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What is malaise syndrome and can it be diagnosed with a blood test?

What is malaise syndrome and can it be diagnosed with a blood test?

Malaise syndrome: There is no blood test for malaise syndrome. Malaise is a general term to mean "feeling unwell." although somewhat controversial, chronic fatigue syndrome is said to be associated with post-exertional malaise such as fatigue, light-headedness, muscle or joint pain, cognitive dysfunction, headache, nausea, weakness, trembling or insomnia. ...Read more

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Malaise (Definition)

Malaise is a general feeling of discomfort or unease. People may describe it as "being off" ...Read more


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Do you need a blood test in order to diagnose raynaud's syndrome?

Do you need a blood test in order to diagnose raynaud's syndrome?

Yes: Raynaud's syndrome is "secondary raynaud's", meaning that another medical condition is causing the raynaud's [henomenon. A primary care or rheumatology doctor can order blood tests and other tests to look for the cause. Raynaud's phenomenon is the vasospasm symptom itself, leading to cold, whitish fingers and toes due to decrease in blood flow (a blood test is not needed to verify the symptom). ...Read more

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Is a blood test to diagnose paraneoplastic syndrome experimental?

Is a blood test to diagnose paraneoplastic syndrome experimental?

Maybe: Some defined antibodies are associated with paraneoplastic syndromes (note: plural). In those cases the testing may be positive. However, a person could have a paraneoplastic syndrome with negative testing for the known paraneoplastic antibodies. It is possible that studies are being done to characterize tests for paraneoplastic syndromes. That might be experimental. ...Read more

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I had an EBV blood test done to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome, it can back positive at >8.0. Does that mean I am contagious? Really worried

I had an EBV blood test done to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome, it can back positive at >8.0. Does that mean I am contagious? Really worried

No: What you talking about probably igg level , this stay positive after infection. You may have past infection . You should see infectious disease physician. May need ebv pcr ...Read more

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Muscle burning, fatigue, heavy legs, heart palpitations, gerd, malaise lasts for mos. diagnosed with ptsd and panic disorder. anxiety cause these symptoms? My doc sees no blood test abnormalities.

Muscle burning, fatigue, heavy legs,  heart palpitations, gerd, malaise lasts for mos. diagnosed with ptsd and panic disorder. anxiety cause these symptoms? My doc sees no blood test abnormalities.

Yes, but: Stress is a complex biology that produces many "non-specific" (vague, little on tests) symptoms. The symptoms you mention are within the spectrum of symptoms seen in chronic stress biology; but, that does not prove it is the cause for you. Since it has been going on for months and tests negative, stress a likely cause. Mechanisms complex and not simple to understand. ...Read more

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Is there a new blood test to detect Down's Syndrome?

Is there a new blood test to detect Down's Syndrome?

Yes: A baby with Down syndrome can be diagnosed with a blood test. A mother carrying a baby with down syndrome can also be diagnosed by blood tests on the mother's blood. The new test examines fetal cell-free DNA in mother's blood. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/down-syndrome/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20020948 ...Read more

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Is there a blood test to see if you're a carrier for downs syndrome?

Is there a blood test to see if you're a carrier for downs syndrome?

Yes: The features of down syndrome can be passed by a carrier (someone with a piece of a 21 chm in a balanced swap with another chm).The egg/sperm of that individual may pass extra 21 material & conceive a ' translocation down syn ' which makes up <2% of ds. Ds is not carried like sickle cell or cystic fibrosis inbedded in genes.If your chms are nl your risk is that of the population & more age related. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about Down syndrome blood test?

What can you tell me about Down syndrome blood test?

The blood test.: The blood test is testing for 3 copies of chromosome #21 in cells. We normally are only supposed to have 2 copies of chromosome #21 in each cell (1 copy from mother, 1 copy from father). If there are 3 copies found then the Diagnosis of Downs Syndrome (also called Trisomy 21) is made. ...Read more