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My doc said that I have FMF but usually they're doing for me widal test and the result was positive for O, is widal linked w FMF? I have to know!

My doc said that I have FMF but usually they're doing for me widal test and the result was positive for O, is widal linked w FMF? I have to know!

Probably not: Your doctor may be trying to rule out Typhoid fever to do a Widal test, which is not a very accurate and needs careful interpretation as the test has cross reactions from other pathogens and agents including colchicine. ...Read more

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2 months after fever and weakness typhi dot test is negative while widal test is positive. Oral thrush and body aches, No fever. High RBC high wbc.

2 months after fever and weakness typhi dot test is negative while widal test is positive. Oral thrush and body aches, No fever. High RBC high wbc.

Suspect other cause: TyphiDOT IgG or IgM is reported to be 100 percent accurate for identifying an acute infection. If the IgM test alone was done, it could be that the test needs to be repeated. If you clinically appear to have typhoid fever your doctor will want to retest or treat. See your doctor, you may have another type of infection ...Read more

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My widal test is to 1:320 th 1:160 what does this indicate is it serious?

This means nothing: This is the slightest possible variation in a value that tends to fluctuate. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of s.typhi - h 1/320 and s.typhi o-1/320 on a widal test?

What is the meaning of s.typhi - h 1/320 and s.typhi o-1/320 on a widal test?

Antibodies: There are antibodies to S typhi in the blood of the person. If the person does not have fever, it is likely to be an indication of prior exposure to this bacterium. ...Read more

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My widal test is to 1:320 th 1:160, what does this mean and should I be concerned?

Outdated test: This test, ostensibly for typhoid fever, is outdated. Who did the test? Please talk to the doctor who ordered it. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 58 years old man, before 25 days I was found with widal positive but after 25 days widal test is negative?

What to do if I'm 58 years old man, before 25 days I was found with widal positive but after 25 days widal test is negative?

Ignore it: Widal is an outdated test for typhoid fever. Unless you traveled to a poor country with poor sanitation, you are unlikely to have typhoid fever. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm 58 years old man. Befoe 25 days I was found with widal positive but after 25 days widal test is negative.?

How to you FEEL?: These tests for typhoid / brucellosis have cutoffs assigned variably. If you feel okay, don't give it another thought. ...Read more

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I have been having mild body weekness which occur occasionally, done widal test recently which was positive. It started about 3 years.

I have been having mild body weekness which occur occasionally, done widal test recently which was positive. It started about 3 years.

Widal test: This antibody test is next to worthless, and perhaps more so because it causes people to look for infections that may not be present despite the test positivity. You need to be seen by a family practitioner or general internist and undergo a full evaluation without antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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My widal test show 1/80 salmonella type o and h positive and remaining negative. Should I worry about it???

My widal test show 1/80 salmonella type o and h positive and remaining negative. Should I worry about it???

Yes: It means Typhoid......consult your doctor. If symptoms of fever, wt loss, Low blood count, Bradycardia initially, diarrhoea......need prompt treatment. ...Read more

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Sir, am always suffering from fever. After some days it will show tiped. Ie. Widal test is +.?

See a doctor: This condition may be what is called FUO (fever of undetermined origin). It is the bread and butter of infectious diseases practice, and requires detailed history, physical exam and numerous tests to determine the cause. The widal test results must only be interpreted in the context of the remainder of the assessment. Please go see somebody soon. ...Read more

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My widal test report is s.to 1:320 s.th 1:160 ah1:80 bh1:40 I am taking medicine: antibiotic mycin 500. What will this do?

My widal test report is s.to 1:320 s.th 1:160 ah1:80 bh1:40 I am taking medicine: antibiotic mycin 500. What will this do?

Unclear question: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. The information you provided does not seem to add up and hence it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my widal test report is s.to 1:320 s.th 1:160 ah1:80 bh1:40 am taking medicine antibiotic mycin 500.?

What do you suggest if my widal test report is s.to 1:320 s.th 1:160 ah1:80 bh1:40 am taking medicine antibiotic mycin 500.?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the data you provided does not seem to add up, e.g, there is no antibiotic called mycin. ...Read more

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My widal test show typhoid and my Mp ++, 80/140 BP. Shall I worred? Advice ple Dr

My widal test show typhoid and my Mp ++, 80/140 BP. Shall I worred? Advice ple Dr

Widal test: This is a very outmoded and inaccurate test and should not be done. If you are really concerned about typhoid fever you should see a doctor familiar with it. Your blood pressure 140/80 mmHg is probably quite normal. Do not know what Mp++ is. Ask the doctor who ordered this or get another opinion. ...Read more

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My doc said that I have FMF but usually they're doing for me widal test and the result was positive for O, is widal linked w FMF? I have to know!

Probably not: Your doctor may be trying to rule out Typhoid fever to do a Widal test, which is not a very accurate and needs careful interpretation as the test has cross reactions from other pathogens and agents including colchicine. ...Read more

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I had S.Typhi O antigen as 1:160 and S.Typhi H antigen as 1:160 in my widal test. What does this mean? I feel normal. No fever or pain.

I had S.Typhi O antigen as 1:160 and S.Typhi H antigen as 1:160 in my widal test. What does this mean? I feel normal. No fever or pain.

Why the tests?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, if you do not have any symptoms why were the tests done? The antibodies may be from a prior infection that may have been mild. ...Read more

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What to do if I have done widal test for typhoid please verify my report?

What to do if I have done widal test for typhoid please verify my report?

Outdated test: You have not provided the results of the test. It is an outdated test. If you do not have fever now, you do not have active typhoid infection. ...Read more

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Can a person suffering from typhoid or has widal test positive still do yoga?

Can a person suffering from typhoid or has widal test positive still do yoga?

Yes if feel well: Typhoid fever often causes high fevers (103 f), abdominal pains, headache, and weak. Many people are hospitialized when they have it. While acutley ill it is unlikey you'll feel up to yoga. Once you start to recover you may be able to resume your practice of yoga. ...Read more

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What is the limit in a Widal test to determine if a person has typhoid fever?

What is the limit in a Widal test to determine if a person has typhoid fever?

LimitsToWidalTest: A single Widal Test is is of no use in diagnosis of Typhoid Fever as there can be cross reacting infections like Malaria so there has to be fourfold increase in the titer like1in40to1in160 in the course of infection or conversion from igM raction to igG reaction at least same titer as igM
The best and most reliable test is Blood Culture for Salmonella Typhi ...Read more

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I am suffering form typhoid since 30 days. The doctor prescribed zenoflux plus for 5 days, after that monocef inj for 3days. Again widal test is +ive?

I am suffering form typhoid since 30 days. The doctor prescribed zenoflux plus for 5 days, after that monocef inj for 3days. Again widal test is +ive?

Culture is best test: The widal test is not sensitive or specific for typhoid fever and may remain positive after treatment. Resolution of symptoms and positive stool culture for salmonella typhi are best ways to assess resolution. However, relapse can occur. ...Read more

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After being treated for typhoid can the Widal test be repeated to make sure infection is gone. Am told antibodies are formed & will give a false report?

After being treated for typhoid can the Widal test be repeated to make sure infection is gone. Am told antibodies are formed & will give a false report?

The best follow-up: Is how you respond clinically and if Salmonella was found in your stools THREE NEGATIVE stools will be necessary to show recovery. The Widal test is a DIAGNOSTIC "TOOL" NOT a method for following up Treatment results!!
Hope this helps!

Dr z ...Read more

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My CBC report shows that mchc 37g/dl, eosinophiles 8%, and widal test to, positive (1/160) th (1/80) and pt (a)pt (b) negative and triglycerides 238 mg/dl?

My CBC report shows that mchc 37g/dl, eosinophiles 8%, and widal test to, positive (1/160) th (1/80) and pt (a)pt (b) negative and triglycerides 238 mg/dl?

Too many variables: The MCHC is basically normal. You have eosinophilia with a high count and the reason for this cannot be deduced from these values. The widal test is basically worthless. Your triglycerides are high but this again can be due to numerous causes. See your doctor and ask these questions to the person who ordered the tests. Labs have little meaning without knowing the full clinical picture. ...Read more

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My widal test rept-to + upto 1:80, th + upto 1:160, ah upto 1:80, bh + upto 1:40, my doc says it is typhoid and prescribed cefixime and azithromycin, isok?

My widal test rept-to + upto 1:80, th + upto 1:160, ah upto 1:80, bh + upto 1:40, my doc says it is typhoid and prescribed cefixime and azithromycin, isok?

Widal: This test measures antibodies that may take up to 2 weeks or more to form in active disease, making its use in acute infection limited. In addition the cross reactivity of the test makes its use questionable absent a full assessment of the clinical situation and appropriate culture of blood and urine. Since typhoid is uncommon in the us need to know where else you have been (punjab?). ...Read more