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What Do Pregnancy Test Results Mean
You're pregnant?: Pregnancy tests come in two varieties. One says yes or no as to being pregnant (urine or blood tested). The other is a blood test which tells how much pregnancy hormone(hcg) is in your blood and can be useful for your doctor in assessing how your pregnancy is progressing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Negative: AFP is the screening test for neural tube defects and down's syndrome .Normal test means your risk of having a baby with down's is very low compared to what the riskis at your age. ...Read more
It depends.: A pap smear is a test used to screen for cervical cancer, where a doc takes a sample of cells from the cervix. There is a wide range of abnormal results. Some pap tests come back showing you have a virus called hpv which is extremely common in sexually active women. Pap smears can also show that the cells of the cervix themselves are abnormal, showing pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Personality: It is a personality test. You may consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www.upress.umn.edu/test-division/mmpi-2 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Not Medical: That term is not one used in medicine nor is it in any way explanatory. Perhaps you should ask this specific question of the professional who used it. ...Read more
What exactly does it mean when you skip your periods but have negative results on pregnancy tests?
Anovulation: If you missed your menstrual cycle, and aren't pregnant, you may have pcod, a thyroid disorder, or another cause for anovulation. If you gained or lost weight over a short period of time, it may also cause your cycle to be irregular, you should talk to your doctor to find out what is going on especially if you are trying to get pregnant. ...Read more
Infection with Tb: When someone is infected with tuberculosis (TB) germs, the body develops a protective response against them. The TB skin test is a test of the body's response to tb, not the germs themselves. One can have an active infection where they are coughing out TB germs and are a risk to spread tb. Or the body may have had the infection long ago and controlled it so there is no risk now of spread. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incomplete info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, hbsag negative suggests you do not have active infection. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hbv/pdfs/serologicchartv8.pdf ...Read more
Thyroid tests: In general, when interpreting thyroid tests, a high TSH is indicative of hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) and a low TSH is indicative of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). Your doctor may also check your free T4 and free T3 (liothyronine) levels which may be low if hypothyroid and high if hyperthyroid. That being said, the tests are not always so straightforward so make sure an MD interprets your results ...Read more
Preterm labor; fFN: Fetal fibronectin can be described as the "glue" that attaches the membranes of the amniotic sac to the side wall of the uterus. If the "glue" starts to leak out giving you a positive test, then you are at greater risk to deliver prematurely. Your risk of early labor is higher since your test is positive. Treatment options include, bed rest, steroids and close observation. ...Read more
No inflammation: ESR, or erythrocyte sedimentation rate, is a measure of inflammation and is commonly ordered with a C-Reactive protein. A normal ESR is usually less than 15-20, but can depend on the lab which performed the test. If you have a normal ESR, you are not likely to have an inflammatory process. The ESR is not a test for a specific problem, so it would be best to know why the test was ordered. ...Read more
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