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A month: It takes up to a month for the test to be positive. ...Read more
Graves Disease,blood test shows blood sugar level border high. not o'weight,gluten free,dairy free.So thirsty,frequent urination,tired. T 2 diabetes?
Grave's Dis & sugar: 37 F Graves Disease,blood test shows blood sugar level border high. not o'weight,gluten free,dairy free.So thirsty,frequent urination,tired. T 2 diabetes? ANS: Graves can interfere with glucose metabolism and lead to what looks like T2DM. So ask your Grave's Dr.s down there. ...Read more
Why is so hard to diagnosed an autoimmune diseases ? 45 blood test , 17 diferent doctor, 2 surgery, 2 biopsy.Still not diagnosis, should I give up? :(
Consistency: 17 doctors is unnecessary and detrimental to good care. You need an excellent primary care doctor and a consulting rheumatologist. These are complex illnesses and may take some aggressive investigations to establish a clear diagnosis, and institute appropriate treatment. If you have been doctor shopping this will never happen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have atrophy, loss of strength and grip as well as tremors in hands. Thought it was kennedy's disease but blood test came back neg.
Weakness: Multifocal motor neuropathy with conduction block, inclusion body myositis, myotonic dystrophy, motor neuron disease and cervical spine disorder are among the neuromuscular conditions that could lead to atrophy with hand grip weakness. A neurologist with neuromuscular training may help you to find out the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
Was diagnosed with graves disease/hypertyroid (blood test), but uptake test result is at .01%. was i wrongly diagnosed with graves??.
The Diagnosis: of Grave's disease is made when a number of clinical symptoms/signs are confirmed with blood measurements as well as uptake studies. A single one of these is insufficient in making the diagnosis. ANY SINGLE test does NOT exclude the Diagnosis! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more
50, f, graves disease, thyroid blood test normal. I am 5'4, 170 lbs. Being overweight does not run in fam. Please help ?
Graves Disease: Most people with graves disease are overweight due the stimulation of their appetite from xs thyroid hormone. It may seem counterintuitive because you also have increased metabolic needs but it's true. Hopefully, now that your thyroid is getting under control, you can start the new year with new resolve to count calories and take some weight off gradually over the next 12 months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Others may argue this point but i firmly believe a positive lyme screen and western blot is essential for the diagnosis. ...Read more
My endoscopy biopsy looked exactly like something caused by Celiac disease but my blood test came back negative, what else could it be?
No: These two disease are caused by very different micro-organisms. Both can be treated, but with different medications. ...Read more
What other methods is there of diagnosing celiac disease besides the blood test/gluten free diet/endoscopy? I can't afford endoscopy or the blood test
Don't eat bread: If you think you have celiac disease and yet you don't want to have a diagnostic workup the answer is quite simple avoid all gluten containing products such as flour bread products there are many gluten-free alternatives in all the markets just do that and don't cheat on it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lymph under my jaw for like 1 month and week. My blood tests are perfect , can i have hodgkin's disease with good blood test results ?
Yes: Yes, blood tests can be normal early in the disease, but other causes (especially dental) are more likely ...Read more
I tested positive for celiac disease through a blood test but waiting to get my biopsy done, but liver & spleen are enlarged can it be cancer?
Organomegaly: Celiac disease is not usually associated with enlargement of liver and spleen. While some leukemias/lymphomas might cause this, they are not common in your age group, and might be associated with abnormalities of CBC or other tests. If you have solid anti-gliadin antibody test, then a small bowel biopsy is probably not essential. Fatty liver, cirrhosis, circulatory issues might be worth excluding. ...Read more
Can a small bowel series diagnose Chrone's , Gastroparesis and Dumping syndrome? I know celiac disease has a blood test but it is a possible also.
Yes: A negative test for lyme disease does not rule out lyme disease, because all of the tests currently available for lyme have a track record of many false negatives. That means that as many as 50% of patients with lyme disease have tested negative. A reasoable diagnosis should depend on a history of activity in a lyme endemic area, a devel. Of symptoms over time, and lab testing altogether. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer