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Routine Health Checkup

A regular health check-up is a set of routine tests, investigations, and general examinations to understand the health status of an otherwise healthy individual and treat any disease, if present, in the initial stages, thereby preventing complications. They are also known as annual health check-ups. It covers almost all the organs and their functioning through blood parameters, urine and stool examination, scans, and physical examination. They comply with the quote "prevention is better than cure."

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Kindly check my parent's health check-up results and advise.

Query: Hi doctor, Please check the attached annual health check-up results of my parents and advise if any medications are required. They already take cholesterol and blood pressure medicines.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to All attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are normal, except reactive eosinophilia is present in your dad's report. Eosinophils are elevated in allergic conditions, certain skin disease, parasitic infection, etc. Is there any history of congest...  Read Full »

During a normal check-up my urine glucose was high without any symptoms. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to MEPS today to get a physical examination to join the AirForce. I passed everything except for the urine glucose which was 250 mmHg. I have never had issues or symptoms in the past. I get a physical examination every year and no concerns till now. I did eat a healthy meal pri...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You had a huge load of sugar before the test. I would suggest getting HbA1c testing or fasting blood sugar (fasting after 12 hours) to check for diabetes or prediabetes. Definitely cutting down on the sugar and carb intake by 50% will be helpful. A sports drink is not ...  Read Full »

I underwent routine blood tests, but the laboratory assistant reused the vacutainer holder. Can I get infected with blood-borne diseases?

Query: Hello doctor, I had gone through an annual health check-up and got my routine blood tests done. The laboratory assistant who took my blood sample reused the vacutainer holder. However, the needle used was new and fresh. I am worried that some invisible blood particles might be left over on the vacut...  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. In your case, it is nearly impossible to transmit any blood-borne diseases. The needle did not come in contact with the holder, and a very small puncture site was there. Also, the phlebotomist used fresh gloves. ...  Read Full »

Is running bad for the heart?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40 year old female. I am an avid runner. I run 5 to 7 miles daily. Is this bad for my heart? I keep reading that I could be damaging my heart instead of hurting it. I have tried only running 3 to 4 miles instead of the longer mileage, and it makes me crabby. I have no heart disease...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi,Welcome to is a good exercise, and it benefits the whole body including the cardiovascular system. So, you need not worry about this. Regarding exercise, it is best to change the pace of physical activity such as running, jogging, etc. Running at a smooth, fast pace is not so ...  Read Full »

Does donating blood affect blood test results?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a few queries about blood donation. I am traveling abroad for joining a new company there and I will have medical tests, which includes blood tests for all lipid profile, cholesterol, liver tests, hemoglobin, WBC, RBC, platelets, etc., and for HIV, hepatitis, etc. I am a regular bl...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Blood donation will not affect your blood reports. However, for blood donation, your medical reports that is overall health should be good and that includes all tests to be normal irrespective of blood donation. For what ailment are you taking the hormone testostero...  Read Full »

What should I do if my hemoglobin is low?

Query: Hi doctor, I just had a routine checkup done. Please check the attached reports, and let me know if everything is fine.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had seen your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yourhemoglobin is slightly low, and it mostly seems to be iron-deficiency anemia. For that, no medication is needed. I suggest eating iron-rich foods like green leafy vegetables, dry fruits, beans...  Read Full »

I need to interpret my recent blood and urine report. Could you help me with it?

Query: Hi doctor, I need to interpret my recent laboratory report. It includes blood and urine tests. Could you help me with it?  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have checked the attached files thoroughly (the attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). My comments : 1. You have a lipid problem that requires lifestyle changes as well as meditation. 2. There is low vitamin D deficiency which requires supplement...  Read Full »

Can you please check my blood reports for some endocrine diseases?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I got my blood tests done without any medical advice as I was suspicious about a few endocrinological areas. Some test results have been out of the normal range, that I did not notice earlier. Please take a look at my recent report. In addition, I have also attached a spreadshee...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, I appreciate you for taking care of your health and looking into things carefully. Based on the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The following are the conclusions: The lipid profile looks good except for the good c...  Read Full »

I want to know about my overall health check up report. Please suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 38 years old. I got my blood test done for an overall health checkup. I am attaching my reports. I can see my heart and cardiology reports are not good. Can you please tell me whether there is anything abnormal?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi,Welcome to have gone through your attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your urine examination is normal. Your uric acid level is high, for that you are advised to take more vegetables and fruits and less meat (take low proteins in diet). Liver enzymes are hig...  Read Full »

Should I get my heart checked as a heart attack runs in my family?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old female. My father who is 65 years old has suffered from two very severe heart attacks, one recently and another two years back. His father and brother both died in their 50s from heart attacks. Is heart attack genetic? Should my son and I get tested?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, heart attack has a genetic component coupled with environmental elements like lifestyle, etc. Your chance of acquiring it depends on both of your parents. Likewise, your son acquiring it depends on you and your husband. But you are at an increased risk, so ...  Read Full »

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