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So I got a hida scan my gallbladder isn't functioning recommended surgery my question is would this cause my blood work to show elevated liver emzymes?

So I got a hida scan my gallbladder isn't functioning recommended surgery my question is would this cause my blood work to show elevated liver emzymes?

HIDA Scan: If your HIDA scan showed poor gallbladder emptying, that doesn't necessarily mean you will have abnormal liver function tests. Your gallbladder isn't contracting very well, causing distention and pain. This doesn't effect bile flow from your liver. If there is associated inflammation (diagnosed by ultrasound), then there may be a slight elevation of some of your liver function tests. ...Read more

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I have legs cramps in my left leg ankle side of calf and thigh. Blood work okay, no meds, had 2 back surgeries. Doctor is stumped. This is not just at night, I stretch.

I have legs cramps in my left leg ankle side of calf and thigh. Blood work okay, no meds, had 2 back surgeries. Doctor is stumped. This is not just at night, I stretch.

Leg cramps: Leg cramps can be from many causes. If your doctors are stumped, do not give up trying to find a solution. Perhaps you have a mineral deficiency or nutritional deficiency. Next blood test ask for a electrolye test +magnesium--rbc test, &vitamin d test. If ok with your doc, try daily ca/mg/zinc pills & krill oil capsules 2000 mg per day, & vit. D-3 4000 iu/day. ...Read more

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I have been abusing lorazepam for about a week and I am haveing surery in 3 weeks will my blood work be of if i stop now also they are going to be bio?

I have been abusing lorazepam for about a week and I am haveing surery in 3 weeks will my blood work be of if i stop now also they are going to be bio?

Tell your doctor: If abusing Lorazepam you need to tell your doctor. There is help for substance abuse like this, and you need it. Sorry, but i'm not sure what you mean by "they are going to be bio?" urine drug screens are not typically part of pre-surgery labs. If you're habituated or dependent on Lorazepam and your doctors don't know this, they would not prescribe any post-surgery & you could have withdrawal. ...Read more

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What test are appropriate for my age (35) when having a full check up & blood work?

What test are appropriate for my age (35) when having a full check up & blood work?

Cholesterol.: For blood testing, really just a cholesterol profile would be mandatory for a checkup. You may consider a fasting glucose and testing for thyroid, liver and kidney function. If there's a family history of breast cancer, mammogram may be advisable. And get a full gynecological exam. And a blood pressure check. ...Read more

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I had a checkup done in october and i had blood work done. How often should check ups and blood work should be done?

I had a checkup done in october and i had blood work done. How often should check ups and blood work should be done?

Please clarify UPS?: If you are healthy and don't have any medical issues, a routine yearly blood work may or may not be necessary. I don't know the ups acronym. ...Read more

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How much is a 12 μg/dL lead level inside the body? Is it normal or dangerous? I have to go get blood work done again in 8 wks to check my levels again

How much is a 12 μg/dL lead level inside the body? Is it normal or dangerous? I have to go get blood work done again in 8 wks to check my levels again

This is a "slightly": elevated level and in adults not dangerous. However if levels are rising not falling exposure to lead at home or at work MUST BE EVALUATED. If your levels remain slightly elevated or are rising a consultation with an Occupational Health Physician is suggested! Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more

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How can blood work check for blood clots?

D-dimer: Checking D-dimer is an initial screeing blood test followed by an imaging study (dulpex US or CTA) to confirm blood clots. Hypercoagulablity tests (eg, factor V Leiden, protein C, protein S, Antithrombin III), anti-phospholipid antibody etc are used to identify the cause of DVT in appropriate settings. Based on risk factors your doctor may chose a test to identify the cause of a blood clot. ...Read more

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What type of blood work can be ordered to check for fibromyalgia?

What type of blood work can be ordered to check for fibromyalgia?

None: Currently, there is not an available blood test for fibromyalgia. There are tests that can evaluate for a variety of different musculoskeletal conditions and eliminate these conditions as causes of widespread pain. A trained medical provider can also examine you thoroughly and determine whether you have the characteristic trigger points of pain common in fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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I had my first prenatal blood work done today at 6 weeks.They took 9 tubes of blood. What are they checking for?

A rainbow. : They probably drew what we call a " rainbow". Tubes with enough to cover for the typical things and then some. The tubes have different colored tops, that's why the name. Typically we want to check basics, such as a cbc, cmp (which has electrolytes, liver and kidney and glucose), thyroid function, immunity to hepatitis, immunity to measles, mumps, rubella . Hiv status. Congratulations! be well. ...Read more

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Hi! aside from blood work how can you keep a check on acutane as far as safety precautions in keeping your body healthy ?

Monitor yourself : If you have any of the following symptoms: you should report them to your doctor-headaches, trouble with night vision, very dry eyes or mood changes. Remember Accutane makes your skin more sensitive to the sun. ...Read more

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I'm 38 male just had blood work to check psa levels and it came back at 0.24 just wanted to know if that's good or bad thanks?

I'm 38 male just had blood work to check psa levels and it came back at 0.24 just wanted to know if that's good or bad thanks?

Bigger picture ...: PSA is produced by the prostate gland. Infection, inflammation or prostate cancer can elevate the levels. As a screening tool PSA is a poor test; sometimes elevated for no clear reason, or offering false reassurance to people. Result is best interpreted with your physician who will take into account your risk of prostate cancer (family history, lower urinary tract symptoms, or abnormality on DRE) ...Read more

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My son is 10 and poops uo to 10 times a day he has lost weight had blood work done checked for coliac everythink came back fine im really worried?

My son is 10 and poops uo to 10 times a day he has lost weight had blood work done checked for coliac everythink came back fine im really worried?

Weight loss: You should be worried, it is quite unusual to lose weight in a ten year old. Stooling that often is not normal and celiac is not the only consideration. There are other illnesses to consider. Please go back to your doctor or go see a g i specialist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how blood work check for blood clots?

Can you tell me how blood work check for blood clots?

It depends: After a patient is diagnosed with a blood clot that is unexplained for example your doctor would perform an age appropriate work-up for other possible causes of blood clots, also depending on your age and family history it would be appropriate to order other specific tests to establish risk of recurrence. The list of tests can be extensive and costly on the patient. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can blood work check for blood clots?

Can somebody tell me how can blood work check for blood clots?

D- dimer: Checking D-dimer is a screening test for blood clot in an appropriate setting where the pretest probability is higher. The blood tests used to idenify some causes of blood clots include hypercoagulability tests (eg, factor V Leiden, protein C, protein S, anti thrombin III), antiphopspholid antibody etc. Based on risk factors and pretest probabily your doctors may choose a differernt blood tests. ...Read more

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What would a doctor whom ordered a whole bunch of titer blood work be checking for?

What would a doctor whom ordered a whole bunch of titer blood work be checking for?

Clarify: Can you give us a little more information here? It is always good to ask your doctor what conditions need to be ruled in or ruled out with tests. ...Read more

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What blood work tests would you have to request to check if someone may have aquagenic urticaria?

Non specific: There are no specific blood tests for aquagenic urticaria; however you can rule out other causes for urticaria...Cbc, thyroid functions, lupus panel, hepatitis panel, metabolic panel, complement levels, sed rate, rhuematoid factor. ...Read more

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If u have any type of cancer does it show up in your blood work? If not how would they check for it?

If u have any type of cancer does it show up in your blood work? If not how would they check for it?

Not usually: Although there are blood enzyme levels which are used to follow or verify cancers, as a rule blood work usually doesn't offer much help in cancer diagnosis. That is, unless you have a blood disorder , such as anemia, or very high or low levels of some cell types. Discuss any symptoms you may be having with your doctor, and let them know if you have any new lumps or are having any bleeding. ...Read more