Hemochromatosis Can Affect Organs ? Awaiting Test Results For 7 Months

Nov 12, 2013

My husband was diagnosed with iron overload and had the DNA testing done for Hemochromatosis, he has been waiting 7 months now and was told it would be another 4 months til he sees a Dr. to discuss the situation. My question is with waiting this long and not knowing how long before that he had high iron, will this be affecting his organs in a detrimental way.

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Antivirals (valtrex) :: Herpes Medication Affect STD Test Results?

I was recently tested negative for all STDs except herpes type 2 which I have had for years and so wasn't tested. I forgot to tell the doctor I am on Valtrex 500mg daily for suppressive antiviral treatment. Can this have an effect on the results of the tests for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV, or hepatitis (hepatitis)?

Can I reply on the negative results or do I need retesting after coming off the herpes antiviral medication?

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HIV :: Taking Other Medicines Affect Oraquick Results?

I'm taking bacterial lysate 3.5mg and Ibuprofen 100mg/ml. Would these medicine interfere on Oraquick test result? 

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Hemochromatosis :: How Long Genetic Test Takes?

I've already wrote a post below but just wondering if anyone knows how long the genetic test takes. I had mine two weeks ago but have now been told it could be 4 - 6 weeks. My bloods came back showing that I am anemic so my doctor doubts I have HH anyway. I have all the symptons and now waiting to be referred to gastro for my third lot of investigation. I am thinking the doctors really are not clued up about this at the moment. 

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Addison's :: ACTH Stim Test- What Results Indicate?

I am being tested for Addison's Disease and just received the below test results. I don't see my endo until 12/4/13, and wondered what the results might indicate. Any thoughts?

Historically I presented with low Cortisol and High ACTH.

* After a Dexamethasone Suppression test my blood cortisol was less than 1mcg (whatever that means)

* 17 Alpha Hydroxyprogesterone was 849

* ACTH Stim test results:

Baseline- 10mcg
30 min.- 13mcg
60 min.- 15mcg

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CTH Stimulation Test Results - Cortisol Decrease

By way of background I have typical cushing's symptoms but my early labs including 24 hour urine were normal. So of course doctors have been dismissive.  I had a brain MRI for tinnitus and convinced the radiologist to include the pituitary and a microadenoma was found.  Now doctors are taking me seriously thank goodness.  I had a an ACTH stimulation test a couple of days ago and these are the results posted online:

Base cortisol 42.0
30 min cortisol 26.0
60 min 49.2

Normal range for morning (test done at about 9 am): 6.2-19.4

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Herpes :: Flu Shot Interfere With Test Results?

At the end of December my blood work came back positive for hsv2. I haven't had symptoms or outbreaks. After doing research I found that result index levels above 1.1 are considered positive but below 3.0 are low risk and could be false. Mine was 1.2. I had a flu shot the same day as my blood work. Could this have given a false result?

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Pleurisy :: D-dimer Test Results In Thousands

I was diagnosed with pleurisy a few weeks shoot felt like was getting better but 4 days later it's starting to affect me again. Can pleurisy return like that or could it be something else wrong with my chest? My d diamond blood test I had to was high it was on the thousands. Has anyone else ever had this?

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Spleen :: Enlarged, Normal Test Results

I am a 22 yr old male weighing about 165. I have recently been told I have an enlarged spleen. We have done chest x-ray, two blood tests, an abdomen CT along with a chest CT. Everything is normal, other than the spleen. It has been over a month of testing with no answers. They are now referring me to an oncologist, but why? Wouldn't my other tests show something significant? The pain is worse when I eat, but it is mostly a constant sharp pain that radiates to my chest. Now I am feeling leg pain as well.

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Normal Blood Test Results But Liver Problem?

Is it possible you can have normal liver function tests and a complete blood profile and everything comes back normal but still have liver problems? 

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Addison's :: ACTH Stim Test Results - Could It Be An Error?

I have so many Addison's symptoms, and in March my AM cortisol was 8.75, so low-normal. I was sure I would have a diagnosis after my ACTH stim test. Unfortunately, I've hit another dead end. Here are my results:

8am baseline reading - 12.82 ug/dl
30 Min after injection - 20.88
60 Min after injection - 24.44

I was stressed about the procedure to begin with. Then the nurse who drew my blood could not hit my vein and it was a very painful process as she continued hunting for it. It hurt so much I was almost in tears. This happened for the first two draws, and then I finally asked for a different nurse for the third draw. She hit my vein with no problems as most do since I have very prominent veins. I was so upset. Also, they had me walking back and forth between the lab and the waiting area after each blood draw.

Is it possible that my results were skewed by these factors?

I experienced an adrenaline rush shortly after being injected with the ACTH, and until about 5pm my heart was pounding pretty hard and I felt lightheaded. Is this normal?

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Herpes :: What Can Affect A Blood Test?

I recently decided to get a blood test done for HSV 1 and 2.  No typical symptoms, but I was reading that some people never have any symptoms, so I wanted to get checked out.  I have had about 10 total sexual partners, and only one that I really gave oral sex to.  A few women I just kissed a bit down there, but I have always used a condom.  I have noticed a slightly red fordyce on my scrotum, and some small zits around my mouth.  I also take coconut oil as a general health supplement, one tablespoon a day and use it on my face before bed.  I know that it can inhibit viruses including herpes, but I was wondering if it would affect a PCR or an Antibody test for the virus?  I expect labs back Monday, and hopefully it comes back negative, if so I will still have to get retested in a few months since I have had recent partners. 

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Adrenal Insufficiency :: Interpret ACTH STIM Test Results

I am 38 Year Old male, Have been an athlete and or worked out since the age of 12 (super active). For the last 10 years or so I have been super fatigued/tired, don't recover well from exercise, terrible reactive hypoglycemia, muscle twitches, tan year round (i used to be white/pail as could be, now I carry at tan year round) short temper, sleep like crap. I can't seem to handle heat or a ton of direct sun. I will get sick for a day or 2 nauseous/fatigued/headache (it is not water usually i will drink 2 liters of water while out hiking for the afternoon.

I have taken 3 different Saliva cortisol test and all 3 looked the same, cortisol was in the tank upon waking and slowing rose throughout the day. The complete opposite of what it should look like. I finally talked my doctor into doing an ACTH Stim test. I have only got back the Cortisol results at this point, But they are very interesting??

From all that I have read on intercepting ACTH results your baseline Cortisol should double at 60 minutes. According to this test is should be >18 at 60 minutes I only rose 8!!! Please see results below.

Baseline Draw- 19.7, Standard > 5

30 Minute Draw- 26.4, Standard >7 Above Baseline Result, JUST UNDER BY .3

60 Minute Draw- 27.7, Standard >18 Above Baseline Result, 10 UNDER THE BARE MINIMUM IT SHOULD HAVE RISEN!!!

I am a little confused on how to interpret these results?? Like I said I should have the rest of the numbers in a few days.

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Depo Provera Affect A Pregnancy Test?

i know that depo provera can give you some signs of being pregnant but i have a son and i feel the same way no as to when i was pregnant with him. i want to take a home test but im not sure if being on depo will change the results- will it say pos. because of the birth control or will it say pos. because i could really be pregnant?

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STDs :: Doxycycline Hyclate Affect My STD Test?

I had both protected vaginal sex and unprotected oral sex 2 days ago with an new partner and am having worries I may have contracted a STD. At the moment I have no symptoms but decided to schedule a STD check in the next couple of days to ensure its detection. Today (2 days after potential exposure) I took two Doxycycline hyclate 100mg pills that I was prescribed for acne. I'm worried this may adversely affect the test results.

Was this dose of antibiotics enough to mess with my results? What do you recommend? How risky is it to be infected by chlamydia or gonorehha through protected vaginal and unprotected oral sex?

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Valtrex For Herpes Can Affect Oraquick Test?

I recently was diagnosed with Herpes I've yet to go get a blood test done but I was put on Valtrex. I was so scared that I went and bought an Oraquick test I tested negative, two days later I still couldn't get it out of my mind and went and got two more tests while on Valtrex and all three said Negative. I know this question is asked over and over but, are my test conclusive even on Valtrex? My last exposure was 9 months ago if that wasn't clarified?

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HIV Prevention :: Had 3 Oraquick Negative Results At 3 Months

I had 3 oraquick negative results at 3 months, 3 n half 4 months and a week past my exposure. I know the whole conclusive thing at 3 months but it's just so hard for me to believe the results when my body is acting as if something is wrong. I've had multiple symptoms at 11 weeks after the exposure and my wife had some too. They all point to one thing which makes it hard for me to believe my results. I wouldn't be worried with a negative result and no symptoms or one or two but in my case I've experienced nearly every symptom and so has my wife. I'm taking the cmia duo test for some reassurance because I swear my body is letting me something isn't right. I'm 26 and never experienced any type of sickness like this before, and I'm very healthy and everything so I don't know what's wrong! Lost for words!

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Proton Pump Inhibitors - Raised Liver Function Test Results

How I wish that I'd never been prescribed these horrid drugs. I've found them to be addictive and dangerous and I'm having a lot of trouble getting off them. I have joint and muscle pains, constipation, suffer a dry mouth, throat and eyes now I have raised liver function test results.

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Birth Control Pills Can Affect A Pregnancy Test?

I took a pregnancy test on tuesday and they came out negative but it wasn't a two weeks after we had sex. I still took my birth control but it wasn't always on time. I stopped taking it last night and now I feel so different and im having sickness/constipation and my breasts are tender and you can see my veins. I've been noticing my sleeping patterns have changed too and even when i sleep for a long time im still tired. What does this mean? Should i take another test? Do you think im pregnant? It has now been two weeks and plus two days since the last time i had sex.

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Birth Control :: Depo Provera Affect On Progesterone Test

How does depo provera affect progesterone test readings?

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HIV :: Oraquick Test At 5 Months

I had a possible HIV exposure 5 months ago (unprotected anal sex I was the insertive partner). I took two Oraquick home tests today, both came back negative. Am I in the free and clear or should I get additional blood work done?

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