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Hydroxycortisol Free 24 Hr Ur
Kappa Lambda ratio u 1.92(L) Free kappa LT chains ur 32.10 (H) Free Lambda LT chains ur 16.70 (H) 24 hour urine What does this mean?
After finishing treatment for c diff how many days after can u say ur free. How many days after can it start back up. Been 60days tested 6x neg.
See below: I do not understand why you have been repeatedly tested for c. Difficile toxin after treatment. This is not recommended. If you are not having recurrent diarrhea there is no reason to retest. There is a 25% relapse rate after treatment but at 60 days your risk of relapse now is minimal. ...Read more
Read that Bence Jones Protein can sometimes appear in 24 hr urine and be missed/normal in serum Free Light Chain Assay? Normal SPEP but no UPEP done..
No consensus: The serum free light chain assay is newer and is supposed to detect free light chains in serum even before they are detectable in urine. The old protocol was with plasma electrophoresis and urine protein immunofixation. It all depends now on the hematologist's confidence level in the new test. ...Read more
If u been tested for HIV & was neg does that mean ur STD free also? Or are there diff test for that?
Does eating sugar free yogurt and inserting some into ur vagina help with recurring bv's 4 kids always treated for beta strep always yeasy infections can't afford keep going to the docc
First : First you need to know there is a difference between yeast infections and BV (bacterial vaginosis) and how they are treated. Also, beta strep is typically not treated unless causing symptoms. Many women are colonized with this bacteria and have no adverse effects. As far as your question goes, you are referring to the live active cultures in yogurt, namely lactobacillus, which helps maintain a normal vaginal ph and flora thus helping to prevent vaginal yeast infections (yeast more so than bv). There are much simpler and less messy ways to benefit from lactobacillus. Most health food or any store that sells vitamins and dietary supplements sell lactobacillus in pill or powder form for oral ingestion. In addition to this try not to wear tight fitting underware or underware made from any other material other than cotton. Keep your vagina clean and dry whenever possible. Best of luck. ...Read more
Expected high cortisol results since bipolar, told 3/13 saliva test (1.94 mcg/dl, 11pm) unreliable. 6/13 labs = 8am blood 5.9, dexameth. Supp. (1mg) 0.8, 24 hr free urine 7.1. Why low now if bipolar?
No clear relation: There is no clear relationship known between bipolar disorder and cortisol levels. While a number of studies have shown a correlation between cortisol levels and mood disorders these studies are not always conclusive and not always replicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to bleed a lil if a guy is to far in ur vagina i'm STD free and so is he. And his penis is pretty huge but it doesn't hurt to have sex?
Possibly: Mechanical stretching of the vagina and vaginal opening can cause bleeding from a purely mechanical basis. Sometimes this can be pain free but not always. Other causes of painless vaginal bleeding during intercourse can include cervical or uterine lesions. If this recurs, i would see a gynecologist and get an exam to rule out any problems. ...Read more
Bf gets free vasectomy 1 hr 1/2 away but they need 3 semen samples afterwards.Such long drive&so much gas so...how trustworthy r post-vas home tests?
Bleeding during first trimester slightly irregular gestational sac 17mm fluid collection beside gestational sac free fluid in cervix baby hr 167?
Threaten miscarriage: You need to wait it out and have another ultrasound in a few days. This is a threatened miscarriage. The fht is good. ...Read more
I have mixed: feelings about smartphone counseling. It's one thing to have instant access, or easier access, but it's not quite the same as the real thing. Surveys say 80% of clients are "OK" with this counseling approach, but the number of providers who like it may be much less. Legal troubles also abound, particularly for diagnosing and/or prescribing during the first visit without an in-0ffice visit. ...Read more
Need more info: How old are you? Do you have any symptoms? You have a terminal illness? It may be that you are pre-occupied with death because you are depressed. Depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain, not a moral failing. Please consult your doctor as there are effective treatments for depression. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Possibly injurious: Free radicals are chemicals produced by metabolism, injury and radiation inside the body. They are electrically charge molecules and atoms and are considered likely sources of tissue damage and aging. A variety of products are available over the counter advertised as being able to limit free radicals. Few of these have ever been tested however. ...Read more
Confusing question!: The first part of your question does not make sense. As for the rest, this forum is free to use, and doctors answer general questions as volunteers. There is also a way to have a virtual low-cost consult with a doc one-on-one on Healthtap Prime, which acts like a virtual urgent care. You also may be able to interact with your own physician here if your doc uses Healthtap Concierge. ...Read more