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High total protein , positive Ana ,low red bc width. Dr looking for auto immune disease. Could this be lupus ? Also have small fiber n.

High total protein , positive Ana ,low red bc width. Dr looking for auto immune disease. Could this be lupus ? Also have small fiber n.

Possible but...: Your doctor should focus on your main complaints, signs or symptoms. Lupus an autoimmne disorder that could be difficult to diagnose, not only has lab abnormalities but again a constellation of symptoms that should be evaluated by a rheumatologist if in doubt. Healthy people can have a positive ANA test, again it matters the context in which you order such tests. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of myoclonic epilepsy with ragged red fibers?

What is the meaning of myoclonic epilepsy with ragged red fibers?

Genetic disease: It is a genetic disease that results from abnormalities in parts of the cells called mitochondria which carry out oxygen-dependent reactions. In this type, the patient has myoclonus: sudden jerks in arms and legs due to abnormal discharges in brain, usually without loss of consciousness and weakness in muscles. The abnormal mitochondria look like ragged fibers when examined under microscope. ...Read more

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When using the restroom, there was a long bright red streak on the stool.I've had hemmies for a while. I dont drink much water/eat fiber. Hurts. Help?

When using the restroom, there was a long bright red streak on the stool.I've had hemmies for a while. I dont drink much water/eat fiber. Hurts. Help?

Hemi ?: I think what you're referring to are hemorrhoids which are nothing more than prolapsed veins.Which does occur often in the low fiber diet. Simple measures to increase your fiber such as over-the-counter preparations or even just increasing vegetables and fruits. However, it can also be a warning sign of underlying problems. Always check in with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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After I went pee today I wiped and I noticed a red dot it looked like a tissue fiber but now I'm worried I am 10weeks pregnant . But what if it wasn't?

After I went pee today I wiped and I noticed a red dot it looked like a tissue fiber but now I'm worried I am 10weeks pregnant . But what if it wasn't?

Red dot on tissue: Would not worry. rest and do call the ob in the AM, they may want to check for UTI or others sources especially if it recurs overnight or if you have spotting. One episode is less of a concern but do call ob ...Read more

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Took konsyl fiber this morn wit red kool aid stool fine this morn. Took stool now and was red but not all, like red covering. Could this be kool aid?

Took konsyl fiber this morn wit red kool aid stool fine this morn. Took stool now and was red but not all, like red covering. Could this be kool aid?

"Red" may be blood: If you recently ate a large amount of red liquidy food (or similar-appearing stuff) then you may have rapid intestinal transit resulting in the food's inadequate digestion. However, be concerned since blood may also appear as red. Bleeding in such a case can be without warning, brisk, & originate anywhere in the gut (from esophagus, stomach, to rectum.Don't hesitate to seek urgent evaluation/care. ...Read more

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Is it safe 2 tk 600mg red yeast rice 2 lower cholostral? I tk fish oil & powder called clean fiber. It lowered it but i heard tht red yeast is better

Is it safe 2 tk 600mg red yeast rice 2 lower cholostral? I tk fish oil & powder called clean fiber. It lowered it but i heard tht red yeast is better

NO: Fish oil will have some effect on triglycerides and any fiber will block some cholesterol from being absorbed in the gut. But you should not rely on any of these things to improve your cholesterol in any significant way. First treatment is decent diet to lower LDL and exercise to increase hdl. Then, depending on other risk factors and levels you may need real meds. There is no proof on red yeast. ...Read more

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Hard stool w/ bit of red despite fiber fluid++. Could be the antidepressant, but worried colon cancer from lots of processed meats & junk. No fam hx.

Hard stool w/ bit of red despite fiber fluid++. Could be the antidepressant, but worried colon cancer from lots of processed meats & junk. No fam hx.

Stool softener: If fiber and water and have not helped, try taking a stool softener. It is unlikely that you have cancer, given the lack of family history and your age. When you turn 50, get a screening colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Which types of diseases may you incur if you do not have enough fiber in your diet?

Which types of diseases may you incur if you do not have enough fiber in your diet?

Diverticula: If you strain to have a bowel movement because of inadequate fiber in your diet, you may get outpocketings of the large intestines- called diverticula, they can lead to diverticulitis- inflammation of the intestines. Colon cancer is also associated with a low fiber diet. ...Read more

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Can celiacs disease cause small fiber neuropathy?

Can celiacs disease cause small fiber neuropathy?

Possibly: The prevalence of neuropathy among patients with celiac disease is much higher than in healthy people. Sometimes, the neurological problems arise from nutritional deficiencies due to malabsorption. However, some cases are due to autoimmunity and associated with the underlying disease (Celiac). ...Read more