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Sma 18 Blood Test
My last LMP was the 8th october n lasted 5 days now 18 days late 4 negative home tests and a negative blood test what ele could it be?
Anovulation: You could be having an anovulatory cycle. These are cycles in which the ovary fails to release the egg. This alters hormonal levels and disrupts the cycle. Call your doctor. ...Read more
My DHEA level is high. A blood test taken 18 mos ago showed a level of 406 , and a more recent test shows 380. 55 yr, active, healthy male. Concern?
No concern: DHEA levels vary widely in individuals, as well as throughout the day. Levels are normally higher in men compared to women. It is a precursor hormone made by the adrenal glands. Unless there was a particular concern related to your adrenal glands, it should not have been measured, and certainly should not be a part of a "routine" lab screen. ...Read more
Cholesterol: Your cholesterol results are great. You have a high HDL that helps protect against atherosclerotic heart disease. Your LDL level is good. Continue to eat healthy and exercise. If you take cholesterol lowering medicine - discuss with your doctor about the results. Your diabetes status is important to analyze these results. ...Read more
Hello. I did a blood test next week. My WBC is high.It's 18.6, what'what's the problem and what can I do? Thanks
IUD since 21Jan. Everything ok til 18 May. Lower ab pain and went to gino and IUD in right position, blood test ok, urine test ok. What can be wrong?
Get checked: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires an examination to help organize the evaluation. The iud may or may not be related. Your pregnancy test is negative so you are not pregnant. ...Read more
I am 18 i woke up and drank coffee with 2 teaspoons of sugar and i took a blood test and the result was 108 is it normal ?
Depends: Blood glucose is best monitored in fasting condition. You should have fasted at least 8 hours not taken anything other than water. This result is not interpretable due to your intake of coffee and sugar before the blood draw. ...Read more
One of the levels in my liver function blood test keeps rising indicating that i am still drinking although i have stopped for 18 months why?
Possibilities: Liver tests include transaminases(ALT/SGPT,AST/SGOT, high when liver cells are being damaged),&alk phos (high when bile system or pancreas are being damaged). These enzymes are also found elsewhere:eg transaminases in muscle, alk phos in bone.Possibilities: Liver's being injured by something else(eg hepatitis C, tumor,med/nutritional supplement,fatty liver), problem is elsewhere(muscle,pancreas) ...Read more
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