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O Neg Ancestry
Now retired my sister and I both get bloated and get some pain after eating too much bread. Test neg for gluten. Is there a hereditary intolerance?
Gluten intolerance: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), people who are gluten intolerant do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. Only about 10% of the population are gluten intolerant. Add gluten back to diet slowly & assess. ...Read more
Too nonspecific: There are so many disorders that affect persons who are of Asian ancestry, and every organ system in the body. Please rephrase your question with more specifics. ...Read more
I'm considering buying the health and ancestry package from 23&Me. On a likely scale from 1-10, how much of a scam is this for health planning?
Not sure: Hi Willie, I don't know much about these DNA testing services so I can't provide an opinion. I personally haven't created treatment plans for patients based on information from any of these types of tests, I only take a standard verbal family history to give insight to genetics of a patient. Perhaps some other health tap doctors can weigh in. ...Read more
I have olive skin, mediterranean ancestry. I like to get some sun to get tan, but don't like to wear sunscreen. Should I wear sunscreen?
Sunscreen: Please wear sun block. Try 15 SPF to start. ...Read more
I saw on ancestry. Com death records for old relatives dating back to 1800.2 of them had cancer! Now I'm worried my family has a cancer syndrome- although most including my direct relatives lived well into their 80's but don't know how they died.
Stop worrying: Back in the old days, most cancers were incurable when discovered, and there was less coronary artery disease. Today one in six people die of cancer; for adults who became parents (your ancestors) in the old days it was probably even higher. This does not make you any different from anyone else. Keep up surveillance and enjoy your life. ...Read more
I am of African ancestry, can scalp revision restore a bald spot as a result of ringworm? Help pls
Once the ringworm: Infection is cured, the hair should come back. ...Read more
I am 23 y/o and experiencing thinning of my hair it is hereditary is there any I can do to slow it down or reverse it?
Hoping you can tell me, is person with a not so common blood type, o neg, harder to find a donor for?
Depends: For a true crossmatch, possibly. But males are often given 0+ blood due to lack of availability of adequate 0-, which is reserved for females of childbearing (/pre-childbearing) ages. We always need donors to keep the blood supply supplied. Call 1-800-red-cross to find a donor center near you! ...Read more
If my husband and I have an Rh factor issue (he has a+ blood and mine is o neg), can we still have a baby?
Yes: You can get an injection of Rhogam at @ 28weeks and after birth if the baby is rH +. This is a common occurance and you can discuss it with your OB. I had the same thing and got Rhogam with both of my pregnacies. ...Read more
My sister is o neg. She had mscariage for her first preg. Didn't receive rogam, now she has mscariage again 2nd time 4hrs. Ago. Is rogam stil efective for her? Is there a chance for her to have a healthy baby in the future? How long before she can be preg. Again
RH factor: Rhogam is not always given for early miscarriages, though we often will give it at the time of D&C related to pregnancy loss. She should have a type and screen done to see if she has had a reaction to the duffy antibody. In general most women restart ovulating 15-30 days after a miscarriage. If Rhogam is offered this time its ok to get it. ...Read more
Last period was 10/25. Sex on 10/27, 10/28. 46 y/o, and have had 24 day periods. It came 11/10. Neg test today 11/15. Did I not ovulate? Or o early?
Ovulation: Clarify: It is highly unlikely that you are ovulating this soon after your period ends and thus you cannot get pregnant during those dates that you describe. But, since you failed to include details on when you ovulate in your cycle in your question it is very hard to give you any kind of direct or valid answer. ...Read more
Lately I've been feeling like flutters & kicks & yesterday and today I've been feeling what feels like contractions neg preg test 3 weeks ago 1 7m.o?
"flutters and kicks" were from a PREGNANCY your TEST WOULD DEFINITELY BE POSITIVE!!!!!!!
Sounds to me like you have a great deal of anxiety about getting pregnant?????
You need to have a frank talk with your GYN and perhaps some counseling re Birth Control etc
Hope this helps.....a "word to the wise"
Dr Z ...Read more
Had mc, d&c 9months ago. 1st month off pill. O'd 05/27.Lots of pregnancy symptoms. Did a pregnant test with first urine a06/12, neg. Tested too early?
Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
If mothers blood group is rhs O neg and baby blood group is O positive what would the fathers blood group be?
Father's blood type: Father is O positive. In the A-B-O nomenclature, A and B and dominant and Rh + is dominant over Rh -. That means that the baby had to get an O allele from both mother and father and at least one Rh + allele from a parent. Mom is OO neg neg and that means that the father has to be OO pos neg or OO pos pos. Either way, the father is phenotypically O pos. ...Read more
Tubes tied 3years ago, period always on time last o e heavey, was due early this month still no period, neg test?
The lymphoid population consists of polyclonal b cells cd19, cd20, cd45 pos, cd5, cd10 neg w/o light chain. What does this mean on flow cytometry?
This is normal:
We would worry if you had Monoclonal Lymphocyte excess, a polyclonal pattern is normal.
But why did you have the Flow cytometry done in the first place? Give us more detailed history if you need our guidance. ...Read more
29y/o F had hysterectomy 2.5 yrs ago, having bloody and brown discharge, pelvic pain the past two weeks. Went to dr, swab test neg. What is it?
When you say: "swab test" do you mean Pap? Do you know what type of hysterectomy you got? Was it "supracervical" ie was the cervix spared? Still have ovaries? If you still have a cervix & ovaries, you may also have a teeny bit of uterus capable of making an endometrium. Vaginal fissures or cervical changes deeper than the swab can reach are also possible. Consider transvaginal ultrasound for further info. ...Read more
Thyroid us: diffusely heterogeneous thyroid w/o well-defined dominant nodule, isthmus enlarged. Thyroid ab tests are neg, tg = 88.7 (<55). Diagnosis?
6y/o has spells with symptoms of UTI positive urine dips but cultures neg vcug and ultra sound normal what can cause symptoms on & off for 2 years?
Multifactorial: It appears that you have been fully investigated. Given your statement, one has to think of other causes than bacterial infection. The individuals with tendency to allergy, generally food, animals, spices, and hives can manifest allergic cystitis. Keep a careful note of these things. ...Read more
Is spotting pink days before ovulation normal? Opks are neg. Spotting is cd13 O day is 18-19 why does thia happens am ttc with DS and iui, 36 years o
Today is the 27 my period was supostobe the 8 of this month does that means o can be pregnant or not I took a pregnant text the 25 it came neg what that?
?: ? Do not understand the question. Clarify and resubmit question. ...Read more
8yr/o female has pelvic pain with a little blood and white cells in urine but culture neg what else can cause these symptoms?
Ped. Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain (non-specific) in an 8 year old is can be due to may things but certain etiologies are easily ruled out. Blood in urine is not normal in an 8 year old. Urinary tract infection appears to be ruled out however vaginal causes may be contributing. Certain pathologies or trauma in young females should always be ruled out by a pediatric gynecologist. ...Read more
Have lhermitte's sign on one side, neg brain and cervical mri. No other symptoms. I'm 37 y/o male. Is this still most likely ms?
I have what seems to be lineanigra from bellybutton to pubis, neg hpt, lmp10/28/12 no sex since 9/2/12. Can lineanigra show w/o bein preg? I'm dark skin
Yes it can.: Some dark-complected women have a visible linea nigra whether they are pregnant or not; it may have been there all along and you only noticed it recently. While it is unlikely that you are pregnant it's not totally out of the question. If you're sure that the line wasn't there before and now it is, you should see your gyn to rule out pregnancy & hormonal issues, e.g. Adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more
Went to planned P. Took preg. Test came neg. Cramps, white disc, unprotect sex 3 weeks ago. 1/15/16 Didn't get period for Jan, what's going on? I'm 19 y/o
Unprotected sex: Irregular menses are rather common in young women. Engaging in unprotected sex throws another variable into mix whenever you're late. If you want to have a baby, continue to engage in unprotected sex. Otherwise, return to Planned Parenthood for some method of birth control that can also regulate your periods so you won't have to wonder. Still important for him to use condom to prevent STDs. ...Read more
Would be 6-7 weeks along by now. Started birth control may 25 never got period. Stopped after 1st month. Almost 2 months w/o period. 4 neg preg tests?
Blood: Take a blood pregnancy test. It's unlikely you are pregnancy with 4 negative pregnancy tests. ...Read more
Breastfeeding 1 y/o. Period returned regular months 9 and 10 pp. Only spotting since. LOTS preg symptoms. 1 Neg test Could it be wrong? Wats going on?
Irregular periods: It is possible that your periods are irregular because you are still nursing. Please repeat the test in 1 week. You may want to get serum pregnancy test for confirmation. ...Read more