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Can home pregnancy test detect abdominal pregnancy?

Can home pregnancy test detect abdominal pregnancy?

Yes: Home pregnancy tests can detect whether you are pregnant or not. They do not tell you the location of the pregnancy. if you are pregnant, it will test positive. An ultrasound can help identify if you have an abnormal pregnancy. Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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No period, negative pregnancy test with pregnancy symptoms?

No period, negative pregnancy test with pregnancy symptoms?

Pregnancy?: Purchase a home pregnancy test. They turn positive by the time you are about a week late. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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False positive stress test reason?

False positive stress test reason?

Body habitus: Most common cause of false positive stress test is body habitus. This commonly affects women because the heart rhythm needs to be picked up through their breast tissue. ...Read more

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Can an ovulation test detect pregnancy before a pregnancy test?

Can an ovulation test detect pregnancy before a pregnancy test?

No: It's a different test. An ovulation test screens for leutenizing hormone (lh) not hcg. It simply checks for the hormone that allows ovulation. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy blood test give false negative. 3 days late, urine test negative and blood test negative too?

Can pregnancy blood test give false negative. 3 days late, urine test negative and blood test negative too?

False negative PG: A false pregnancy test is possible however, in this case you also have a negative blood pregnancy test which is far more accurate. ...Read more

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Home pregnancy test after9weeks?

Home pregnancy test after9weeks?

Take a test : Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Preg test positive but blood test negative missed period?

Preg test positive but blood test negative missed period?

Timing: It is possible that the urine pregnancy test detected HCG that was in the urine even as a pregnancy was failing (impending miscarriage) but by the time a blood test was done, the miscarriage had already occurred and the levels of the HCG pregnancy hormone were cleared. Alternatively, it could have just been a false (+) urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Positive pregnancy test and menstrual cramps normal?

Positive pregnancy test and menstrual cramps normal?

Threatened AB: It may be normal. Usually bleeding or cramping early in pregnancy can be concerning and may signal an abnormal pregnancy with an upcoming miscarriage. However, this isn't known yet so your OB will check hormone levels and decide if an ultrasound is helpful. Good luck to your early pregnancy. ...Read more

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When to take a pregnancy test after ovulation test positive?

When to take a pregnancy test after ovulation test positive?

1 week late: Home pregnancy tests do not become positive until you're 1 week late. If i's negative then, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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Multiple negative hpt and negative blood pregnancy test. Sore nipples. Definatly Not pregnant?

Multiple negative hpt and negative blood pregnancy test. Sore nipples. Definatly Not pregnant?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Fertility 10 days after ovulation to early to test negative pregnancy test.

Fertility 10 days after ovulation to early to test negative pregnancy test.

Pregnancy Testing: Yes. Of course. Especially if you have not missed a period yet. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy test still detect pregnancy prior to scheduled menstruation?

Can pregnancy test still detect pregnancy prior to scheduled menstruation?

Yes, but: A blood test and occasionally urine test may be positive before the scheduled period, however a negative test before a missed period does not exclude pregnancy. ...Read more

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Negative test no period having pregnancy symptoms?

Negative test no period having pregnancy symptoms?

Repeat test: Sometimes an initial test won't be positive in early pregnancy and there are other causes for not having a period and having seemingly pregnancy related symptoms. The best thing to do, as long as you are not having any concerning symptoms, is to wait a few days and test using your first morning urine when pregnancy hormones are higher. See your doctor if any other questions to look for other cause. ...Read more

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Late period, unprotected sex, negative home pregnancy test. ?

Late period, unprotected sex, negative home pregnancy test. ?

How late?: You may take a blood test for HCG which more sensitive than a urine test and is generally positive one day after a missed period, if you are pregnant. Or you could repeat the test in 4-5 days, unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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42 week second pregnancy stress test would I get induce after the test? Or would they want me to go back for another one?

42 week second pregnancy stress test would I get induce after the test? Or would they want me to go back for another one?

Talk to your doctor: A pregnancy that reaches 42 weeks will need to be evaluated with a Non Stress Test. This lets us know how the baby is doing. Most doctors will induce a woman at 42 weeks. Please discuss this in detail with your doctor. ...Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do I need to take a non-stress test during pregnancy?

Do I need to take a non-stress test during pregnancy?

No: Non-stress tests evaluate the baby's heartbeat. They are ordered if there is a medical complication with the pregnancy such as diabetes or pre-eclampsia or if your pregnancy goes past your due date. They are also done if you aren't feeling the baby move for more than an hour or two. If you have an uncomplicated pregnancy you will likely not need a non-stress test. ...Read more

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10 days delayed.had 30-day cycle.had 2 negative pregnancy test.under stress lately.had sex on Day 19.am i pregnant?

10 days delayed.had 30-day cycle.had 2 negative pregnancy test.under stress lately.had sex on Day 19.am i pregnant?

Unlikely: If you did the test correctly at 10 days after a missed period and it was negative, you are unlikely to be pregnant. You may repeat the test in 3-4 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Will a nuclear stress test make me radioactive? I’m having a nuclear stress test, and i need to know if it’s safe for me to babysit my grandkids after it? Will i be radioactive? Could i be dangerous to the kids?

Will a nuclear stress test make me radioactive? I’m having a nuclear stress test, and i need to know if it’s safe for me to babysit my grandkids after it? Will i be radioactive? Could i be dangerous to the kids?

You : You will be sufficiently radioactive to set off alarms at airports, ferry terminals, and border crossings. The sensitivity of these devices is high on purpose. However, the amount of radiation a patient emits after a cardiac nuclear scan is not considered dangerous to others. Notice that the technologists who perform these tests do not wear lead or other radiation protection and they are around "radioactive" patients every day. For the sake of completeness, however, i will add that pregnant women should not undergo this test and anyone who thinks they might be pregnant should have a pregnancy test before having any kind of radionuclide scan. ...Read more

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I had an echo and Stress test was normal echo showed mild mitral and triscupid regurgitation, normal LV size and R/S occasional PAC's. Is this normal?

I had an echo and Stress test was normal echo showed mild mitral and triscupid regurgitation, normal LV size and R/S occasional PAC's. Is this normal?

Question? Consult!: These little boxes are not good for answering specific patient case problems. Consider a cardiology consultation here on HealthTap. The kind of consult where you ask for help within the next 24 hours works particularly well for a complex case because it enables emailing back and forth with the details. ...Read more

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What does a non-stress test consist of?

What does a non-stress test consist of?

Imaging: Heart Imaging tests (nuclear, ultrasound & MRI) are a non-invasive way of evaluating heart function performed in conjunction with physical activity (treadmill or bicycle) or using non physical means (using intravenous medication eg. dobutamine, lexiscan, adenosine or dipyridamole). All the above provide indirect information on blood flow, presence of scars and the strength of heart contractions ...Read more

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What diagnoses can come from a stress test?

What diagnoses can come from a stress test?

Cardiac: I'm assuming you're referring to a cardiac stress test that is used to diagnose heart conditions and physical stamina. ...Read more

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Is there any pain involved in a stress test?

Is there any pain involved in a stress test?

Stress test: A stress test for screening purposes usually has no associated pain. Treadmill stress testing can lead to tired legs and shortness of breath. If the stress test has changes suggestive of a blocked artery, and the patient has chest pain or pressure, the tst is stopped and is sent for immediate catherization. Chest pain or pressure suggests heart disease. ...Read more

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What happens during a non-stress test (nst)?

What happens during a non-stress test (nst)?

Baby monitoring: A non-stress test is a way of checking on the baby. We listen to and record the fetal heart for 20-30 minutes. We are looking at the baseline heart rate and how the heart rate goes up or down. We are looking at this to see if the baby is getting enough oxygen or if there are other problems with how the baby is doing. ...Read more

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What should I expect when I go in for a stress test?

What should I expect when I go in for a stress test?

Physically demanding: A stress test is physically demanding. So take adequate rest the night before, wear comfortable clothes and comfortable walking shoes. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what should I expect during a stress test?

I'm curious as to what should I expect during a stress test?

Stress Test: Check this great article from mayo clinic: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/stress-test/my00977/. ...Read more

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I am going to be having a stress test. What does a stress test consist of ?

I am going  to be having a stress test. What does a stress test consist of ?

Stress test: Your own doctor can explain why s/he feels you need this test, and what info needs to be gained. Generally it involves connecting you to ekg machine while you do gradually increasing physical activity on a treadmill -- while being monitored closely for any changes. ...Read more

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What's a stress test for?

What's a stress test for?

Diagnosis: To diagnosis underlying coronary artery disease in one with suggestive symptoms or to evaluate the efficacy of medical therapy in one with known coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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How acurate is an echo stress test?

How acurate is an echo stress test?

Typically 60-90%: While the type of stress echocardiogram is important (exercise vs chemical stress test), the mean 'sensitivity' (finding an existent problem) and the 'specificity' (a positive test=actual existent disease) vary slightly though the averages for both fall between 60-90%. Cited ranges are 51-97%. ...Read more

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What is a contraction stress test?

What is a contraction stress test?

Placental test: It tests how well the baby can handle labor. It tests how well the placenta is functioning. You are given some Pitocin (oxytocin) to cause some contractions. The baby's heart is monitored during the contractions to see if the heart tracing is good. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Stress Test (Definition)

A stress test is a cardiac test which can include walking on a treadmill and monitoring your heart while you are walking. They can also inject you with a nuclear material and do a more comprehensive scan on your heart to check for blockage. They can also do a chemical stress test which omits the need to ...Read more