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Is there a good way of testing during pregnancy to know if your child with have mental retardation?

Is there a good way of testing during pregnancy to know if your child with have mental retardation?

Good prenatal care: Obstetricians will test for most of the detectable forms of mental retardation, such as down's syndrome, during their assessment of a woman's pregnancy. Tools such as ultrasound, amniocentesis, and choriovillous biopsy are quite useful, as is a full knowledge of the family history, . ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Hi will testing for pregnancy right after period be a good idea?

Hi will testing for pregnancy right after period be a good idea?

No: At that time there is virtually no chance of pregnancy. Test if you miss a period. ...Read more

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I got a pap smear & tested for std's & everything came out good I don't have anything my pregnancy test is negative but I still have red discharge why?

I got a pap smear & tested for std's & everything came out good I don't have anything my pregnancy test is negative but I still have red discharge why?

Other things: While it is great to know that this is all okay, many other things can cause abnormal bleeding including cervical irritation, polyps,medications, and illnesses such as thyroid disease and diabetes. See your gynecologist and discuss the problem. A good history and physical exam can guide the diagnostic testing to give you an answer. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I need pregnancy testing information please?

What sort of info?: What information do you need specifically?

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Can there be any online testing for pregnancy?

Can there be any online testing for pregnancy?

HPT: I am not sure i catch your drift. To test for pregnancy you need either urine or blood. It is very easy and inexpensive to purchase a pregnancy test from your local drug store and do a test on yourself. ...Read more

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How soon after m/c can you start testing for a new pregnancy?

How soon after m/c can you start testing for a new pregnancy?

After period: The first menstrual cycle usually comes 2-6 weeks after a miscarriage. It varies because the BHCG will drop to zero at different rates in different people. Once it goes to zero then the ovaries start working again and a menstrual cycle comes 2-6 weeks later. When ovulation resumes one can get pregnant again ...Read more

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How early can pregnancy strip reliably be used for testing if I am pregnant.

How early can pregnancy strip reliably be used for testing if I am pregnant.

Very sensitive: Most home urine pregnancy tests when used according to manufacturers' instructions, can detect pregnancy within 3-4 days after implantation and by 7 days of implantation in 98% of cases. When pregnancy occurs, the female body starts creating a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in higher amounts during the early stages of pregnancy. That is what is detected with the urine tests. ...Read more

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How often is the testing for Down syndrome during pregnancy wrong?

How often is the testing for Down syndrome during pregnancy wrong?

Chromosome analysis : obtained by amniocentesis or Chorionic Villous Sampling is diagnostic for Trisomy 21, other trisomies & monosomies. It is offered if the calculated statistical risk of DS from screening by blood tests & fetal ultrasounds + maternal age at EDD & family history reaches a cut-off point, often 1:270. This calculated risk method has an 80% detection rate & a 5% false-positive rate. ...Read more

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Why am i testing positve for pregnancy a month after a medical abortion?

Why am i testing positve for pregnancy  a month after a medical abortion?

See gynecologist!: It is not normal to still have detectable pregnancy hormones a month after an abortion before 7 weeks (medical). See your gynecologist to make sure you don't have a molar pregnancy asap! best of luck! ...Read more

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