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Hyperthyroidism and positive pregnancy tests?

Hyperthyroidism and positive pregnancy tests?

See your doctor: Thyroid medication often requires dose adjustments in the first part of pregnancy. You should continue on your regular medication for now, but call and make an appointment to be seen soon. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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Rheumatoid arthritis genetic test available?

Rheumatoid arthritis genetic test available?

No.: No genetic tests predict RA in an individual. Some testing can identify patient who may be at risk for a seronegative spondyloarthopathy, but even the presence of a suceptible gene does not mean you have or will get it. ...Read more

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Rheumatoid factor in pregnancy?

Rheumatoid factor in pregnancy?

Not specific: Rheumatoid factor is the response of the body to a chronic problem. The exact problem needs to be identified. Although there are lots of reasons your physician will need to clarify why the rheumatoid factor is present. Is unlikely that pregnancy is the reason. ...Read more

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Can graves disease cause false positive pregnancy test?

Can graves disease cause false positive pregnancy test?

NO: While thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and a portionof the pregnancy hormone (beta hcg) share some common components, graves disease wil lnot cause a fasle positive pregnancy test. It works in the revers fashion- bhcg can stimulate the thyroid. ...Read more

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Suspected pregance but nective test results?

Suspected pregance but nective test results?

See below: Please consult this site to see if you have signs of pregnancy, if you do and have missed your period, do a home pregnancy test using first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. You may wish to see your doctor for a blood test and may be ultrasound exam. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy trigger endocrine diseases?

Does pregnancy trigger endocrine diseases?

It can.: Pregnancy is an altered immune state to allow the mother to tolerate a 'foreign body'- the infant in her body. In some women, this altered immune state can result in some immune disease that alter normal hormone production in the body, most commonly thyroid over or underproduction. ...Read more

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Hashimoto's. Any pregnancy risks?

Hashimoto's. Any pregnancy risks?

Yes.: The mother needs both a free-t3 and TSH drawn early in pregnancy, followed up monthly measurements during the pregnacy. Most women have a significant increase in total T4 and t3, (liothyronine) due the hyperestrogenemia, which occurs with a secondary increase in thyroid binding globulin. Free thyroid levels will fall if a women is on thyroid, and may fall if reserve has been decreased by hashimoto's. ...Read more

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4 weeks pregnant..vzv igg antibody test positive? Please help..Very nervous

4 weeks pregnant..vzv igg  antibody test positive? Please help..Very nervous

Not to worry.: VZV is varicella zoster virus. IgG is the class of antibodies which cause long-standing immunity. Your result shows you are immune. 1 in 4 adults will get reactivation of the virus, called shingles. Testing for IgM antibodies is most important in pregnancy if IgG neg; if IgM is positive, she has chickenpox with risk of fetal infection, which may cause severe damage before 20 weeks gestation.. ...Read more

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Early positive pregnancy test sign of twins?

Early positive pregnancy test sign of twins?

Twin pregnancy: Early positive pregnancy suggesting twin can be suspicious if HCG or Progesterone level is higher for her gestational age and only can confirm by sonogram exam will verify then. ...Read more

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Positive diagnosis (scleroderma, polymyositis) with negative blood tests? Is that common?

Positive diagnosis (scleroderma, polymyositis) with negative blood tests?  Is that common?

PM/Scl: The paradox of rheumatologic diseases is that there are more lab tests in this area than any other, and they of relatively less value compared to the history and physical findings than in other fields. If your rheumatologist is comfortable with the diagnosis of "scleromyositis", which usually features anti-pm/scl, i'd accept it even with a single negative result, and proceed. ...Read more

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Av test positive .Ra factor positive .Joint pain .Ccp antibody test negative.Raised esr.Plz diagnose my disease.

Av test positive .Ra factor positive .Joint pain .Ccp antibody test negative.Raised esr.Plz diagnose my disease.

Cannot diagnose: Although these lab values are interesting, taken out of the context of your symptoms and findings on physical examination, plus further testing there is no way in which to diagnose over the internet. See a rheumatologist and get appropriately assessed. ...Read more

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RA factor,ANA positive with polyarthritis ACCP negative and polyclonal hypergammaglobulinaemia. whats the diagnosis?

RA factor,ANA positive with polyarthritis ACCP negative and polyclonal hypergammaglobulinaemia. whats the diagnosis?

Auto immune disorder: The information you provided is not sufficient to provide a specific diagnosis. It suggest an auto-immune inflammatory disorder. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Symptoms for early tubal pregnancy?

Symptoms for early tubal pregnancy?

Ectopic: Pain, bleeding, abnormal progesterpone and HCG levels are signs and symptoms. See your doc. ...Read more

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Could rubella IgM be positive in early pregnancy?

Could rubella IgM be positive in early pregnancy?

Only if Infected: Rubella IgM indicates recent infection. Rubella IgG indicates old infection. If your IgM is elvated you need to discuss this with your OB/GYN ASAP. ...Read more

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Can rubella IgM be positive in early pregnancy?

Should not: IgM (immunoglobulin M) is a class of antibodies that are produced in the early phase of an acute infection. Later antibodies of the IgG class are formed. Past infection or vaccination leads to positive IgG antiboies. If IgM antibodies are positive, the test should be first repeated to ensure it is not false positive. If it is truly positive it suggests acute infection with Rubella. ...Read more

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Ana positive strong family history of lupus. Lupus symptoms. Could it be sarcoidosis instead of lupus.

Ana positive strong family history of lupus. Lupus symptoms. Could it be sarcoidosis instead of lupus.

Maybe: ANA positive diseases are related. Diagnosis is based not just on serologic testing, but also on your clinical symptoms. You should be evaluated by a rheumatologist in order to receive an accurate diagnosis and then receive the most appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are dermatomyositis, polymyositis and inclusion body myositis?

What are dermatomyositis, polymyositis and inclusion body myositis?

Separate myosotis : Each is a specific type of inflammatory muscle disease. We call this myositis because the muscles can show information. When you have this you need an extensive evaluation looking for other associated issues. Therapy will be different for each of these. ...Read more

Dr. Gerald Byrne
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Polymyositis (Definition)

Polymyositis is inflammation of the muscles. It is considered an autoimmune disease and which ones on inflammatory cells targeted their activity against muscle cells. This may be associated with fatigue and muscle weakness. There are several treatment options routinely use by a rheumatologists. I'm happy to do ...Read more