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Went for thread mill stress test . At 85% heart rate it is ok but at 110% slightly positive . How do you interpret this result .

Went for thread mill stress test . At 85% heart rate it is ok but at 110% slightly positive .  How do you interpret this result .

Need more data: If one exercises for 9 minutes or more on a standard bruce protocol stress test, even if one has known coronary disease, the prognosis is excellent. However, decisions concerning further testing, such as a stress echo test or an angiogram, take into consideration the presence or absence of angina (chest pain) during the test, the amount of abnormality on the ekg during the test and other factors. ...Read more

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My transthoracic echo came back great , should I still get the other half(thread mill) of stress test done? Couldn't do at that time.

My transthoracic echo came back great , should I still get the other half(thread mill) of stress test done? Couldn't do at that time.

Probably: It's impossible to know for sure since we don't know what's going on with you. If your cardiologist thinks you need a treadmill test, you probably do. Congratulations on your great echo, though! ...Read more

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Can you test clothes and sheets for toxic chemicals and if so, how?

Can you test clothes and sheets for toxic chemicals and if so, how?

Toxic Cloth: There are no inexpensive ways to test cloth or clothing for toxic chemicals. When you buy something new, it doesn't hurt to wash it first before wearing it. Make sure you use safe laundry detergents. ...Read more

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What does it mean is pus 0-2, RBC 0-2, bacteria is few, epithelial cells few and mucus threads many in my urinalysis test result?Thanks!

What does it mean is pus 0-2, RBC 0-2, bacteria is few, epithelial cells few and mucus threads many in my urinalysis test result?Thanks!

Unremarkable: If this is a freely voided urine specimen, it is relatively unremarkable; no specific findings - no blood/infection/probable mild contamination as a voided specimen. ...Read more

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My daughter urinalysis test says she had few bacteria, Epithelial cells, Mucus Threads and Amorphous Urates are RARE. What does it mean?

My daughter urinalysis test says she had few bacteria, Epithelial cells, Mucus Threads and Amorphous Urates are RARE. What does it mean?

Not much: The assessment of the findings depends a lot on how it was obtained.Most 6 yo females will squat and pee, with minimal preparation and give a sample representing a vaginal washout + bladder contents. All the elements in this report are normal for such a specimen. If prepared well and done by catheter,you expect less debris. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant back pain last 4 days left middle back, doc said urine routine, test yest WBC 15-20 hpf, epithelal 5-10, mucus threads, ceftum250x2/d?

Agree: It sounds like you might have a bladder infection, so it was appropriate to treat. But did they check your cervix? Did they place you on the monitor to see if you are just contracting? If you pain is still there, and they did not do any of these things, then call your ob/gyn for further evaluation. ...Read more