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Read this on my lab report "low positive thyroglobulin antibodies are seen in assymptomatic population" what does that mean in real terms?

Read this on my lab report "low positive thyroglobulin antibodies are seen in assymptomatic population" 
what does that mean in real terms?

Not diagnostic: In general, lab tests are used to support a clinical diagnosis and thus a positive test per se does not provide a diagnosis without abnormal physical findings or symptoms. On many occasions, an abnormal lab test is not associated with any disease condition especially when the value is only slightly abnormal. If you do hundreds of tests on a healthy person, you will likely find something abnormal. ...Read more

Asymptomatic (Definition)

Asymptomatic means having no symptoms. Asymptomatic can also mean having no symptoms bothersome enough for a person to talk about or to ...Read more


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What does asymptomatic mean?

What does asymptomatic mean?

No Symptoms: Asptomatic is fancy doctor speak for "you have no symptoms". What use are our degrees if we don't make ourselves sound really smart :). ...Read more

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So what is a asymptomatic carrier? What does this mean i truly don't understand.

See answer: That means you have the disease, detectable in your blood or urine, etc., but are lucky to have no symptoms. You still have the disease in your system though, and can transmit it to others. ...Read more

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Heard chylmadia is asymptomatic. What does that mean?

See below: This means that a person doesn't feel any different, you don't have any symptoms that you would have for it necessarily. Chlamydia is usually a silent disease. Tests are simple to do , treatment can be given by family doctor , gyn, or urologist. ...Read more

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If you have an asymptomatic illness, does that mean your immune system isn't fighting the illness off?

Asymptomatic: If you have an illness that is asymptomatic then you should not feel the illness. Asymptomatic means no symptoms do it is hard to tell your sick. This would mean you immune system works. ...Read more

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My partner has just been diagnosed with asymptomatic multiple myeloma what does that mean and how dangerous is it. How long does it take to progress.

My partner has just been diagnosed with asymptomatic multiple myeloma what does that mean and how dangerous is it. How long does it take to progress.

Multiple Myeloma: I am sorry to hear this. This site will likely answer many of your questions: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/multiple-myeloma/ds00415. ...Read more

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Does being an asymptomatic carrier for hsv-1 mean i can't share drinks or food with family or friends anymore? Or kiss my nephews and siblings?

Does being an asymptomatic carrier for hsv-1 mean i can't share drinks or food with family or friends anymore? Or kiss my nephews and siblings?

Herpes: I know of no physician that would recommend the sharing of any foods, drinks, utensils regardless of infection with herpes or not. But yes. This is what it means in our modern world. If you do not want to pass on herpes you do not kiss your family members. This epidemic is seen mostly in families. 75% of americans have herpes one and most got this as children from family members. ...Read more

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If u have an asymptomatic infection say like like the like the flu like the flu for example, does that mean yor body is not fighting off the infection?

If u have an asymptomatic infection say like like the like the flu like the flu for example, does that mean yor body is not fighting off the infection?

It means that you : Have been infected but that your body is doing a pretty darn good job handling it (as opposed to the person who becomes deathly ill from the flu). ...Read more