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What Finger Should I Use When I Do A Fingerstick Test
Finger stick: You can use any finger but you have better luck getting enough blood if you use the index or middle fingers as they have larger pads and larger number of capillaries. ...Read more
Negative HIV test after 27 days exposure. I use condom, but my mouth and finger touch sex worker virginal liquid. So any change HIV test second time?
The question is?: I'm not sure of your question, but it sounds like you may have come into contact with the HIV virus. Your blood test at 27 days after exposure was negative and you want to know what to do now? You should check an HIV test at 6 weeks and 6 months after exposure. If both are negative, you are 'good to go.' between now and the 6 month mark you should act like you have HIV - so you don't pass it. ...Read more
I have extra water retention in my fingers and feet i've had blood tests done and i'm healthy should I use fluid pills to get rid of the selling?
NO: Never a good idea to use a systemic drug for a local problem. You will dehydrate all your vital tissues and organs. You can damage your kidneys and cause abnormally now blood pressure. Fluid retention is a normal part of the menstrual cycle and resolves on its own. If you are overweight, that's another possible cause and should not be diuresed. ...Read more
Typically...: If there's a hole in your finger, then the pokey part of the stick worked. If i understand you correctly, are you concerned about the size o the hole or whether it will close and stop bleeding? I can assure you nothing but a bit of blood will come out. Unless you are sticking yourself with a knife, or a non approved instrument?! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fasting blood sugar test =100 ( in the lab not finger stick) and the hp1ac = 5.3 , and by the fingerstick =92 , is this normal or should I be worried?
OK: A1c is good and normal. Fasting sugar is mildly high at 100. Taking everything together, i think you are doing fine. It's never too late or a bad thing to be mindful of what you eat and how much exercise you are getting...If i had the labs above, i wouldn't worry too much. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check blood gluc at home daily, upon wake up. Always between 70-95. Yet two recent plasma fasting gluc draws were 111, and 109. Finger test invalid?
Fasting: If the draws were truly fasting, that is without food overnight, then I would advise a different test to evaluate your average blood sugar over time. This is called a hemoglobin A1C. The blood tests are generally more reliable. You may need medication adjustment if you are already diagnosed with diabetes and on medication, or just further evaluation. Ask your practitioner. ...Read more
Had protected sex almst a mnth ago, got fingered rough after, later i was bleeding lightly for about 3-4 days took a test but negative cn i stll b prego?
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