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H pylori antigen in blood is positive what is the next step to confirm diagnosis in 74 yr and what treatment regimen is safe in CKD GFR 42 &duration?

H pylori antigen in blood is positive what is the next step to confirm diagnosis in 74 yr and what treatment regimen is safe in CKD GFR 42 &duration?

Gastroenterologist: I feel that a gastroenterologist is best qualified to answer your questions and treat you. To detect active h pylori infection, the urea breath test or fecal antigen test ...Read more

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What should be the the interval of xray ? The doctor ordered 2 consecutive days. Is it not harmful?

What should be the the interval of xray ?  The doctor ordered 2 consecutive days. Is it not harmful?

Depends: On what the x-ray is ordered for. Standard x-rays are very low in radiation dose. If only a few x-rays need to be ordered in an adult, dose should not be a significant consideration. ...Read more

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What is the window period for HIV 2 What is your opinion in insti rapid test third generation after 16 weeks negative?

What is the window period for HIV 2 
What is your opinion in insti rapid test third generation after 16 weeks negative?

HIV nucleic acid: A negative result at 16 weeks does not rule out HIV infection. Please discuss getting HIV nucleic acid test, with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the window period for HIV using a whole blood serum rapid home test? Is it 2 months or 3? What about hepatitis using the same test method?

What is the window period for HIV using a whole blood serum rapid home test? Is it 2 months or 3? What about hepatitis using the same test method?

Depends on the test: For HIV, ithe best test is a "4th generation" test for both HIV antigen and antibody, also called "duo" or "combo" test. It is conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after the last possible exposure. For an antibody-only lab test, 6-8 weeks usually is conclusive. The home self test on oral fluids is 3 months. Hepatitis testing usually not needed after any single exposure; if needed, it's 4-8 weeks. ...Read more

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My child is 2 year old, according to doctor advised done the various test the sgpt report is found very i.E. 500. What is suggestion for my child.?

My child is 2 year old, according to doctor advised done the various test the sgpt report is found very i.E. 500.

What is suggestion for my child.?

See an Expert: That is an elevated liver test. Your child should see a pediatric gastroenterologist and have a complete evaluation for the cause of the elevated enzyme. ...Read more

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What is sgpt and this test is for what? What is the maximum of a phenobarbital for the age of 1yr and 6months? Why they need an assay and sgpt?

What is sgpt and this test is for what? What is the maximum of a phenobarbital for the age of 1yr and 6months? Why they need an assay and sgpt?

Liver: Sgpt is a measure of enzymes that come from the liver or muscle and this test can detect whether the liver is being injured or not by drugs such as phenobarbital. An assay is justba general term for any type of test. The dose of pheno depends on the weight of a child, not the age, and generally the max dose is around 8mg per kilogram per day. ...Read more

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Once endometriosis is ruled out, what is the next step for infertility?

Once endometriosis is ruled out, what is the next step for infertility?

Fertility workup: See a gynecologist if you seem to have difficulty getting pregnant. Three main areas of testing will be suggested, after reviewing your situation carefully. Male factor is checked with sperm analysis. Ovulation is checked with hormonal testing and "tubal factors" like blockage and endometriosis are checked with imaging and minor procedures, like hysterosalpingogram, ultrasound and laparoscopy. ...Read more

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What is the cause for a period remaining for 4-5 weeks?

What is the cause for a period remaining for 4-5 weeks?

Gynecologist.: Consistent bleeding for five weeks could lead to anemia. I don't know the cause for your symptoms. Please see your gyncologist. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old son got immunoglobin e level around 2800 what is the procedure to attain normal what type of diagnosis is needed and what is the treatment?

My 4 yr old son got immunoglobin e level around 2800 what is the procedure to attain normal what type of diagnosis is needed and what is the treatment?

No procedure: The appropriate way to allow natural reduction in a serum antibodies is to first determine what is causing it to be elevated (treat the root cause). Elevated IgE most commonly indicates some sort of allergy, or less commonly, parasitic infection. ...Read more

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What is the best use of my insurance to test for lymphoma?

What is the best use of my insurance to test for lymphoma?

Doctor visit: The best use of insurance is a visit to a doctor, where you can discuss and evaluate your health concerns. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of CT scan and is it the best diagnostic procedure for cva?

What is the purpose of CT scan and is it the best diagnostic procedure for cva?

Helical Xray: A ct(computed tomography) scan is a helical xray exam to look inside a body. It is fast, but lacks the fine detail seen in an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan, which makes it a superior exam for a cva (cerebral-vascular accident or stroke). ...Read more

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I was diagnose with 2 fibroids. 1 measure 4cm and the other is 2cm. My question is, with this sizes is it necessary to undergo myomectomy?

I was diagnose with 2 fibroids. 1 measure 4cm and the other is 2cm. My question is, with this sizes is it necessary to undergo myomectomy?

Myomectomy: You only need to treat fibroids if they are large, rapidly growing, causing pain, bleeding or infertility. Treatment can be surgery, drug or other. Surgery can be myomectomy, hysterectomy or other variation. A 4cm fibroid is likely to become large enough to require treatment at some point in the next few years. Find a good laparoscopic gyn surgeon if you consider surgery. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a Xray test in a child of 2 years? Is it safe?

Safe: a xray test is a safe procedure with a low exposure to radiation. More extensive procedures like ct scans have more exposure to radiation and the benefit to diagnosis are thought to outweigh the risks to radiation when a doctor orders the tests. ...Read more

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What is the earliest i could stop an antibiotic? Please don't answer "the right way", is it harmful to skip the last two doses of an antibiotic ?

What is the earliest i could stop an antibiotic? Please don't answer "the right way", is it harmful to skip the last two doses of an antibiotic ?

Depends: It depends on the type of infection. Ideally you should finish the full recommended course. For a mild infection you might get away with missing the last dose but i cannot say far sure. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am seeing an oncologist on Thursday for marrow hyperplasia found during a pet scan. What is it and what is the treatment?

I am seeing an oncologist on Thursday for marrow hyperplasia found during a pet scan. What is it and what is the treatment?

More cells, less fat: Hyperplasia is a general term for increased cell mass.Ordinarily, about half of the marrow is made of fat cells, and half are the precursors of blood cells.Marrow hyperplasia describes an increase of blood-forming cells relative to fat cells.This can be seen in some marrow diseases, but also in recovery from some illnesses, and sometimes due to drugs. Like fever,its treatment depends on its cause. ...Read more