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How can I pass reditest/redicup drug test screening device?

How can I pass reditest/redicup drug test screening device?

By not using drugs: Ethical and reputable physicians are not in the business of helping people "beat" drug tests. The sophistication of these tests have reached the point where they are difficult-to-impossible to beat, if the test is done by an experienced center which knows how people try to adulterate/substitute samples. If you have a drug problem, work on getting help rather than on not getting caught. Please!!!! ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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Does at home screening kit for vag infection called vagasil work? Its $12

Does at home screening kit for vag infection called vagasil work?  Its $12

Probably but : They probably work fine. It's probably cheaper though just to take some yeast cream over-the-counter and see if it works. If it doesn't work then see a doctor to have more definitive testing done ...Read more

Dr. Dale Tylor Dr. Tylor
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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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Painful ejac & urine, swollen meatus, swollen right lymph node. Been on doxy for 3wks. One week without any pain now reoccurred with clear discharge. Urine test clear for infection and uti's.

Need more testing: It sounds like there is still something going on. You should consult with a urologist or an infectious disease doctor or both to rule out any physical/anatomic issues and also to rule out other infections that may have not yet been checked for--the list is very long and may not be checked on routine testing. ...Read more

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Could syphilis come back as a bacterial infection in a normal urine screening?

Could syphilis come back as a bacterial infection in a normal urine screening?

No: Syphilis is not detected in normal urine testing. It is detected by a blood test or by taking a sample from a skin lesion. ...Read more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call dr if you have fever or back pain. Kidney infections are serious
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well-hydrated and help flush infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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How does donated blood that has some kind of infection sometimes pass through all the screening tests?

How does donated blood that has some kind of infection sometimes pass through all the screening tests?

Timing: If the blood donor was recently infected with HIV or another virus like hepatitis, it may not show up in the blood test. That's why there are so many questions a blood donor must answer before donating, to hopefully rule out any chance for a recent infection. ...Read more

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Cryoglobulin screen - is that a test for infection?

Cryoglobulin screen - is that a test for infection?

Cryoglobulin: Cryoglobulins are antibodies that separate at low temperatures. In some conditions certain types of abnormal antibodies are produced that basically clump together when they drop a little bit below normal body temperature. It can be caused by infections, autoimmune diseases, inflammation of vessels, and kidney disease among others. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
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How can I pass reditest/redicup drug test screening device?

By not using drugs: Ethical and reputable physicians are not in the business of helping people "beat" drug tests. The sophistication of these tests have reached the point where they are difficult-to-impossible to beat, if the test is done by an experienced center which knows how people try to adulterate/substitute samples. If you have a drug problem, work on getting help rather than on not getting caught. Please!!!! ...Read more

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Is 1710ng/mL a high level for a methamphetamine urine test screening? Like everyday use our maybe just a1 time relapse?

Is 1710ng/mL a high level for a methamphetamine urine test screening?  Like everyday use our maybe just a1 time relapse?

Whoa: This stuff isn't supposed to be in your urine at all. There's no telling whether it was taken in divided doses or just once. Unlike the warnings you may have been given about other dangers in life, the perils of methamphetamine are as described. I've autopsied a few folks who've died of it and yes, they do start clawing their flesh away before they perish. I hope the user stops. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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Is there any way to screen for HPV infection, especially HPV-16 infection in men in the U.S.? Like a PCR test or some other way my doctor can do this?

Is there any way to screen for HPV infection, especially HPV-16 infection in men in the U.S.? Like a PCR test or some other way my doctor can do this?

Not worth it: Tony, I'm proud you want to be a responsible lover. Take the HPV injection series instead. Some tests are available but nobody knows what to do with the data. Would you forgo a loving relationship because you do, or do not, have HPV-16 on board? What man would do that? You'll keep an eye out for lesions regardless. If you're not going to do anything different, don't to the test. Make sense? ...Read more

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What are amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling and blood/saliva test screening used for? Abortions?

What are amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling and blood/saliva test screening used for? Abortions?

Prenatal diagnosis: Cvs and amniocentesis are used to discover chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus. They are also used to diagnose genetic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, that some people are at risk for. Blood and saliva screening tests are used to find out if parents are at risk for a baby with certain genetic diseases. ...Read more

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Treating Clostridium Difficile Infection (Checklist)

Know it's a common complication of taking antibiotics
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Minimize use of broad spectrum antibiotics & stay out of hospitals
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Use probiotics to outcompete the clostridium difficile bacteria
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Does at home screening kit for vag infection called vagasil work? Its $12

Probably but : They probably work fine. It's probably cheaper though just to take some yeast cream over-the-counter and see if it works. If it doesn't work then see a doctor to have more definitive testing done ...Read more

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Does it matter if my colon perforation is from tumor or infection. I didn't have screening before surgery. T3nomo? No chemo.

Does it matter if my colon perforation is from tumor or infection. I didn't have screening before surgery. T3nomo?  No chemo.

Yes: Perforation from tumor increases the risk of recurrence locally- since this implies spillage of tumor in the region. Infection if controlled and treated should not. Tumor perforation usually considered t4. ...Read more

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Could syphilis come back as a bacterial infection in a normal urine screening?

No: Syphilis is not detected in normal urine testing. It is detected by a blood test or by taking a sample from a skin lesion. ...Read more

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18/month son keeps getting cold, sinus infection,ear infection. Wife had negative prenatal screening and son had negative newborn screening. CF?

18/month son keeps getting cold, sinus infection,ear infection. Wife had negative prenatal screening and son had negative newborn screening. CF?

Doubt it: Young children frequently get colds, called upper respiratory infections (URI's), which often lead to ear infections. 3-4 ear infections per ear in the first few years may be considered average, with some children even more prone than others due to different exposures to germs like being in a daycare settings etc. While he should get better by age 3-4 yrs, make sure to get his hearing checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more