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I am 59, had a smear test and removal of coil. Smear test was very painful and I have noticed blood on paper when wiping. Is this normal side effect?

I am 59, had a smear test and removal of coil. Smear test was very painful and I have noticed blood on paper when wiping. Is this normal side effect?

Yes: The vaginal area becomes less lubricated with age and starts to atrophy. Speculum examination may cause pain and result in mild bleeding. If bleeding persist or worsens see your doctor. ...Read more

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I did my pap smear test on the 29th of May 2015 and since then ive been experiencing some lower back pain on my right side especially when I bend. Should I get worried? Should I get myself checked?

I did my pap smear test on the 29th of May 2015 and since then ive been experiencing some lower back pain on my right side especially when I bend. Should I get worried? Should I get myself checked?

Back pain&PAP Smear: Any abdominal pain, painful urination, abnormal vaginal bleeding, diarrhea, constipation or other problems? Does the pain radiate down the right leg? If "No" to these other symptoms, then it seems likely that the back pain is not related to the recent PAP smear and may more likely be due to a muscle problem. See your doctor if not improved in 5-7 days. ...Read more

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What are any side effects from the mrcp test?

What are any side effects from the mrcp test?

None: Mrcp (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography) is an MRI focused on the pancreas, bile ducts, gallbladder, and liver. It requires no intravenous contrast and has no radiation. ...Read more

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Having cortrosyn injection/stim test. Should I expect bad side effects? And are allergic reactions to this injection common?

Having cortrosyn injection/stim test. Should I expect bad side effects? And are allergic reactions to this injection common?

Probably not: This is a hormone that is produced by your pituitary gland. A common procedure used to diagnose adrenal insufficiency. Other than a poke from the needle, there shouldn't be any adverse effects. ...Read more

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Any side effects of dexamethasone suppression test?

Any side effects of dexamethasone suppression test?

No: No special precautions are required for the Dexamethasone suppression tests, as side effects are virtually absent, and either test can be conducted on an outpatient basis by a compliant patient. Obviously, the test cannot be performed if the patient is receiving exogenous acth or other glucocorticoids. ...Read more

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What are the uses and? Side effects of oct (optical coherence tomography) test of eye?

What are the uses and? Side effects of oct (optical coherence tomography) test of eye?

Versatile: The oct is a magnificent piece of equipment that is capable of many uses. It can be used in glaucoma to measure the size of the angle and to measure the thickness of the layer of tissue around the optic nerve. It is also useful in many different types of retinal disease. There are no side effects to the test itself, in some instances, your eye may have to be dilated to take it. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a flight after a nuclear exercise test (thalium test)? Are there any side effects or precautions?

Is it ok to take a flight after a nuclear exercise test (thalium test)? Are there any side effects or precautions?

Yes but: It's ok, particularly if you weren't noted to have any concerning heart disease on the imaging study. But if you are flying within 3 days of the test, it's possible detectors at the airport may register your "radioactivity" causing issues with you going through security/boarding. Most radiology departments will fill out a form documenting the test and the reason why you may be "+". ...Read more

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Colonoscopy & liquid that's needed before test, causes me big side effects &now its needed again, please can u advice of alternative tests if any availabl?

Colonoscopy & liquid that's needed before test, causes me big side effects &now its needed again, please can u advice of alternative tests if any availabl?

Colonoscopy: There are many options for bowel preparation to choose from. Some of these options are much smaller in volume and also there is pill form. You should discuss your concerns with your GI physician to determine the best options for you. There are other options beside colonoscopy, but none of the other ones will have therapeutic benefits (most of the other ones are diagnostic). Again, discuss! ...Read more

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Side effects of lactulose breath test?

Side effects of lactulose breath test?

Lactulose: Other than possible mild diarrhea from the lactulose itself, not lasting more than 1 to 2 days, there are not usually any side effects from the lactulose breath test. Good luck. ...Read more

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Side effects and risk doing heart test and dipyrmidadole?

Side effects and risk doing heart test and dipyrmidadole?

A few: Dipyrmiadole is a vasodilating med used in stress testing. Common side effects include flushing, shortness of breath, chest pain and drop in blood pressure. The side effects can be reversed with IV aminophylline. Over all risk is generally low but another agent might be better to use in those with COPD and active asthma (should be avoided) as well as those with slow heart rates or heart block. ...Read more

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Asthma methacholine challenge. Is there side-effects from the test?

Asthma methacholine challenge. Is there side-effects from the test?

No...: If a patient is given methacholine and it results in bronchospasm, the patient is then given a bronchodilator which reverses the effect of the methacholine. ...Read more

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I am unsure of the side effects of tests like an MRI and the evoked potential tests, but can they cause growth stimulation and an increase in height?

I am unsure of the side effects of tests like an MRI and the evoked potential tests, but can they cause growth stimulation and an increase in height?

No: The MRI is a purely magnetic picture, so there should be no real side effects (less than even an x-ray). The evoked potential tests are simply electrical measurements, so aside from local discomfort from the leads, should not cause lasting problems either. ...Read more

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I'm going to inject 250 mg test weekly for four weeks... My trainer said that's the minimum with almost no side effects... Any suggestions docs? Tnx

I'm going to inject 250 mg test weekly for four weeks... My trainer said that's the minimum with almost no side effects... Any suggestions docs? Tnx

Testosterone: That's quite a bit of T! Usual starting dose is 1mg/kg/wk or 100mg for 220lb male. Of course, this assumes you've been proven hypogonadal (low T). If not, then risk >> benefit. No side effect? I've got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you! Everything has down sides. No such thing as free lunch. Besides, where'd you get your T? Unless from a pharmacy, you run risk of contamination besides side effects. ...Read more