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Could a five year old have a peak flow test the test used to diagnose ashma?

Could a five year old have a peak flow test the test used to diagnose ashma?

Depends/spiro: This depends on the child and the symptoms. Many five year olds are able to perform lung function testing called spirometry. Please check with your pediatrician. Peak flow meters may be used to track the peak flow at home and in the office. If your child has asthma, ask your doctor to write an asthma action plan. ...Read more

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When I had my shunt flow study test they said they aren't getting much pressure what does this mean?

When I had my shunt flow study test they said they aren't getting much pressure what does this mean?

Low pressure shunt: May mean it is overdraining. Are you getting headaches as you can get headaches (relieved with lying down) from low pressure and even hydrocephalus? .Is it a programable valve? Ask the neurosurgeons if it means the shunt needs to be readjusted or revised. ...Read more

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I had a blood test and the nurse said that I had slow flow. It was hard for her to take the sample. It's that normal? Or should I be worried?

I had a blood test and the nurse said that I had slow flow. It was hard for her to take the sample. It's that normal? Or should I be worried?

Not at all: Some people have big veins other have small invisible veins making it difficult to take blood and have slow flow. This has no real long-term significance ...Read more

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Period 4 days late, but 4 days before due period I had very light flow for 2 days only. Since then there has been nothing. Tests are (-)ive. Advice?

Period 4 days late, but 4 days before due period I had very light flow for 2 days only. Since then there has been nothing. Tests are (-)ive. Advice?

Period: Those two days were probably your period although clearly a light one for you. You can trust the pregnancy test at this point. If you would like more menstrual cycle control then consider birth control for cycle regulation. ...Read more

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My flow was suposed to come on d 14th of july but on d 11th I saw a vry light blood nd d nxt day it turned browninish. Av done 5 hom urin test its Neg?

My flow was suposed to come on d 14th of july but on d 11th I saw a vry light blood nd d nxt day it turned browninish. Av done 5 hom urin test its Neg?

Get a blood test: If you had intercourse (sex) during the 10-15 day of your menstrual cycle and it was unprotected, you could have spotty blood. A negative urine test doesn't always rule out pregnancy. I recommend you see your family doctor and get a blood test. Use protection, condoms and oral contraceptives if you do not want to be pregnant. If you want to get pregnant take a prenatal or any vitamin daily. ...Read more

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Spotting to light flow x5 days instead of normal cycle. What could be cause? Neg preg. Test.

Spotting to light flow x5 days instead of normal cycle. What could be cause? Neg preg. Test.

Could be normal: This very well could be normal. It is not unusual for women to have a little bit of variability in their menstrual flow, especially if you have been under any recent physical or emotional stress. ...Read more

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On a spyrometry test is there diffrent flow readings for asthma and c o p d that differentiate the two?

On a spyrometry test is there diffrent flow readings for asthma and c o p d that differentiate the two?

Reversibility: Both asthma and COPD will show an obstructive pattern on spirometry. However, if an asthmatic is given a bronchodilator, such as albuterol, there will be a significant improvement in spirometry. ...Read more

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Would a blockage of the lymphatic system show up on a test, if so, what is the best option. Can you also see lymphatic fluid flow on any tests?

Would a blockage of the lymphatic system show up on a test, if so, what is the best option. Can you also see lymphatic fluid flow on any tests?

Lymph flow: There is a minimally invasive method that injects dye into the lymph system of interest to see how it flows. Does by radiologist usually. ...Read more

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Preg test came out negative. I have a very very less flow of periods. Which is equal to nothing. Should I be worried?

Preg test came out negative. I have a very very less flow of periods. Which is equal to nothing. Should I be worried?

Not if negative: If you had your period and your pregnancy test is negative then it sounds like all is well. It is ok to have a light period from time to time ...Read more

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Did a test and came back negative. Had sex when peak fertile. Spotting brown yesterday today really light flow less than usual?

Did a test and came back negative. Had sex when peak fertile. Spotting brown yesterday today really light flow less than usual?

Repeat: Repeat your P test in one week. You could be pregnant. Brown discharge is old blood.
If symptoms continue with negative testing see your GYN
specialist
Hope this helps!
Good Luck
Dr Z ...Read more

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Period started yesterday, but only a few drops of blood one time. Got a BFN today on test. Still no flow. I'm at day 35 in cycle.?

Period started yesterday, but only a few drops of blood one time. Got a BFN today on test. Still no flow. I'm at day 35 in cycle.?

How long is your: Regular cycle? Can re-take home pregnancy test in a week if still no period. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. ...Read more

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I think im pregnant but I had a neg test I took 3 days ago and I feel like aunt flows on her way I got slight cramps help hellp help what do u think?

I think im pregnant but I had a neg test I took 3 days ago and I feel like aunt flows on her way I got slight cramps help hellp help what do u think?

Possibly pregnant: You may be pregnant, even if you have what seem like a menstrual flow. The symptoms of cramping can be confused with a menstrual period and actually be due to uterine activity from pregnancy. If you have reason I think you're pregnant act accordingly. Take all precautions that you would take during pregnancy and do not rely on the negative urine tests. Get a blood test for hcg. ...Read more

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Sex week before period. Got expected period a day early. Flow was abnormally light and lasted 5 days. 19 days later, negative preg test with FMU. Accurate?

Sex week before period. Got expected period a day early. Flow was abnormally light and lasted 5 days. 19 days later, negative preg test with FMU. Accurate?

Protect yourself: The pregnancy test should be accurate. Pregnancy is unlikely given that you had a period, even if the flow was lighter than usual. If you had unprotected sex, you should be tested for STDs. If you don't want to be pregnant, use reliable birth control. Also, consistently use condoms to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). ...Read more

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Which test would show if there is adequate blood flow to the brain?

Which test would show if there is adequate blood flow to the brain?

Well if you feel: Dizzy or light heaed your own brain is telling you you need more flow to your brain.

But... Your doctors need to examine you and listen for something called bruits in your neck. They can order proper testing after that examination. ...Read more

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Is it better to use predicted value or your best value to calculate the red / yellow / green zones wrt a peak flow meter test?

Is it better to use predicted value or your best value to calculate the red / yellow / green zones wrt a peak flow meter test?

Asthma monitoring: Kid and adult asthma monitoring.
A good model for a self-management plan is one that is divided into zones and each zone should broadly describe your asthma as: reding in color below
well controlled
poorly controlled
severe
emergency.

Best value--average reading to reading on peak "flow meter test. ...Read more

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My period is 7 days late and 2 days ago I notice blood when I wiped...But not a normal flow of blood. I took 2 pg test both neg.?

My period is 7 days late and 2 days ago I notice blood when I wiped...But not a normal flow of blood. I took 2 pg test both neg.?

Late menses: Michelle, the most common reason for late peroid is pregnancy. Having a pregnancy test 7 days over could be that the hormone in you urine is not high enough to make this positive. If you are on birth control then the pill could be causing loss of peroid. If you are healthy with no problems then wait and get a first morning urine to check at approx. 2weeks. ...Read more

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Can benzos reduce scores on peak flow meter tests? Had spirometery test which were lower but did not change with asthma medication. Thanks

Can benzos reduce scores on peak flow meter tests? Had spirometery test which were lower but did not change with asthma medication. Thanks

What exactly?: What type of benzo you are talking about? PFR is mostly used for follow-up and not for diagnostic purpose since it is too effort-dependent. Thus it is not surprising that its findings differ from spirometry which is used for diagnosis as well as follow-up. A significant number of asthma patients do not show PFT improvement from bronchodilator and thus this alone does not rule out asthma. ...Read more

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How long does it take to receive results from a peripheral blood flow cytometry test?

How long does it take to receive results from a peripheral blood flow cytometry test?

Cytometry test: Hard to say as time various greatly with each doctor and lab. Best bet is to call the doctors office and ask. ...Read more

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Why is the difference between volume flow and rate of flow in pulmonary function test?

Why is the difference between volume flow and rate of flow in pulmonary function test?

PFTs...: In pulmonary function testing, volume flow refers to how much air is inhaled or exhaled whereas the rate of flow tests how fast the air is inhaled or exhaled. ...Read more

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2 Pregnancy tests negative. 2 days very very light flow of period. Can I still be pregnant?

2 Pregnancy tests negative. 2 days very very light flow of period. Can I still be pregnant?

If testing too early: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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Had period a week before due could I still be preg? Not normal flow. Ttc. Had blood test but waiting on results. Thx

Pregnant?: Yes u could be. The spotting could be implantation although a week is a long time and concerning b sure they check Progesterone levels too. ...Read more