Doctor insights on:
What is normal range for ALT level in females? My result was 103' history of PANCREANTITIS and presently hvc geno 1. Is there other causes for ALT103
Variable: Different labs will cite different reference ranges, but you're going to need to face the reality that you've got an elevated ALT and hepatitis C. There are other causes as well and your physician is aware of them; I trust you've been checked for concurrent Wilson's, hemochromatosis, hepatitis B, med effect and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Glad you're being proactive with your health; good luck. ...Read more
No: Doxycycline is a drug used to fight bacterial infection. The answer is no. You will not be able to cure shingles, but you can keep the virus under control and make sure that the pain of an outbreak is significantly reduced. Zostavax is a vaccine that is available to people over 50 and healthy. Good luck. ...Read more
Good morning, I'm not sure of my results l received for anti-hvc which said standard range was 0.80 and my range was 0.16. So do l have Hepatitis C?
I left my birth control in car over night in 30F degree weather. Will the cold 30 degree weather make birth control less effective?
Still effective...: A night in the car at 30 degrees won't make your birth-controll pills less effective. Most pill makers state that the pill needs to be kept between 68 & 77 degrees. They won't "guarantee" a pill's integrity outside this range. In reality its heat that will denature a pill rather than short exposure to cold such as you described. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had idiopathic PE a year ago. No risk factors no birth control. No ongoing problems. I'm 30f should I worry about underlying cancer? Is it common?
Complete checkup: Cancer can present with a pulmonary embolism (PE) as the initial symptom, but this is not typical. A cancer risk assessment should include your family history and environmental exposures, particularly smoking. At age 30 a complete physical exam (with PAP smears) blood work, stool for occult blood, is all that is typically needed. Persons with risk factors may receive extra screening tests. ...Read more
Possible causes? 1wk frequent left flank gurgling/pulsy sensation("farting" flank)esp @night when there's also deep pain. No injury. Some nausea. 30f
30f w/svt & high bp. Can you build tolerance to propranolol? Bp & hr doing well initially; BP still scaling down but resting hr's climbing back up.
He has HCV with Chirrosis and Diabetes Type II. His Dr. Told him to take 350 mg iron because he's so anemic but won't iron increase replication of HVC?
How do I get my dr to take me serious, 30f bad medical history. A kid fail, endocardutis, blood clots, angina? Pcp says echo and stress test abnormal help
My liver transplant coordinater from the university needs me to find a primary care doctor that is close to my home.I have hvc. Type1 /17meld?
Who referred you?: The most logical approach to finding a primary care doctor is to start with the doctor/ provider who referred you to the liver transplant center for evaluation. Someone must have recognized the need for transplantation. That person may either be an appropriate primary care doctor or may be able to refer you. If not, try obtaining a list of "in network" doctors from your insurance carrier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HVC Neg 99d post expos (unprotected sex m on f).. Norm ALT & AST 115d post expos.. Ultra Sound diagnos Fatty Liver 133d post.. Hep C neg conclusive?
About Hepatitis C: Fatty liver is too common and needs to be corrected. One's primary care doctor can help with that. Hepatitis C is not sexually transmitted, so is not one of the diseases we need to test for after a person worries about his or her sexual encounters. That said, many or most infectious diseases can be transmitted from person to person if a person is unlucky, but we don't live life worrying that way. ...Read more
30f had for few days this weird inner itchy feeling and tingling in collarbone and into side of jaw. I'm scared it's breast cancer please help?
ITP. How realistic is bleeding/problems w. 83PLT w/o treatment? Only easy bruising & mild gum/nosebleeds now. 95PLT 4wk ago 108PLT 8wk ago. Active 30f
Talk to hematologist: Looks like your platelet count is dropping progressively and thus the chance to get a severe hemorrhage is high at this rate. I presume that you have been worked up thoroughly to rule out potential causes. Since you are not without problem, you need to work closely with your hematologist re. monitoring and treatment before something serious happens. ...Read more
My kids have never had 30 oz. Fluid in a day. What is minimum rec for 4&5 yrs? Max 22 incl yogurt..2
Fluid needs vary: A 4-5 year old who takes in 22 ounces of fluid a day, but is otherwise quite healthy, need not be pressured to drink more liquids. However, if his poop is too firm, or his urine tends to be medium dark yellow, or dark yellow, then he can benefit from a little more fluid. More fluids can also be helpful during and after exercise, or on hot days when he will sweat more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I guy had kids when he was 30 and remarries at 50, is he just as likely to give her a healthy baby?
Yes! :-): Men can father healthy children at any age, and a father's age has no effect on pregnancy or the health of the baby. (however, those middle-of-the-night diaper changes and feedings do take more of a toll on older parents, compared to when we were in our 20s and full of energy...) congratulations and have fun! ...Read more
Is it normal to have two cycles n one month? I had one on the 4 of this month now right back on 30 today?
Cycles can vary: It this the first time? Any additional symptoms? I would not worry at this point however i would recommend you monitor this situation and if it continues consult your obgyn. ...Read more
Exboyfriend had problems in the sack in his early 30s. Looked me up 10 years later to show me his 'success'. Is that weird or what?
Weird for sure: This guy definitely has personality problems, if after 10 years from a failed relationship, he feels he needs to prove himself to you. You probably did the best thing by letting that relationship lapse. ...Read more