Blood Tests

Regular blood testing is an important way to know about our physical well-being. Blood tests can be done routinely once a year. Complete blood count, thyroid panel, lipid panel, complete metabolic panel, basic metabolic panel, and enzyme markers are commonly tested.

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What is the natural way to increase endometrium lining thickness to get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to conceive. My endometrium lining is showing as 1.8 mm and follicles of left ovary is 9.4 mm on 8th day and 16.1 mm on 10th day of my menses. I would like to know why has my endometrium lining decreased to this extent? Nine months back, I was pregnant but it led to a miss...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. You have PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome) so your ovaries might be producing less of estrogen and more of testosterone. Also you may have other hormone problems. You need to do blood tests Hb (hemoglobin), fasting sugar, pr...  Read Full »

Is there a marker in a person's blood that indicates their sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 65 year old transgender female, and I have been on hormone therapy for the past two years. I have had an orchidectomy but not gender reassignment surgery. I recently donated blood, and on the questionnaire, it asked for my biological sex. The person there said that because I was b...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Every cell in your body has DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) that defines the genetic makeup. A male is XY and a female is XX. Other than red blood cells, which does not have DNA, rest every cell of the body has DNA. The blood is a mixture of all different kinds of proteins an...  Read Full »

I have weird sensation all over body. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have started feeling weird sensations all over my body for seven months now, and they all happen at once and on a daily basis. My skin itches all over, especially my face and scalp. A lot of the times, when I speak, I sense a vibration in my eyes or a little bit lower. It is as an inn...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Sardar Narayankar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These all symptoms point towards a chronic condition. You will have to undergo few more investigation as follows. Basic hemogram. Thyroid function tests. Check for autoimmune diseases status, consult a physician and get tested for ANA (antinuclear antibody). Do you eve...  Read Full »

What causes dryness and itching of the glans?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a blood investigation recently, and I would like to ask for help interpreting my blood test report.Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. I have gone through your reports, and they are absolutely fine except few changes, which are minor to cause anything (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). There is slightly low MCH (m...  Read Full »

What causes the rise of ALT and HDL in blood?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 46-year-old man of 182 cm height and 88 kg weight. My T4 is 11.39 ug/dL, TSH is 0.005 uIU/mL, and HDL is 34.30 mg/dL, creatine serum is 0.78 mg/dL, ALT serum is 60.90 u/L. I am attaching my reports. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and the reports that you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It appears that you have hyperthyroidism. It means that your thyroid gland is hyperfunctioning. Before we proceed with any treatment, you must do...  Read Full »

What blood tests are taken to diagnose COVID infection?

Query: Hi doctor,Since last Friday, I have severe fever and body pain. I took tablet Paracetamol 650 mg one time after that, I got relief now I have headache and fever coming back, and my mouth is also dry, but I have taste and smell sensation.  Read Full »


Dr. S D Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Apart from fever and body pain, do you have cough and breathlessness? Please revert immediately. You could at least get the following tests immediately and revert. 1) RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) or Antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 (Seve...  Read Full »

Is there any serious issue with my blood test report?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a male, who weighs 49 kg and I am 5.6 feet tall. I got my blood test done, and the report showed that my TLC is 5800, neutrophils is 80, lymphocytes are 17, monocytes is 2, hemoglobin is 9.1 g/dL, PCV is 27, total RBC is 3.8, and platelets is 2.3 lakhs. Is there any serious probl...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the history provided, the neutrophils count is slightly high, and hemoglobin level is low. Low hemoglobin can be from nutritional anemia, which includes iron-deficiency anemia as well. So, get your serum ferritin and TIBC (total iron binding capacity) tested...  Read Full »

Can the meningococcal vaccine be taken immediately after the COVID vaccine?

Query: Hi doctor,I want to know the list of vaccines that I need to take. On the first page, I have attached the list of vaccines and my medical history on the second and third pages. Can you please suggest which vaccines that I need to take? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. N Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your attachments (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I think you are leaving abroad for higher education. I acknowledge your vaccination details attached with this query. Before vaccination, we will check your immunity aga...  Read Full »

I have stabbing pain in the lower left back after coughing up with phlegm. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male weighing 76 kg and 5.10 feet tall. Since the past month, I have been having issues with my chest. When I wake up in the morning, I cough up a lot of clear and white phlegm and get a stabbing pain in my lower left back. I am suffering from loss of appetite and often fall short ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jeremy David O'kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A productive cough associated with shortness of breath and chest pain always indicates a need for clinical examination and appropriate special investigations as follows. Clinical examination with auscultation (using a stethoscope). Chest x-ray. Sputum specimen for cultur...  Read Full »

My uncle suffers from constant chest and stomach pain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle is having constant chest pain and stomach ache. His hemoglobin level is 6.20 mg/dL; platelet count is 598000 per mcL and ESR is 60 mm/hour. What is causing his symptoms? I am attaching my uncle's blood reports.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your uncle's reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your uncle's hemoglobin is low, and platelet count is raised. A peripheral smear examination has to be done. If the peripheral smear is suspicious, then further workup needs to be...  Read Full »

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