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Negative home pregnancy test at about 9 weeks. Can home pregnancy test not work at all for some people?
HPT are very good.: Repeat test to be absolutely sure.Get a more detailed answer ›
Good question!: Took some research. Both hospital and home urine pregnancy tests are very sensitive. Hospital tests are generally considered more reliable but this fact was disputed in an article in the journal of Clinical Chemistry January 2014 http://www.clinchem.org/content/60/4/667.full where false negatives were found in a high number of tests from 5-7 weeks of pregnancy. A blood HCG test is most accurate. ...Read more
Are home UTI tests accurate? What if I'm positive for leukocytes at home but negative for urine culture?
Unlikely: The urine tests for HCG levels that are the most sensitive tests for pregnancy. At your age the chances of you achieving a pregnancy is extremely low. If you want to totally confirm get a blood level or get an fsh level to see if you are menopausal and are not having periods any longer. ...Read more
Positive (faint line) home pregnancy test 2/18, urine test at doc. Confirmed pregnancy. Home test again 2/22 still very faint + line, is this normal?
At home UTI test positive for leukocytes but urine test at hospital negative for white and red blood cells. 24 weeks pregnant. Uti?
URINE ANALYSIS: The dip stick is quite non-specific for an actual infection. The microscopic eval. With a culture and symptoms check is the way to diagnose and appropriately treat a uti. ...Read more
Hiv1/2 eia negative at 8 & 23 weeks. Will test again at 48 weeks. Will a negative test be conclusive?
HIV testing: Yes. You are not HIV positive. In the future there is a test that is 100% accurate at 14 days. This is the HIV RNA or pcr test. You do not have hiv. Testing regularly is a good habit to get into when you are sexually active. And, please do not forget there are eleven other stds to avoid. ...Read more
Going to test at the clinic, i have 8 positives and 1 negative home pregnancy tests. How accurate is the test at the clinic?
Just do urine test: Home urine pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
When can doctors pee test detect pregnancy? At how many weeks?. My two home tests in am were positive drs same day test (pee) negative
Blood test: When the test results are contradictory your physician can perform blood test, which will help you with definite answer. ...Read more
Been on antibiotics penicillin VK for 6 days still still positive for strep with home test how long till it's clear is this normal ?
Not normal: If the home test is based on antigen detection, the test usually reverts to negative about a day after penicillin is started. In some documented cases, the positive test persists long after cultures become negative (so positive test despite effective treatment. This may be caused by antigen from another non-harmful microbe (not the strep) that is present. Short answer, would not worry/stop tests. ...Read more
Been on antibiotics penicillin VK for 6 days still still positive for strep with home test how long till it's clear is this normal ? Feel good now
Taking keflex for 10 days for UTI strep b group. Still feel symptomatic but at home urine test show trace of lukocytes, why do I still feel pressure?
Unclear, but...: The bug and drug combination suggests that you have been appropriately treated. The urine test confirms this, too. However, you may have symptoms due to residual irritation that will get better or will get worse due to possible need for longer course. If get worse, you need re culture for new treatment. Pressure without frequency and burning may also be due to added pelvic inflammatory disease. ...Read more
Taking keflex for 10 days for UTI strep b. Still feel symptomatic but at home urine test shows only trace of lukocites, why do I still feel bladder pressure?
UTI: Antibiotics can get rid of bacteria in the urine but symptoms may last longer due to swelling and inflammation of the bladder. Symptoms will get better with fluids, avoid spicy foods, caffeinated drinks. B-strep is an organism found mostly in the vagina, was this a catheter obtained urine culture? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a sore throat but am away for a week. Should I look for dr for strep test or I can wait a week till I get home? No insurance or anything w me.
Utilize Health Tap: The most important information in a medical visits comes from asking the correct questions and this does not need to be done face to face. Health Tap allows users to utilize a Doctor who is doing a shift or become part of a Provider's Virtual Practice in order to access medical care at your convenience. You can check any provider to see if they use concierge and if in same state use them. ...Read more
My son came home with a note that said a classmate had strep in the stomach (hi fever, vomit), but no strep throat.How do you test for "stomach" strep?
I have strep throat -like symptoms. Last month I had a huge white bump in my throat with sore throat and no fever. My doctor didn't strep test me but sent me home with penicillin VK. Two weeks ago it came back, so I went to urgent care and had a positive
Recurrent strep: infection occurs about 10% of the time, in spite of taking the antibiotic, and more often if one stops the medication after feeling better instead of completing the course. In the lab, strep is very sensitive to penicillin, but not all people absorb it well or may have other bacteria in their throat that make it less effective. Get another culture and other med. Possible other germ like mono. ...Read more
Throat culture: Go to a local clinic, physician or hospital in your area. ...Read more
Uncertain: Uncertain about your question, but I am assuming you are asking if you can test positive for strep still as an adult? The answer is emphatically a yes. ...Read more
Gag Reflex: No. The gag reflex is very strong in some people. It can be controlled somewhat be spraying anesthetics in the throat but that interferes with the test. So, you just need to open wide and the lab tech has to be quick. Sorry, it bothers me too! ...Read more
Irritated throat: With strep throat, the "skin" (mucous membrane) is very inflamed and tender (friable). The swab can easily scratch this lining and you can have a bit of bleeding. You should not have much and it should stop quickly. If the swab was much rougher than you have experienced before, then the person who swabbed your throat needs to be re-trained and tell your doc, or the lab director ...Read more
I was diagnosed with strep without a culture test done. How long before penicillin decreases the pain? Might i be resistant to penicillin?
Strep throat: There is substantial data to suggest that antibiotic treatment for grp a strep pharyngitis may not alter the clinical manifestations and that patients get symptomatically better with or without them. The purpose of penicillin (or other antibiotics) is to prevent the development of post=streptococcal complications like acute rheumatic fever. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had strep b test done dr touched everything in the room with gloves on including drawers before seeing if I have dialated can I catch anything?
No problem: This exam does not require sterile gloves. While it may seem inappropriate to keep the gloves on a long time prior to the exam you should be fine. ...Read more
Culture for bacteria: Group b streptococcus is a bacteria present in the vagina and rectum in approximately 20% of women. The test involves a qtip swab of the vagina and rectum to see if the bacteria is present. This is usually done around the 35th week of pregnancy. If positive you will need antibiotics during labor to protect the baby from infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strep throat: "Beta Strep" is short for beta-hemolytic Streptococcus infection. It is the "strep" in Strep throat. A common test for it is the "rapid strep test" done by a throat swab. Another, more comprehensive, test is a bacterial throat culture, also done by a throat swab. The most common treatment for Strep throat is penicillin-based antibiotics, such as amoxicillin. ...Read more
No: Throat swab is fine for sore throat. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. ...Read more
+ strep: Extremely unlikely. The test is pretty good (70-90%) at detecting the disease and very good at confirming it (90-100%). ...Read more
Antibiotics first?: If you are treated with antibiotics and then get strep testing your results may be negative. Prior to antibiotics, the rapid strep test takes 15 to 20 minutes to get a result and a culture can take 24 to 48 hours to get a result back. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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