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From my annual blood workup, TSH came back at 7.0. Tested again two weeks later, it was 0.96. Is this a normal change?

From my annual blood workup, TSH came back at 7.0. Tested again two weeks later, it was 0.96. Is this a normal change?

You need a 3rd test: This is possible if you started taking thyroid hormone replacement medication after the first test. If not then in all liklihood there was a lab error with one of the tests. Thyroid levels change very slowly in general and if you don't have symptoms then you probably have normal thyroid function. You need to repeat the test to determine which result is valid. ...Read more

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I had findings on a pre op chest xray blood workup. Ast/alt was 32 for each. In chest xray a 9mm nodular density at medial rt lung. Also tortuous aorta?

I had findings on a pre op chest xray blood workup. Ast/alt was 32 for each. In chest xray a 9mm nodular density at medial rt lung. Also tortuous aorta?

Liver no.'s: Not that bad- follow up nodular density with pcp, not much to do with aorta- were you a smoker? Are your lipids normal? --see your pcp. ...Read more

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My am blood is usually 90's now 120's am I worse?

My am blood is usually 90's now 120's am I worse?

Glucose: If you are referring to blood glucose, then 90 is considered in normal range. However 120 comes in borderline diabetes. ...Read more

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Touching other people's blood; what diseases can you get in the u.S.?

Touching other people's blood; what diseases can you get in the u.S.?

Bloodborne Disease: Blood born diseases include but are not limited to hiv, hepatitis b and hepatitis c. Wearing safety equipment like gloves is very important if you believe you may be exposed to blood at your job. ...Read more

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How you would feel if your blood sugar went to 27 or 1.5 (non u.S reading)?

Depends upon: How quickly it changed. If very slow, there would be no symptoms; if very rapid there would be. Your body senses change over time, not how low the sugar is at any one time. Besides, if that's a finger stick glucose, it's probably not accurate. ...Read more

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Acc. To second last blood report s.G.O.T is 56 but last report s.G.O.T becomes 225.?

Acc. To second last blood report s.G.O.T is 56 but last report s.G.O.T becomes 225.?

LFT: This is one of the enzymes that is used to monitor liver function. This is a significant elevation from prior result. It is not specific, however. There are many reasons for it, including alcohol use, drug or medicine effects, hepatitis or other viral infections, fatty liver, etc. Other liver functions, and additional tests are indicated with a good history and physical. ...Read more

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I had taken 72 hr pill on 2nd of january and now from 8th of january I am having black blood spot. S till today. What to do?

I had taken 72 hr pill on 2nd of january and now from 8th of january I am having black blood spot. S till today. What to do?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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My granmother had a surgery 3 weeks ago her blood examinations are HB : 7.3 gm/dL HB : 46 % P.C.V : 25% E.S.R: 110 mm/hr. Is this bad?

My granmother had a surgery 3 weeks ago her blood examinations are HB : 7.3 gm/dL HB : 46 % P.C.V : 25% E.S.R: 110 mm/hr. Is this bad?

Seek attention: The ESR being high is normal after surgery to a certain degree. Your grandmother needs to see her doctor to determine if she is having effects from a low hb, what her normal is, and to evaluate to see if a transfusion is needed. If she has no other symptoms than it may be normal for her. Seek physician attention ...Read more

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Of I have been advised that protein of 5.1 is showing in my blood. Is that s bad dx?

Of I have been advised that protein of 5.1 is showing in my blood. Is that s bad dx?

See your doc: This does not mean by itself, you need to see your family doctor and run full lab and then guide you if anything is abnormal, normally you have protein in your blood? ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby keeps pooping and there’s blood in it?

What should I do if my baby keeps pooping and there’s blood in it?

Call your doctor: Sometimes babies develop blood in the stool due to intolerance of milk protein which is easily treated by removing milk proteins from mom's and baby's diet. Blood in the stool can also be caused by a small tear in the anus. Your doctor must assess your baby, however, to determine whether the cause is one of these two, or something else. ...Read more

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14500 WBC in blood p.S. There any problem?

Possibly, go do MD: White blood cells contain the immune cells that attack and remove bacteria and viruses in the body. Low WBC counts can indicate that a patient is in danger of infection. High WBC counts can indicate an existing infection, leukemia, or tissue damage.

Roughly between 4, 500 and 10, 000 cells per microliter (one one-thousandth of a milliliter). High WBC can mean an infection so go to your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes blood in my 5 months old daughter' s stools?

What causes blood in my 5 months old daughter' s stools?

Most frequent: Reason is milk protein allergy, but 5 months is a little late. Other causes could be an anal fissure, Meckel's diverticulum, or venous malformation. ...Read more

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What S ideal blood pressure for 60years man?

What S ideal blood pressure for 60years man?

Less than 140 / 85: Be sure to check with your doctor for a plan to maintain your blood pressure at an optimal level. ...Read more

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What is average blood pressure for women in their 50's?

What is average blood pressure for women in their 50's?

120/85: A woman over age 50 should, optimally, have a systolic pressure of, at a minimum, 116; average, 129, and at a maximum, 142. Her diastolic pressure should be 81, at a minimum; 85, average and 89, at a maximum, according to disabledworld. Com. ...Read more

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How high can a person's blood glucose go, into the 1000's?

I've seen a: Glucose as high as 2, 500 in someone who survived the episode. After your glucose reaches 400, it can go up very quickly due to dehydration -- so 3000 would be potentially possible. Hopefully you're not trying to set a record......... ...Read more

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Is my blood sugar staying in the low 80's making me feel bad?

No: Normal sugars do not make you feel bad. That's where your sugar should be. There's nothing better than normal as far as you body is concerned. ...Read more

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What happens if there is bleeding from the placenta after an amneo? Is that the baby’s blood?

What happens if there is bleeding from the placenta after an amneo? Is that the baby’s blood?

Rare amnio risk: Usually the bleeding is limited thru the compression provided by the surounding placental tissue. This may occur only if the placenta is anterior and the operator must pierce the placenta first, to obtain fluid. The amniocentesis is always done with ultrasound visualization and this situation is very rare. If the mother is rh negative she should receive Rhogam immunization. ...Read more

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In addition to exercise what natural things can I take to lower my blood pressure it’s 167/100?

In addition to exercise what natural things can I take to lower my blood pressure it’s 167/100?

Blood pressure: I don't know of anything natural that will get you back to normal. It is dangerous to not treat blood pressure at that level because of the risks of heart disease and heart failure, stroke, aneurysms, blood vessel damage, kidney damage and failure, eye damage, and many others. This is an easy condition to treat and there are many safe medications to do so. ...Read more

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My white blood count 's result show that it is 12.71 while the reference is (4.00-12.00). Is it normal or serious?

My white blood count 's result show that it is 12.71 while the reference is (4.00-12.00). Is it normal or serious?

Likely normal: Do you have any symptoms? Why was the cell count done? Do you have any infection or fever? Are you on any medication? There are many reasons for the WBC count to be mildly elevated, as it may be in your case. It is also possible that 12.7 is your normal count. If you have any symptoms, discuss those with the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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Blood in semen for last 3 mnths. Got U.S last week (normal). Had hemtria in april and july last year. Got cysto., C.T, U.S in august (normal). Worry?

Blood in semen for last 3 mnths. Got U.S last week (normal). Had hemtria in april and july last year. Got cysto., C.T, U.S in august (normal). Worry?

Stop worry...: Hemospermia (bloody semen) almost bears no clinical significance based on the decades-long collection & analysis of experience. In your case, stop worry now especially after exhausting the evaluation as reported, which, for most part of them, are unnecessary but serve intense demand of political correctness & commercialism. Glad to know that you have been okay from extensive check-up. Best... ...Read more

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Do children get annual blood work like adults? I have friends whose pedis do some workup every year; mine does not (both kids healthy). What's standard?

Do children get annual blood work like adults? I have friends whose pedis do some workup every year; mine does not (both kids healthy). What's standard?

They do not: Good news, there is no benefit to performing routine bloodwork in healthy children and even adults. There are certain ages (1 year-old) where tests for anemia or lead levels may be performed (and a few others for adults at certain times). Otherwise testing without a reason is more likely to cause undo harm because lab error becomes more likely than randomly finding an occult treatable illness. ...Read more

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VET? My dog has blood continuously out of rectum. She's s&n & is 1 year. Is this serious? The closest vet is 150 miles away. PLEASE help. Very worried

VET? My dog has blood continuously out of rectum. She's s&n & is 1 year. Is this serious? The closest vet is 150 miles away. PLEASE help. Very worried

Would love to help: ...but this website offers advice from providers who help people. What you describe certainly sounds serious, and warrants a call ASAP to your nearest emergency animal facility. Good luck with your pet. ...Read more

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I have my blood pressure controlled with medication but I have noticed that my pr has increased into the 110- 130 area for which same used to be 80's?

Well: That doesn't sound right unless the arteries are relaxing too much from dose, that could lead to light headiness. Its important you talk to your doctor about if is due to too much diuretic or to high of a dose on the BP medication. ...Read more

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How risky is it for my blood glucose level to be in the 500's?

How risky is it for my blood glucose level to be in the 500's?

Extremely dangerous: A blood glucose level this high could be very dangerous, and it could send you into a state called diabetic ketoacidosis

with a blood glucose level this high, one should see immediate medical attention, most likely in an emergency room. ...Read more

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Are fish oils pills blood thinners in women in the the 30"s?

Yes: Fish oils do have blood thinning properties, but to my knowledge it is not limited to women in the 30's. These properties are somewhat mild. ...Read more

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If I had mono in my 20's, confirmed by blood test, should I be screened for hepetitus now?

Confusing question: Mono often will have a mild hepatitis as one of it's many symptoms. However, this has nothing to do with the other causes of hepatitis (a, b, c, etc). If you feel you have been exposed to one of those illnesses or have symptoms your pcp can check it out. ...Read more

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I know many causesbut, what could chronic ruq pain be that sometimes radiates to the rlq? U/s normal. No aggravating factors. Bloods normal ALT 51 tho.

Biliary Dyskinesia: Do a hida with cck. Very important for tech to note if pt has reproduction of pain or symptoms with the injection of cck. If only pain is noted and ef w/n/l, this is still a postive test. Perform cholecystectomy. ...Read more

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S it normal to have blood clots during my period?

S it normal to have blood clots during my period?

Yes, but. ..: During menstruation, it is normal to pass some smaller clots (say, dime sized). However, if you are bleeding profusely or passing large clots, you might consider visiting a doctor for an evaluation of your heavy menstruation. ...Read more

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How much blood can you donate?

How much blood can you donate?

1 pint: If you meet the screening criteria, you can donate 1 pint of blood every 56 days. ...Read more

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Can herps be seen through blood?

Can herps be seen through blood?

Diagnosed -yes: Hi, herpes can can be diagnosed with a blood test. Hope I was able to help. ...Read more

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What are low blood counts due to?

What are low blood counts due to?

Anemia: If you are referring to low red blood cell blood counts then you are talking about anemia. This can be caused by many things, most commonly heavy vaginal bleeding in woman or sometimes gastrointestinal bleeding. A full work up by your physician should be done. ...Read more

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Could dried blood ever turn black?

Could dried blood ever turn black?

Yes, common: As the blood dries and hemoglobin oxidizes, it will look darker red to brown to black. ...Read more

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Where is rectal blood coming from?

Where is rectal blood coming from?

Your intestines: Numerous sources. You need to be evaluated fully to know. At your age, consider a colonoscopy, even if it seems to be hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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How can I get my blood preure down?

How can I get my blood preure down?

See below: Apart from medications, you can lower your blood pressure doing a low salt low fat diet and doing regular physical activity. The current recommendation is 5 times a week, moderate intensity for 30 minutes a day, or a total of 150 minutes a week. Losing weight may normalize your bp. In that case, you should do 60-90 minutes daily of physical activity. ...Read more