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My estrone came back high and my dr says I need to take very high doses of iodine for 2 months to fix it, safe? Is there any other way I can lower it?
Confusing: Something not right here. Estrone levels can be high for a variety of reasons. "High" may not be abnormal for you depending upon your cycle. So.... I am not sure that you "need lowering." I cannot see how iodine would affect your estrone level in any case. If this is your regular doc, consider seeing an internal medicine specialist or an endocrinologist. ...Read more
I had my thyroid levels tested and they came back high. Retested a month later and they were normal even without medication. What would cause that?
Test high: Sometimes a viral infection can affect the thyroid. This is uncommon. ...Read more
Is there a connection between the diseases under the umbrella of MCTD and Diabetes? 5'9, #135 good health minus MCTD issues. HgA1c came back high.
My NEICE d dimer test came back high 2.3 high. She has a crohn disease. Does she need to see any specialist and who?
Nonspecific: A d-dimer is a nonspecific blood test that can be indicative of many things. Sometimes it can be a clue pointing towards active inflammatory bowel disease. Inactive chrons disease can be managed by a general practitioner but if symptomatic disease is best managed by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
My nuchal u/s came back high risk 1:52 my baby has downs. Just wondering what exactly my percentage is and what happens next?
Next steps depend on: Whether you had combined 1st trimester screening test or integrated screening. For the latter, you'd have blood drawn in both the 1st & 2nd trimesters. You may have a Fetal Ultrasound for other anatomical markers of DS & a test of fetal DNA circulating in your blood. If your calculated risk remains high, you'll be offered a diagnostic test for Fetal Chromosome Analysis & genetic counseling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently had a fasting blood sugar test and it came back high. 102. Does that mean I have diabetes? This is the first time I've ever had this high
My ALT and AST levelswere tested. My ALT came back high at 55, and then retested a week later it was 59. AST levels were normal. Should I be concerned?
Liver function tests: ALT and AST are liver function tests. Among possible causes for elevations are medications, alcohol use, and liver disease, including hepatitis. Your doctor may order additional tests to evaluate this finding. Sometimes, a healthy person can have test results outside the reference range, so your doctor will interpret these results in context of your overall health ...Read more
The person drawing blood for a bio screen asked how long I had been fasting prior to the screen. I informed her that it had been roughly 5 hours. Upon receiving my result, the report referenced a 12 hour fast. My cholesterol came back high. Worry?
See answer: A 5 hour fast is as sufficient as a 12 hour fast for cholesterol. In many cases there is little difference between fasting and non-fasting cholesterol. ...Read more
My NT scan came out good but my blood work came back high risk for down syndrome (1:155) what are my chances for a healthy baby?
High risk Downs: That means that you have a 1 in 155 chance of having a baby with down's syndrome. Keep in mind, you are young, and downs is more common in women of advanced maternal age. Speaking to the doctor that ordered the test is also very important. ...Read more
My creatinine came back high and my ANA came back slightly positive in my blood tests, are these related? What does both mean?
Pap came back high grade after son was born went in for HPV biopsy and cleared have two more tests what could cause this? Never had abnormal pap b4
My free retinol vitamin a blood test came back high. Normal levels are 30-78. Mine was 104. Is this a problem?
My 15 year old daughter had a CBC and the only thing that came back high was her Mono Abs 1147 and Mono% was 14.7. Should I be worried?
Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group, not very specific. A healthy WBC is reassuring. ...Read more
I recently had a urine test done. My RBC came back high of 61. My doc wants me to come back in for another test. Should I be concerned?
I've done meth for 10 years, 1st smoked, started injecting (6mnth ago) my results for Triglycerides came back high, is this the meth catching up to me?
Why worry?: If you are injecting meth, the triglycerides are the least of your problems. You are comparing an ant with an elephant. Get help!!! ...Read more