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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
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?
Negative test: Your result was entirely negative. The normal range of the test apparently is up to 0.8, and of course 0.16 is much lower. Any value below the cut-off range is negative. You do not have HCV. ...Read more
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 more
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.
I do not think so: Your rising heart rate may be the result of the underyling probem causing your tachycarida getting worse. You should talk to your doctor. ...Read more
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
Get a new doctor: If you have lost trust in your doctor you should find another one. A trusting relationship works both ways. If you are not happy with the reponse you have gotten then you should look for a new doctor. ...Read more
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 more
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?
Breast cancer?: Not likely breast cancer but show to your Dr. ...Read more
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 more
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
44 year old, always 25-27days cycle, last month for the first time I had a very painful 30 days cycle, and this month, I'm late 10 days already?
Get exam: Something is obviously changing in your body. The recent onset of pain, in addition to the irregularity, is particularly disturbing. See a doctor withinn the next few weeks ...Read more
I had a show yesturday at 2:30 I was then conrracri g every 15mins with them lasting 2mins. ..I have had no pain since? What should I do. .
If you are leaking: Blood or fluid speak to your gyn a slow high leak can predispose to infection ...Read more
I have had regular, 28-30 day cycles for 19 years. I am 31, have had 4 children. My p's are suddenly irregular - 23-29 days. Heavier, longer, painful.
Sir, I've had 3 gf's in the last 2 years. We always didn't use protection. They were all tested withi the last 30 days and all were neg I've seen. Am?
At risk: You should be tested yourself, and please use condoms. You could be carrying something with no symptoms. ...Read more
I recently lost 30# and got down to a wt. Of 125#. I am 85 yrs old female, all of 4'11" in height. The wt has been creeping up despite a change in?
Please tell us more: You lost 30 lbs? Over what time period? Was it intentional, or from illness? Now you're gaining weight? Intentional? Also, how is your taste, your smell, your appetite? What is your activity level - limited to mostly sitting & lying, or more like daily walking & exercise? Finally what medicines (if any) do you take? Answers to these questions would help us help you. ...Read more
It could be: The risk of having a stroke within one year after a TIA is very high, about 25%. So, if you really had a TIA 30 years ago, then I would say yes you are very lucky. ...Read more
Hives?: This could be related to blood flow changes in the skin if there are no associated symptoms and may be normal; but if there is itching or swelling with the redness then it sounds like hives. If hives occurring for more than a month or if not responding to second generation otc antihistamine like Zyrtec, (cetirizine) would recommend an appointment with Allergist. ...Read more
Can someone become allergic to something that has been normally consuming for 30 years? If yes, how does it happen?
Yes: Prior exposure is necessary to develop an allergy. The immune system is fooled into reacting to a substance that would otherwise be harmless. ...Read more
I menstrated on June 20, 2015, it lasted for 5 days. On June 30, 2015, I had another flow but scanty. What could be the cause?
I just had my TT in May 18th, had RAI 23rd June, before the RAI my thyroglobullin reported 30 ug/l, is this considered very high?
What is important is not the initial value but what it will be let's say in about 6 months...