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Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A condition in which a woman experiences a loss of a pregnancy, typically prior ...Read more


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How accurate are blood tests for hypothyroidism in pregnancy?

How accurate are blood tests for hypothyroidism in pregnancy?

T4 higher: Tsh is usually unaffected, however, serum levels of T4 are higher during pregnancy than during non-pregnant state. In combination, these tests are accurate during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Do blood and urine tests test for benzodiazepines?

Do blood and urine tests test for benzodiazepines?

Of course: The screening is most often done using a blood or urine sample. These tests are sometimes administrated as part of an investigation for drug use or abuse. ...Read more

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Having a blood test for neurological reasons, can it detect pregnancy?

Having a blood test for neurological reasons, can it detect pregnancy?

Comments: Since am not clear as to why blood tests were done or what presumptive diagnosis is, cannot help explain what was tested. If there is a question on starting you on some medication, a pregnancy test may have been ordered. Why not ask your doctor directly? ...Read more

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Blood test for pregnancy came positive is blood test 100% accurate and will i see a baby in the ultrasound?

Blood test for pregnancy came positive is blood test 100% accurate and will i see a baby in the ultrasound?

Only if you're good!: That is to say, good at interpretation of scans. I assume from your question that this was an early measurement, and you just missed one or two periods. If so, it will take an expert radiologist to see the developing fetus. You will be able to see a lot more after 4 or 5 months, and it doesn't look much like your baby for about 7 months. Nothing is 100% in medicine. ...Read more

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Will a standard blood test screen for pregnancy?

Will a standard blood test screen for pregnancy?

No: Standard blood studies do not address that question. A quick urine test for HCG is the easiest way. ...Read more

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What blood tests detect a clot (dvt)?

What blood tests detect a clot (dvt)?

Blood tests for clot: There are no specific blood tests that will be definitive to prove a clot exists. Ultrasound, CT andMR are the diagnostic modalities to prove a clot. D-dimer is a blood test that can be used to identify clot formation but it is very non specific. If negative there is good evidence that a clot does not exist but d-dimer can be positive for many reasons not related to a clot. ...Read more

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Are blood tests for pregnancy done at the gyno?

Serum HCG's can: Often be drawn at the doctor's clinic or at a lab. ...Read more

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Blood test for pregnancy came out positive. Is it 100% accurate? Will i see a baby during ultrasound? Can blood test be false?

Blood test for pregnancy came out positive. Is it 100% accurate? Will i see a baby during ultrasound? Can blood test be false?

Ultrasound to: Confirm pregnancy. Depending on how far along the pregnancy is, you may or may not see a baby per se, but ultrasound will confirm pregnancy by showing the gestational sack and related structures. The blood test is nearly 100% accurate. ...Read more

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Are blood tests for pregnancy always accurate?

Are blood tests for pregnancy always accurate?

Depends on gest age: The blood pregnancy test or beta HCG is very sensitive and specific. The hormone is produced only by a developing human pregnancy. However, one result is only a snapshot. A very early pregnancy could be normal, not normal or possibly an ectopic pregnancy. Sometimes it is necessary to check the levels over several days to discern how the pregnancy is going. ...Read more

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Can blood tests determine pregancy at 2-3weeks pregnant?

Yes: Yes..Blood tests can pick up pregnancy very early..Sometimes as early as 7-10 days from conception. Important to remember that most women don't know exactly when conception actually occurred. Also, blood and urine tests only tell you of pregnancy..A single test does not assure a normal pregnancy or even normal location (could be ectopic - out of uterus). ...Read more

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Quantitative blood test for hcg, what is this?

Quantitative blood test for hcg, what is this?

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin: This test comes in two varieties, one a purely "qualitative" one that is intended to detect pregnancy, and a second quantitative one that provides a number, and thus can detect more subtle abnormalities of production either by the fetus, or a tumor. ...Read more

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What tests check for blood clot disorders?

What tests check for blood clot disorders?

Blood clot: There are many blood tests to look for clotting disorders, both clotting too much and not quickly enough. If you are having active bleeding problems you should see your physician asap. If you are concerned about an inherited disorder blood tests can help here too. ...Read more

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Blood tests for cancer? If so which tests?

Blood tests for cancer? If so which tests?

None: Unless specifically requested by your doctor. Each test is for a specific kind of cancer, but cannot be used for screening or used alone for diagnosis. Psa is a long discussion, does not apply to you. ...Read more

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Any blood test for gallstone?

Any blood test for gallstone?

Indirectly: Most people with gallbladder disease will not have any lab abnormalities. However, some of the complications of gallbladder disease may be detected by blood tests. These include common bile duct stones which can block the liver and cause liver enzyme elevation, pancreatitis which will elevate the amylase and lipase in the blood, and acute cholecystitis which may elevate the white blood cell ct. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

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