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Maybe: It may be if it's a change in your usual perception, then you should see your doctor. ...Read more
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I have a slightly low MCV value of 78 fl. Is there any need for concern, and how can I raise this to more normal levels? Thank you.
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Iron deficiency and thalassemia trait are common causes of low MCV. If your hemoglobin is normal. There is no need to be concerned about an MCV of 78.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Moved az to fl. In az multiple dr thought I had ms. Now in fl start all over & dr here don't agree. What are some test to request for diagnosis?
I am 20weeks and 6days and these are the measured parameters: BPD=53.92, OFD=65.36, HC=187.91; AC=160.88; FL=35.06, HL=33.28. Are they normal values?
Normal values?: Hello ~ I have no idea off-hand. There are specific tables that Ultrasound Radiologists carry with them when they do these tests and report of them. They tell you in the report how your measurements comp to the median. No MD on the planet commits values like this to memory. Read the report carefully it must tell you if those values are normal if not call the Radiologist! Thanks ...Read more
Strictly personal: I am not an ob/gyn and do not know many as I am in a very different field, but my wife and I used dr. Palmer at usf health/tampa general and he was excellent, with prenatal, perinatal and postnatal care. So, this is more of a personal than a professional recommendation, but hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends!: Some medications can be refilled through Healthtap Prime, the virtual "urgent Care" that is part of this website However, please read the terms of service to find which medicines we can refill & those we cannot. Also, any refill we do is for a short period, usually 30 days. We do not aim to replace your doc on Prime, & refill when an unexpected emergency delayed/prevented your regular visit. ...Read more
Drop in the bucket: Go ahead. This is a trivial amount and will have no effect on your health. ...Read more
Should I be concerned if I drink 5 bottles of water each day. 16.9 fl oz (1.05pt) 500ml each bottle. Is it bad?
Probably not: However, are you drinking 5 bottles of water because you are thirsty or because someone thought it was a good idea? Unless you have a history of kidney stones, you should be fine to drink somewhat less than 2.5+ liters of fluids (5 bottles of water + other sources of water). For most patients, a total daily intake of 2L of fluids should be more than adequate. ...Read more
I am 32week. My unborn baby is growing behing 3weeks. I m worried please need suggetion. Bpd 74mm, hc 269mm, AC 237mm, fl 55m?
Growth restriction: Your doctor will be able to give you advice on iugr, or intrauterine growth restriction. You will need to be monitored more frequently with ultrasounds, and may even need to be hospitalized. ...Read more
Hemoglobin 12.1 g/dl, hematrocrit 36%. Redblood cell distribution width 16.1%. MCV 81 fl. Can someone tell me if these numbers are ok?
Low hemoglobin: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, for a male your hemoglobin is low and you need to be checked out for blood loss and/or mal-absorption. Please consult your doctor for that. ...Read more
Dr If FL is 1week2 days behind when comparing with BPD, AC, HC what are the chances of having down syndrome baby? I'm 25 years old. Really tensed : (
Get the actual ans-: Wer. With a blood draw, you will know if your fetus is affected with Down syndrome in 3 to 6 days by fetal DNA analysis; 99.9% accurate, with an amnio or CVS for confirmation of a positive to eliminate the approximate 1 in 1000 false positive. This test has made all of the ultrasound screening for Down syndrome obsolete. ...Read more
Dr I didn't do NT and quadruple test, today I did normal U/S and shown HC, AC, BPD are on 17.2 weeks and FL on 16 weeks. It will be miscalculation??
Not likely: This is within the normal range. Look at the height of your family members and your partners. Also second trimester US is accurate within about 14 days. If the femur length and humerus were more than 3 weeks off then I would be concerned about short limb issues, but 1 week off is more likely just related to height in the family. ...Read more
I'm moving fr TX to FL & need new pain mngmt Dr for px's. Do u have any suggestions on how to get new Dr w/out them thinking I'm addict seeking drugs?
Communicate: Make sure your current doctor is able and willing to send records to your future doctor. Your current doctor can also print out you DPS report which shows all prescriptions and pharmacies for the past year. ...Read more
First..........: In my opinion, and many other well respected dentists, TMJ surgery should only be considered after all other more conventional and conservative approaches have been fully exhausted. If you are considering having it done, I would strongly recommend that you consult with 2 or even 3, well respected surgeons to fully discuss all issues involved before you make your final decision. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Big picture: The red cell size distribution width is nothing other than a marker that says red cells vary in size; when I've been borderline-iron deficient from donating blood this has happened to me. Don't treat the number, find the cause -- it could be something as simple as your genes or a warning of real illness. Your physician can sort this out. Best wishes. ...Read more