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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