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Doctor insights on: Industrial Cadmium Screen

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What is the effect of cadmium to the body if ingested ?

What is the effect of cadmium to the body if ingested ?

Cadmium ingestion: I ngestion of any significant amount of cadmium causes immidiate poisoning and damage to the liver and kidneys which can be fatal often from kidney failure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get screened for hodgkin's lymphoma?

Can you tell me how I could get screened for hodgkin's lymphoma?

Hx + Physical Exam: If you are worried about Hodgkin's Lymphoma, please share this concern with your physician. A detailed history and physical exam can rule it out. ...Read more

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What information do I have to bring along to do the preimplantation genetic screening?

What information do I have to bring along to do the preimplantation genetic screening?

Medical records: A complete medical history is important and useful...Bring all the information you have available to your doc/genetic counselor who can review the info and discuss with you about what you need/should do... Good luck... ...Read more

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I smoked hash about 7 days ago and on my drug screen it comes out that I have failed on opium and meth. Is this normal? I have been drinking water for the past 3 days, and i even bought q-carbo herbal clean, i don't know if this works or not.

I smoked hash about 7 days ago and on my drug screen it comes out that I have failed on opium and meth.  Is this normal? I have been drinking water for the past 3 days, and i even bought q-carbo herbal clean, i don't know if this works or not.

Normal??????: If you are smoking hash while knowing you are having drug testing, then you are in more trouble than you know. Firstly, you don't know what stuff is cut with, and it may have been cut with opioids or amphetamines (i assume you mean methamphetamine and not methadone). None of the so-called detox products work, and neither does drinking lots of water. You need to get help for your drug problem. ...Read more

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Is free beta HCG different from HCG they measure in early pregnancy? If HCG was elevated at 5w5d, does this mean my HCG will be high at quad screen?

Is free beta HCG different from HCG they measure in early pregnancy? If HCG was elevated at 5w5d, does this mean my HCG will be high at quad screen?

HCG: The HCG is the same test. However, the hcg at the beginning of pregnancy is very variable. When you have the test doen in the second trimester, it is looking for markers for Down's Syndrome and risk rates. So, it does not necessarily mean your quad screen will be elevated again. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is safe for babies' eyes to see tv or computer screen?

Please explain if it is safe for babies' eyes to see tv or computer screen?

No issue: This will do no harm. You must have an unusual baby who would site for a long time looking at a computer screen. ...Read more

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What does toxic screen (etoh , sal , acet mean?

What does toxic screen (etoh , sal , acet mean?

See below: Etoh = ethyl alcohol level (alcohol ingested) sal = salicylate level, done to evaluate relative amount of Aspirin and aspirin-like products ingested. Acet = Acetaminophen (tylenol) level. ...Read more

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Should I screen my children for ovarian cancer genes since it seems to be so deadly? There is no history in my family.

Should I screen my children for ovarian cancer genes since it seems to be so deadly?  There is no history in my family.

No: There is no simple screen for ovarian cancer susceptibility beyond the breast-ovarian cancer gene (brca) testing that costs $2600-3300. Only families with cases of ovarian or early onset (<45) breast cancer should consider this testing. ...Read more

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Do insect screens block any Vitamin D benefits of sun?

Do insect screens block any Vitamin D benefits of sun?

Insect screens: Nope. Not as long as you can get sun through them (ie netting screens block insects, but not much sun). So you should be able to get your vitamin D. Be careful about excess sub exposure, which can cause skin cancer :/. Try using a timer & applying sun screen with that bug spray :) ...Read more

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How painful will industrial piercing be after and what's the after care like?

How painful will industrial piercing be after and what's the after care like?

I don't know if any: Of the doctors on this site are professional body piercers. I would encourage you to consult with a piercing professional. ...Read more

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My eyes feel tired and my brain hurts when i look at my phone screen?

My eyes feel tired and my brain hurts when i look at my phone screen?

Eye fatigue: Your eyes may be dry and non-prescription artificial tear drops may help. Also, you may be farsighted or have astigmatism which could be corrected with glasses. Perhaps if you increase your font size if would help. ...Read more

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How many days to get results of drug screen?

How many days to get results of drug screen?

Drug screen: Depends on which lab the test goes to . In my practice the turn around is 24hrs after the specimen is received. Some other labs i've heard take up to 1-2 weeks which is unacceptable. ...Read more

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On the ultra sound screen what does the x means ?

On the monitor?: If you were watching the monitor during the actual test, the x is simply where the technician is pointing the cursor for measurements and other directions. ...Read more

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How can high school athletes be adequately screen hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

How can high school athletes be adequately screen hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Difficult ?: There is no formal screening of athletes in the us. Coutries like italy have a mandatory screening for all athletes consisting of an ekg followed by further testing as needed. See your family doctor especially if there is a family history . A referral can be made to cardiology if there is a high suspicion. ...Read more

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I took a drug screen and it came back diluted. I did not tamper with the test by drinking a lot of water and wondered if my creatinine levels are low and if so what can I do to increase the levels in my urine.?

I took a drug screen and it came back diluted. I  did not tamper with the test by drinking a lot of water and wondered if my creatinine levels are low and if so what can I do to increase the levels in my urine.?

See your pcp: Verifying that a urine sample is "human urine" includes checking the temperature, ph, specific gravity and concentration of creatinine. Disease states can cause an exceptionally low creatinine level so having your pcp do further tests is of value. The creatinine concentration tested for is rather wide and permits a quite low level as normal. So if you are lower it is worth looking into. ...Read more

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I have had more discharge than normal that is creamy and sometimes heavy, there is an odor but not fishy. I did an at home screen test & my pH 5-5.5?

I have had more discharge than normal that is creamy and sometimes heavy, there is an odor but not fishy.  I did an at home screen test & my pH 5-5.5?

Yeast infection?: It sounds like you might have a yeast infection. You should see your doc for a couple of simple tests. If it does turn out to be yeast, there are some really good anti-fungals that treat yeast really well. ...Read more

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What is the effect of cadmium to the body if ingested ?

Cadmium ingestion: I ngestion of any significant amount of cadmium causes immidiate poisoning and damage to the liver and kidneys which can be fatal often from kidney failure. ...Read more

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How cadmium cause diabetes?

How cadmium cause diabetes?

News to me: The primary effect of cadmium toxicity is on the tubules of the kidney. As a result of renal tubular dysfunction, osteoporosis and bone fractures can result, as well as kidney stones. Cadmium can also cause lung disease, including lung cancer. I am not aware of any association with diabetes, though. ...Read more