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Hcg And Down Syndrome
Discuss w/ Dr.: How high? What specifics? Discuss these concerns w/ your OBGYN. I've heard that the increased risk is specifically about a small portion of the hCG called the beta subunit. If that is high, they consider it an increased risk for Down Syndrome. It's not so much a concern early in pregnancy - they usually test for this between 15-18 weeks and it's part of the quad-screening test. I hope this helps. ...Read more
See below: As tests were developed to assess the fetal health it was noted that a fetus with down's syndrome had higher maternal HCG levels that a normal child. This came to be part of the test, along with maternal age and ultrasound examination, to asses the risk of having a down's child. ...Read more
Blood pressure at 138 when sat down, stand up and it drops to 92/62 dizziness and fainting also, what causes this? Bp naturally low so 138 high for me
Change of BP: Your symptoms sound as if you have orthostatic hypotension (op), which means your BP falls when you stand up. If this is happening often, you need to go to an er and be evaluated. Causes of o could be volume deficit, loss of fluids, or an irregular heart rhythm, among others. Good to an er and get the answer to your question from the physician who examines you. Good luck. ...Read more
I feel like giving up on my insulin and meds my blood sugar ranges from 4 to 15 during the day moods are low not Dr said increase insulin?
Insulin: You need to maintain a record of your bel for a week or so. Not sure what insulin are you taking but basal dose of lantus is good idea as it is long acting and the variation will be less. this can be topped up with intermediate acting insulin depending on your BGL. discuss with doctor. get referred to a diabetic educator or specialist if not getting on to of things. don't stop the insulin by your. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My father(55)has excessive left leg pain on pressure and when moving followed by back pain.History of rheuma and coccyx "spike".What to do?
Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It seems like your father might have nerve impingement. I recommend him seeking help from a pain management doctor or orthopedic doctor. He might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With hCG level initially 600 and then up to over 2,000 in 48 hours, will my pregnancy go to term (progesterone 54)? Is there any chance of miscarriage
Impossible: I am happy to hear you are pregnant and happy about it. But, you are asking doctors to predict or guess about things that are absolutely impossible to predict or guess about. ...Read more
Experiencing extreme joint and bone pain along with extremely fatigued unable to eat and hold it down. Slightly high antibodies and th factor?
See below: Have an evaluation by your primary care physician or go see a rheumatologist. Good luck thank you ...Read more
Will a vanishing twin (lost at 7 weeks) affect first trimester downs syndrome testing with blood test and ultrasound?
Vanishing twin: No, it would not affect your test result. Ultrasound would show it for a while, but the developing twin will eventually grow big enough to hide it from view. ...Read more
Chronic low fever 99.4 and sweating. Fever drops to 98.6 after laying down for 30 minutes. Will increase after getting back up. Cbc ANA and Lyme neg?
See below: How long have rhese fevers been going on? ...Read more
My HCG at 5w5d (evening) was 22,000. I am concerned that this indicates down syndrome. Are high HCG levels in early pregnancy an indicator of DS?
Definitely not: this does not mean Downs, nothing suggests Down's at 5 weeks. The 22,000 is pretty normal. Good wishes. ...Read more
I have high testosterone levels and currently waiting for a transvaginal ultrasound. My all over pain level has increased dramatically in muscles and joints and I have this achy burning down fronts of legs and hips, radiates to lower back but no answers w
Female, 40, all blood test incl. Tumor markers normal. Lower right abdominal swelling before bowel movement which goes completely down after. Any ideas?
Possibly: Anxiety can cause excess cortisol, os adrenaline secretion which can cause a number of symptoms, including dizziness, lightheadedness, rapid heart beat palpitations, chestpain, headaches, etc. Try calming yourself down by concentrating on slowing down your breathing over a few minutes if this doesn't help, see your primary provider for further evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
Cramps in stomach mainly in the morning made worst by caffeine and relieved by lying down. All blood test, ultra sound and h pylori test normal.
Possibly stress.: This sounds like a general symptom that might be associated with stress or anxiety, possibly from the tests just done. If the tests were not done, i would have suggested a possible stomach ulcer. I would say relaxation, less caffeine, a bland diet (milk, vegetables), and rest should help a lot. If not, go back to your doctor, and get checked again. ...Read more
My LMP is 27apr14 and my beta hCG level on 28may14 found 6805.93mIU/mL and on 30may14 is 14798.49mIU/mL. is it normal or doubt of down syndrome?
Normal: Your HCG levels have appropriately doubled. It is a good sign of a healthy pregnancy. If you are concerned about Down's syndrome, please speak with your doctor regarding early blood tests that will help with diagnosing an abnormal pregnancy like integrated screening or verifi prenatal test. Good Luck! ...Read more
Can Pfo cause low oxygen levels while exercise. My oxygen levels drops down to about 88 while i am walking, then at rest it goes up to 98?
Pulse increases alot even when making little movement, low when lying down and jumps up right when I move? POTS? Have too many other symp to list also
Although this could: be POTS there are several other conditions that could give you similar symptoms and signs. I think a thorough history, physical examination and simple blood work would be useful to be able to help you. Make an appointment with a health care provider and get checked out. ...Read more
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