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If I plan to get my medical tests done over vacation, will I need to go back for more for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy? I want to wrap this up in one week if possible.
Yes, lifelong: Lifelong follow-up is required. It is a condition in which the heart muscle is thick, and obstruction to outflow may occur. Arrhythmias may occur as well. It is commonly inherited, first degree relatives should be screened. Patients may have severe symptoms, or no symptoms at all. It is a common cause of death in young athletes who seemed completely healthy. ...Read more
If I plan to get my medical tests done over vacation, will I need to go back for more for coughing up blood? I want to wrap this up in one week if possible.
You can't rush this: If you are coughing up blood, you may need anything from simple reassurance, to significant tests up to and including surgery, depending upon your age, risk factors (smoking), and the appearance of a chest x-ray. Sometimes addressing health concerns has to displace other priorities, because if they don't now, they most certainly will later on. I hope you are better soon. ...Read more
If I plan to get my medical tests done over vacation, will I need to go back for more for nasopharyngeal carcinoma? I want to wrap this up in one week if possible.
Rethink this: Nasopharyngeal cancer is probably going to involve a rather protracted course of therapy that may involve in addition to testing, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. This is something you need to make time for to try to ensure you have a chance to have time in the future. ...Read more
Tb prophylaxis hello I am a 31 yr female from india. I just tested positive for quantiferon TB test. I am applying for medical residency this year and plan to get pregnant this august so can't take inh for 9 months. I have been diagnosed with Lyme for
Combination of tests: Diverticulitis is inflammation of small sacs (diverticula) in the large intestine. Clinical symptoms including right lower quadrant pain, sometimes associated with fever. Tests might show an elevated white blood count, ct scan showing inflammation of the colon. Colonoscopy is generally not recommended during acute phase of diverticulitis. Severe symptoms or worsening symptoms may require or. ...Read more
Testing Anxiety: No. But there are verbal and written tests that a good psychotherapist may offer to diagnose. But, family physicians, internal medicine docs and the mental health professionals can diagnose this often without any formal testing. There are options to learn and ways to get better. You just need to reach out and ask for help. ...Read more
Medical tests: Don't cause loss of virginity. However, there could be some tearing of the hymen with some medical procedures. ...Read more
HCG drops: Just like after a miscarriage or a d;c, blood levels of HCG have to drop to zero first. The higher it started the longer generally for it to come down. Unfortunately some abortions, like miscarriages, are also incomplete. This is something to talk with your real live doctor about. ...Read more
See below: Not unless you are having symptoms as you may test false positive in light of your family history. Hope that helps. ...Read more
EGD: Your gold standard test in this regard would be the EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) in which a GI doctor puts a camera down your throat while you're under sedation and looks for things like hiatal hernia (causes reflux), ulcers, gastritis and duodenitis. Reflux (esophagitis) doesn't have to burn to cause damage to the esophagus. ...Read more
Complicated subject: The reason tests r ordered r varied. Unfortunately not every test is absolutely needed. Often it's part of an appropriate medical eval. Other times, it's b/c a pt wants it even if the doc doesn't. Other times it's b/c a doc is worried about missing something rare & orders extra tests. These aren't all good reasons, but in our health care system, it's reality. 1 answer: good communication w/ ur doc. ...Read more
NO: If you want to know if you are ovulating instead of just trying to get pg, or not, otc or a doctors kit is the only way to truly know. ...Read more
Unable to access old medical records. Should I do all the old tests over again? Seems ridiculous to me.
Not ridiculous: I as the patient am not the same as I was a year ago or ten years ago. The body is changing regularly. By no means wasteful. ...Read more
I have a medical fetish and wish to have every machine used on me and have every kind of tests and exams done?
See psychiatrist: Having unnecessary tests is not a hood idea. See a psychiatrist to work through this issue. ...Read more
HELLO, I have unsteadiness for 2 years, and pain in different parts of my body, all of medical test are ok, can you guide me?
And pain can have a variety of causes including neurological disorders and chronic pain conditions.
Difficult to make specific comment without reviewing your medical record.
Suggest a consult with a doctor in person as examination may also be required. ...Read more
What is the consequence of having a positive drug test results if the drug happens to have been prescribed for a medical condition?
I want to know how long it takes Valium (10 mg daily) to leave my body. I need some medical tests in the absence of drugs in the body.
I understand your concern.
Valium and its Metabolites can be in the system for 23 days or more depending upon duration and dose, other drugs used with Valium, metabolism and status of liver.
Thank you for informing about Depression, irregular periods, weight gain and use of Hiderax.
Valium and Hiderax do not help with Depression.
See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy for stress in your life. ...Read more
How much would it cost to have a pulminory function test done without medical insurance I do not have medical insurance since I moved here
I am a non-practicing alcoholic in recovery since March 2017. I want to do a bunch of medical tests to check any damage. What tests should I do?
Really a few hours not days I don't plan on smoking again but my wife smokes around me will that affect my on test I will take a test in 14 days?
Smoke what Few Hours: Hello. What were you smoking for a few hours? Was this marijuana? If your wife smokes this, it will not show up in your personal test. Is this test a urine test? Unfortunately, even if you smoked marijuana for a few hours and not days, your test will show some low level of THC. ...Read more
I'm 19 & 4'5. I've always looked at it as just being short but it was brought to my attn that there could be a medical explanation. Should I get test?
Yes: There are multiple reasons for short stature & some involve genetic issues that may be somewhat silent for now but predispose you to specific medical problems in the future. I would have a thorough evaluation to address the issue. The outcome can either give you comfort or help you plan ahead. ...Read more
I took Plan B and I am already two weeks late going on my third week. I have taken one test should after one week and it was negative. Is this normal?
When and when: When did you take Plan B relative to unprotected sex? When did you do hpt? I'd you took Plan B within 4-5 days of unprotected sex, it should have been effective. If you took it later than that, it was probably ineffective. The hpt is accurate after missing period for 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
I am suffering from so much weakness for four months. I am eating good but don't recover. I've got my comprehensive medical test done (no problem). Help?
Myositis?: Do you have a rash? Is it muscle weakness? Are you well rested and sleeping well and free of depression. Dermatomyositis can present in you age group with muscle weakness and you would have high CPK enzymes which are not usually tested for in a comprehensive metabolic screen. Sometimes it starts as just a myositis or muscle weakness. Maybe you were already tested for this. Check it out ...Read more
Marine Physical: Looks like it is a merchant shipping seafarers medical exam. Its on a website from the uk. Www. Dft. Gov. Uk/mca/mcga07-home/workingatsea/mcga-medicalcertandadvice/mcga-ml5-medicalinfo/mcga-approved-docs-list. Htm. ...Read more