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High Creatinine Levels During Pregnancy
I recently had a blood test done and was tested for CBC, Glucose, creatinine, sodium, potassium, TSH & ferritin. Can pregnancy be detected from this?
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
Are hormone levels adequately high enough to get accurate results from a pregnancy test during breakthrough bleeding in early pregnancy?
What are considered dangerously high levels of protein in urine during a 24 hour collection during pregnancy?
Pregnant proteinuria: Preeclampsia (p) is a syndrome affecting multiple organs and diagnosed by presence of high blood pressure along with loss of protein in urine (> 300 mg per day). If the woman has this level after 20 weeks of pregnancy, it could be a sign of p developing. If this level is found before 20 weeks, it may be due from a pre-existing condition. ...Read more
What shld be the optimal TSH level during pregnancy? Mine was 2.85 & dr has prescribed 50mg Thyronorm 6 days/week & 25mg 1/week. Too high? 7 wks preg
It depends,,,: Since thyroid levels are important during pregnancy, a normal TSH range is the best indicator of no disease. These days, anything around 2.5 is optimal as a higher level could mean an increased risk of hypothyroidism. Control of this is really important for normal fetal development. ...Read more
I'm 32 weeks pregnant, total leucocytes count is 14, Amniotic fluid level 11cm. Is this leucocytes count high or normal during pregnancy? Plz help me.
Gestational DM??: If you currently have gestational dm, which is implied based on the fact that you are checking 2 hour post-prandial blood sugars, then this value is high - talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Quad Marker Screen: The Quad Marker Screen is done between 15 and 20 weeks of pregnancy in select patients. It looks at levels of AFP, hCG, UE, and Inhibin-A. Low levels of AFP and UE and higher than normal levels of hCG and Inhibin-A COULD indicate that the woman is at higher risk for having a baby with Down's syndrome. It is not even close to 100% accurate (70%-80% at best). ...Read more
Yes: A high white count may be a sign of infection. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
What is the accurate way to check your bp during pregnancy? My standing bp usually is high and sitting is normal 110/80, im 15 weeks
Not normally.: Normal pregnancies should not affect your liver enzyme levels (transaminases). Problem pregnancies can cause hellp syndrome (a life-threatening form of preeclampsia), intrahepatic cholestasis gravidarum (potentially lethal to the fetus) and acute fatty liver (when the male fetus carries a long-chain fatty acid enzyme deficiency) that can also be severe to life-threatening. Hepatitis and gallstones. ...Read more
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Possible infection: Neutrophils are the white blood cells that fight bacterial infections. An elevated absolute count can be seen in patients with infections, inflammation like in autoimmune diseases, and in patients who have been given steroids or other drugs to mobilize white cells. Follow up with your doctor to make sure what is causing these lab results. ...Read more
Can this happen to someone, have high levels of hCG on one pregnancy, and then low levels of hCG on the next one?
Yes: Hcg levels not only vary between patients but also between pregnancies in the same patient. It can also vary based on the time it was drawn and even on which lab processed the specimen. The important thing is the trend of the rising hormone. A Progesterone level is also helpful in telling the health of the pregnancy. ...Read more
Is a thyriod level of 6.2 to bad to be considering pregnancy. I have had hypothyriodism of 3 years but my level has never been this high.?
"thyroid level": What, exactly, is 6.2? Is it your TSH? If so, that is slightly high. You say you have been hypothyroid for 3 yr. Are you taking levothyroxine? If so, you need a slightly higher dose. If not, then you should see your doctor and get treated. Hypothyroidism during pregnancy is associated with a lot of bad outcomes, so get this treated before you become pregnant. ...Read more
Can you have a fantom pregnancy? And would ur blood detect high hCG levels if ur having a fantom pregnancy?
No: Hi. No that's not the least bit true. They actually climb. ...Read more
Possibly placental: Amniotic fluid is in fact fetal urine that the baby swallows and recirculates. If the placenta is not providing adequate perfusion to the baby, the baby will not make sufficient amounts of fluid. Similar to an adult drinking enough water to produce urine. Might be treated by increased rest and hydration. ...Read more
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