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Is it safe to get tests and screenings while pregnant?

Is it safe to get tests and screenings while pregnant?

Yes: Blood tests and ultrasounds are the standard screening tests in pregnancy. There are no risks to the mother or baby from either of these types of tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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 tests and screenings will I have to do in pregnancy?

What tests and screenings will I have to do in pregnancy?

A bunch: There are quite a few tests for a typical pregnancy. Screening tests for blood type, anemia, diabetes, hepatitis b, hiv, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, rubella, cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anemia are all common basic tests. There are tests to look for genetic disease in the baby too. Other tests would be included based on your health and family history. ...Read more

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Are any tests or screenings optional in pregnancy?

Are any tests or screenings optional in pregnancy?

Pernatal care option: Prenatal care is optional & many chose to avoid it & except the consequences. If you are looking into a source of prenatal care, you can ask the office crew what the program offered through that practice entails. Some are more flexible than others. Often you can visit the offices & interview with staff at no charge. Select a provider based on what you are comfortable with. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get results from pregnancy screenings?

Please ask your OB: Or midwife because it depends what tests u are doing and what lab the tests go to different tests which you will be getting during your pregnancy take different amounts of time to be done. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a pap test while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a pap test while pregnant?

Yes: Yes you can get a pap smear while pregnant if you are due for one. After about 12 weeks we don't perform the canal brush part of the pap smear, just the outside spatula swipe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a TB skin test while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a TB skin test while pregnant?

Yes: If you have been exposed or if its for an annual surveillance for employment, there is no reason to delay. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a DNA test at 10 weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to get a DNA test at 10 weeks pregnant?

A maternal blood : Draw for genetic microarray (comparative genomic hybridization) or other lab test carries no risk at any time. Concerns about specific inheritable disorders require your ob's referral to a prenatal genetic counselor. Cgh is not yet standard on chorionic villous sampling or amniocentesis, invasive tests to determine fetal genetic complement, the risks of which would be discussed by your ob. ...Read more

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I'm taking inh treatment for a positive TB test. Is it safe to get pregnant?

I'm taking inh treatment for a positive TB test.  Is it safe to get pregnant?

I would wait: You should be done in 6-12months with your inh, and it would be prudent to wait if possible. If you are already pregnant on inh , the risk of affecting the baby is low, but present, discuss with your infectious disease doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more