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From the blood count: Mean corpuscular volume. Below about 75 femtoliters, they're small, above about 95 femtolitera they're biggish. ...Read more
What to do if I had blood test results back, but I don't understand some of the abbreviation on it, could someone help me pls?
Malaise syndrome: There is no blood test for malaise syndrome. Malaise is a general term to mean "feeling unwell." although somewhat controversial, chronic fatigue syndrome is said to be associated with post-exertional malaise such as fatigue, light-headedness, muscle or joint pain, cognitive dysfunction, headache, nausea, weakness, trembling or insomnia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood tests & eating: Only a few blood tests require that you be fasting--most particularly tests for sugar (glucose) and a lipid panel (because the triglycerides go very high after eating. Most other tests do not require a fasting state--including electrolytes, thyroid tests, liver tests, total cholesterol & HDL cholesterol, kidney function, and blood counts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm 11 days late 3 neg tests... Waiting on a blood test.. Could I just randomly be having an off cycle?
That's possible: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; Over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, Illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., PCOS). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check with ODH: Free blood tests are not usually available. The ohio dept. Of health (odh) distributes funds to the ohio federally qualified health centers (fqhcs) to pay for the uninsured care program. You can find an fqhc or fqhc look-alike by calling the ohio association of community health centers (oachc) at (888) 884-3101. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure. What test?: Nobody likes a needle stick. During the procedure, think about the health benefits -- many lives are saved this way. Routine bloodwork is very helpful in detecting early disease, and should be performed at least every few years. ...Read more
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