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Doctor insights on: Can I Take Medication Before A Fasting Blood Test

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I took my hypothyroidism medication while fasting for a blood test, would that make my levels good resulting in being taken off?

I took my hypothyroidism medication while fasting for a blood test, would that make my levels good resulting in being taken off?

No: In fact, it may even raise your blood cholesterol level. Why you would want to skip an important medication to scam on a test results is beyond me however. ...Read more

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My blood test shows cholesterol 228, triglycerides 84, HDL 52, LDL 159. Fasting blood sugar 101.What should I do? Medication or diet?

My blood test shows cholesterol 228, triglycerides 84, HDL 52, LDL 159. Fasting blood sugar 101.What should I do? Medication or diet?

Diet, exercise: And weight reduction. Avoid red meat and dairy products. If numbers don't improve, strongly consider medication - statin for lipids and even metformin for glucose if it continues to increase over time. Check an a1c and talk w/your doctor. Consider ace inhibitor or arg for renoprophylaxis. ...Read more

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Can you take xanex when taking a fasting blood test?

Fasting: Depends on the type of testing & what your doctor advised u to do. ...Read more

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Blood test show high prolactin 801 ml. My period is regular. What happens if I choose not to take medication?

Blood test show high prolactin 801 ml. My period is regular. What happens if I choose not to take medication?

Elevated Prolactin: If your levels continue to increase you will develop headaches, double vision, discharge from the breasts, irregular periods. Have you had an MRI done to check for a prolactinoma? ...Read more

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Can I take a sleep aid if I have a fasting blood test in the morning?

Can I take a sleep aid if I have a fasting blood test in the morning?

Yes: It won't interfere with your testing if that is what you are asking. ...Read more

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What is best time to take blood test for hypothyroid. With fasting/ any time of day/before having pills in the morning?

What is best time to take blood test for hypothyroid. With fasting/ any time of day/before having pills in the morning?

Any time: Blood for thyroid test can be taken any time. However, if you need to have blood tested in fasting state for other reasons, a sample for thyroid function tests can be collected at the same time. ...Read more

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I have been having symptoms linked to diabetes even my doctor considered. I did take a fasting blood test and everything was fine. What is wrong?

I have been having symptoms linked to diabetes even my doctor considered. I did take a fasting blood test and everything was fine. What is wrong?

Can't be sure.: In order to answer this question I would need to know your symptoms. Clearly diabetes is not responsible. Seems like your doc has probably ruled out a lot of other things as well. You should probably continue your conversation with them regarding your concerns. ...Read more

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Been married 4 years. No cheating. If I test positive for genital herpes in blood test, is it worth it to take medication if we are asymptomatic?

Been married 4 years. No cheating. If I test positive for genital herpes in blood test, is it worth it to take medication if we are asymptomatic?

No, don't: Antibodies to genital herpes do not mean that you have an active infection. Frequently, old serological tests cannot distinguish between hsv1 and 2. Its a possibility that you have an infection that is silent and can transmit virus. So, be cautious and use protection during intercourse. ...Read more

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I have to take a blood test tomorrow. Not a drug test, im afraid because I smoked about 3 1/2 weeks ago. Is my system clear?

I have to take a blood test tomorrow. Not a drug test, im afraid because I smoked about 3 1/2 weeks ago. Is my system clear?

YES/NO: I assume you mean by " smoking" that you smoked marijuana, it usually can be detected
up to 4 weeks after smoking, if they are testing for it, it may show in your system, though you are on the border for that. I suggest to stop smoking marijuana, as you may know it is associated with development of what is referred to as "amotivational syndrome" as well as increased risk for psychosis. ...Read more

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Can you fast too long before a fasting blood test?

In a way, yes: If you fast for longer than a day or so, it will alter some blood chemistries. Fasting tests are usually set for an overnight fast, or a 12 hour fast. Prolonged fasting is starvation and it affects the body metabolism. ...Read more

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Can you have a cup of tea before a fasting blood test?

You shouldn't: While the tea by itself is considered a "liquid" only, you may mix it with sweetner or cream. Further, there can be stimulating effects, which may have a change in your glucose or Insulin release. Just better to have water only. ...Read more

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Can you drink diet pop before a fasting blood test?

Can you drink diet pop before a fasting blood test?

NO: It will change the results. Fasting means fasting. Rinse your mouth out if you're dry. ...Read more

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What do the results of a fasting blood test indicate?

Depends on test: Ask you doctor what they are specifically testing because there are different tests that are done fasting. Most common are fasting blood sugar and cholesterol. ...Read more

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Do I need to have a fasting blood test while taking metherexate?

No: The test done to look for Methotrexate toxicity do not have to be done in a fasting state. ...Read more

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Blood test report ALT boarder level medication please?

Liver in Trouble: Actually there are no medications that help with liver damage. The only way to get better is to find the cause of the trouble and to remove it from your life. Common reasons for liver inflammation include toxic doses of medications, fatty deposits in obesity, and infections such as hepatitis. ...Read more

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Can you drink pedialyte while fasting for a blood test?

No: Pedialyte contains a sugar. This breaks the concept of a fast. Non-nutrient liquids only during the period of fast. ...Read more

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Can medication for allergies be marked on a blood test?

Can medication for allergies be marked on a blood test?

Skin testing best: The various blood tests commercially available measure the presence of allergy antibodies (ige) either in total or directed toward a particular antigen. Allergy antibodies in the blood cause no symptoms. Allergy symptoms you require cells (mast. Or basophils) in your tissue with sufficient amounts of the particular igeto have a reaction. Therefore skin testing is the gold standard for testing. ...Read more