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Herpes simplex: Don't know how you were tested, but most often this is a clinical diagnosis based upon the mode of presentation of the lesions. Treatment, unless begun immediately after onset is seldom effective in shortening the duration of symptoms. You don't say where the infection occurred, but am assuming genitally, in which case you might want to be tested for other stds. Hope you are well soon. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: The basic test for syphilis is calked an rpr. It is very sensitive meaning a false positive is rare. If you know you have been exposed then get retested. The symptoms of syphilis vary widely and can often be confused for other disease. Because of this syphilis is known as the "great imitator." see your doctor to evaluate what other tests for other diagnosis should be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My blood result came back 19 .5 when I asked the receptionist what it should be she said 2.5 what does this indicate?
Not an answer: There is a Chinese saying re. your conversation -" a chicken talking to a duck." You either did not understand or she did not answer your question. You also need to clarify on what the test was in order for anyone to give you an answer. ...Read more
Can an us be misread? I have l ovary pn for about 2 months and it is getting worse. The us result came back 'unremarkable'
If my dr said he was testing me for both types of herpes, and both test results came back separate, what kind of test was this? Type specific or not?
See below.: 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, you were probably tested for antibodies to Herpes 1 and 2. What were the results? Antibody tests can distinguish between these two types. What else were you tested for? Practice safe sex! ...Read more
Ferritin: Ferritin stores iron and releases it when the body needs it. Cause of increased ferritin include: obesity, hemochromatosis, inflammation, daily intake of alcohol, Leukemia, hyperthyroidism, liver disease (like chronic hepatitis), rheumatoid arthritis, repeated blood transfusions, type 2 diabetes mellitus, iron poisoning & Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Weakness, fatigue, abdominal or chest pain, joint pain & ...Read more
Here are some...: Any biochemical lab findings should come with their designated units with reference range. Hence, the specifics of the reports are not enough to deduce right suggestion. But if eGFR is 58 cc/min, it denotes you may have mild to moderate functional impairment of kidneys. To do better in care, go to articles in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Best wish... ...Read more
I had unprotected sex and got tested 4 days later. All results came back negative. Am I in the clear?
Advice please? I had a swab done and test results came back positive for coagulase - negative staphylococcus?
Normal skin bug: It is a bacterium normally present on the skin. Where was the swab taken from and why? For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I’ve been tested for herpes twice. My results came back negative both times but still dealing with irritation. ?
My ALT result came back at 61...I had them repeated and still have no result after two weeks. What would this mean?
Call them: Either they forgot to call you or it got lost/contaminated. That's a simple test - the results should be back in 24 hours, 48 hours max. ...Read more
Pancreatitis: What are your symptoms and what is the amylase level do you drink alcohol in excess, do you have abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. You may have acute pancreatitis and if it is so you need to be treated asap it may be from drinking too much alcohol or from gall bladder disease. ...Read more
CRP?: Do you CRP? The CRP is C-reactive protein and it is a non-specific marker for inflammation. It would be elevated in inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease. It is also elevated in patients with coronary artery disease. It is not specific for any one condition so you need to ask your doctor what they were concerned about and why they ordered that test. ...Read more
I had a progesterone test done on day 21 and the result came back 15.30 what is that mean i’m ovulating or not?
I had possible HSV exposure and 9.5 weeks later was tested using HerpeSelect. The results came back negative. Is this an accurate result?
Not quite conclusive: It can take 3-4 months for HSV antibody tests like HerpeSelect® to become positive. Most (around 90%) have positive results by 9 weeks, so your result is reassuring, but not conclusive. If you've had no symptoms of herpes, that's also reassuring and makes it very unlikely you were infected. Testing is not recommended after "possible" exposures, but since you started, test once more at 16 weeks. ...Read more
I am 38yo. My maternit21 results came back negative, but one of my obs advised me to have a nuchal translucency u/s as well. Is this necessary?
I wouldn't. : If one is neg and the other positive which do you trust.? Maternity 21 is new but really good data with it. ...Read more
Nuclear stress test results came back normal. However, i'm still feeling symptoms. Am I just being dumb? Should I just be content w/the results?
Having mild bleeding (brown blood) and small clots for nearly a month after gyno appointment for abnormal smear. Results came back fine for smear?
Vaginal bleeding: Any abnormal vaginal bleeding should be professionally evaluated. It's good your pap smear is normal, but most bleeding isn't caused by things that show up on smears. Hormonal issues (e.g. need a different contraceptive pill?) are a consideration. Also STDs like gonorrhea or chlamydia, if at risk (new partner, partner with other partners, etc). Return to the gyn or maybe your local NHS GUM clinic. ...Read more