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Nothing: Urine dipstick will indicate presence of white blood cells (leukocytes) as trace amount (TR) or higher amounts (1+, 2+, 3+, 4+). Larger amounts suggest inflammation. Trace amount means nothing, as it is seen in many normal people. Urine must be collected properly to be accurate. Vaginal or foreskin contamination of specimen can falsely elevate leukocytes. ...Read more
For an infrequent smoker/chewer, how long does it take until there would only be traces of it in your system?
My kid 2year and 10 month (10/01/2013), boy, now is 89.5cm, much lower than the normal height in graph. Weight is 11.6kg. Measure the trace elements?
Why trace elements?: A single height & weight are not adequate background information upon which to make any recommendation. This must be put in context with the ht/wt of the parents, the past measurements of the kid, the kids overall health. The cited numbers are in the 5-10% range of the general population on CDC growth charts. Which means that by themselves, they are absolutely normal for 5-10% of the population. ...Read more
Several things: Hi. Either you're having intravascular hemolysis and hemoglobin's coming out in the urine, or there are red cells in the urine that measure as urinary hemoglobin. I'd recommend a urine analysis with microscopic evaluation to see if it's reproducible. If no RBCs in urine, Check serum free hemoglobin and haptoglobin, and have a pathologist look at a peripheral blood smear. Good luck! ...Read more
Many things!: It is essential for plant life. Major effects. In humans are prevention of osteoporosis. Small amounts of boron compounds play a strengthening role in the cell walls of all plants, making boron necessary in soils. Experiments indicate a role for boron as an ultratrace element in animals, but its full role in animal physiology is unknown. ...Read more
Bleeding causes: Blood in stool can be related to a number of causes such as hemorrhoids, fissure, fistula, cancer, infection or inflammation. It can even be related to abrading anal tissues by vigorous wiping. If this has happened on more than one occasion, it would be prudent to have it medically evaluated. Be well. ...Read more
A few days for most: Kinds of tests - oral swabs can detect 3-5 days with sensitive tests or in heavier smokers, blood and urine usually 3 days or so. Hair testing, however, can detect any drug use, including nicotine, going back months, depending on the length of your hair and your individual hair growth pattern. ...Read more
Drug testing: There are 2 types of drug tests that labs generally do, TLC (thin layer chromatography) and GCMS (gas chromatography mass spectroscopy). There can be false positive results on TLC but most labs then follow with GCMS which tests for very specific molecules. If GCMS is positive, then somehow the drug got in your body. ...Read more
Trace: Most often trace amounts of fluid in various parts of the body are insignificant, but I don't know in what part of the body the cul du sac your referring to is located. Nevertheless the finding sounds trivial, but your physician can ask the radiologist who interpreted the study if there is any need for concern or for followup. ...Read more
See below...: "traces of leukemia" is not standard terminology, therefore reviewing the pathology report with the help of an oncologist is necessary to understand the diagnosis. If the patient has been previously diagnosed with leukemia, this may mean that a small amount of disease is still present but this is just an educated guess and review of the pathology report is necessary. ...Read more
According to the FDA: The Food and Drug Administration, FDA, is responsible for the Nutrition Facts Label and does NOT define "trace amounts"; however, there are some exemptions for declaring ingredients present in "incidental" amounts, i.e., an amount that has no functional or technical effect in the finished product, but may be considered a food allergen. More info can be found at FDA. Gov, search: food labeling. ...Read more
Impossible: You can only suspect cause and effect when an effect occurs. ...Read more
Lung recovery?: Your lungs will take 10 years to fully recover if you have been smoking for a while. ...Read more
That: Sometimes heart valves don't close perfectly between atrium and ventricles, allowing some amount of leakage when chamber pressure changes. ...Read more
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How much time does alcohol remain in our system -would alcohol traces be detected even after a month?
Alcohol: Depends on you and your metabolism. None at one month. ...Read more
How long does it take for atenelol to fully clear your system? Without any trace? And its out for good?
5 half-lives: After each half-life, you're left w/50% of previous level. After 2nd half-life, you've got 25% of original (50% of 50%). After 3rd half-life, you're down to 12.5% (50% of 50% of 50%). We usually consider a substance cleared after 5 half-lives. Atenolol has half-life of 6-7hrs (http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/atenolol-tablets. Html) so consider it cleared after 30-35hrs. By 2-3d, it's out for good. ...Read more
How far back should I trace my families medical history to know if I'm predisposed to common hereditary disorders?
Immediate family: Autosomal dominants (polycystic kidneys, lynch's, brca, some of the other tumor syndromes) affect mom or dad; if an uncle / aunt or grandparent has something suggestive, maybe you have it -- and an extra screening need. If a sib has an autosomal recessive / x-linked problem, you probably already know about you. Beyond this -- stop obsessing. You've got your genes already. Live your life. Cheers. ...Read more
I have red blotches on my sto, mach area for 2 weeks now that they are gone they left black traces what can they be?
Anything.: Hyperpigmentation (dark splotches) is common after any inflammation of the skin. In particular, http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1119566-overview (phytophotodermatitis, due to sun exposure of skin covered in lime, celery, pinapple or other botanic juices) and jellyfish stings tend to hyperpigment. ...Read more
Hi. Once a pill leaves your system, there's not any traces of it correct? The withdrawal effects you get after is what?
Pills: Have different half lives, meaning that they disappear at variable times ...Read more
My echo report IVsd12.41, LVPWd12.41, trace to mild mit regur, trace triscu regur, mild concen l v hypertro, else normal with EF67% Does EERP benefitme?
No: U do not have a problem in the ist place. No indication. ...Read more
What does Trace MR, Mild TR (PASP - 30 mmHg) mean. Does it indicate any cause for concern? TMT results were found normal. Also diagonised with decreas
Is it possible for a body to absorb a cyst suddenly without a trace that's been there for quite awhile? It was removed once before, but returned and was there for two years until a couple of days ago.
Trace blood in urine: If there is a trace of blood and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, flank pain, recent infection, etc? In females this is common with recent period. See your doctor for further follow up as this needs to be looked at in a clinical context to be sure everything is good. ...Read more
Blood in stool: Its a test that check for blood that we may not see orherwise, small amounts. It usually done after tectal exam, a bit goes on a card, that lights up different color if positive. So, if that's what was done, you may have blood on stool- so you need further work up to determine if anything more serious going on. ...Read more