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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?

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

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"protein s-functional" came back high?

"protein s-functional" came back high?

No problem.: There is no clinical meaning to a high protein s level. Deficiency of protein s is associated with a risk of abnormal blood clotting, but there is no risk associated with a high level. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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If my prolactin test came back high can that cause depression & anxiety?

If my prolactin test came back high can that cause depression & anxiety?

Depends on cause of: High prolactin levels can be seen in many conditions including medications, brain rumors et. C and can occur in non pathological conditions. Talk to your doctor to find out the cause of your high prolactin levels so it could be addressed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My creatinine came back high and my ANA came back slightly positive in my blood tests, are these related? What does both mean?

My creatinine came back high and my ANA came back slightly positive in my blood tests, are these related? What does both mean?

Not related, probabl: Slight ANA increase may no mean much. If you are a muscular male, high creatinine may be acceptable due to muscle mass. You need a 24 hour urine collection to see if your kidney function is actually slow or not. ...Read more

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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

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

HPV: You most likely had a high risk strain of hpv that was cleared but caused cervical dysplasia before being cleared. In general, women under 30 should not be tested for hpv because it will likely go away. Over 30, women should be tested because hpv is less likely to go away. ...Read more

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My free retinol vitamin a blood test came back high. Normal levels are 30-78. Mine was 104. Is this a problem?

My free retinol vitamin a blood test came back high. Normal levels are 30-78. Mine was 104. Is this a problem?

Depends: If you are taking supplements, cut back some. Also check vitamin d levels to make sure they are not too low. A and d are competitively absorbed. Taking high doses of d can theoretically inhibit absorption of vitamin a. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Had CBC done. MPV came back high 11.6. Should I be concerned? Also on sporanox (itraconazole) could the itraconzale cause the high MPV? Thanks

Had CBC done. MPV came back high 11.6. Should I be concerned? Also on sporanox (itraconazole) could the itraconzale cause the high MPV? Thanks

Not at all: MPV is meaningless if there's isn't already obvious disease involving the platelets. The reference range is set so that a few percent fall outside on either end. And some folks just have big or small ones. ...Read more

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Pituitary gland. 2014 27.8 2015 26.1 Is this cancerous and do I need MRI/do I go back in 3mths to draw blood again? Nothing else came back high.

Pituitary gland. 2014 27.8 2015 26.1 Is this cancerous and do I need MRI/do I go back in 3mths to draw blood again? Nothing else came back high.

Standard approaches: Unlikely to have cancer, but pituitary adenomas could be present, and perhaps you have non-secreting process. Usual approach to check MRI studies over period of time, and get blood studies based on MRI and clinical changes. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my CBC came back with 13k wbc. My absolute nuetro, lympho and monocyte came back high but my nuetro, lympho and mono % are norm?

Should I be worried if my CBC came back with 13k wbc. My absolute nuetro, lympho and monocyte came back high but my nuetro, lympho and mono % are norm?

Leukocytosis: A high white count (leukocytosis) can be caused by many different things, most commonly an infection. Some people have high white cells due to a medication they are taking. Others are born with it. Others develop it because of dangerous conditions such as leukemia. Please consult with a hematologist to determine what form of leukocytosis you have. ...Read more

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My blood test came back high in certain areas: GGT 217, ALT 157, AST 101 and ap 197. Should I be worried?

Yes indeed: Your physician may take you off all meds and alcohol and repeat, or simply go on to test you for hepatitis b and c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis and perhaps a few others. If no cause is found, aerobic exercise may be the way to better all-around health and lower liver enzymes. ...Read more

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Hx of hashi's & sjogrens. Had cortisol checked b/c I've had fatigue and it came back high. Could this be due to hypothyroidism somehow still?

Hx of hashi's & sjogrens. Had cortisol checked b/c I've had fatigue and it came back high. Could this be due to hypothyroidism somehow still?

Cortisol: I doubt that your high cortisol is from hypothyroidism - but it is sime enough to test your thyroid with blood tests also. High cortisol can cause thyroid resistance which can mimic hypothyroidism - but the thyroid gland is not the problem. ...Read more

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Had abdominal pain for week went to the doc on day of my boards exam so I was stressed as well My lymphs came back high 3.8 or 40%, no pain now worry?

Had abdominal pain for week went to the doc on day of my boards exam so I was stressed as well My lymphs came back high 3.8 or 40%, no pain now worry?

Probably nothing: If rest of your CBC is normal and you don't have any enlarged lymph nodes it is normal, just repeat CBC +in few weeks Diff ...Read more

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My daughter just got tested for lead and it came back high. Is it true that I can give her stuff rich in calcium, iron and vitamin C to help lower it?

My daughter just got tested for lead and it came back high. Is it true that I can give her stuff rich in calcium, iron and vitamin C to help lower it?

Yes: It is important to try to find the source of lead to minimize further exposure. Vit. C, calcium & iron can help, as can vitamin d, zinc & selenium. I also advise pectaclear, which has modified citrus pectin & alginate & is proven to safely lower lead levels. See http://www. Lead. Org. Au/fs/fact_sheet-nutrients_that_reduce_lead_poisoning_june_2010.Pdf & http://www. Econugenics. Com/p-70-pectaclear. Aspx. ...Read more

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During my 6week check up doctor did the usual pap smear came back high grade.. Never had an abnormal one before. Is this sometimes normal after birth?

During my 6week check up doctor did the usual pap smear came back high grade.. Never had an abnormal one before. Is this sometimes normal after birth?

Yes but...: Often times the pap will go back to normal after childbirth. However, you still will need a colposcopy to make sure your cervix doesn't have any severe or cancerous changes now. ...Read more

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CRP level of 7.4? What can cause this? I was screened for lupus because of family history & out of the 3 screening tests, this came back high.

CRP level of 7.4? What can cause this? I was screened for lupus because of family history & out of the 3 screening tests, this came back high.

Stop worrying: I trust one of the other screens was an anti-nuclear antibody and if this was negative, you can consider yourself lupus-free. Another was probably anti ds-DNA. CRP is not sensitive and not specific and of very limited usefulness. ...Read more

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I recently went to a dermatologist due to itching, I had a blood test and my AST came back "high" at 41 and my ALT "high" at 56. What could this be?

Follow it up: These are borderline-high liver enzymes. It may be nothing more serious than your being sensitive to Ibuprofen or another medicine you took, only you know if you drink a lot, and we need to rule out metabolic syndrome, a chronic hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, and a couple of others. ...Read more

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