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Blood test came back low vitamin d. Dr recommends 2000 iu daily 50000 iu weekly. Does that seem excessive? Could low vit d be caused by deposit shot?
Safe: Use d3 as it is better absorbed and safer than d2. I routinely dose 5000 iu daily. Just recheck vit d levels in 2-3 months and adjust intake accordingly. Aim for serum level close to 60. ...Read more
I had serum immunofixation. Scared.no monoclonol proteins. But read'"faint igg. Lambda. Cannot be excluded?
Need more info: 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, your results suggest a low level of a monoclonal protein. Such findings are not uncommon in people over 50. Do follow your doctor's advise about follow up testing. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mgus/basics/definition/con-20026422 ...Read more
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Yes: The antibody testing for Herpes simplex is usually accurate, but distinguishing between Types 1 & 2 may be problematic depending upon the test employed. Herpes can produce ocular infection and if you have these symptoms you should be seen by an ophthalmologist immediately, before your vision may be permanently affected. ...Read more
No: Homeopathic remedies are prepared in very minute quantities. Otc pregnancy tests are likely to give unreliable results detecting so-called "homeopathic hcg." also, this form of HCG is not an approved homeopathic remedy and the fda withdrew it from the market in late 2011. http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm282334.htm. ...Read more
I've had a high c reactive protein for a year. I've had facial flushing and joint pain. Negative Ana test. What could this be ?
Rule out light chain myeloma without biopsy or amyloidsis with fat biopsy? Spot urine lambda bence jones, no m spike in serum or urine. Next 24hr ufe?
Urine light chains: hello~ thats an impossible question for me to answer here. My brain will overheat if I have to do that in 421 words. Be kind to us. Please go and see an Oncologist or a smart general internist and he will answer or even manage your case. Remember that not all light chains in the urine means myeloma. See an expert and have him explain the difference between MGUS and myeloma.thanks ...Read more
Ana positive 160 poss mtcd w/o lupus markers. What can cause 300 mg/dL lambda 200 lambda if no paraprotein? Check igd/e? Urine spot lambda bjp found
BJP: Bence Jones proteins, light chain, occur in multiple myeloma , lymphomas/chronic leukemias, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance which can go on to myeloma at the rate of only 1%/yr -small risk),amylodosis,cryoglobunemia, Autoimmune disease can give false positive. Check IFE & bone marrow http://www.livestrong.com/article/372234-about-multiple-myeloma-and-bence-jones-protein/ ...Read more
Repeated parathyroid test. Still High (102 pg/mL)
Calcium N (9.2) , Phosphorus N ( 3.1) , Vit D low (25)
Should I see Endocrine Doc, or GI Doc?
If complement c3, ch50, serum protein electrophoresis, and immunofixation suggest severe infection, why is CBC normal? I've never had blood culture.
Any body suspected: To have low vit d, the 25-hydroxy vitamin d test is the most accurate way to measure how much vitamin d is in your body. In the kidney, 25-hydroxy vitamin d changes into an active form of the vitamin. The active form of vitamin d helps control calcium and phosphate levels in the body. ...Read more
Rubella n CMV IgG positive doctor suggest aciclovir zovirax (acyclovir) is it ok or shld go fr anothr test?
Depends: Igg + for these simply means you have been exposed or has had these in the past. If you are having symptoms and are on treatment causing you to be immunecompromised, you will need treatment for the cmv. Rubella is more commonly known as german measles and is self-limited within 3 days and generally not treated. It is mainly important to pregnant women and those who are around pregnant women. ...Read more
Unsure: In the past, the test was used to diagnose autoimmune diseases such as Lupus or Rheumatoid arthritis, but has largely been abandoned due to problems with the test. DNA is a double stranded (ds) molecule and anti-dsDNA is a marker for Lupus activity. However, IgG antibodies binding to single strand (ss) DNA occur in a high percentage of people without autoimmune disease. ...Read more
R postv brucella abortus,proteus ox19, high haemoglobin, high glucose level & urea anywhere related to hiv or std infection?6 mnth neg by 4th gen pcr
I may have injested following things shoul ibe worried, PVP, DIMETHICONE, kaolin, titanium dioxide, Vp/VA copolymer, propylene glycol from nose strip?
No: I am assuming you mean a nasal strip like Breath Right. None of those compounds cause significant toxicity, especially ingested in the small amount that would be present in a nasal strip. No need for concern. ...Read more