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Home peritoneal dialysis vs center hemodialysis, which one is safer?

Home peritoneal dialysis vs center hemodialysis, which one is safer?

Depends on patient: In capable patients the peritoneal does not only provide for a better quality of life but also is safer. But in patients who are not likely to follow the rules well due to older age, dementia, poor manual dexterity etc, in-center dialysis is safer. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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What are hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis?

What are hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis?

Dialysis methods: Hemodialysis as the name suggests is directly cleansing the blood of waste, there are incenter ie going to a dialysis unit 3 times a week, and home hemodialysis ie doing it yourself at home peritoneal dialysis is home dialysis with a special fluid instilled nto the abdomen cavity which can also clean the blood through the lining of the cavity. ...Read more

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Can home pregnancy test detect abdominal pregnancy?

Can home pregnancy test detect abdominal pregnancy?

Yes: Home pregnancy tests can detect whether you are pregnant or not. They do not tell you the location of the pregnancy. if you are pregnant, it will test positive. An ultrasound can help identify if you have an abnormal pregnancy. Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Is there any home method to check pregnancy ? Except missed periods ,pregnancy test kit and ultrasound

Is there any home method to check pregnancy ? Except missed periods ,pregnancy test kit and ultrasound

Tincture of time: The only other method that you haven't mentioned is time itself. "Whatever you do in the dark will come to the light eventually" is the applicable adage for that situation. ...Read more

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Difference between home pregnancy test and pregnancy blood test?

Difference between home pregnancy test and pregnancy blood test?

Blood more sensitive: A blood test is more sensitive and can pick up a pregnancy earlier. A blood test can also quantify the amount of bhcg the hormone released when a woman is pregnant. Both tests are positive when bhcg is present. ...Read more

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Are hospital urine pregnancy test more accurate than at home pregnancy test?

Are hospital urine pregnancy test more accurate than at home pregnancy test?

Good question!: Took some research. Both hospital and home urine pregnancy tests are very sensitive. Hospital tests are generally considered more reliable but this fact was disputed in an article in the journal of Clinical Chemistry January 2014 http://www.clinchem.org/content/60/4/667.full where false negatives were found in a high number of tests from 5-7 weeks of pregnancy. A blood HCG test is most accurate. ...Read more

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Is the bleach home pregnancy test accurate ??

Is the bleach home pregnancy test accurate ??

No: The internet is full of home-made pregnancy tests using bleach, pine-sol. wheat/barley or even dandelion leaves. They are not accurate. Don't waste your time. Use a home-pregnancy test from a pharmacy. I did see a study comparing dollar-store home pregnancy test to the more expensive brand-names. The dollar-store home-pregnancy tests were just as accurate. Best wishes! ...Read more

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No pregnancy last 3 IVF cycle?

No pregnancy  last 3 IVF cycle?

Seek second opinion: In addition to the answere you received from another doctor, i recommend you to seek for second opinion. Not all ivf center provide high quality service, if one center can not resulted your pregnancy, seek for second opinion or change to different ivf facility. ...Read more

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Should home preganancy test is reliable after 14 days of blastocyst transfer?

Should home preganancy test is reliable after 14 days of blastocyst transfer?

Probably not: After the transfer, implantation must occur and that is a bit too soon for a high enough blood stream HCG to spill over into the urine for a reliable home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Surgical abortion 7/7/15.blood hcg level 8/6/15= 9. 8/19/15 ovulation positive.8/22/15 pg test positive. No real period since the abortion.Help please?

Surgical abortion 7/7/15.blood hcg level 8/6/15= 9. 8/19/15 ovulation positive.8/22/15 pg test positive. No real period since the abortion.Help please?

Pregnant: The most likely explanation is that you are pregnant again. Did you have sex after the abortion? If your BHCG was 9 back on 8.6.15 then that gives the doctor a point of comparison. Another BHCG can be done now. That number can be compared to the other to see if this is a new pregnancy or lingering BHCG from the pregnancy termination. ...Read more

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Are pregnancy tests during spotting accurate?

If the spotting : Occurs while you are actually pregnant - then yes it is ok to take a pregnancy test at that time. ...Read more

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Are hospital urine pregnancy tests more accurate than home pregnancy tests?Got 3 negative HPT & 1 Neg.Hospital test.Somewhat feel pregnant but unsure?

Are hospital urine pregnancy tests more accurate than home pregnancy tests?Got 3 negative HPT & 1 Neg.Hospital test.Somewhat feel pregnant but unsure?

Blood tests: Even though the urine tests for the pregnancy hormone are very good, if you are still concerned then a quantitative blood test will tell if there is any pregnancy hormone present. ...Read more

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Do home pregnancy tests fail?

I suspect that most: Problems are due to user error rather than product failure. ...Read more

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What are my chances of pregnancy using home artificial insemination during fertil/ovulation period?

What are my chances of pregnancy using home artificial insemination during fertil/ovulation period?

20-22%: Assuming that you have 1. Normal ovarian reserve 2. No tubal or uterine problems 3. No male factor then this should mirror normal monthly fertility (fecundity). I would ask why you are doing home inseminations? Assure that other issues aren't playing into you fertility. ...Read more

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Is there any pregnancy home test that can pick up the hCG about 3 weeks before missed period?

Is there any pregnancy home test that can pick up the  hCG about 3 weeks before missed period?

Pregnancy test: Ovulation typically occurs 2 weeks before a period. So, technically, you would not be pregnant 3 weeks before your period. Therefore, no test will be positive. ...Read more