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Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern.

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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How soon can herpes show up on a blood test?

How soon can herpes show up on a blood test?

1 week: There are two different antibodies that would be associated with a herpes infection. Igm would go up in the first few weeks. Then the igm would fall and igg would start going up after about a month and it usually stays up. Just have to do the right test at the right time.

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How close are we to having a cure for herpes? I just found out yesterday that my blood test shows I test positive for herpes. How close are we to a cure? What is the best way to treat this? I have no symptoms, I have never had any symptoms of herpes. Is t

How close are we to having a cure for herpes? I just found out yesterday that my blood test shows I test positive for herpes. How close are we to a cure? What is the best way to treat this? I have no symptoms, I have never had any symptoms of herpes. Is t

Unfortunately: Unfortunately there is no cure for herpes and none on the horizon as far as I am aware. If you have not had an outbreak then it is possible you may never have one. However, if you do there are treatments (acyclovir, valtrex). Also, for people with recurrent outbreaks there is supression therapy with these medications, which is typically one or two pills a day. If you have further questions/concerns please consult your doctor. All the best.

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Could the herpes virus be found in a regular blood test? Curable? If a person gets it a month ago and don't show symptoms still have it show in test?

Could the herpes virus be found in a regular blood test? Curable? If a person gets it a month ago and don't show symptoms still have it show in test?

See your doctor: Routine blood tests won't detect herpes. It's not curable; herpes infections persist for life. However, the likelihood of recurrent symptoms is highly variable, depending on virus type (HSV1 or 2), site of infection (oral or genital), and so on. Many infected persons have no symptoms. If you are concerned about having herpes, see your doctor and take it from there. Good luck!

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How long would it take herpes to show up on a blood test?

How long would it take herpes to show up on a blood test?

<2 weeks: It usually take1-2 weeks for a healthy immune system to produce IgM anti-bodies to a viral infection. There are 2 types of herpes simplex 1 and 2, so both tests are available. If a patient has IgG herpes antibodies then the patient has already been exposed 'some time ago.' hope that helps.

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Will herpes virus show within a week in blood test if you have an outbreak at the time of that test?

Will herpes virus show within a week in blood test if you have an outbreak at the time of that test?

Not usually: On the assumption that you are talking about herpes simplex virus, type I or type ii, then blood tests are rarely done and are almost always negative. The virus, once you have it, lives in nerve cells in sensory ganglia and an 'outbreak ' occurs when the virus multiplies, travels down the nerve axons to the skin (or, in the case of type ii, the genitalia) and produces skin vesicles.

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I had unprotected sex with someone 1 week ago and today she just found out her ex tested positive for hsv2. I went to get a herpes blood test today. Is it too soon to show up? How accurate is it?

I had unprotected sex with someone 1 week ago and today she just found out her ex tested positive for hsv2. I went to get a herpes blood test today. Is it too soon to show up? How accurate is it?

Herpes Testing: It is way too early to be tested from that possible exposure. But, with the new herpes tests you should know your status. We now know that 90% of those with herpes do not have sores and often do not know that they may be infected. Good 'early' and 'aged' antibody testing for this exposure would be best at about six weeks or so.

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Will genital herpes show up on a blood test required to get married?

Usually not tested: Different states have different requirements for pre-marital tests. While a blood test can detect history or infection with herpes, I do not know that any state requires it. If you have genital herpes, you owe it to your potential spouse/partner to disclose it.

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How long does it take for herpes to show up on blood test? Mine was negative after 6 weeks. I never had sore. Just irritated, not yeast infection.

How long does it take for herpes to show up on blood test? Mine was negative after 6 weeks. I never had sore. Just irritated, not yeast infection.

History is key: Without a sore or a typical herpes lesion, I wouldn't even believe a positive blood test as evidence that you're clinically ill with herpes II. The labs aren't 100% for either strain.

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How long does it take the herpes virus or gential warts to show up in blood test. Small red bump in pubic area should I be alarmed?

How long does it take the herpes virus or gential warts to show up in blood test. Small red bump in pubic area should I be alarmed?

2 weeks: 2 weeks is the likely. Of time for to show up in a blood test however you probably have anothrr issue!

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Does blood test for thyroid function show hormone irregularities?

Only thyroid: If the only hormone measured was thyroid, then that is the only hormone abnormality that would be detected.

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Can a person have a thyroid problem and not show on a blood test?

Can a person have a thyroid problem and not show on a blood test?

Yes: Patients can have normal function of the thyroid which is measured by blood test but have an enlarged thyroid or thyroid nodules which are seen with imaging on ultrasound.

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Might a thyroid blood test show hormonal problems?

Possibly: Thyroid produces a hormone so depending on what you are looking for thyroid blood test can show if there is a thyroid hormone problem but other hormones require other tests.

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Would thyroid issue show in routine blood test? Or should I request something specific?

Would thyroid issue show in routine blood test? Or should I request something specific?

Assessment: Of how well the thyroid works is done with specific blood tests (thyroid function tests). These have to be specifically ordered by your doctor.

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What does it mean when your results from a blood test show thyroid level a little low?

What does it mean when your results from a blood test show thyroid level a little low?

Need more info: Results of lab tests need to be interpreted in the context of whole health status. What test did you have and what was the actual result? It would be prudent to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the tests.

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I recently had a thyroid blood test done. It was normal. If I have cancer in my body would it show up with the blood test?

I recently had a thyroid blood test done. It was normal. If I have cancer in my body would it show up with the blood test?

No: A blood test for thyroid function will not reveal cancer, not even thyroid cancer. There are virtually no reliable blood tests for cancer, exceptions being cancers of blood. 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.

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Taking B12 shots once a week. Makes me sick. Blood test didn't show thyroid problems. Gained 60lbs in a year. Didn't change diet or exercise. No energy.

Taking B12 shots once a week. Makes me sick. Blood test didn't show thyroid problems. Gained 60lbs in a year. Didn't change diet or exercise. No energy.

Why then?: If the B12 shot is making you sick and has done nothing for me, why keep on getting them? You really need to see an internist soon to find out why you are gaining weight and feeling tired. For example, this may be a sign of underlying depression.

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Thyroid (Definition)

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