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Hi meter says hi what do I do im sleepy and shakey

Hi meter says hi what do I do im sleepy and shakey

On: 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Keep in mind that sugar on your finger when you tested can give a falsely high read and outdated test strips are not reliable.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

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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?

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?

Possibly: 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

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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

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

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Non diabetic yesterday morn. Celestone (betamethasone) spine inj 11:30 am. 7:22am today glucose meter says 276. How do I get it down?

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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If I had an appendix, I would say that s my problem. It is on my left where appe dix should be?

If I had an appendix, I would say that s my problem. It is on my left where appe dix should be?

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

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Hi, I just got my result now in hbsag and it says reactive and the result is 1.998 what does it mean?

Hi, I just got my result now in hbsag and it says reactive and the result is 1.998 what does it mean?

? hep B: If you are referring to the hepatitis B surface antigen, other hepatitis B testing --antibodies and core antigen-- to accurately interpret this, but it suggests you have hepatitis B ...Read more

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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.

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.

Way too soon: You are feeding your toddler way too soon. This question should be coming to us at around one year of age. Please contact your pediatrician urgently about this. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Absolutely!: Living without a gallbladder may require some mild diet modifications (less fat). But it does not place you at any increased risk for other diseases. Certainly, barring any other unrelated problems, you will have a normal life expectancy. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Anxiety or panic: Attacks won't kill you. You may thick you are going to die but you won't. You need to find a Psychiatrist or Psychologist who specializes in different types of therapy to help patients with anxiety. ...Read more

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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

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

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How do I say no to my bf?

How do I say no to my bf?

"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

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My dr says xrays look ok but, I'm not sure.

My dr says xrays look ok but, I'm not sure.

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

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I forgot to say that I have never used lenses.?

What was your Q?: Can we have the first half of your question? This seems like part of a continued thought we need to know more about? ...Read more

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My son is 17months. Should I be woried he only says 3 words?

My son is 17months. Should I be woried he only says 3 words?

Encourage: A child aged 12- 17 months has a 4 -6 words vocabulary. Repeat words, say aloud and encourage him. At this age they imitate words. ...Read more

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My dr says I have a loopy bowe! Was causes this and what are the symptoms?

My dr says I have a loopy bowe! Was causes this and what are the symptoms?

Loopy bowel: A "loopy bowel" is common in laxative users (with colonic redundancy due to a stretched, floppy gut), in the setting of multiple abdominal-pelvic surgeries with resulting adhesions &fixed colonic bends or after surgery that mobilizes the splenic flexure, with gynecologic issues (like multiple c-sections, tubal pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease), & in patients at extremes of body habitus. ...Read more