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Just wondering if there can be any test done for a

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Hi just wondering if there can be any test done for a constantly flushed (red) face, as for about 2months my face has been unusually red!
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Any other skin concerns?
Customer: About 2 months no nothing else, I am lactose intolerant that is all
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I got told I had high blood pressure 134/86 about 2 months ago aswell
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 months ago.

I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

One of the common cause for face flushing is medications, herbs or supplements. So if you have starting anything new around two months, that need to be looked as the possible culprit. The other cause can be hormonal. Following investigations are needed to ascertain the cause;

1) Thyroid and adrenal function tests.

2) FSH, LH, Prolactin, estradiol and testosterone.

3) Complete blood counts.

4) Comprehensive metabolic panel.

5) Urinary 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA)

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 months ago.

Apart from medications and herbs, following causes need to be considered for facial flushing;

1) Allergies.

2) Chronic infection.

3) Hormonal issues

4) Irritable bowel syndrome.

5) Mastocytosis

6) Carcinoid syndrome.

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