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Went to Dr. Was diagnosed with Myositis. Blood work taken some test are high WBC low, sorry unknown high results B12 low, some protein, what may caus?

Went to Dr. Was diagnosed with Myositis. Blood work taken some test are high WBC low, sorry unknown high results B12 low, some protein, what may caus?

Myositis: There are many different causes of muscle inflammation. Cholesterol lowering medication class called statins is common cause. Check out http://www.myositis.org/ & http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/myositis-symptoms-treatments-prognosis for starters. Then discuss your results again w/your doc. ...Read more

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Myositis (Definition)

Inflammation of the muscles that you use to move the body. Symptoms of myositis may include fatigue after walking or standing, tripping or falling, ...Read more


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Is it possible 2 get neg hpts n blood tests nothing on u/s n stil b preg ?

Is it possible 2 get neg hpts n blood tests nothing on u/s n stil b preg ?

Negative but prego: Only if the tests are taken before the embryo has started to implant. Embryo implantation starts at about 7 days after conception. So tests taken during that time will be negative. Technically speaking, that time isn't really considered that you're pregnant anyway. ...Read more

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How often are blood tests inaccurate?

How often are blood tests inaccurate?

It depends: What is your idea of "accurate"? The lab test results need to be interpreted in the context of the clinical condition. Different tests have different sensitivity, specificity and predictive values. These characteristic vary with the population under consideration, e.g., the HIV screening tests have different performance when used on drug addicts vs. Observant nuns. ...Read more

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What for m v. C. Mean for blood tests?

What for m v. C. Mean for blood tests?

Mean Cell Volume: You probably meant mcv. Mean corpuscular volume or mean cell volume - MCV is a measure of the average red blood cell volume. In case of anemia - it can help differentiate between different types of causes of anemia. ...Read more

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How reliable are fingerstick blood tests?

How reliable are fingerstick blood tests?

Very reliable: There is a specific technique that miust be followed when doing finger sticks. If the procedure is properly performed the results are quite reliable. They will be within about 5% of a simultaneous venous blood test. ...Read more

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How could you interpret these blood tests and symptoms?

How could you interpret these blood tests and symptoms?

More information: To answer your question it would be helpful to know what blood test and symptoms you are interested in. More information is needed. ...Read more

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What is blood tests check for?

What is blood tests check for?

Thousands of things: Blood tests literally can test for thousands of issues. The nomal routine tests check for anemia, high or low white blood cell and platelet counts, electrolytes, calcium, liver and kidney function and possible cholesterol and other lipids. ...Read more

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Does alcohol show up on blood tests?

Does alcohol show up on blood tests?

Depends: Alcohol itself can be detected in blood for a few hours after intake. A urine test for ethyl glcucoronide can be positive for up to five days. In chronic drinkers, cdt test may be positive for one to two weeks after chronic intake. ...Read more

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Can routine blood tests find tumors?

Can routine blood tests find tumors?

Not generally: Most tumors are not diagnosable with routine blood tests. Leukemias are one exception in that a complete blood cell count can provide a strong indication for the diagnosis of some leukemias. ...Read more

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Can blood tests diagnose amyloidosis?

No: Amyloidosis is diagnosed by tissue biopsy such as a rectal biopsy wherein the amyloid in the tissue is detected by the congo red stain. It is the accumulation of particular misfolded proteins in the space between cells (extracellular matrix) that distinguishes amyloidosis. There are many types of amyloid proteins than can cause amyloidosis. ...Read more

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Can a new piercing affect blood tests!?

Can a new piercing affect blood tests!?

May be: A new piercing per se is not likely to affect blood tests. However, if the site of piercing is infected, it may raise WBC count and alter a few other chemical markers. ...Read more

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What blood tests can microgynon affect?

What blood tests can microgynon affect?

Could you be more: Specific? The common lab tests are not affected by birth control pills. Total T4 may be increased. If you could name the tests that are of concern to you, it would be easier to answer the question. ...Read more

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What blood tests can show traces of thc?

What blood tests can show traces of thc?

A blood toxicology: Unless your blood is specifically being tested for the presence of THC, no one will be looking. ...Read more

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What blood tests do cigarettes show up on?

Nicotine tests: Nicotine will show up on tests that are looking for evidence of smoking and/or chewing tobacco. ...Read more

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Does taking antibotics affect blood tests?

See below: It depends on what the blood test is for. If it is checking for the cause of the infection it certainly may interfere with the result. ...Read more

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High cortisol levels on 2 blood tests? Why?

High cortisol levels on 2 blood tests? Why?

How high?: It's important to know how high the tests were above the normal range (were they clinically significant?). Cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands which is under control by the pituitary. The problem could be either one. Your doctor who ordered the cortisol should be able to tell you the next step of workup. If the tests were indeed very high, you will need more testings before treatment. ...Read more

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