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What Is I And R Blood Test
Its difficult 4 me 2 getup in morning no matter watever time I sleep in night. I feel terrible after getting up for almost 2 hr. All blood test r normal?
Cortisol levels?: Please ask your doc to check your cortisol levels. There is a test that is done using saliva samples at 4 different times during the day. This will tell you when your cortisol is high and low. Yours may be too low in the morning when it is supposed to be high. There are natural ways to increase this. If you can find a doc who does natural medicine, he or she will be most familiar with this. ...Read more
No.: There is no one blood test that screens for all cancers. There are specific tests that can be used to monitor disease status in particular diagnoses such as psa for prostate cancer, ca125 for ovarian cancer or CEA for colon cancer, but these tests are not so good for screening a general population. The concern with them is either lack of specificty or detection of lesions that are not risky. ...Read more
Antibodies: Ab is a common abbreviation for antibody. This is a very broad area, so it is difficult to know the answer without more context-- it could be looking for antibodies to blood groups, to a possible current or prior infection, or possibly to some sort of specific antigen in your own body, an "auto-antibody". ...Read more
Yes: But you must accept the responsibility that if something is not able to be diagnosed or missed by not getting the test the consequences are your responsibility. Also when you are on some medications you need to have blood work to asses treatment and may hinder your treatment. ...Read more
Blood lipids: In the so called "vap" LDL is measured directly and not calculated from total cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides. However, if your triglycerides are below 400, it does not add value. I would suggest that you stick to a usual fasting blood lipid profile and follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more
?: Do you mean pain at the injection site? The drawing of blood shouldn't cause pain but perhaps you developed a hematoma - is it red/purple and puffy? If so, it's a hematoma - it will resolve within a week - if it's getting worse, see a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
A little: Blood test involves inserting a needle into a vein to get blood and there is a little pain from the needle stick. It is usually temporary. In about 1% of cases a bruise may form at the site of the puncture. The risk can be minimized by keeping pressure on the puncture site for a few minutes. ...Read more
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
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