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If I Have Diabetes Test Will They Just Prick My Finger
Had blood test for diabetes last month and they made me fast. If they said i don't have diabetes. That test would know 100% right?
What happens if I have gotten blood tests and pee test and they werent looking for diabetes would they see it?
If my test came back negative, how do I know if its accurate that i don't have a thyroid problem? I have all the symptoms. My family members have it.
What test?: Thyroid tests are notoriously insensitive. If the test was a TSH a normal TSH does not rule out thyroid problems- see http://bit.Ly/1cjnybx ask your doctor to check free t3 (liothyronine) ; thyroid antibodies. Even those with "normal" tests may have type 2 hypothyroidism. See http://bit.Ly/198pl4d. Also see http://bit.Ly/16xtifq a holistic md is more likely to understand this! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Glucose tolerance test. I was meant to have mine today but I vomited and couldn't have it. How do I find out if gdm?
What to do if I have had a blood test done as my doctors think I may have digeorge syndrome, if it comes back that I do have?
I smoked weed three days ago and have to get a routine blood test soon I'm 16 will it show in my test results and will they tell my parents if it does?
"Soon" 's unspecific: Depends on how much - how often in the past and when the test is. It might if the answers are one way and not if the other. Also depends on who they are and how your parents are connected. Don't do it if it's illegal since your future can really be impacted by a criminal record. It matters. I wish you well. But pledge to be careful. ...Read more
I have donated blood and it was screened to have a positive in hbsag. Then i went to have my blood test and the results were 3986.57 what should I do?
Hi! Today I have to get a blood test to check my calcium levels. Do you think it would affect my results because I am on my period?
No: It will have no effect on the results. ...Read more
I havent had a period in 6 years, when I go to the OBGYN, what will they do? Will they have to prick my finger because that is very painful for me.
Likely need labs: Your doctor will get history from you first. Then he or she will perform a physical exam. I think blood works would be necessary for the complete evaluation. ...Read more
T2DM: A glu of 210 is not "normal", but you do not say if this is fasting, after a meal, what medications you are on, etc. Rather than a random glu, your doctor should do an A1C test, which looks at overall control. There are many issues that you need to discuss with your doctor about your diabetes. ...Read more
How can you tell if you have an infection under a blood blister? I had a rock in my shoe and did not know it 3 hours later i had a large blood blister that i did not pop. It calisted over and then i sanded it down and put a needle in it, i got a yellowish
The : The easiest way to discover if you have infection near that blister will be to look for surrounding redness and tenderness. If there is, then most likely you have an infection. The next thing is to look for malodorous and pus drainage coming out of your foot. If you have any of that, then definitely you have an infection and you need to visit a podiatrist. If you are diabetic however, you might have an infection and still not have any surrounding redness. So, if the wound on your foot generally looks bad and not healthy, then it's better to just come and visit a physician rathen than wait and see if it will get better. You are more likely to cause more harm by trying to treat it on your own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My toes lose color and get cold quickly when I go outside. Is there a test I should have done on myself?
Raynaud's, possibly: In raynaud's phenomenon, fingers or toes turn white or blue in cold, then red when warmed.It is due to abnormal degree of constriction of arterioles (very small arteries).It can occur by itself, but can be associated with autoimmune diseases like systemic sclerosis. A complete history of your symptoms and a physical exam by your doctor along with blood tests should provide you w a definite answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the fingertip blood draw for diabeties detect all diabeties known to man? They say i don't have it but my symptoms indicate i do
Diabetes: Diabetes is diagnosed with a fasting glucose less than 125. Glucose should be less than 145 two hours after a meal. Another test, hga1c above 6 may mean diabetes. Symptoms of excess thirst and urination with blurry vision, muscle cramps and weight loss are common symptoms of diabetes. See your doctor to get more tests done for a real diagnosis. Usually not going to diagnose diabetes on finger sti. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I had a fasting blood glucose test and have been told it was high, I now have to have a hba1c on tuesday?
HbA1c: This is a blood test that tells the doctor how well your blood sugar has been controlled over the last 3 months. If you had a high fasting sugar and your A1c is very high then you will know that you have diabetes and it is not well-controlled. If you have a low / normal A1c then you probably just starting to develop diabetes and can treat it with diet and exercise first. ...Read more
Is it normal to have numbness/tingling in my foot if I have diet-controlled diabetes and I don't take insulin?
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