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How often do I need to go in for prenatal testing?

How often do I need to go in for prenatal testing?

Depends on risk: Prenatal care involves regular OB visits, but prenatal testing ranges from general screening (level i ultrasound, triple/quad/integrated screen, amniocentesis chromosomes) to gene tests when a prior child was affected--usually at 10-18 weeks . Realize that triple/quad/integrated screen looking for down syndrome markers is inaccurate, sometimes leading to amnio and termination. Caveat emptor. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Roberts
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Prenatal Screening (Definition)

Prenatal screening is the group of procedures used in pregnancy to look for diseases and genetic mutations in the fetus (baby inside Mom). Screening is usually done as early as practical in the pregnancy. Methods include testing the pregnant woman's blood, scanning the fetus with ultrasound, sampling the amniotic fluid ...Read more


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How much time should it take for the doctor to find out I have HPV and call me in for further testing?

How much time should it take for the doctor to find out I have HPV and call me in for further testing?

Results: from a biopsy of a suspicious lesion varies depending upon the pathology department but usually a week is sufficient. Call your doctor's office to find out if the results are back and schedule a follow up. ...Read more

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I need medicine for a UTI can I get a prescription online or do I need to go to the hospital ?

I need medicine for a UTI can I get a prescription online or do I need to go to the hospital ?

Each case different: Try HealthTap PRIME, one of the premium services. On PRIME, doctors see and treat you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. You can send photos or test results during the consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and patients just have a monthly subscription fee. The fee is the same, REGARDLESS of whether or not the doctor thinks you should get a prescription without an exam. ...Read more

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If i wanted to go to a phyciatrist, or get some bipolar testing done how would I do it without my parents concent?

If i wanted to go to a phyciatrist, or get some bipolar testing done how would I do it without my parents concent?

If you are 16 years: Old i would encourage you to sit down with your parents and explain what your concerns are. Medical evaluations to include psychological testing can be very expensive. Medications if indicated can also be costly. Many people cover these costs (or part of them with insurance). Family involvement is usually part of the treatment plan. ...Read more

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What do I need to major in in order to get into med school, does it have to be pre-med?

Not really: You can major in anything, but the key is to take the prerequisite courses for the MCAT. You need to score well on the MCAT, maintain a good GPA and keep up your grades, and participate in something you enjoy (arts, sports, music, etc.) Consider shadowing a doctor, especially if you have an interest in a particular speciality and talk to them about their path to medicine. Everyone's different. ...Read more

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Going to get tests done for my thyroids, should I fast? How long will it take to get the results? Want to see if they have anything to do w/ alopecia

Going to get tests done for my thyroids, should I fast? How long will it take to get the results? Want to see if they have anything to do w/ alopecia

Get Instructions: The doctor's office or clinic that ordered the tests should provide you with clear printed instructions and explain any part you don't understand. Also, they should be the best source of the info you want about time frame and alopecia. No other source of info is better since no one knows their plan better than they do. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is prenatal diagnosis? I have to go to a clinic and I want to know what all they do there.

What is prenatal diagnosis? I have to go to a clinic and I want to know what all they do there.

Please read below: Prenatal screening is offered to all pregnant women. Prenatal screening may include ultrasound and blood testing in order to determine if the pregnancy is at a higher risk for a particular birth defect. If a screening test is positive, then the patient may elect to pursue diagnostic testing. ...Read more

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Where can I go to get tested for ADHD and how?

Where can I go to get tested for ADHD and how?

Ideal Option: Various other disorders can masquerade as adhd: adhd behavioral symptoms overlap widely with symptoms of other disorders such as anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, etc. Also it's possible to have adhd *and* one or more other disorders. If you want the best 4 yourself, i'd recommend getting a good psychological assessment. Ask around 4 psychs known 4 their psychological assessment skills. ...Read more

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Can I get Chlaymidia treatment sent to my house and not have to go to a clinic???

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Can I get Chlaymidia treatment sent to my house and not have to go to a clinic???

Very unlikely: To confirm this diagnosis you would need testing that would take place either at a physicians office, urgent care or emergency room. A physician may elect to treat you based on your history and exam, before waiting for the results, but I don't think anyone would treat you at home for this. ...Read more

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How do I get repeated tests done to check for diabetes if the walkin doctor will only send me to the lab once?

How do I get repeated tests done to check for diabetes if the walkin doctor will only send me to the lab once?

Choose a Doctor: You need a partner in your health if you have health problems. You do not need a walk in doctor. You need a physician you can work with. Choose a competent, compassionate family physician. ...Read more

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I tend to get many migraines. How often is "normal", or should I go to the doctor?

I tend to get many migraines.  How often is "normal", or should I go to the doctor?

You should go: To the doctor. Headaches are not the norm though many do have them. You want to cure medical problems where it is possible. Identifying the cause is what comes first. ...Read more

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Do anybody know where i can go to apply for a IVF study or how i can get help to do ivf.

Do anybody know where i can go to apply for a IVF study or how i can get help to do ivf.

Where are you?: You don't indicate where in the world you live so i cannot be specific, but generally you can try calling the closest medical schools with teaching hospitals and ask if they have ivf studies ongoing. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many times does the needle have to go in to get enough sample for a biopsy?

Can you let me know how many times does the needle have to go in to get enough sample for a biopsy?

1-12 times: If you have a small lesion seen on ultrasound and your doctor knows that a large ocre is sampled right in the middle then one is enough. Usually though, a sample should be taken of the top, middle and lower portion of a tumor to get a good sampling. On stereotactic breast biopsies, a doctor can take as many as 12 samples in one area. ...Read more

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What testing do I need to have in order to get gleevec (imatinib)?

What testing do I need to have in order to get gleevec (imatinib)?

C-kit analysis: Whether patients with gist are candidates for Gleevec (imatinib) depends on the status of a particular gene called c-kit, or cd117. This is a test that must be run on the tumor biopsy tissue and is generally coordinated with the help of the pathology laboratory. In select cases, some patients are candidates for Gleevec (imatinib) regardless of their c-kit results, but this is highly individualized. ...Read more

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How many visits do u usually have to make to a fertility specialist before u r given something/aid to help get pregnant?

How many visits do u usually have to make to a fertility specialist before u r given something/aid to help get pregnant?

Depends: Generally most visits with a fertility specialist will last for an hour or so. During this time they will discuss your medical history and outline an appropriate work-up for will help figure out what the possible causes of why you and your partner are having trouble conceiving. Once the testing is done, you will have a follow-up visit to discuss the results and subsequent treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Roberts
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Prenatal Testing (Definition)

Prenatal testing refers to any tests done during a pregnancy to diagnose a ...Read more