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Link To Parasites And Sickness After Blood Is Drawn
Can turmeric cause excess potassium buildup in the blood?
all other blood work is okay. I was a bit dehydrated at the time of the blood test though
Went to the doctors to get full blood result report yesterday after doing the blood test and turns out my lymphocytes is 46 when normal is 20-40. ?
Normal: first we do not treat blood results we treat people you could be sick with perfect blood test and you could be normal with abnormal blood test so it depend on how you feel the short answer to your question a normal variation or a viral infection thank you for using health tap good luck ...Read more
Is there a particular diet that is recommended before having my blood drawn for LDL testing? I'm going in to have blood drawn next week in order to measure LDL levels. Should i adhere to a special diet or avoid any particular foods in the days before the
No diet: Cholesterol level are not going to change with a week of diet. If you are also measuring triglycerides (and most lipid panels will) you ought to avoid any alcohol for 3-7 days prior to blood withdrawing as alcohol may increase triglycerides level acutely ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After eating earlier, my blood sugar was 108, which seemed low. Is this okay? It used to go up to around 180 after eating. could the drop be dietary?
Blood Pressure: Because your heart puts out what your organs need at any given time, it sends more blood to your GI system when you eat and drink. Your arteries accomplish this by raising the pressure to increase the rate of blood flow. Your elevated blood pressure returns to normal when the digestive process is complete. This variation is nore noticeable in hypertensive subjects than normal subjects. ...Read more
Blood report shows 26.6 pg mch.A little below normal. Was it due to donating a pint of blood some 20-30 days before the blood test or iron deficiency?
How long does it take for the blood level to return to normal after blood transfusion due to 500 ml blood loss?
When txfsn done: The BP should improve during transfusion if no other "issue" at play, so by shortly after completion of unit, should see at least some improvment. If not, ask dr what else is / may be going on. ...Read more
Yes: Infants draw their legs in normally. It is a normal position of comfort for them. ...Read more
Hello. I just had a very bad food poisoning (temporarily living in India). The doctor here took a blood test to check for Dengue and Malaria. Came back negative, however my neutrophils count was high (88) and lymphocytes low (8). Is that normap durin?
If blood is added to soda and i drink it within 3 seconds from the time blood is added can HIV be transmitted, does ingestion of blood transmits hiv?
How common is it for person with no symptoms and healthy .For there lymphocytes to go from 1.5 to 0.8 low and wbc 5.9 to 4.9 in 1 year.Is this normal
In malaria doctor asked me to test for blood sugaris it odd i'm not diabetic.Won't the results ofblood sugar be inflated during malaria.
See below: Only if it's specifically asked for. Not on routine testing. ...Read more
Is a blood allergy test more accurate than the skin prick? My sons's blood work came out positive for mostly all the items listed, that's scarey!
See below: It depends on who you ask. Some allergist believe the skin test is more accurate, and some feel there is no significant difference. ...Read more
Is serotonin levels checked on a full blood count if not what would a doctor tick on a blood test form to check serotonin levels ?
Serotonin level: A hematology blood count measures things like amount of hemoglobin, number & size of red & white blood cells, platelets, etc. Serotonin level would not normally be a part of this, and another blood sample would need to be drawn. "serotonin level" may be tested via serum or 24-hour urine collection. The latter is often used in a workup for tumors that secrete serotonin or related metabolites. ...Read more
Is it true that they take up to 2 blood samples during the glucose tolerance test. Would i be in danger of losing too much blood?
How do the surgeons use red blood cells to increase the blood whilst fibroids surgery ?Is there such a thing? Trying to avoid a blood transfusion ?
Transfusion: You are very concerned about blood transfusion. In a healthy, young female it is unusual event during myomectomy, unless surgeon is famous for significant blood loss. Talk to the surgeon and frankly ask about 5 last cases of myomectomy. Did patients receive transfusion. If 3 out of 5 did, may be you should look for another surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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