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Postmenop aldronate weekly 2 yrs and osteoporosis getting worse only in hips. Why would doctor prescripe 24 hr urine test and blood work?

Postmenop aldronate weekly 2 yrs and osteoporosis getting worse only in hips. Why would doctor prescripe 24 hr urine test and blood work?

Secondary causes: Hi. Your doc is being thorough, knowing that there are many causes of bone loss other than just postmenopausal osteoporosis. She/he is looking for conditions that may have specific treatments that could help prevent further bone loss. I would do the same thing. And practice fall-prevention if at all possible. The hip fracture is the granddaddy of bad fractures. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible 2 get neg hpts n blood tests nothing on u/s n stil b preg ?

Is it possible 2 get neg hpts n blood tests nothing on u/s n stil b preg ?

Negative but prego: Only if the tests are taken before the embryo has started to implant. Embryo implantation starts at about 7 days after conception. So tests taken during that time will be negative. Technically speaking, that time isn't really considered that you're pregnant anyway. ...Read more

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How often are blood tests inaccurate?

How often are blood tests inaccurate?

It depends: What is your idea of "accurate"? The lab test results need to be interpreted in the context of the clinical condition. Different tests have different sensitivity, specificity and predictive values. These characteristic vary with the population under consideration, e.g., the HIV screening tests have different performance when used on drug addicts vs. Observant nuns. ...Read more

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What for m v. C. Mean for blood tests?

What for m v. C. Mean for blood tests?

Mean Cell Volume: You probably meant mcv. Mean corpuscular volume or mean cell volume - MCV is a measure of the average red blood cell volume. In case of anemia - it can help differentiate between different types of causes of anemia. ...Read more

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How reliable are fingerstick blood tests?

How reliable are fingerstick blood tests?

Very reliable: There is a specific technique that miust be followed when doing finger sticks. If the procedure is properly performed the results are quite reliable. They will be within about 5% of a simultaneous venous blood test. ...Read more

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How could you interpret these blood tests and symptoms?

How could you interpret these blood tests and symptoms?

More information : To answer your question it would be helpful to know what blood test and symptoms you are interested in. More information is needed. ...Read more

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What is blood tests check for?

What is blood tests check for?

Thousands of things: Blood tests literally can test for thousands of issues. The nomal routine tests check for anemia, high or low white blood cell and platelet counts, electrolytes, calcium, liver and kidney function and possible cholesterol and other lipids. ...Read more

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Does alcohol show up on blood tests?

Does alcohol show up on blood tests?

Depends: Alcohol itself can be detected in blood for a few hours after intake. A urine test for ethyl glcucoronide can be positive for up to five days. In chronic drinkers, cdt test may be positive for one to two weeks after chronic intake. ...Read more

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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more