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On most blood glucose meters this means above a sugar level of 600. That's high!
i suggest giving your doctor a call right away.
You will need an adjustment in your medication and should find out why your sugar went so high.
Keep in mind that sugar on your finger when you tested can give a falsely high read and outdated test strips are not reliable.
If you have type 1 diabetes you should check your urine ketones. ...Read more
My Omron bp meter when im relaxed says 107/70 hr75. I was a dr, was 145/94. Was it higher due to possible anxiety?
We used to blame this on "White Coat Syndrome" since many people get anxious at the Dr's office. Additionally, pts are commonly unwell or in pain when they come to see a doctor & all of this may temporarily increase BP.
However, if your BP goes up at the dr's, it's likely that your BP goes up in many stressful situations, so a high BP at any time needs further eval & possibly treatment ...Read more
I've been diabetic for 4 yrs. When I think I have high glucose but meter says otherwise & vice versa. How do I know I have a high # of sugar?
Check meter: See if your meter correlates with your doctor's before relying on it. ...Read more
Dr pushing HTN on me but at home all my readings 110/65. she says my meter is wrong??? I have always had white coat HTN. Should I find another opinon
You should: Bring in your meter and allow your doctor to confirm the accuracy and precision olcompared to the in office sphyngmomanometer. This will at least give your doctor reassurance that the values are trustable, if your home meter measures similar to the office meter. ...Read more
4 the last few days my blood meter says 104, 89, 117, & 98. How accurate is it? Should I be happy about my diabetes progress? I used to feel tired or very hungry, but am normal at this range.
Great: Those numbers look great, if you have been recently diagnosed and you have numbers like thisnyou might feel strange and weak until your body gets used to the new and real normal. ...Read more
Non diabetic yesterday morn. Celestone (betamethasone) spine inj 11:30 am. 7:22am today glucose meter says 276. How do I get it down?
Drink water exercise: Corticosteroids cause increase in blood sugar. Drink lots of water to stay hydrated because that sugar increase will tend to dehydrate. Exercise will burn sugar. Avoid sugar and processed carbohydrates. Get your doctor to check you for metabolic syndrome (the first stage of diabetes) which results from Insulin resistance and is associated with hypertension, obesity and dyslipidemia. ...Read more
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Generally no.: The appendix is located on the right side in almost all people. Appendicitis pain is typically located in the right lower abdomen. If you are having left sided pain, there are many other structures in women, including the fallopian tubes, ovaries, kidney stones, colon issues. If you are having left lower abdominal pain, and if you might be pregnant, go to ER to rule out ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more
Hi, I just got my result now in hbsag and it says reactive and the result is 1.998 what does it mean?
How do you read the results on an altrasound that say: b frq 8.0mhz gn37 s/a 3/2 mapa/o/o d 14.0cm dr 69 fr 15 hz ao 69%?
Those aren't results: Those are the technical parameters of the scan. ...Read more
What is the generic medication for Venlor? I am forced to pay a big levy for my medication because Discovery says there’s a generic.
Hi. My 7mo son is eating three meals a say. How many bottles does he still need? And how many mls? I'm worried he doesn't have enough.
My labs always say "result status:final." But on my last it says "result status: EDITED results." What does this mean? Why would dr edit the #s?
Don't let paranoia: Get the better of you! Lab results are usually edited when the lab personnel have some reason to believe there was an error on the initial analysis. Perhaps they discovered they needed to replace reagents (chemicals needed for processing), etc. They rerun the specimen to make sure they reported the accurate result and sometimes they have to correct it. The ordering doctor doesn't change your result ...Read more
Hi, I want to know if peyronies disease is common in men at age 20. How often is it seen when I look around on health tap they say its unusual?
Not "uncommon".: The answer is that it's not common or uncommon with a 1-5% incidence. Regardless of population risk, if you have it then it's a concern for you. You should be evaluated by a physician qualified to make the diagnosis. Current treatment options are limited, but for some men it resolves on its own. Consider a HealthTap Concierge visit if you would like personalized advice for your concern. ...Read more
Hi sir I'm Modi Aditya. I have received your answer. You say in their no I have increased my height. But sir I have this. To please say any yoga.?
Sorry: But we can't cross reference to your previous question. ...Read more
Hi lets say im laying on my bed my BPM is around 70-85 BPM and then when I get up move a bit its around 90-100 that's normal, and walking 100-120?
Kinda fast, relax!: Those numbers are a little fast, but relax! Your heart rate is really not abnormal. There is a wide range of resting heart rates, and with exertion that number increases. Don't be alarmed if with more strenuous exertion, it goes up to the 150s or more. Instead, try to get regular physical activity! ...Read more
I m hyper sensitive to everything my husband says e.G callin the cat by our daughter s name. I worry bout it 4 ages until my husband reassures me?
How long: How long have you been hypersensitive to "everything" that your husband says? Does this happen with other people? It may be that your relationship needs some work, or you might have an issue that could be treated with counseling or medication. Symptoms like these are best determined by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
Hi I went for a HSG 23rd may a letter was sent out the following tues to say to go back to gynaecology outpatients on 19 th june should I be worried?
Cannot answer that: You need to call the doc who did the hsg or who ordered the hsg so they can explain to you exactly what it showed and why you are supposed to come back. ...Read more
Hello im a spanish boy that weights 62 kg and I'm 1.70 meters tall. I think there in u.S.A it's almost the same bt could I start doing gym exercise?
Yes: Do it in graded way and have trainer or a cach. ...Read more
I’m almost 39; read it’s “extremely rare” to grow inches taller @ my age but docs didn’t say impossible. What rare conditions or other would cause it?
It is impossible:
The closest condition known to cause this is acromegaly, which affects about 1 out of 17, 000 people.
This is due to overproduction of growth hormone, usually from a benign pituitary tumor, but even with acromegaly, while the hands and feet, ears and nose may grow, because the growth plates have closed even those with acromegaly will not grow taller. ...Read more
Do people who have to get their gallbladders removed in their mid 30's can live nrmal lives say upto their 60's or 70 or 80.If there's no othr. Problem?
Why do so many dr.'s have diff. Opinions on what cd is too late to ovulate on? Some say past cd18, some say cd16 what is the truth to this or is there
The truth: It depends on the length of a women's cycle. You generally ovulate approximately 14 days from the length of your cycle. In other words, if your cycle is 28 days, you ovulate on day 14, 30 days, day 16, 32 days day 18, 26 days day 12. So making love every other day from day 12-18 covers you for ovulation for a day 26-32 day cycle. Make sense? Hope this helps. ...Read more
Some dr.'s say that margin of error in 12 wk u/s can be off by just 3 days, others say 1wk? If u measuring 12 weeks (62mm)could u have been 11 or 13wks?
It depends: The margin of error is specific to the type of scan (transvaginal is better than transabdmominal) and the specific measurement made. Dates can be inferred from mean sac diameter, crown-rump length, biparietal head diameter, and a number of other measurements depending on fetus age. At 8 weeks, error is about 5 days. After 12 weeks, error can be as much as 2 weeks. ...Read more
Hi im living with axnitey n its really bad n everytime I tell a dr. They say im only wanting pills or im faking. Before it happens for some reason I start thanking about people I care about dying or?
I'm 33weeks preg. Wonders if I should need to have a u/s? . I had 1pelvic only at 5 months. Doc didn't say anything yet
Keep All Appts!: Definitely keep all of your appointments with your OB! Call now and get another one, then ask about this at your next appointment. You should be getting into weekly appointments at this point! Good luck and take care! ...Read more
"No Means No": Firmly but compassionately tell him that you are not interested in a sexual relationship right now. If he presses, tell him if he respects you and truly cares he will not push it. If he continues then you may need to re-evaluate his commitment to you. Good luck, relationships can be difficult but also very rewarding. ...Read more
Radiologist: You can always ask to have consultation with radiiologist who interpreted study. Radiologist would be very knowledgeable since he reads these studies and would be a second opinion, ...Read more