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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
I have symptoms of hashimotos disease but blood test showed normal levels. I've hade high levels before. What other test should be done?
Thyroid antibodie: Check thyroid antibodies (especially thyroid peroxidase antibodies). If this is positive, then you have autoimmune thyroid disease and should be treated adequately. If it is negative, then I would open up the work up and look at other causes for your complaints. ...Read more
Why is so hard to diagnose an autoimmune disease? 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 more
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 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??.
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!
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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 weights off gradually over the next 12 months. ...Read more
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 more
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 as well.
Yes: A negative test for lyme disease does not rule out lyme disease, because all 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 more
If you had pelvic inflammatory disease would the erp blood test be elevated and white blood cell count be higher than normal?
Seen rheumatologist coz of dry eyes n multiple joint pain. Doc said I have no autoimmune disease without doing any blood test. How can he be so sure?
By doing a blood test, does it tell you what kinds of diseases that you might have? Please help me.
Specifics: There are many conditions in which blood tests can aid in diagnosis. However, there are also many in which blood tests have little utility. WIthout more specifics regarding symptoms, it is hard to provide further help. Please see your doctor if you have concerns. ...Read more
No: If anyone tells you otherwise, call an appropriate consumer protection agency and your local prosecutor. ...Read more
How many years one a persond should get health check up including complete blood test to avoid all diseases?
Good luck!: (at avoiding all diseases). We all will get sick at some time, and there is no evidence that getting frequent physical exams or even lab tests will prevent diseases. At best, you MIGHT catch them earlier, but actually, following good daily health habits and being very alert to changes in your body (and THEN getting checked) is more likely to keep you healthy. See checklists on healthy living. ...Read more
I have symptoms of celiacs disease but don't have it due to just having a negative blood test, what could it be?
Depends: It depends on your symptoms. Also, blood tests can be negative at some times and later can be positive. Depending on how severe your symptoms are, you can always see a gastroenterologist so they can get a full history, review your lab tests and see if they can help you with a diagnosis of celiac disease or something else that explains your symptoms. ...Read more
Can you tell me in diagnosing malaria, if the first blood test is negative, what chances are there that the person has the disease?
Pretty good: The level of parasites in the blood may be quite low at first. The familiar microscopic study with a giemsa stain is difficult and requires a lot of experience and skill. If there's a high index of suspicion, a person might be treated empirically, or it may be wiser to watch and test again if the disease becomes worse or really looks like malaria. ...Read more
What do blood test results show? What diseases are doctors looking for during a general blood test?
Too broad: Drug/hormone/electrolyte levels can be tested for. In general, a CMP (comprehensive metabolic panel) looks at key electrolytes, kidney function and liver function. It gives a general idea of how things are doing, but there are thousands of blood tests that could be ordered, if the Dr needed to know something specific about your health. ...Read more
Hi sir, is black cough is any disease, if so got to fix this, as i had done X-ray of and blood test check also but its normal?
See your doctor : Could indicate infection of the sinuses as well as the airways. Very important especially if you are an uncontrolled diabetic. I would see our doctor right now without any delay. Could be a life threatening fungal infection sometimes. I would not recommend waiting anymore. ...Read more