ti act up abit after I excerise on treadmill? Am I sloshing it around or something ?

I've always had bad acid reflex Gerd why does it seem ti act up abit after I excerise on treadmill? Am I sloshing it around or something ?

GER reduction: Certain foods, activities, medications and conditions that increase pressure in your abdomen can trigger reflux. An over the counter acid reflux medication may help your symptoms, but see your doctor for evaluation if you are not relieved or if your symptoms change or worsen. Untreated acid reflux can cause esophageal strictures, respiratory problems, ulcers and throat problems. ...Read more

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I had 3 to 4 blood clots in lungs and hospital did a test to see why i had them fibringen antithrombin III protein c protein c antigen all high?

I had 3 to 4 blood clots in lungs and hospital did a test to see why i had them fibringen antithrombin III protein c protein c antigen all high?

Not the cause of PE: Pulmonary embolism (pe) is an abnormal clot. Your docs are looking for cause. Fibrinogen is an acute phase reactant and is not likely a cause of your clot. Low protein c and low at-iii can contribute to pe; however your values are high and therefore did not contribute to your pe. I am sure your docs are looking for other causes. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had a very sensitive gag reflex for a week. It acts up both when I'm eating and when I'm not. I would like to know what's going on with me! ?

I've had a very sensitive gag reflex for a week. It acts up both when I'm eating and when I'm not. I would like to know what's going on with me! ?

Irritation.: Something is irritating, either the back of your throat, causing you to have for active gag reflex, or the nerves, the glass of perennial nerve, which controls the gag reflex. A glass of for Angel in the Rye this, are you having any pain? You need to see an ENT or a neurologist or both. ...Read more

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What is the IgG screen w/ reflex IFA performed for?

What is the IgG screen w/ reflex IFA performed for?

Many Things: This type of test is done for many types of infections, especially viruses or pertussis. In order to give you mroe information, I would need to know what specifically they were doing the test to check on. ...Read more

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Is TSH w/reflex to ft4 4.06 normal?

Is TSH w/reflex to ft4 4.06 normal?

High normal: A TSH of 4.06 is in the upper range of normal. The lab probably did not do the ft4 level, since the TSH was normal. Most people with these results feel perfectly normal. However, it could be a sign that your thyroid is starting to fail. It would be reasonable to repeat the TSH and do a free T4 level in a few months. ...Read more

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My TSH w/reflex to ft4 results are 15.44. What does this mean?

My TSH w/reflex to ft4 results are 15.44. What does this mean?

HYPOTHRYOID: Your thyroid gland is underactive it is not producing enough thyroxine. The pituitary gland is working overtime to try to get the thyroid gland to produce enough thyroxine which regulates the bodies metabolic rate. You need supplementation of what your gland produces. You also need to be checked for autoimmune thyroiditis, see your doctor. ...Read more

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IF MY TSH W/ REFLEX TO FT4 IS 5.05 WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO LOWER IT?

IF MY TSH W/ REFLEX TO FT4  IS  5.05 WHAT NEEDS  TO  BE  DONE  TO LOWER IT?

Hypothyroidism: Normal TSH is typically 0.45-4.5. Best to discuss results w/ordering physician as some labs have different reference ranges. Regardless, if you have signs & symptoms of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid = http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypothyroidism/basics/definition/con-20021179), prescription levothyroxine will help relieve symptoms but requires close & regular monitoring. ...Read more

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