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How do I tell if I have a blood clot?

How do I tell if I have a blood clot?

Pain, fever, ask : Your doctor. If youave a swollen extremity it is imporant to make sure it is not from a clot. If your clot is in your brain or abdomen or chest it might just be painful. It might not cause swelling. ...Read more

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How do i know if i have a good blood circulation?

How do i know if i have a good blood circulation?

Your skin should: feel warm and look pink. Your hands and feet should feel warm too. If you are moving, your blood will be circulating well. Your heart pumps blood to every organ, especially the brain, and when exercising, it pumps it throughout your body, and to your muscles.If your circulation is poor, your complexion may look pale, and you may feel cold all the time. In that case UR doctor needs to do a work up. ...Read more

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I have a blood test soon. I just want to know what things blood tests show?

I have a blood test soon. I just want to know what things blood tests show?

Too general: I am sorry there are so many types of blood tests that might have been ordered that there is no way to determine which ones were ordered for you. If you can list the tests, then more info can be provided on what types of issues may be revealed by them. ...Read more

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How can I get my doctor to do a blood test to check for my hCG blood level?

How can I get my doctor to do a blood test to check for my hCG blood level?

Ask him to: I am sure if you explain why, they would be inclined to address your concerns and even accommodate you to give you rest on the subject. At the very least, they'll probably explain how you can get one, and what it might cost if your insurance won't cover it. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a blood test on friday. I just want to know what things blood tests show?

What to do if I have a blood test on friday. I just want to know what things blood tests show?

There are: innumerable types of blood tests. What specific one are you getting? That will determine what it might show. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a blood clot?

How do I know if I have a blood clot?

Sudden leg swelling: You may or may not have any symptoms. Symptoms depend on where the clot is and how extensive it is. Clots in the leg veins may cause leg swelling and possibly calf pain and tenderness. Again, many times clots are "silent.". ...Read more

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How can I get my blood test results?

How can I get my blood test results?

Call your doctor: The doctor that ordered the test will have a report. You can request a copy of your results from them. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a blood test?

Where do I go to get a blood test?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and getting an abortion how long do I have to wait to get a negative blood test?

I am pregnant and getting an abortion how long do I have to wait to get a negative blood test?

It depends: It depends on the test. I am baffled why you are asking this question. Once the abortion happens you are no longer pregnant. Your OB will give you the right suggestions on when to resume sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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What to do if I am going in for a blood glucose test tomorrow. I don't know how they will test this. can you tell me what will happen?

What to do if I am going in for a blood glucose test tomorrow. I don't know how they will test this. can you tell me what will happen?

Go in fasting: They're either doing a fasting serum glucose or a glucose tolerance test...either way, you have to go in fasting. They should have TOLD you this! Water or black coffee are OK, but no sugar, fat, or protein. Good luck! ...Read more

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How early can I get a blood test done to see if i'm pregnant...

How early can I get a blood test done to see if i'm pregnant...

3-4 wks after period: A blood pregnancy test can be positive as soon as 10 days after fertilization. This is usually just before your period is due or soon after. A urine test done first thing in the morning will become positive about the same time. ...Read more

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What if i take a pregnancy test and it show negative once do u think I should take a blood test?

Technique & timing: You should wait 4-5 after a missed period to do home test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. Blood tests are more sensitive and may be positive sooner. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i get a blood test for mono, will that same blood test also reveal if I have hiv?

Can you tell me if i get a blood test for mono, will that same blood test also reveal if I have hiv?

No.: Tests for infectious mononucleosis will not tell you if you have hiv. You must have a test specifically for HIV to know if you have hiv. ...Read more

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Do I have to get any blood tests when I go for a mammogram?

Do I have to get any blood tests when I go for a mammogram?

No: Mammogram can result in an ultrasound and possibly even a biopsy which some institutions do the same day, but usually this is scheduled for another day if it is deemed necessary. No blood test is standard in preparation for a mammogram. ...Read more

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Can I order it myself I want to do a pregnancy test (blood test)?

Can I order it myself I want to do a pregnancy test (blood test)?

No: Blood tests require a doctor's order. You can do a home pregnancy test on urine, if negative, you may repeat it a week later. If you think you may be pregnant, you should see a doctor anyway for proper antenatal care. ...Read more

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What blood test should I get for pregnancy?

What blood test should I get for pregnancy?

A beta-HCG test.: A serum or urine beta-human Chorionic Gonadotropin test is/are best for determination of pregnancy. There are home pregnancy tests which mostly test urine, and serum/blood tests, which are done in the clinical lab. It would like;y be best to wait a week, and then go see your doctor to get a serum test in the lab as an outpatient. ...Read more

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How do I get a paternity blood test? Do I go through my family doctor?My girlfriend is getting a prenatal DNA test. Can I do it without telling her?

How do I get a paternity blood test? Do I go through my family doctor?My girlfriend is getting a prenatal DNA test. Can I do it without telling her?

Not sure who you are: I am not sure who you are at 55YO and a female. But, I doubt that you can request a paternity test in the scenario you describe. The mother of the child can request this, but the other issue is who pays for the test. The OB will know exactly how to do this but the mother of the fetus must be involved. ...Read more