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Ketone Blood Test Medication
I had 15 ketones on a recent blood test. What does this mean? Would this prevent me from losing weight?
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,
15 ketones is not a usual laboratory result. Ketones may form due to starvation and uncontrolled diabetes. It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests.
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I am non diabetic but have ketones in my urine but no sugar what does this mean? To have blood test in few days
Two weeks ago in an urine test I had ketonuria doctor said I had to do another test and again I have ketones. Blood test was normal im not on diets?
Blood test fine except high creatinine & bilirubin. Urine dipstick shows bilirubin, ketones, proteins, high sg and blood. Ct no stones in kidn or galb?
Blood report 6 ykid AST 157, ALT, 129, LACTATEDEHYDROGENASE 802, BUN/CREAT RATIO 25.00, RAPID TYPHI IGM Protien, ketones, bilirubin detected. Typhoid?
Definitely Possible: I'm assuming you've recently traveled to a place where typhoid is more common? Often we see high fever, feel weak, stomach pain, headache, decreased appetite, and flat rose-colored spots on the skin. CDC recommends having stool or blood tested for the presence of Salmonella Typhi for a definitive diagnosis. Your abnormal liver function tests are suspicious and IgM is highly suspicious. Start antibiotics ...Read more
Skin testing best: The various blood tests commercially available measure the presence of allergy antibodies (ige) either in total or directed toward a particular antigen. Allergy antibodies in the blood cause no symptoms. Allergy symptoms you require cells (mast. Or basophils) in your tissue with sufficient amounts of the particular igeto have a reaction. Therefore skin testing is the gold standard for testing. ...Read more
Liver in Trouble: Actually there are no medications that help with liver damage. The only way to get better is to find the cause of the trouble and to remove it from your life. Common reasons for liver inflammation include toxic doses of medications, fatty deposits in obesity, and infections such as hepatitis. ...Read more
I have hep c and just want to know if it can be treateated with a blood test to see which medication I need?
I took my hypothyroidism medication while fasting for a blood test, would that make my levels good resulting in being taken off?
No: In fact, it may even raise your blood cholesterol level. Why you would want to skip an important medication to scam on a test results is beyond me however. ...Read more
Hey. Wat can I do bout my feet? Xrays amd blood test indicate nothing. Suffering bout 2 years now. Tried varied medications and Orthropedics
About what issue? No: Surprise about lack of benefit from X-Rays & blood tests which offer few clues & don't show most issues. How you utilize your feet commonly an issue; asking friends & others worthy of your trust to watch how you walk & run can likely help. A therapist experienced in McKenzie method would likely be able to help. Even a trial of drscholls. Com pressure sensing foot mapping kiosk & inserts might help. ...Read more
So the condition is not serious if my blood test showed protein in the urine & Dr said to do another test in 6 months but prescribed no medication?
Proteinuria: Hi, how much protein did you have in ur Urine? Why are you taking Antibiotics, sometimes infections could cause some protein in urine. Also you have high blood pressure which if it's not well controlled could cause damage to the kidney and therefore Protein in urine, if the amount of protein is not significant in ur urine, repeating in in 3-6 months is a good plan. ...Read more
Does medication like methotrexate, affect on the outcome of ANA profile blood test to show the control (co) strong positive? ?
Do medications like silybon 70 & methylcobalamin impact serology blood test (CMIA)? One taken for slightly high bilirubin count & other to improveb12
Whoa: Get a second opinion. I'm a lab specialist and it's key that a scientific physician treats people, not lab values. Several percent of folks have Gilbert's with "slightly high bilirubin" and to propose to treat with milk thistle would be shabby as it requires no treatment. If you're B12 deficient and not a vegan, a reason needs to be sought. Neither will impact your HIV testing. Best wishes. ...Read more
Am not on any medication, blood test is all ok. I tend to sleep a lot and feel tired all the time. I exercise and eat healthy. Please help.
Get evaluated please: It's normal to be concerned about your health & to worry why you feel bad. The possibilities are numerous--metabolic, infectious, inflammatory, functional. I see your history includes depression that has been refractory to medical management-could this be the issue? Whatever the cause of symptoms, please seek help from a doctor for appropriate diagnostic clarity & treatment. ...Read more
Can you get prescription medications without a blood test? Say zoloft, (sertraline) for instance. Do I need a blood test to be prescribed that?
Blood tests: It is advisable to do baseline blood work prior to starting any medication, to make sure no abnormalities exist that could interfere with future treatment. ...Read more
42yr old male most blood test result came normal except the lipids ch 240, HDL 37, LDL 147, tg 250. Weight 210, 5'10" high, do I need any medication?
Can I take metoprolol medication before a blood test for glucose? I was asked to fast for at least 8 hrs before the test & wonder if medication counts
Ok: You should be fine taking medications beforehand. ...Read more
How do I go about having a Dr. Evaluate a recent blood test through this service to determine a change in the dosage of Thyroid medication that I need? I don't want to pay for an office visit to the Dr who initially prescribed the medication.
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Blood test show high prolactin 801 ml. My period is regular. What happens if I choose not to take medication?
I have blood work for which I am fasting for. Can I take the metoprolol before the blood test? Doctor didn't mention medication..
It's ok: Should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are the impacts on TSH if you forget taking levothyroxine for 4-5 days before blood test? Let's say it's 3, 0 when on medication, would it elevate significantly?
I have RA and am taking biologic medications. My most recent blood test showed WBC count of 4.9 cell/mm3. Is this dangerously low?
No: This is on the low side of normal. But what is more important is the breakdown of different white blood cells like neutrophils versus lymphocytes. Overall, it's probably of limited concern and will likely be fine to be just monitored in the future. If you have significant concerns I would consider reviewing this with your mother's primary care physician or rheumatologist. Best of luck. ...Read more
My blood test shows cholesterol 228, triglycerides 84, HDL 52, LDL 159. Fasting blood sugar 101.What should I do? Medication or diet?
Diet, exercise: And weight reduction. Avoid red meat and dairy products. If numbers don't improve, strongly consider medication - statin for lipids and even metformin for glucose if it continues to increase over time. Check an a1c and talk w/your doctor. Consider ace inhibitor or arg for renoprophylaxis. ...Read more
I just had a blood test for my testosterone level this morning at 8:00 am. My results were 231. I am 42 years old. Do I need medication for low T?
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What does GGT 64 mean? Male 32 82kg 180cm. Gp says blood test shows liver normal. Rarely drink & not on any medication. What else can cause high ggt?
May just be you: About one person in 1000 has an autosomal dominant trait that raises GGT without any other effect, often much higher than yours. Occasionally I have to write these folks letters to reassure their friends that they are not secretly drinking a lot of alcohol. ("you must be in deep denial.") stop worrying and if this causes you trouble from some bureaucrat, your personal physician can explain. ...Read more
I have hypothyroidism I am on medication blood test says functioning normally what ate the chances of getting pregnant also have 22 mm fibroid?
On Prednisone 50mg for 5 days. Blood test show Lymphocyte 5.1, Abs Neutrophils at 7.19. Numbers skewed by the medication or an underlying cause?
Can a sebum-absorbing treatment shampoo for greasy hair like ducray argeal interfer or influence with any medication or modify blood test's result?
Ducray: No it should not interfere with any blood tests. ...Read more
I suffered from depression for 4 years. Gp prescribed fluoxitine took for 2 months on no medication now at all. I have body tremors blood test normal?
Not from fluoxetine: Neither the fluoxetine nor being off it for 2 months will cause tremors. Anxiety can cause tremors but so can a whole list of other things. There is such a thing as benign essential tremors too. They can just happen and there is no cure. It's really hard to give you a good answer without a better personal and family history. See a neurologist. ...Read more
Have started Zantac 300 (ranitidine) to be taken for 1 month I Have a Blood Test FBC, Serum Folate, (folic acid) Serum B12 can this medication interfere with it?
No: The test should be accurate while taking this medicine. I hope you are well. ...Read more
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