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A friend of mine had a blood test done because he is not feeling well, so doctor ordered a blood test done. It came back showing high levels of AFP, 5.8.

He asked me about it, the first few places I checked on internet have to do with pregnant women and or fetus. Or possibly a tumor, cancerous.

Can someone please help me with information on high levels of AFP in men over 40?
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Liver problems or testicular problems, is he a drinker


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Liver problems or testicular problems, is he a drinker

No, he does not drink or smoke, no drugs. He has not been feeling well for a while now. Doctor brushed him off at first.
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Less than 10. ng/ml is normal what is the 5.8 on a scale of?
 
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Less than 10. ng/ml is normal what is the 5.8 on a scale of?
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Sorry, I don't know. He said the doc said it was high. No other explanation. I'll ask him to get some more info and then let you know. Thank you.
 

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Probably an NP that didn’t know their ****. :couch:
Well spotted mayhem.
It was a doctor who ordered the tests and gave him the results. I can get more info if that would help.
 

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It was a doctor who ordered the tests and gave him the results. I can get more info if that would help.
Nah, I’m not concerned with unconcerning stuff.
 

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thank you all for replies, help.
 

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Breathe and relax. Your doctor should be talking to you.
 

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thanks nurse Tim, saw two doctors this week. First, the pain specialist said 'you have arthuritus, nothing I can do to help you with the pain.' second one said, 'I can't help you. ' I feel much better knowing they cannot help.
 

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thanks nurse Tim, saw two doctors this week. First, the pain specialist said 'you have arthuritus, nothing I can do to help you with the pain.' second one said, 'I can't help you. ' I feel much better knowing they cannot help.
Get a second opinion from a rheumatologist. Don’t sweat the AFP. Pain can be managed, you need to have the expectation of functionality, not to be free of any and all pain. You may need to think outside the box.
 

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Get a second opinion from a rheumatologist. Don’t sweat the AFP. Pain can be managed, you need to have the expectation of functionality, not to be free of any and all pain. You may need to think outside the box.
You mean think inside the pipe? I know some old folks that say weed really helps with the arthuItis.
 

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You mean think inside the pipe? I know some old folks that say weed really helps with the arthuItis.
I don't know how people can function under the influence of weed. I have chronic pain, and considered maybe trying weed for it, but I smoked a little waaay back in High School, and hated the way it made me feel. I smoked it one time with a co-worker who had some, on 3rd shift (overnight shift). It felt like my shift would never end.
 

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You mean think inside the pipe? I know some old folks that say weed really helps with the arthuItis.
Not really what I had in mind, but ok, why not.

OP, when you blazed the ganja, were you in pain? Pain added to the equation may alter the answer you come up with.
 
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