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Elevated levels of haematocrit 0.48, lymphocytes 4.33 and monocytes 1.15 and factor viiic an factor ix low? What's going on? Waiting to see specialist

More information...: It would be helpful to know why you had these tests done. In other words, what symptoms are you having. It is difficult to interpret lab results in the absence of clinical information. ...Read more

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How do I obtain the factor and other medications for my child?

How do I obtain the factor and other medications for my child?

Through your doctor: Medications and factors (presumably blood clotting factors) are obtained by prescription through one's regular doctor or a specialist (either in the community or at a children's medical center). Each question to healthtap needs to have enough details on its own in order to get a helpful answer. Please send in another question to us. Thanks! ...Read more

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I am having a HIDA scan on Tues., however facility is out of the medication for the EF factor. Is this important. Should I wait?

I am having a HIDA scan on Tues., however facility is out of the medication for the EF factor. Is this important. Should I wait?

Ef important.: Yes the ejection fraction is most important to assess function of gall bladder. Some institutions substitute an equivalent fatty meal for CCK. ...Read more

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I hsvr problem with prostate now I took all the medications factors prescribed but nothing work. Do you have on that you can suggest yo me I can try?

I hsvr problem with prostate now I took all the medications factors prescribed but nothing work. Do you have on that you can suggest yo me I can try?

Betaprostate: The conventional meds are Alpha blocker and many men get no help or are intolerant to them.

You might try betaprostate that you can find on line and it has helper thousands of men and has been around for a while.

If that does no work, get the surgey and you will be happier. ...Read more

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What are the key factors for lowering Bp in presence of kidney impairment beside lowering diet salt and Bp medications?

What are the key factors for lowering Bp in presence of kidney impairment beside lowering diet salt and Bp medications?

Tx b/p Psychological: Elevated b/p can be the consequence of many factors, including psychological influences; our bodies respond to the emotions we experience. Assuming the problem is a stress reaction, and If meditating does not provide relief, the psychodynamic use of hypnosis is suggested. ...Read more

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If PRN medication is prescribed then is it the case that the medication has to administered if the need arises UNLESS some contraindicating factor for its continuing use arises?

If PRN medication is prescribed then is it the case that the medication has to administered if the need arises UNLESS some contraindicating factor for its continuing use arises?

PRN= As needed.: Medications that are ordered "prn" or as needed, are to be used if or when the problem occurs that needs some help that the medication should provide. An example is a pain medication to be used only when the pain increases to a level that needs relief. Other things may be done to relieve pain, like cold compresses or a heating pad, stretching etc. So the medication may help but is not a must. ...Read more

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42yr old male, 5'10", 205 lbs. With tc 230, LDL 147, HDL 37. On diet and exercise for 2 months. Do I need medication if no other risk factor exists?

42yr old male, 5'10", 205 lbs. With tc 230, LDL 147, HDL 37. On diet and exercise for 2 months. Do I need medication if no other risk factor exists?

Not yet...: Give your diet and exercise regimen a full six months then get new blood testing to assess for efficacy. LDL should be lower and HDL should be higher, but you can do this without medication. Aerobic exercise. Watch the saturated and trans fats and increase fiber in the diet. If it doesn't work after six months, consider medication. ...Read more

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What are the key factors of asthma in a 4 yr old? I don't want to out him on unnecessary medication.

What are the key factors of asthma in a 4 yr old? I don't want to out him on unnecessary medication.

Check out these: Links. Minimize his exposure to dust, pollens, smoke and other triggering factors. Ask questions from his pediatrician and allergist. Take care and god bless u! http://m.kidshealth. Org/kid/asthma_basics/what/asthma.html. Http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2010/04/06/managing-your-childs-asthma-with-natural-medicine. Aspx#! ...Read more

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Which medication can reduce rheumatoid factor? My RF is 201. methotrexate not working I take 15 mg weekly one year

Which medication can reduce rheumatoid factor? My RF is 201. methotrexate not working I take 15 mg weekly one year

RF Factor: RF is a blood test that can be used to evalauted for multiple conditions. In patients with rhumatological conditions there is no evidnece that a drop in the RF value is of any clinical significance while on therapy. The most important considerations for treating RA are the symptoms and any evidnece of joint destruciton on imagining. ...Read more

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Just been diagnosed with factor five leiden should I be on medication? I had pe in my lung before I was diagnosed with this

Just been diagnosed with factor five leiden should I be on medication? I had pe in my lung before I was diagnosed with this

Yes: Generally yes. With your history of pe (unless there was a specific cause for this like a broken bone) and being positive for the factor v leiden mutation, you probably would be placed on lifelong anti-coagulation (e.g. Warfarin). However, it depends on your history, other medical risk factors, etc. ...Read more

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What factors can contribute to a false positive pregnancy test? I'm not on any medication and an curious if my positive result might be incorrect.

What factors can contribute to a false positive pregnancy test? I'm not on any medication and an curious if my positive result might be incorrect.

Probably positive: It's probably positive. The test checks for the Beta subunit of HCG, and it doesn't cross react with other hormones. It sounds like you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Does artery inflammation change - worse at times, less inflammation at others (i do not mean in response to medication / treatment)? Pos. Factors?

Does artery inflammation change - worse at times, less inflammation at others (i do not mean in response to medication / treatment)? Pos. Factors?

See below: In reference to the other questions that you have posted, when one is on Prednisone we follow patients symptoms and inflammatory markers such a sed rate and crp. ...Read more

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HIV 1&2 antibody production can get delayed by factors like immunity, medications, other diseases, treatments etc. Same is applicable to P24 antigens?

HIV 1&2 antibody production can get delayed by factors like immunity, medications, other diseases, treatments etc. Same is applicable to P24 antigens?

Conclusive at 4 wk: Your opening statement is mistaken: HIV antibody development is NOT delayed by any known immune problems, medications, etc. The antibody-only HIV tests always are conclusive by 6-8 weeks after exposure. If somehow antibody were delayed, p24 antigen would appear sooner, not later. The Ag-Ab (4th generation) HIV tests therefore are ALWAYS 100% conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after catching HIV. ...Read more

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Cervical neck fracture follow up- what to share with orthopedic surgeon about the incident? Could certain factors prevent medication or treatment?

Cervical neck fracture follow up- what to share with orthopedic surgeon about the incident? Could certain factors prevent medication or treatment?

See below: Give him a complete history of your acute injury and history of any previous injuries/trauma and any previous care you may have had and he will complete a thorough history and physical. If you can get any of your old records prior to the visit including any mris or cat scans and hospital records that you had that would be helpful. Sometimes the office will help facilitate these for you. This should make your visit go a lot easier ; quicker good luck thank you. ...Read more