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50 Dangerous Conditions Testing Your Blood Can Help Detect

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6. Lyme disease
> Common symptoms: Rash
> Confirmation tests: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test
> Treatment: Antibiotics

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7. Zika
> Common symptoms: Mild fever, rash, joint pain
> Confirmation tests: Blood or urine test
> Treatment: No antiviral treatment. No vaccine

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8. Vitamin K deficiency
> Common symptoms: Excessive bleeding, dark stool
> Confirmation tests: Coagulation test, or PT test
> Treatment: Phytonadione supplement

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9. Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
> Common symptoms: Rapid heartbeat, sweating, increased appetite, sleeping problems
> Confirmation tests: Physical exam, radioiodine uptake test, thyroid scan or ultrasound
> Treatment: Radioactive iodine, beta blockers, surgery

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10. Lymphoma
> Common symptoms: Lymph swelling, fatigue, fever
> Confirmation tests: Removing lymph for testing, physical exam
> Treatment: Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, bone marrow transplant

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