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Army Medical Test
I did my medical test in the army, they took me blood and everything, I'm going shipday in 4ofmay, do I have to wait to the std test to go back? OrIdidOK?
No problem: Last I heard, HIV was the only STD test done routinely among active duty military personnel in the US. Maybe also hepatitis B and C, or maybe other STD testing, such as syphillis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Probably none of these will delay your return home, even if positive. Ask the medical personnel in your unit; even in the military, these issues are strictly confidential and you can ask freely. ...Read more
I take invega, (paliperidone) seroxat and modafinil. I want to join the army but will these medicines be detected by medical investigation (urine test, drug test etc?
Marine Physical: Looks like it is a merchant shipping seafarers medical exam. Its on a website from the uk. Www. Dft. Gov. Uk/mca/mcga07-home/workingatsea/mcga-medicalcertandadvice/mcga-ml5-medicalinfo/mcga-approved-docs-list. Htm. ...Read more
Testing Anxiety: No. But there are verbal and written tests that a good psychotherapist may offer to diagnose. But, family physicians, internal medicine docs and the mental health professionals can diagnose this often without any formal testing. There are options to learn and ways to get better. You just need to reach out and ask for help. ...Read more
Medical tests: Don't cause loss of virginity. However, there could be some tearing of the hymen with some medical procedures. ...Read more
Combination of tests: Diverticulitis is inflammation of small sacs (diverticula) in the large intestine. Clinical symptoms including right lower quadrant pain, sometimes associated with fever. Tests might show an elevated white blood count, ct scan showing inflammation of the colon. Colonoscopy is generally not recommended during acute phase of diverticulitis. Severe symptoms or worsening symptoms may require or. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HCG drops: Just like after a miscarriage or a d;c, blood levels of HCG have to drop to zero first. The higher it started the longer generally for it to come down. Unfortunately some abortions, like miscarriages, are also incomplete. This is something to talk with your real live doctor about. ...Read more
See below: Not unless you are having symptoms as you may test false positive in light of your family history. Hope that helps. ...Read more
EGD: Your gold standard test in this regard would be the EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) in which a GI doctor puts a camera down your throat while you're under sedation and looks for things like hiatal hernia (causes reflux), ulcers, gastritis and duodenitis. Reflux (esophagitis) doesn't have to burn to cause damage to the esophagus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complicated subject: The reason tests r ordered r varied. Unfortunately not every test is absolutely needed. Often it's part of an appropriate medical eval. Other times, it's b/c a pt wants it even if the doc doesn't. Other times it's b/c a doc is worried about missing something rare & orders extra tests. These aren't all good reasons, but in our health care system, it's reality. 1 answer: good communication w/ ur doc. ...Read more
Unable to access old medical records. Should I do all the old tests over again? Seems ridiculous to me.
Not ridiculous: I as the patient am not the same as I was a year ago or ten years ago. The body is changing regularly. By no means wasteful. ...Read more
I have a medical fetish and wish to have every machine used on me and have every kind of tests and exams done?
See psychiatrist: Having unnecessary tests is not a hood idea. See a psychiatrist to work through this issue. ...Read more
HELLO, I have unsteadiness for 2 years, and pain in different parts of my body, all of medical test are ok, can you guide me?
And pain can have a variety of causes including neurological disorders and chronic pain conditions.
Difficult to make specific comment without reviewing your medical record.
Suggest a consult with a doctor in person as examination may also be required. ...Read more
What is the consequence of having a positive drug test results if the drug happens to have been prescribed for a medical condition?
I want to know how long it takes Valium (10 mg daily) to leave my body. I need some medical tests in the absence of drugs in the body.
I understand your concern.
Valium and its Metabolites can be in the system for 23 days or more depending upon duration and dose, other drugs used with Valium, metabolism and status of liver.
Thank you for informing about Depression, irregular periods, weight gain and use of Hiderax.
Valium and Hiderax do not help with Depression.
See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy for stress in your life. ...Read more
How much would it cost to have a pulminory function test done without medical insurance I do not have medical insurance since I moved here
I'm 19 & 4'5. I've always looked at it as just being short but it was brought to my attn that there could be a medical explanation. Should I get test?
Yes: There are multiple reasons for short stature & some involve genetic issues that may be somewhat silent for now but predispose you to specific medical problems in the future. I would have a thorough evaluation to address the issue. The outcome can either give you comfort or help you plan ahead. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am suffering from so much weakness for four months. I am eating good but don't recover. I've got my comprehensive medical test done (no problem). Help?
Myositis?: Do you have a rash? Is it muscle weakness? Are you well rested and sleeping well and free of depression. Dermatomyositis can present in you age group with muscle weakness and you would have high CPK enzymes which are not usually tested for in a comprehensive metabolic screen. Sometimes it starts as just a myositis or muscle weakness. Maybe you were already tested for this. Check it out ...Read more