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Is 4.1 WBC something to worry about? Rbi normal.

Is 4.1 WBC something to worry about? Rbi normal.

Stop worrying: Unless absolute neutrophil / granulocyte count or absolute lymphocyte count is way-way-low, this is no concern whatever. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside. ...Read more

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Doc treated for uti., urinalysis showed 0-5 bacteria, 1 wbc, 1 rbi, trace of leuco & blood, all else norm. Given anti's but it happened again. Ideas?

Doc treated for uti., urinalysis showed 0-5 bacteria, 1 wbc, 1 rbi, trace of leuco & blood, all else norm. Given anti's but it happened again. Ideas?

Was a culture done: Becasue all you told me was that you had an urinalysis which the one you described may not even be an infection, you must do a culture and sensitivity to see if u do have an infection and what type it is and it will say which antibiotics should work, if u keep having sxs then u need to see a urologist. ...Read more

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Is this free?

Is this free?

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Are you free?

Are you free?

Yes, this is free if: If you do not request premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services are personal consultations for a fee.) ...Read more

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Who gets omg?

Who gets omg?

Can you clarify?: Omg is a texting-age expression "oh my god" but used even by secularists to express amazement and dismay at once. It's no medical acronym that I recognize though there are some trashy websites preseting medical freaks as having "omg disease". To which disease are you referring? Someone on healthtap will be happy to answer. ...Read more

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Is this live?

Yes and No: There are doctors on here all the time. Your questions may get answered immediately or be answered later, depending on the expertise of the doctors online at the time and whether they see your question. ...Read more

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I got pleups?

Do you mean polyps?: Regular follow up with primary care doctor! ...Read more

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What's a spur?

What's a spur?

Spur : Most spurs are completely asymptomatic. They don't need any specific treatment. Very few need surgery. ...Read more

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How to be fit?

How to be fit?

There are a number..: There are a number of helpful steps. First, MOVE MORE--incorporate more physical exercise into your daily routine. Take subway or bike to work or school. Play sports. Take at least two 15 minute walks each day or do a 30-40 minute aerobic workout, with warm up and cool down, at least 5 days a week. Try interval training. Develop a program to build strength and flexibility. Eat healthy foods/drink water. Sleep well ...Read more

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Who gets chip?

Who gets chip?

See below: Chip = children's health insurance program — it is a type of medicaid for kids. Depending on a state's requirements, kids under 18 can be covered by the state's health insurance program if the parents are under a certain income level. Kids can be enrolled through their schools, pediatricians, or hospitals. ...Read more

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What is a d&e?

What is a d&e?

Surgical procedure: A d&e stands for dilation and evacuation. It is a procedure done in an operating room to remove pregnancy tissue from the uterus after the first trimester. In the first trimester it is called a D&C (dilation and curettage). This can be to treat a late miscarriage or bleeding placenta previa, or as an elective procedure. ...Read more