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Aspirin Before Blood Test
Having a blood test tomorrow for persistent headaches - including gold vial and purple vial. I normally would be on aspirin for the pain - should I avoid aspirin before a blood test?
There should no reason to avoid the aspirin for this reason. One might be concerned that the aspirin might worsen the headaches if taken too much. There is some llierature to suggest that pain pills of any kind might further headaches.
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You can take an aspirin prior to blood typing test. Why are you taking aspirin? Are other tests being done at the same time as the blood typing test?
if so, need to confirm that aspirin would be ok ...Read more
Blood test for my husband creatinine 118 umol/L he take Ezetrol and aspirin. What this test mean? . how to reduce creatinine?
Means kidney problem: The level of creatinine is a measurement of kidney function. Normal is up to 105 umol/l Ezetrol has no effect on kidney function and it is unlikely but not impossible that aspirin taken at low dose can effect creatinie. He should be evaluated by a doctor to see if there is anything that can be done to improved kidney function ...Read more
What causes B12 deficiency? Blood test-B12=158, B6=2.4, folate=12.5, Homocysteine=12.9. I eat a balanced diet. On 325 of aspirin to prevent more DVTs.
B12 is readily available in foods of animal origin (including dairy & eggs) so unless one is vegan you'll get enough via diet unless you can't absorb it; this can be caused by low hydrochloric acid, overgrowth of yeast or bacteria in the small intestines or a hereditary condition called pernicious anemia.Take methylcobalamin orally or by injection.
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Non fasting blood test: ALP 123, Potassium 5.2 and glucose 109. Is this normal non fast? Taking aspirin daily and nitrofurantoin 2-3 times a week.
How to reduce creatinine in blood test of my husband it is 118 ummol/L. his medicine Ezetrol and Asprin.
Don't Rx lab values: If this is your husband and he's reasonably well-muscled, it's probably normal. When I was lifting weights daily, my creatinine was 1.6-1.7 -- making mine 141 compared to your husband's 118. Or he may have mild renal insufficiency. The whole eGFR businsess is subscientific -- there's even an adjustment "because black people are more muscular than white people." ...Read more
If There is a little blood found in my urine test, could it be either due to taking aspirin before the test or due to strenuous exercise?
Hematuria: Blood in the urine is abnormal whether it's microscopic or grossly visible and aspirin or strenuous exercise should not cause it. If only a couple of red blood cells are seen in a microscopic field, it may not indicate serious disease. However if it persists, a cytologic exam of the urine, urine culture, prostate exam and imaging of the kidneys and urinary bladder are indicated. ...Read more
Hello, 5 years ago I had positive blood tests for lupus but except the skin I didn't have any significant symptoms. Recently I tested positive for Acl and anti b2 glycoprotein1 (no symptoms for this as well). I was put on Plaquenil. Should I take aspirin
Get 2nd opinion: I take it that you feel well and have not had a thrombotic episode. Nobody really knows how to manage healthies who have a few "lupus anticoagulants" but it's news to me that plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) would be a first-line Rx. It's not an innocuous medicine and is strong stuff even if you do have discoid lupus. And many folks have positive anti-nuclear antibodies but no sign of lupus. ...Read more
I have taken xarelto, aspirin & statin for > 1 year. This week had 2 bad nosebleeds went to ed. Blood tests showed hi ALT + lo hematocrit & hglb. Cardio nurse: "these r issues for your pcp". Agree?
Seems reasonable: I think it would be reasonable to see your pcp earlier rather than later to review these blood test results. ...Read more
Blood lipids: In the so called "vap" LDL is measured directly and not calculated from total cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides. However, if your triglycerides are below 400, it does not add value. I would suggest that you stick to a usual fasting blood lipid profile and follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more
A little: Blood test involves inserting a needle into a vein to get blood and there is a little pain from the needle stick. It is usually temporary. In about 1% of cases a bruise may form at the site of the puncture. The risk can be minimized by keeping pressure on the puncture site for a few minutes. ...Read more
This test has essentially replaced bleeding time as a test of ability to stop bleeding after injury. You may consult this site for info on this topic:
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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If depends on the test done. There are thousands of different blood tests that look for different entities. See this site for more info.
http://www. Hopkinsmedicine. Org/healthlibrary/test_procedures/cardiovascular/blood_test_135, 49/. ...Read more
Depends on the type: Of test. Usually one needs to have overnight fast. Fasting is not needed for all tests and additional preparation is needed for others. Please discuss the matter with your doctor who is ordering the test. ...Read more
Yes, depends on test:
Some tests are initial screening tests which are designed to "flag" anyone who has a condition. Because of this design (high sensitivity test), there are probably some people without the condition tested who also may "flag" positive (false positive) on that test.
These findings require repeat or confirmatory testing to ensure that the diagnosis is correct (true positive). ...Read more
Context: Creatine kinase. This is a bit higher than most folks but everything depends on what's happening with your life. If you exercise, this is likely to be normal. If you are having sudden chest pain, your physician may consider a heart attack & keep investigating. Or you may be a duchenne's carrier or have any of dozens of other explanations. ...Read more
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