I've had 3 blood tests done within the past couple months.[br>[br>The first blood test I had was done a month and a half ago and my Total protein was 7.7 G/DL, Albumin=4.7 G/DL, and Globulin=3.0. The lab work was done at a smaller regional facility. This bloodwork was done as a general checkup.[br>[br>The 2nd blood test I had done was for life insurance reasons and this was done roughly 5 days after. But during this blood draw, the tech who drives around doing the blood samples was extremely sick, unsanitary(didn't wash his hands), coughing everywhere, and very unprofessional. And this is when I became paranoid that perhaps I caught something from him (needle stick accident, dirty needle, etc.)[br>[br>I got the results from the labwork (Quest) and noticed that my total Protein was 8.4 G/DL, Albumin=5.3 G/DL, and Globulin=3.1 G/DL.[br>[br>How could my Total Protein levels have increased that shortly within 5 days? These results made me even more paranoid in that perhaps I had caught something from the tech.[br>[br>I took another blood test from my general practitioner (26 days after the above incident) and also took a 4th Gen HIV Duo test as well. The HIV test came out negative. But my Total Protein was 8.3 G/DL, Albumin=5.2 G/DL, and Globulin=3.1 G/DL. This blood work was also done at Quest.[br>[br>How is that my Total Protein went up that much within 5 days? Or do different labs produce different numbers?[br>View Thread
Hello everyone. I am a 31 year old male in pretty good health my whole life. About 4 weeks ago I started having discomfort in the RUQ of my chest. It was more of a "Did I pull something working out?" kinda pain. About two week later it started getting worse like a dull ache/throbbing pain. I went to a walk in clinic and they immediately sent me to ER for an ultrasound of gallbladder.
ER ran an ultrasound, labs, and a CT scan. I was diagnosed with gall bladder polyps, small in size, and referred to a surgeon for elective removal. Surgeon ran a HIDA scan with negative results and 70% ejection rate.
By this point I was living on 8000 mg of Tylenol and advil a day combined to keep the pain away so I could work. Only other symptoms I have developed is one case of the runs, loss of appetite, and fear of foods causing these pains. Minor nausea only. The pain persists.
About every 3 days the pain will go away like nothing happened then come back again for no apparent reasons. I met with a family doc and they ran more labs for CBC, Hep panel, and H. Pylori. The labs from ER came back with elevated liver enzymes and high hemoglobin. Still waiting results for more recent labs and have been referred to a gastro for follow up checks. No doctors have given me any indication of what this may be so I am at a loss looking for help. I was sure it was gall bladder but no other symptoms related to this I am not sure. I eat fairly well with no red meat and lots of vegetables, little dairy.
Any thoughts of what I may be experiencing? The pain last night started hurting below right shoulder blade between middle and side of my back. I still think it's gall bladder but doctors do not.View Thread
My testicles(not the sack) fluctuate in size and firmness. Some days they are a bit bigger and more firm and...
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My testicles(not the sack) fluctuate in size and firmness. Some days they are a bit bigger and more firm and hard and other times they are smaller and less firm and harmd more soft i guess. Is this normal? 27 years old
Hi, I'm a 15 year old male who for the past 2 years have been experiencing pain in my urethra during urination. About 2 years ago I moderately began masturbating and have done so until now. I realised the pain wasn't worth masturbating (Which I had believed to have been the cause) so I stopped for about 1 week and I continued to have pains. Thinking there may not be a connection I began masturbating again and during this period I masturbated much more. I stopped again about 2 and half weeks ago yet I continue to have pains. The pains aren't burning pains but more like a needle poking inside my urethra. I have visited a couple urologists who have inserted catheters into my penis. Any advice would be great.View Thread
I am curious for an opinion on what I may be experiencing. I am a 37yr old white male (approx 230lbs and 6'...
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I am curious for an opinion on what I may be experiencing. I am a 37yr old white male (approx 230lbs and 6' 1" in height). I suffer from occasional hemmorroid flare up. I've had surgery in the past approx (10 years ago for hernia as well as a varicocelectomy.
Currently I am having a typical hemorrhoid flare up however this time, I am feeling discomfort in my scrotum/testicles and also experiencing pain/discomfort along the backs of my legs down into my calves. I'm not certain if one has anything to to with the other though... I have noticed that if I apply pressure to the area of my crotch behind my scrotum it lessens the discomfort to testicles/scrotum.
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