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Can I Donate Blood If I Am Taking Thyroid Medication
Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern. ...Read more
If I'm anemic can I still donate blood if I don't take iron pills and if I'm on kidney medication?
No: Only in a special situation where an anemic person's blood is urgently needed would anyone want to take an anemic person's blood donation... because it would make the donor even more anemic. Perhaps if an anemic person were the only matching donor remaining in town, and a tranfusion was emergently needed... but that situation should not happen anywhere in modern America. ...Read more
My BP read 144/100 when I went to donate blood, am not taking any medication. Should I be concerned or is that not high?
Yes: Although depending on the medication you take, there may be some exceptions. Ask your physician or a blood bank regarding your medicaitons. ...Read more
I know i donate blood. But can i donate plasma on the medications? The doctor at plasma center say no and didnt give me any reasons why. I have been
More info needed:
Certain medications do not allow a person to donate blood or blood products. Please discuss with your doctor.
Thank you for wanting to donate. ...Read more
Homework...: Best to check the American Red Cross website with deferral information (lists conditions & medications) and see if answer there. If not, there is a phone# on the page you can call & ask specific questions: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements ...Read more
Can you donate blood if you are taking prescription medications? Klonipin , cymbalta, 1 mg folic acid, singulair, qvar, Ventiolin , nasonex, latuda, (lurasidone) trazodone, as well as Allegra, and a multivitamin .
Donate blood: Yes, as long as you are compatible. ...Read more
Suffering from lower back pain. Avoiding medication so i can donate blood soon. Applied a pad last night, suffered from nausea this morning. Normal?
Thick blood according to doctor. No medication prescribed. Suggested I do occasional blood donation. What about aspirin at night ? How much and when?
Need more info: Thick blood is not a medical diagnosis. You may wish to consult a hematologist for proper evaluation. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. ...Read more
Why did they keep on letting drug addicts donate blood after HIV was first identified? Didnt they know?
No way: Unacceptable.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi just had blood work Dr. told me thyroid came back at 7.3 is that high enough to be concerned n start medication? Thank you Cindy
Not to worry:
That number is so close to being normal that I would have you have it rechecked in a few months.
If you were looking for an answer to a medical question, your treatment team needs to continue the investigation.
Good Luck ...Read more
Possibly: Both too little and too much thyroid hormone can cause high blood pressure. Hypothyroidism is usually associate w/ high diastolic (bottom number) pressures, while excess thyroid hormone can cause high systolic (top number) pressures. Work with your doc to make sure your TSH is in the target range. If BP still high, it needs to be treated. ...Read more
Depends: Upon which blood tests are drawn. There are older tests than can be affected by estrogen or testosterone. The modern tests are immune to such interference, but certain meds and supplements can alter thyroid function, which could be reflected in abnormal thyroid test results. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
Unclear question: Your question is unclear. By anti thyroid, do you mean anti-TPO antibodies, which indicates hashimotos thyroiditis? In general, levothyroxine should be given if your ft4 is low, and/or TSH is high. 25 mcg is a very low dose, but the correct dose varies from person to person. You may wish to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
How do I go about having a Dr. evaluate a recent blood test through this service to determine a change in the dosage of Thyroid medication that I need? I don't want to pay for an office visit to the Dr who initially prescribed the medication.
Virtual consults: You may get a live video, voice or text consult with HealthTap doctors at any time for information, advice, and, for example, to find out whether or not your blood test results are normal, low, or high (HealthTap Prime or HealthTap Compass). Please continue to consult with your established doctor(s) who know you well for ongoing care, either in person or via live video or text virtual consultation ...Read more
Have thyroid disorder,taking medication.problem started initially with missing periods then enlarged cycle & no blood flow also wait gain.guide me.
Thyroidologist: A thyroidologist is best qualified to treat overactive or underactive thyroid disorders. He/she will be guided by periodic blood tests to determine the type of treatment and proper doses of medications. ...Read more
Have had abnormal liver function tests for 20 years, no health issues, except thyroid. Could sun thyroid medication affect blood tests for liver?
I've been on prednisone & zpack and have to get my thyroid blood work done will this effect results ? Should i wait until done w/medications?
Get blood drawn: There is no problem with drawing your blood while on meds. ...Read more
Is sinus tachycardia and pvcs dangerous? Echo/holter/blood/thyroid tests were ok. Dr wanted to give beta blocker but i don't want to take medication.
Yes it can be danger:
At age of 23 this rhythm problem could be dangerous and have to have an underlying cause.There may be irritability of the myocardium to cause pvcs and tachycardia
you need to follow the treatment adviced by your doctors to take beta blockers and need to follow up for your rhythm.Also cut down on coffee and do not take any over the counter meds without consulting your doctors, as that can cause it. ...Read more
No : Unless your doctor ordered the drug test panel specifically. ...Read more
My BP right now is 142/103..Is it already high blood? What medications must i take? I have paib at right side of my head down beliw my neck too..Help.
Pain in neck right side artery I am 48 years old have high blood pressure but take 2 medications for it. the pain just started today?
See your doctor: If it's just started and has no causative reason (trauma, sleeping funny, from lifting equipment), then you need to have your doctor will help investigate this further along with a physical examination too to find the medical reason for your pain. The sooner the better. Good that you just started having these symptoms. ...Read more
Have neck pain and headache every day take high blood pressure medication could this be the medication that make my neck and head hurt every day this is being going on for over 1 month..
My husband has polycystic kidney disease and currently takes blood pressure medication. For the last 4-6 days he has experienced a severe and persistent headache that is not relieved by Tylenol and today is complaining of a stiff neck. He also seems to
May or not be due-: -to the medications. You need to ask this of your prescribing MD? ...Read more
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