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Can Hormone Imbalances Cause A Ca 125 Test To Be Negative
Ca-125 (cancer antigen 125 or carbohydrate antigen 125) is a biomarker/tumor marker for ovarian cancer (etc); however, it is not sensitive or specific enough to use as a screening test. Also, a uk study showed that treating based on ca125 level did not improve outcomes. "125" comes from the 125th attempt to develop a marker. It was introduced by bast ...Read more
Usually, but...: Usually, but first you need to have an indication that there is a hormonal problem -- such as clinical signs and/or symptoms. Check w/your doctor or see an endocrinologist. Beware of information on the internet. ...Read more
Can a t3/t4 thyroid test be a false negative? If so, what additional thyroid tests can be done to correctly diagnose?
What can cause a false positive pregnancy test? Is it possible to not be far enough along for a blood test to detect pregnancy?
Tumor and yes: Early menopause may raise serum betahcg levels enough to give a false positive, some tumors and molar pregnancy produce beta HCG and will give a positive test. Yes, you may be too early in pregnancy to have a positive blood test. If you think you are pregnant, you may wish to repeat the tests in a week. ...Read more
Could possible pregnancy be detected through blood work levels even if the test wasn't to find a pregnancy?
What to do if i know blood in urine can cause a positive but can it cause a negative in a pregnancy test?
No: No. I don't think so.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can a thyroid be undetected through doctor tests due to hormone levels? Even if blood work is done.
Thyroid: I am not sure what you are meaning exactly. You can measure thyroid hormone through blood tests and various ways. You can also use ultrasound to look at the thyroid itself. It would be possible to have no thyroid tissue left via various methods including surgery and medical treatment for thyroid diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It should not affect those.Get a more detailed answer ›
Blood tests: Blood tests are generally more reliable, but what kind of hormonal imbalance are you concerned about. They're not as common as you would think from reading the internet. ...Read more
Certainly can.: No doubt about it.Get a more detailed answer ›
How can missing periods and having negative pregnancy tests be related to an endocrine issue? Such as? Thanks Dr!
What factors can contribute to a false positive pregnancy test? I'm not on any medication and an curious if my positive result might be incorrect.
Probably positive: It's probably positive. The test checks for the Beta subunit of HCG, and it doesn't cross react with other hormones. It sounds like you are pregnant. ...Read more
What hormones in PCOS would need to be imbalanced to cause abnormal uterine bleeding / spotting? And if hormones are normal, look for another cause?
Hormone Balance??: Hormones are not balanced or unbalanced. Insulin resistance underlies most cases of PCOS. So, when you eat sweets and carbs, your insulin rises and interferes with normal menstrual cycles, results in increased male hormone levels, and is often associated with hypertension and high cholesterol levels. The best approach to managing PCOS is low glycemic diet, strength training exercise and metformin ...Read more
Why do some women never get a positive result on a pregnancy test? What could cause hCG to not register on their hpt?
Lots of options: Irregular menstrual period is very common and there are lots of options. Birth control methods such as pills, the patch and NuvaRing can regulate the cycle. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can stop periods completely for many. Lysteda is a nonhormal treatment which minimizes bleeding. For those done with childbearing, an endometrial ablation is a great minimally invasive option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How common is it for low hormone levels to cause a negative pregnancy test when you know you're pregnant?
Hypothyroidism is not expected to cause a false positive pregnancy test. If you have any concern, get a blood test for HCG level.
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A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
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