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When CBC test is ordered, is it a standard practice to include reticulocyte (rtc) counting, or rtc has to be mentioned separately? Thank you very much
Can be both,,,: This isn't included in a CBC result as a count but can be part of a peripheral blood smear result as an observation, like "reticulocytes present", especially in patients with anemia. A blood counter in the laboratory can get a reticulocyte count by using a fluorescent dye on the red cells. This is done as a separate test. You can see your doctor for more information. Best of luck. ...Read more
Hi, I have trouble concentrating in school since 2 years ago and I used to have above average memory. Even if I for example, practice a lot of the same math problem, I will take the test and not remember how to approach or even start the problem. I also h
Eval: I would suggest a neuropsychological evaluation to assess the possibility of a learning disability. Neuropsychology is all about testing, and not about therapy. A battery of tests are administered, a report is generated, recommendations are made, and the results of the report are explained to you. Good luck. ...Read more
Are there any lifestyle changes i can practice to lower my cortisol levels..I'm on test cyp for hypogonatic hypogonadism?
Check cortisol level: Usually people who have low cortisol level complain of fatigue and depression. This is the same with low testosterone or estrogen. There's evidence that elevated cortisol can also depressed testosterone levels. You need to know if this is indeed your case or not. Since cortisol is the primary stress hormone, lifestyle changes would revolve around any form of stress reduction: meditation, exercise, yoga or gentle stretching, worrying less, doing things are calming. ...Read more
I used to practice les mills but then started to feel knee pain, my test result came back - but I am still in pain, should I go back to sports?!
Knee Pain: It seems that rest has not helped your knee pain. After an appropriate evaluation you can try otc glucosamine / chondroitin sulfate & tylenol arthritis or motrin. Heating pads & pt also help. Rubbing analgesic creams or lotions around the knee can resolve it. You will need further investigation if your knee pain persists. ...Read more
8 weeks pregnant and dr wants to do a glucose test this week because 1st baby was 9lbs8oz. Is this normal practice? Did not have gd with 1st baby
Glucose test: Sounds like your doctor is trying to take good care of you. You are fortunate. ...Read more
What type of dr. Should my husband see? My husband wants to have some fertility test done. First he wants to have a sperm count. Should he see a regular family practice doctor or an urologist?
If your fasting test was 166 are you immediatly diagnosed or do you have to do another fasting test?
2 strike count: Down in the ball count but still swinging. You need: fasting sugar of 126 or more or A1c of 6.5 or more or 2 hour fasting glucose test of 200 or more. No high sugar symptoms? You need 2 abnormal tests. If you have 1 abnormal test and 1 normal different test, then you repeat the abnormal test on different day. High fasting sugar &, normal a1c, repeat high fasting sugar is 3rd strike. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood sugar: Blood sugar is a test for diabetes that can be measured at various times. A fasting blood sugar should be less than 100 mg/dl, and a blood sugar taken randomly should not exceed 200 mg/dl. Blood sugar 2 hours after a meal should be less than 140. If you think you might have diabetes, you should see a physician to check your blood sugar. A blood test called A1c can also be done. No fasting needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had two syncope both had injury no test show reasons. Saw Nero and he said probably only fainting should I be concerned still to follow up on this?
Mayneed further look: Talk to a cardiologist . You may need a tilt table study, a carotid massage to see if it causes any undue slowing of heart beat, an implantable loop recorder to be able to record your heart beat while you are having the syncope to see if it is a problem and / or an ep study to see if you are at risk for arrhythmia or slow heart beat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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