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What Causes Abnormal Stress Tests
EEGs are hard: An abnormal eeg can mean many things. Intermittent changes in eeg, like theta discharges or spikes, can be associated with epileptic seizures or other intermittent symptoms like migraine. Continuous changes, like slow background, can be an effect of drugs or internal disorders like liver or kidney disease. Changes in one spot of the head could mean damage like stroke or tumor. ...Read more
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
ECG: There are a myriad of causes of abnormal ECG tracings. Any cardiac abnormality that is signficant will usually cause some change in the ECG. Changes in blood chemistries can alter the ECG, high blood pressure, heart attack, lung diseases and a long list including things that really don't mean much but change the appearance of the ECG recording... ...Read more
How high?: When i was lifting weights every day, my creatinine was usually 1.7 mg/dl, and elite bodybuilders have up to 2.0 or so. This is perfectly healthy. Simply being dehydrated or popping a little too much Motrin can up the creatinine enough to get noticed, or serious kidney disease can be the cause. Don't treat a lab value -- your physician can determine the big picture. ...Read more
One would have to: Know the tests. They tested for premature menopause. You likely are not ovulating do to pcos which is more a clinical diagnosis. See if they drew a fasting Insulin level, if elevated and you read about pcos, it may help u to ovulate. If you have pcos you at 2x the risk of a mood or stress problem. Good news i'd that buproprion with metformin is good for wt loss if needed, go low, slow.Gdluc. ...Read more
Many: Fetal abnormalities can be seen w/ ultrasound, mother or fetal blood or amniotic fluid. We often need to know what we are looking for but screening tests can uncover a lot. Ultrasound often requires special skills to see abnormals. Amniocentesis is common and good for genetics. Now mother's blood screens for problems with hormone levels and fetal cells. More rarely, fetal blood necessary. Best. ...Read more
I'm assuming blood-: Rheumatoid factor and many self-directed antibodies are abnormal. Very high levels of gammaglobulins can indicate both inflammation of cancer (myeloma). We do not understand most triggers for abormal proteins! more important at present, to understand what they mean! ...Read more
Prob normal: The Tsh fluctuates within the normal range all the time. Sometimes thyroid inflammation leads to abnormal fluctuations which usually resolve on their own. As long as the tsh is fluctuating within the norml range that is normal. If it REMAINS out of range then that is abnormal. ...Read more
No tests but criteri: There are no "tests" for ptsd but rather criteria: a history of exposure to a traumatic event meeting two criteria and symptoms from each of three symptom clusters: intrusive recollections, avoidant/numbing symptoms, and hyper-arousal symptoms. A fifth criterion concerns duration of symptoms and a sixth assesses functioning. Please see http://www.Ptsd.Va.Gov/professional/pages/dsm-iv-tr-ptsd.Asp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The term "adrenal fatigue" was invented in 1998 by a chiropractor. It DOES NOT EXIST. It's a new name for the old discredited notion of neurasthenia which was popular 100-150 years ago. Anyone who mentions adrenal fatigue to you is ignorant or a quack. They may even tell you that it exists & that doctors are foolish to deny it. It doesn't. REAL knowledge is power; arm yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Borderline ecg: A 'borderline ecg' is one which is not definitely normal, nor is it definitely abnormal. There are many possible causes from technical through physiologic all the way to the reading doctor just couldn't bring him/herself to just say normal. ...Read more
Echocardiogram: An echocardiogram would be used to evaluate cardiac anatomy, cardiac function, valvular disease and valvular hemodynamics. Basically abnormalities in cardiac structure or function would lead to an abnormal echo. Of course this is always one piece of the puzzle. Your clinical symptoms, and history should be discussed with your cardiologist to decide what course of action would be necessary. ...Read more
Tests for arrythmias: After physical exam an ekg will determine the arrythmia most of the time and 24 hour holter monitor may be needed in some cases.Some abnormal heart rythm may require electro physiological studies, echocardiogram and coronary angiograms in some cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get checked please: Blood per rectum, separate from or associated with stool regardless of age of the sufferer, is never normal. As such, and although the cause is likely easily explained (e.g. Hemorrhoids, anal fissure), it must be evaluated so serious pathology is not missed or diagnosis delayed. ...Read more
Irritable heart: History, physical, ECG , cxr, there may be others depending on the situation. ...Read more
Im 19 and received abnormal exercise stress test results. Is there anything that could have affected the test which may have caused the abnormal results?
Possibly: YOu may have some congenital abnormality that has caused this problem You need to see a cardiologist and will probably require a heart cath to completely eval your heart. If this is then ok you should be in the clear. You could also have some type of viral cardiomyopathy (weak her muscle) that has caused this. Best wishes. ...Read more
What causes lower calves to swell. Had venous doppler test. Showed little reflux In one. Started when had Cdiff with abnormal ekg. Stress test okay.
Fluid in the legs: If someone has had a recent illness, swelling in the legs can be a byproduct of that-esp. if it was severe. If you had C. diff, then you probably were quite ill. I suspect your albumin must be low (a protein in the blood and correlate of good health). Leg swelling in your case is probably from tissue fluid (lymph) that's sitting there in that 3rd space. As your health recovers, it should go away. ...Read more
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