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Ham Test Side Effects
Having cortrosyn injection/stim test. Should i expect bad side effects? And are allergic reactions to this injection common?
You mean pap smear?: Possibly cervical bleeding.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm afraid to take acth stimulating test. Are there side effects? Do you have to fast? Can I do a saliva test?
Not a big deal: Wonder why you are so concerned since there is no significant side effects expected from this test. ...Read more
Is it ok to take a flight after a nuclear exercise test (thalium test)? Are there any side effects or precautions?
Yes but: It's ok, particularly if you weren't noted to have any concerning heart disease on the imaging study. But if you are flying within 3 days of the test, it's possible detectors at the airport may register your "radioactivity" causing issues with you going through security/boarding. Most radiology departments will fill out a form documenting the test and the reason why you may be "+". ...Read more
I'm 47 year old female, my blood tests result is 44 and the maximum should be 45,is it good or i should take care and what are the side effects of it?
Unclear: Please tell us which blood test result this is. Can re-ask with this clarification. Thank you. ...Read more
Colonoscopy & liquid that's needed before test , causes me big side effects &now its needed again, please can u advice of alternative tests if any availabl?
Colonoscopy: There are many options for bowel preparation to choose from. Some of these options are much smaller in volume and also there is pill form. You should discuss your concerns with your GI physician to determine the best options for you. There are other options beside colonoscopy, but none of the other ones will have therapeutic benefits (most of the other ones are diagnostic). Again, discuss! ...Read more
No: No special precautions are required for the Dexamethasone suppression tests, as side effects are virtually absent, and either test can be conducted on an outpatient basis by a compliant patient. Obviously, the test cannot be performed if the patient is receiving exogenous acth or other glucocorticoids. ...Read more
Versatile: The oct is a magnificent piece of equipment that is capable of many uses. It can be used in glaucoma to measure the size of the angle and to measure the thickness of the layer of tissue around the optic nerve. It is also useful in many different types of retinal disease. There are no side effects to the test itself, in some instances, your eye may have to be dilated to take it. ...Read more