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Am having stomach pain lately so I got a test done it says raised FSH &LH values' pregnancy blood test weakly positive what is this weakly positve?

Am having stomach pain lately so I got a test done it says raised FSH &LH values' pregnancy blood test weakly positive what is this weakly positve?

Weak pregnancy test: May be miscarrying or in early pregnancy., Repeat in a week, it should go up, if going down, likely miscarrying. If vaginal bleeding, worsening pain, fever seek medical attention immediately as may be ectopic pregnancy which can be very dangerous. Raised LH/ FSH may be false positive or early preg or reflect low progesterone/ impending miscarriage. Follow up with doctor/urgent care. this week ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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If my pregnancy blood test is weakly positive, am I pregnant?

If my pregnancy blood test is weakly positive, am I pregnant?

No such thing: You can not be weakly positive, or a little pregnant. It is either positive or negative. Odds are, it is positive. If you are not sure how to read the test, wait a day or two and repeat it with a test that has 1 line or 2 or turns a definitive color, etc. So you have no question as to the answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medications that could interfere with your birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent sexually transmitted diseases
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If the first one blood pregnancy test said positive and the second one said negative can I be pregnant? Should I take another blood test?

If the first one blood pregnancy test said positive and the second one said negative can I be pregnant? Should I take another blood test?

Yes and yes.: You can get positive followed by negative if the test was done improperly or if the pregnancy failed for any reason. Should repeat the test in a few days. The chemical detected in the pregnancy test doubles every 2 days or so should be unmistakeable in another few. ...Read more

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At what stage of pregnancy will blood test be positive? Will it ever be too late for the test or only too early?

At what stage of pregnancy will blood test be positive? Will it ever be too late for the test or only too early?

Only too early...: The pregnancy tests are testing for the presence of a hormone that is made when you are pregnant --- if that level is too low (ie too soon) then the test may be falsely negative. You will not get a "false negative" because you took the test too late. ...Read more

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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
Weekly
Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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Can I have with lupusin pregnancy without the positive blood test?

Can I have with lupusin pregnancy without the positive blood test?

Yes: A small number of patients with lupus do not have the usual laboratory test abnormalities, i.E, ANA negative lupus. ...Read more

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At what stages of pregnancy will a blood test be positive? Once it's late enough to be positive, will it be positive through out the whole pregnancy

At what stages of pregnancy will a blood test be positive? Once it's late enough to be positive, will it be positive through out the whole pregnancy

10-12 days: Once the egg is fertilized, it takes about a week for implantation in the uterus. That's when the production of the pregnancy hormone hCG begins, and in 3-4 days after implantation a sensitive blood test will be positive. The pregnancy test will remain + throughout the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Treating an Ectopic Pregnancy (Checklist)

Get diagnosed
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Get laparoscopic surgery or treat with methotrexate medication
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Having a Healthy Pregnancy (Checklist)

Don't smoke
daily
Take a walk: walking promotes easier labor
daily
Take prenatal vitamins with folate to reduce birth defects
daily
Eat a healthy diet, including lots of fruit and dairy products
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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all of your scheduled appointments with your gynecologist
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Contact your doctor if you experience unusual symptoms
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Monitor the baby's kick counts during your third trimester
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Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your gynecologist
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If I did a pregnancy test and the positive line came up faint on the two tests I did will the blood test be poistive?

If I did a pregnancy test and the positive line came up faint on the two tests I did will the blood test be poistive?

May be: Did you miss your period? If you are more than a day past your due date for a period, it would be useful to get a blood test. Alternatively you could redo the home test in 3-4 days; use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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Urine & blood test positive for pregnancy. 2 weeks later urine tst negative. What can be wrong? I'm spotting a little

Urine & blood test positive for pregnancy. 2 weeks later urine tst negative. What can be wrong? I'm spotting a little

See below: If the urine test was done correctly and it was negative, the pregnancy may have been lost spontaneously. About 25% of early pregnancies are lost, mostly due to chromosomal defects in the embryo. If you have more bleeding than just spotting, this may have happened. If it is just spotting, you may wish to repeat the urine test, just in case of error in the test. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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3 positive urine pregnancy tests. Blood test at Dr's this am was negative. I'm still showing positive. What's going on?

3 positive urine pregnancy tests. Blood test at Dr's this am was negative. I'm still showing positive. What's going on?

Technique: Blood test is more sensitive than urine test. Please re-read the instructions for the test, including the time within which you read the lines. In general it takes two lines for a positive test. ...Read more

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I had 15 at home pregnancy tests come up positive. 15th one happened this morning. Went and got blood test today. Says neg? Confused! Help?

Rely on the blood: Home pregnancy test are not necessarily right all the time. I am not sure if you have a bad batch. I would also make sure that the blood test was a quantitative test with a number. I would also recommend to repeat the blood test one more time. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor your blood pressure at home
Daily
See your doctor regularly and work with him/her to control your blood pressure
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Take your medication as instructed without fail
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18 days late. Hcg blood test came back positive and levels were at a 30 said they want me to test in 2 days. Is this pregnancy going to be ok?

18 days late. Hcg blood test came back positive and levels were at a 30 said they want me to test in 2 days. Is this pregnancy going to be ok?

Hard to say: The doctors would like to see that number double (or approximately double) in 48 hours or 2 days. Best of luck, . ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
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Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
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A blood pregnancy test is slightly positive. Should I take it again?

Yes.: You should do the home test 4-5 days after a missed period. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. Testing ealier may give a positive result but a negative result is not reliable. ...Read more

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What to do if I have six positive pregnancy tests and a negative blood test, could I be pregnant, or not?

What to do if I have six positive pregnancy tests and a negative blood test, could I be pregnant, or not?

Possible: Six positive tests are pretty darn convincing but the negative blood test could trump the urine tests. I would wait 10 days and repeat the blood test. Ask for both a qualitative result as well as a quantitative beta HCG ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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With a past pregnancy I couldn't get a positive test til 8wks, even blood test. Can that be something that happened in all my pregnancies?

With a past pregnancy I couldn't get a positive test til 8wks, even blood test. Can that be something that happened in all my pregnancies?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors 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

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I believe I am pregnant, my LMP was dec 10. Blood test on jan 13 was negative. My last pregnancy also did not show positive until 6 wks. Why?

I believe I am pregnant, my LMP was dec 10. Blood test on jan 13 was negative. My last pregnancy also did not show positive until 6 wks. Why?

Insensitive test: Every commercial pregnancy test as a threshold of HCG present in your urine that will convert the test to positive. It is not zero. Thus blood pregnancy tests are more accurate as ANY HCG can be detected no matter how small. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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4 pregnancy test positives (first response early test & ept) today. Also had qualitative blood test today but negative. Could I still be pregnant?

4 pregnancy test positives (first response early test & ept) today. Also had qualitative blood test today but negative. Could I still be pregnant?

What did your doctor: What did the physician caring for you tell you? It is hard here to be asked a question as if you are testing us to know if your physician told you the truth. Either you had a nonviable pregnancy or the tests are incorrect. Your physician who is testing and examining you will know that truth. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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Have your medications adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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How soon I can make pregnancy blood test after intercourse to know if positive or not?

How soon I can make pregnancy blood test after intercourse to know if positive or not?

Pregnancy test: Accuracy of pregnancy tests do not rely on when you had intercourse rather when the test is performed in relationship to your expected menstrual cycle. Blood pregnancy test can detect if pregnant several days before missing your cycle. Accuracy will increase at the time of missed menses. ...Read more

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Will every women in pregnancy get a positive home pregnancy test? Not blood test. But hpt

Will every women in pregnancy get a positive home pregnancy test? Not blood test. But hpt

Eventually yes: If you are pregnant and take a home pregnancy test, it should eventually be pregnant. Maybe not right away but soon after being pregnant. If rare cases a woman does not get a positive urine test and must take a blood test but that is pretty uncommon. ...Read more

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Still having pregnancy symptoms 32 days after surgical abortion, and blood test is positive?

Still having pregnancy symptoms 32 days after surgical abortion, and blood test is positive?

Further testing: It may take some time for the hormone levels to return to normal. At the same time the hormone levels should be going down. If they are not going down then further testing is needed. ...Read more

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If the home pregnancy test is positive and the blood test is negative is there still a chance of pregnancy?

If the home pregnancy test is positive and the blood test is negative is there still a chance of pregnancy?

Most probably not: Blood HCG test is more sensitive and usually detects pregnancy earlier than urine HCG test. Moreover blood test is done in labs with better controls that urine test done at home under stressful condition. ...Read more

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Can a blood test give me a positive pregnancy result while an over-the-counter urine test gives me a negative result?

Can a blood test give me a positive pregnancy result while an over-the-counter urine test gives me a negative result?

Yes: The blood test is more sensitive than the otc urine test, so it will be positive before the urine test may turn positive. ...Read more

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Why do some women never test positive on a home pregnancy test?? Not blood test. Followed directions. 10 weeks since sex

Why do some women never test positive on a home pregnancy test?? Not blood test. Followed directions. 10 weeks since sex

Persistent neg uhCG: The reason is unclear. Clearly some forms of the hCG molecule do not respond to the antibodies in the preg test and it gives a negative result, which is clearly a false negative. That being said doesn't mean that your pregnancy is at all abnormal with a + blood test. I wouldn't be concerned over this. ...Read more