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How will I know what does a stress test consist of and what sre the risks of having the test?

How will I know what does a stress test consist of and what sre the risks of having the test?

Depends: Depends on the type of stress test you are having. There are exercise ecg's where you exercise on treadmill and you heart rate is constantly monitored, then tere are exercise nuclear and exercise echocardiograms where you exercise and pictures of your heart are taken before and after exercise, then there ate pharmacological test which pharmacological agents r used to simulate exercise. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

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


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What kind of test to check for herpes? And how accurate it is? What are the consequences of a positive herpes?

What kind of test to check  for herpes? And how accurate it is? What are the consequences of a positive herpes?

Two test types: There's an antibody test for herpes (hsv-2 igg), but it only tells you whether you have herpes in your body; it doesn't tell you whether a skin or genital lesion is due to herpes. For that you need a viral culture or pcr from a fresh lesion. We generally treat based on symptoms, not based on antibody status, so the antibody test is not widely used. ...Read more

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What is the meaniing of having a psa test of 4.1?

What is the meaniing of having a psa test of 4.1?

Probably OK, but....: Isolated solitary psa at 4.1 ng/ml is okay for age. But, its realistic significance has to be correlated with serial psa change over time, hx, and the findings of dre. So, see doc in expertise timely. More on psa/prostate cancer? Go to http://www.Formefirst.Com/freeinfoprostate.Html. ...Read more

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Good morning... Doc, What are the risk of having a goiter?

Good morning... Doc, What are the risk of having a goiter?

Goiter: A goiter is an enlarged thyroid gland, and it may be diffuse or nodular. Because of the anatomic location of the thyroid in the body - abnormal growth may cause a variety of compressive syndromes. That said, thyroid function may be normal (nontoxic goiter), overactive (toxic goiter), or underactive (hypothyroid goiter). Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is a scratch test and what are the risks?

What is a scratch test and what are the risks?

Tests for allergy!: Scratch tests are used for detecting allergens for a particular patient. When we say that you are allergic to penicillin, we mean that your immune system makes an antibody called ige antibody against penicillin, which can result in a reaction. When we do a scratch test, we apply the possible allergens on the skin with a scratch. If you are allergic to that item, it will show a local itchy reaction. ...Read more

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What kind of blood test help in finding the cause of erection problem?

What kind of blood test help in finding the cause of erection problem?

Need for evaluation: The choice of test would be directed by the initial evaluation of the cause of ed. Please see this site for possible causes of ed and related issues. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/erectile-dysfunction/ds00162/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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What are the after effects of a biopsy?

What are the after effects of a biopsy?

See below: A biopsy is a minor surgical procedure to capture a tissue specimen for microscopic analysis. This can be done via a scalpel, a needle, a biopsy 'punch' (like a cookie cutter), or etc. The post-op expectations might be: minor pain, minor swelling, minor bleeding, etc. There may be no after effects at all. ...Read more

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What type of medical test and device can detect the number of boys a girl has done sex with and is it do the test?

What type of medical test and device can detect the number of boys a girl has done sex with and is it do the test?

There is no test...: AND why should there be?Honest communication & trust are a great thing in a relationship.If you don't have that then maybe moving forward to sexual intercourse isn't the best idea anyway.Are you honest about the number of sexual partners you have had? Does the # really matter?If there is a # that will change the feelings you have for your partner...I'd think more about if it's a real relationship ...Read more

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I am having a lletz of the cervix done & d & c of uterus because of my presenting problem cin3 what are both of these test 4 and what tests are after?

I am having a lletz of the cervix done & d & c of uterus because of my presenting problem cin3 what are both of these test 4 and what tests are after?

Explanation: : The lletz is a procedure to remove a portion of the cervix, intended to do 2 things: diagnose ; treat cin3 (which is precancerous changes of te cervix). The goal is to remove all (if possible) the precancerous changes of the cervix but also the part of te cervix that's removed is sent to the pathologists to check and see if there was/is any actual cancer developing in the cervix. ...Read more

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Pancreatitis will show an increased level of amylase in the blood. What is the name of this test when I inquire of the medical oncologist?

Pancreatitis will show an increased level of amylase in the blood. What is the name of this test when I inquire of the medical oncologist?

Serum amylase: Presence of amylase in serum for short period of time after pancreatitis. This process managed by gastroenterologist and not medical oncologist who manages pancreatic cancer.Le of head and body rarely associated with amylase elevations but rather CEA or Ca19.9. When pancreatitis present there is usually marked abdominal pain due to necrosis of gland whereas body tumors give back pain. ...Read more

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I am curious if cancer of throat or of the stomach, what will be the common or advanced blood test result?

I am curious if cancer of throat or of the stomach, what will be the common or advanced blood test result?

No blood tests help: Cancers of the organs do not show up in blood tests. They typically require a biopsy for microscopic examination. That is how a diagnosis of cance ris commonly made excpet in blood cancers, where a blood test may be able to help in arriving at a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What kind of effects on the rest of your body does hemophilia a have, aside from the blood problem?

What kind of effects on the rest of your body does hemophilia a have, aside from the blood problem?

Deep bleeding.: The complications of this are due to the fact that the blood cannot clot as efficiently, and so there are a lot of instances of deep bleeding in muscle, joints, brain, leading to muscle pain and numbing, joint disfigurement and disruption, and brain damage and death. This last issue is how many hemophiliacs die. Infections from transfusions, and reactions to factor treatment are two others. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a stress fracture in your hip/pelvis? And treatment?

What are the symptoms of a stress fracture in your hip/pelvis? And treatment?

I guess pain: "hip/pelvis stress fracture" a curious medical diagnosis & one this doctor has never heard for symptoms in these structurally firm bone regions. Fractures (cracks) in these bones by & large occur from significant trauma & not from repetative biomechanical "stress"; unless person has severely advanced demineralization or wasting of bone mass & integrity from advanced age and/or a specific disease. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of stress affecting my period? And what are the chances of getting pregnant from pre-ejaculation?

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What is the likelihood of stress affecting my period? And what are the chances of getting pregnant from pre-ejaculation?

Here are some...: Stress-related period irregularity has been not infrequently discussed, but this odd may widely vary among people due to their different personal tolerance and resilience to cope with stress. As to pre-cum induced pregnancy, it is almost next to zero. But still do HPT in a wk after missing period & repeat it in another wk if the first is (-) & still in doubt for no contraceptive is 100% success. ...Read more

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What are all the signs of a miscarriage?

What are all the signs of a miscarriage?

Depends: Bleeding and cramping are the most common signs. But still many women with those signs do not have a miscarriage. Sometimes even spotting can be a sign. Sometimes there are actually no signs at all. It can depend on how far along the pregnancy is. ...Read more

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Rheamtogist did blood test to check for a specific type of arthritis that affects the ankles what is it and what would the symptoms be?

Rheamtogist did blood test to check for a specific type of arthritis that affects the ankles what is it and what would the symptoms be?

Possible sarcoidosis: Ankle involvement can be seen in numerous arthritic conditions. However, the involvement of ankles alone in a young woman raise the possibility of acute sarcoidosis, also known as lofgren's syndrome. A chest x ray is very valuable to help confirm this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Stress Test (Definition)

A stress test is a cardiac test which can include walking on a treadmill and monitoring your heart while you are walking. They can also inject you with a nuclear material and do a more comprehensive scan on your heart to check for blockage. They can also do a chemical stress test which omits the need to ...Read more