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Medical records: A complete medical history is important and useful...Bring all the information you have available to your doc/genetic counselor who can review the info and discuss with you about what you need/should do... Good luck... ...Read more
Can someone help please? My vision has seem to have gotten worse over the past months. Is it because I do to much work on the computer looking into the screen?
I smoked hash about 7 days ago and on my drug screen it comes out that I have failed on opium and meth. Is this normal? I have been drinking water for the past 3 days, and i even bought q-carbo herbal clean, i don't know if this works or not.
Normal??????: If you are smoking hash while knowing you are having drug testing, then you are in more trouble than you know. Firstly, you don't know what stuff is cut with, and it may have been cut with opioids or amphetamines (i assume you mean methamphetamine and not methadone). None of the so-called detox products work, and neither does drinking lots of water. You need to get help for your drug problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is free beta HCG different from HCG they measure in early pregnancy? If HCG was elevated at 5w5d, does this mean my HCG will be high at quad screen?
No issue: This will do no harm. You must have an unusual baby who would site for a long time looking at a computer screen. ...Read more
Should I screen my children for ovarian cancer genes since it seems to be so deadly? There is no history in my family.
What are some lethal diseases that a baby can born with, that you won't know from the prenatal u/s or screens?
Yes: There are a variety of inherited or novel metabolic issues that will not be picked up on prenatal us or prenatal screening tests. Many states have extensive newborn screening tests to look for the known ones. Occasionally a new one will show up that few hif any have ever been see.Most are vary rare. ...Read more
Insect screens: Nope. Not as long as you can get sun through them (ie netting screens block insects, but not much sun). So you should be able to get your vitamin D. Be careful about excess sub exposure, which can cause skin cancer :/. Try using a timer & applying sun screen with that bug spray :) ...Read more
I was going outside and the screen door caught my foot leaving a scratch. Now it is very swollen and painful. I noticed a small pus bump also?
See doc, in meantime: Disinfect with betadine. Keep dry. Place triple antibiotic ointment and keep covered with sterile gauze. Change dressing once to twice a day. But definitely get it checked out by ur primary doc, and if u don't have one, then amen urgent care clinic is fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult ?: There is no formal screening of athletes in the us. Coutries like italy have a mandatory screening for all athletes consisting of an ekg followed by further testing as needed. See your family doctor especially if there is a family history . A referral can be made to cardiology if there is a high suspicion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took a drug screen and it came back diluted. I did not tamper with the test by drinking a lot of water and wondered if my creatinine levels are low and if so what can I do to increase the levels in my urine.?
See your pcp: Verifying that a urine sample is "human urine" includes checking the temperature, ph, specific gravity and concentration of creatinine. Disease states can cause an exceptionally low creatinine level so having your pcp do further tests is of value. The creatinine concentration tested for is rather wide and permits a quite low level as normal. So if you are lower it is worth looking into. ...Read more