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High levels of nickel in the body i had a melisa panel 5605 done and came back with a 15.0 for nickel what are the causes for high levels?

High levels of nickel in the body
i had a melisa panel 5605 done and came back with a 15.0 for nickel
what are the causes for high levels?

Dubious: Forgive my frankness. There are a host of unproven "alternative" labs that specialize in unscientific reporting like this. I would draw no conclusion from this, and be suspicious of the practitioner that suggested this study in the first place. The prices are outrageous, the techniques of organized health frauds easy to spot, and the pseudoscience obvious. ...Read more

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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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Does metal ceramic crowns cause allergy? because I have allergy to all metal and nickel bracelets and earrings

Does metal ceramic crowns cause allergy? because I have allergy to all metal and nickel bracelets and earrings

Yes, some do.: Yes, if a base metal is used under the crown, there may be nickel in the metal. There are others types of crown options that do not contain nickel however, such as all porcelain and Porcelain fused to gold. Make sure you inform your Dentist of the allergy, and they should make sure to recommend the correct type of crown for you. ...Read more

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Have a nickel-sized swelling inside my left cheek, down near my teeth. What could it be and what caused it? Noticed it just as I was sitting dn to eat

Have a nickel-sized swelling inside my left cheek, down near my teeth. What could it be and what caused it? Noticed it just as I was sitting dn to eat

Swelling: It could be a tooth or gum abscess, but There is no way to tell for sure without a visual and clinical examination. Any lesion or swelling that lasts longer than 7-10 days should be checked immediately. Make an appointment to see a dentist. ...Read more

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I was recently told that my surgeon put in a stainless steel plate in my arm & not titanium. I have an allergy to Nickel. Will this cause me problems?

I was recently told that my surgeon put in a stainless steel plate in my arm & not titanium. I have an allergy to Nickel. Will this cause me problems?

Ni Allergy: Unless the allergy is severe, the Ni leaching out of a plate should be insignificant. Since there is rarely enough friction to aggravate any elution when placed on a long bone or a flat one your are probably safe. Swelling and redness around the area would prove me wrong. ...Read more

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Can having a miscarrige cause scar tissue to form on the cervix? When i felt my cervix, there was a nickel sized rough spot on the side. Normal?

Can having a miscarrige cause scar tissue to form on the cervix? When i felt my cervix, there was a nickel sized rough spot on the side. Normal?

Probably not: Miscarriages or birth can cause scar tissue on the cervix but don't go trying to diagnose yourself. There are other things it could be. You should go see your gynecologist. You wouldn't call your plumber and say, "there's some new thingy hanging off the kitchen faucet that wasn't there last month- isn't it just mineral build-up?" no! so why do it with your body? ...Read more

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Could my allergy to nickel that is in the stainless steel plate in my forearm cause my constant pain & swelling 2.5 years post surgery?

Could my allergy to nickel that is in the stainless steel plate in my forearm cause my constant pain & swelling 2.5 years post surgery?

Needs re-evaluation: Suggest re-evaluation of your forearm for your constant pain and swelling. Surgical stainless steel is usually hypoallergenic, but may contain some nickel. ...Read more

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My two month old son had a runny bowel movement and there was about a nickel size of bloody mucus in it. What can cause this?

My two month old son had a runny bowel movement and there was about a nickel size of bloody mucus in it. What can cause this?

A polyp or : A hemorrhoid or even a small fistula can cause bleeding. A physical exam at your pediatrician's office will be most likely the best approach to determining the causes. ...Read more

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Does mirena (levonorgestrel) contain any qty of nickel? I'm allergic to nickel & have unexplained arm/scalp itching. Can my IUD be cause?

Does mirena (levonorgestrel) contain any qty of nickel? I'm allergic to nickel & have unexplained arm/scalp itching. Can my IUD be cause?

No nickel, may itch: Mirena (levonorgestrel) does not contain nickel, it does contain silicone. Less than 5% of patients implanted with Mirena (levonorgestrel) complained about skin issues, your symptoms may e related to your mirena, (levonorgestrel) but it seems unlikely. ...Read more

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Can my nickel/silver allergy be the cause of my gums swelling around my braces, despite how often I brush my teeth/floss?

Can my nickel/silver allergy be the cause of my gums swelling around my braces, despite how often I brush my teeth/floss?

SS Band allergy?: It's more likely physical irritation and plaque accumulation although some individual may have a soft tissue reaction to foreign materials such as stainless steel bands. This should be discussed with your Orthodontist who can determine what's going on in your particular case and make suggestions and\or modifications if necessary. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a nickel reaction?

How can I prevent a nickel  reaction?

Pure gold: Nickel is in most jewelry that has white gold and other metals. Wear high karat gold jewelry and avoid direct contact with the skin. The necklace should be above your shirt and avoid earrings. Also your wrist watch can cause a similar reaction and the snap on the jeans and zippers. A cotton undershirt and underwear should prevent direct contact with the skin. ...Read more

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Do you know if nickel contains amalgam?

Do you know if nickel contains amalgam?

No nickel amalgam!: The exact metal composition in a amalgam filling varies, but it is approximately 50% mercury, 30% silver, and the remaining amount is a mixture of other metals like copper, tin, and zinc. Note that some of these dental amalgams can also have a much higher proportion of copper, so that the amount of silver for these types could be even less than 30%. I am not aware of any nickel content. ...Read more

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How rare is it to be allergic to nickel?

Nickel allergy: It is very common, and you can react to jewelry, snap buttons on clothes, zippers, watch bracelets. Etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if wild rice contains nickel?

Usually only in very: Trace amounts. Remember that grains "pick up" many different metals but in trace(exceptionally small) amounts. The overall trace amount varies depending on the content found in the soil, provided water, and/or fertilizer. ...Read more

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What could a nickel size bump on your butt be?

What could a nickel size bump on your butt be?

Is it in the cleft : Between the butt cheeks? If yes, it might be a pilonidal cyst. Your physician should be able to tell you upon physical examination. ...Read more

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I am allergic to nickel. How do I know what is nickle?

I am allergic to nickel. How do I know what is nickle?

Patch testing. : A dermatologist or allergist can help you to identify what material is causing the reactions if in fact it is actually due to a contact allergy. Once identified you will be able to learn what products may contain the causative material and therefore be avoided. ...Read more

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Does carat contain nickel?

Carrots - nickel: Although the concentration of nickel in carrots is not particularly high - it can still cause problems for people with nickel allergies (especially if eaten raw). ...Read more

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Why is nickel important for your health?

Why is nickel important for your health?

Iron absorption: Nickel is a mineral. It is found in several foods including nuts, dried beans and peas, soybeans, grains, and chocolate. The body needs nickel, but in very small amounts. Nickel is a common trace element in multiple vitamins. Nickel is used for increasing iron absorption, preventing iron-poor blood (anemia), and treating weak bones (osteoporosis). ...Read more