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Histoplasmosis And Pregnancy
After treatment of lymp node tuberculosis can I plan for pregnancy? During pregnancy TB can relapse? Can the fetus be infected with TB ?
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
Toxoplasma testing: There arev 2 immunologic tests-igg serum level and igm. The first indicated a possible present or past contact. The latter confirms or rules out a present contact. ...Read more
If antiphosopolipid, autoimmune, hormonal tests are normal before pregnancy, what are the chances of these issues to crop once pregnant. 2 early MCs?
Negligible: if auto-immune work up has yielded negative results, they are likely to continue to be negative during pregnancy as well. The most common reason for miscarriages in the first trimester is chromosomal. I would not worry about the auto-immune component just yet without any history of dysfunction or auto-immune disease symptoms Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more
Negative pregnancy test but all my symptoms are those of early pregnancy. I exercise and eat healthy how is this possible?
Other possibilities: While i don't know what "all the symptoms" are from your point of view, the symptoms we normally associate with early pregnancy are merely suggestive and not definitive. They are all nonspecific and could have other explanations. While you ought to repeat the pregnancy test in a few days to be certain, you should consider getting a check up. ...Read more
Are ALL pregnancies in the US required STI tests including chlamydia? & how early do they test you? Or is it throughout pregnancy?
Difficult question: Many who achieve pregnancy have no prenatal care or access care late in pregnancy. A good full pregnancy workup would include a discussion of exposures and screening for a variety of STD's, but the extent of the evaluation may vary with the facility. New exposures would need new screening. A frank discussion with the OB can avert damage to the baby from an untreated problem. ...Read more
What can cause bleeding, not spotting, in 1st trimester of pregnancy besides miscarriage, ectopic, and molar?
Implantation: It can be what they call an implantation bleed when a fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall. It can cause a variety if symptoms - from spotting to a quite significant bleed. ...Read more
Is it possible to show negative on both home and doctor's urine pregnancy tests up to the second trimester and still be pregnant?
Highly unlikely: Home urine pregnancy tests are highly reliable when performed properly and in the proper time frame. The typical time frame when one would expect the test to be positive would be 7-10 days after a missed period. Therefore having two separate tests show negative into the second trimester is highly unlikely if one is truly pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a bleeding ovarian cyst, we are ttc and my period is 2 days late with pregnancy symptoms, can the cyst effect home pregnancy test results?
What are the other diagnosis for ectopic/ovarian pregnancy ?Is it possible to have negative blood and urine test but have ectopic pregnancy?Or anxiety
VERY VERY LOW: Home pregnancy tests are highly accurate, couple with your missing periods x2, the chance of pregnancy is greater than 99% or false positive is less than 1%--so, take your pick. I would bet a nickle that you are pregnant and suggest you consult doc as soon as possible to start prenatal care, or if you not wanting to keep the pregnancy (you don't sound too excited). Good luck. ...Read more
I'd taken 3 pregnantnancy test and they are all negative, missed 1 period what are the chances that a blood pregnantnancy will be positive? No symptom of pregnant
Low: Urine pregnancy tests are actually quite accurate. It's true that blood pregnancy tests turn positive about 3 days earlier than urine ones do. But by the time a period is missed, the urine is usually consistently positive if there is a pregnancy. Other causes for skipped periods include stress and thyroid disorders among others. ...Read more
Period is three weeks late. Egg whitish discharge with blood in it. Are these both signs of pregnancy?
I have Crohn's disease and pregnancy. Milk and leafy vegetables are useful in pregnancy, but they cause diarreah due to chrohns disease. Alternative?
Crohns diet: Whole grain cereals, fruits potatoes, cooked carrots are helpful as substitutes for keafy vegetables. ...Read more
How reliable are home pregnancy tests (ones like clearblue and first response) and what is the likelihood of a false neg. weeks after missed period?
What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism in pregnancy. 10 weeks pregnant and often feel cold, no other issues.
Yes.: Vaginal infection should be treated as early as possible . Most of the treatment are topical. Therefore it is not systemic and not harmful to the fetus. Needs to be diagnosed correctly and then treated. So please sep your OB's advise. ...Read more
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