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What Causes Abnormal Stress Tests
Anemia: Reticulocytes are normal immature red blood cells. Their number in the blood stream becomes increased when the body senses that it does not have enough red blood cells (anemia), so the bone marrow tries to make more red blood cells. Normally reticulocytes reside in the bone marrow, but they escape into the blood. This can happen during anemia caused by hemolysis (red blood cell destruction). ...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
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
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
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
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
High d-dimer: High d-dimer results can occur because of essentially inflammatory process. Besides blood clots, high results can be due to various causes: liver disease, high rheumatoid factor, inflammation, malignancy, trauma, pregnancy, recent surgery, and advanced age, to name a few. A high d-dimner is very non-specific. A low d-dimer is very help[ful in ruling out blood clots. ...Read more
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