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What are key indicators that my kidney stone has passed and left my body?

What are key indicators that my kidney stone has passed and left my body?

No more pain: I assume you did not see it pass (by straining your urine). If not, if the pain is gone, the stone likely has passed although it may be in the bladder and still need to go through the urethra. A urinalysis could detect blood in the urine if the stone is still lodged in the ureter. ...Read more

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Can heartrate be an indicator of gender?

Can heartrate be an indicator of gender?

No: Heartrate is not an indication of gender. It depends on the gestational age of the pregnancy, the activity level of the baby and several factors including medications, illnesses, infections and others. ...Read more

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What are reliable indicators of anxiety?

What are reliable indicators of anxiety?

Anxiety: Anxiety can range from feelings of unease and tension, all the way to extreme fear and panic. There can be chronic, intense worrying. It usually also includes some physical symptoms such as muscle tension; rapid, shallow breathing; fast heart rate; sweating; dry mouth; tremulousness; numbness & tingling around mouth or extremities; feelings of choking; nausea; dizziness; diarrhea, etc. ...Read more

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What are the main indicators of diabetes?

What are the main indicators of diabetes?

Get tested: There are two types of diabetes type 1 and type 2; type 1 diabetics usually have one or more of the following symptoms frequent urination, unusual thirst, extreme hunger, unusual weight loss extreme fatigue and irritability type 2 diabetics can have similar symptoms plus frequent infections blurred vision cuts/bruises that are slow to heal tingling/numbness in the hands/feet. ...Read more

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What are some early indicators of dehydration?

What are some early indicators of dehydration?

Sxs: Some possible signs of mild to moderate dehydration can include dry mouth, feeling thirsty, dry skin, dizziness, headache, constipation & v urine output. ...Read more

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What are the usual indicators of type 1 herpes?

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What are the usual indicators of type 1 herpes?

Cold sore: The most common symptoms of hsv 1, oral infection, would be your classic fever blister/cold sore. ...Read more

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What are some early indicators of early menopause?

Following: Menstrual irregularities, changes in cycle & regularity, lighter flow often but heavier for some. Hot flashes lasting 1/2 - 5 mins, face 7 neck flushing &/or red blotches on upper body, can be accompanied by heavy sweating or cold shivering, all mild to severe enough to wake & interfere with sleep. Mood changes, swings, depression or irritability.Vaginal dryness -> painful sex.Urinary incontinence. ...Read more

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Is my own birth size an indicator of my baby's birth size?

Is my own birth size an indicator of my baby's birth size?

Not really: The baby is a genetic complement of you and your partner. Diets and nutrition continue to improve. All of this makes it difficult to predict birth size. ...Read more

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What are some early indicators and symptoms of preleukimia and leukimia?

What are some early indicators and symptoms of preleukimia and leukimia?

Convergent symptoms: There are many conditons considered to be "preleukemic", each with their own unique features. Common to each is some measure of marrow synthetic dysfunction and blood count abnormalities. Eventually one clone acquires a selective advantage over others in progressing to an acute leukemia. Common symptoms include fatigue, pallor, bleeding, bruising, life-threatening infection risk. Ask 4 more detail. ...Read more

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How could certain indicators undergo more than one color change over a wide pH range?

Chemistry: pH detection papers (indicators) contain chemicals that vary in color over the pH range, usually due to acquisition or loss of hydrogen ions. Some have several different chemicals to increase the total range. These have been developed over years of experimentation and are fairly reliable although not precise. ...Read more

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Are 4d ultrasounds an accurate indicator of what baby will look like once he/she is born?

Are 4d ultrasounds an accurate indicator of what baby will look like once he/she is born?

Hard to say: The walls of the womb provide a significant amount of pressure on baby, which has the effect of shrink wrap on the features.They can also have a hand, foot or head turned in an odd position, all of which will change when the baby is out and the distortion pressure is gone. ...Read more

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Is the particle size of LDL a reliable indicator of risk? And if so, when is it worth having the text done?

Is the particle size of LDL a reliable indicator of risk? And if so, when is it worth having the text done?

Reliable?: Reliable? No. Start with determining total LDL and talk to your physician before embarking on LDL subfractionation. If a man over 40 or woman over 50 considering coronary calcium screening. ...Read more

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What does a partial intact hymen mean? Like what are its indicators, having a cut somewhere or multiple or what?

What does a partial intact hymen mean? Like what are its indicators, having a cut somewhere or multiple or what?

Normal Finding: The hymen covers the vaginal orifice in younger women. In some it remains completely intact, but it become "patent" in others. Partially intact means just that, that it has partially opened. This can occur naturally as well as with trauma. There are no cuts or indicators. It is seen on physical exam. ...Read more

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Is the clearblue easy conception indicator just as reliable as getting a +/- result? Would the time of day have any affect?

Is the clearblue easy conception indicator just as reliable as getting a +/- result? Would  the time of day have any affect?

Yes: All of the over the counter urine pregnancy tests are similar unless you are barely pregnant then some may be better than others. If you are not barely pregnant, time of the day shouldn't matter much. ...Read more

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If u have a + result at night and the conception indicator reads "2 - 3 weeks" is this reading just as accurate as the positive reading?

If u have a + result at night and the conception indicator reads "2 - 3 weeks" is this reading  just as accurate as the positive reading?

No: The positive reading is accurate. But the number of weeks is not. There is a very wide range of pregnancy hormone early in pregnancy. Those results are not accurate for figuring out when the conception happened. The most accurate way of telling when the pregnancy was conceived is an ultrasound done between 6 and 10 weeks of gestational age. ...Read more

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Does it count as a wet diaper if the indicator is showing only a slight wetness or does it have to be soaking wet to count as a wet diaper? 11wk baby

Does it count as a wet diaper if the indicator is showing only a slight wetness or does it have to be soaking wet to count as a wet diaper? 11wk baby

Dehydration: If the baby is making a few very wet diapers, you can ignore the not very wet diapers. It is also important to know if the baby is drinking well, acting well and active, and is steadily gaining weight. If the baby is sick or has a fever, please call and let your doctor know. ...Read more