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Prenatal Nonstress Testing (Overview)

Non-Stress Test (NST) The purpose of the NST is to confirm that the baby is healthy. It is based on the principle that the heart rate of healthy babies will periodically rise. During a non-stress test, you will be hooked up to a fetal monitor just like the one you will have when you're in labor. You will not be given any medication to stimulate or cause movement of the baby or contractions of the uterus _ that


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How often do I need to go in for prenatal testing?

How often do I need to go in for prenatal testing?

Depends on risk: Prenatal care involves regular OB visits, but prenatal testing ranges from general screening (level i ultrasound, triple/quad/integrated screen, amniocentesis chromosomes) to gene tests when a prior child was affected--usually at 10-18 weeks . Realize that triple/quad/integrated screen looking for down syndrome markers is inaccurate, sometimes leading to amnio and termination. Caveat emptor. ...Read more

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Prenatal Nonstress Testing (Overview)

Non-Stress Test (NST) The purpose of the NST is to confirm that the baby is healthy. It is based on the principle that the heart rate of healthy babies will periodically rise. During a non-stress test, you will be hooked up to a fetal monitor just like the one you will have when you're in labor. You will not be given any medication to stimulate or cause movement of the baby or contractions of the uterus _ that


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What website can tell me about antenatal testing.?

What website can tell me about antenatal testing.?

The Mayo Clinic. : The mayo clinic offers a comprehensive guide to the types of tests that can be given in the prenatal period. It can be found here: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/prenatal-testing/my01403. ...Read more

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My pastor told me to avoid prenatal testing since I would just worry and not act on the information. Should i?

My pastor told me to avoid prenatal testing since I would just worry and not act on the information. Should i?

Your decision: Whether to do prenatal testing or not is your decision, and not your pastor's. It can certainly cause some worry, but so can not knowing whether something is wrong with a baby. And whether to act on the information is also a very personal decision. Even very religious people sometimes choose to terminate a pregnancy if they know that a baby is going to die or have a very limited life. ...Read more

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Prenatal testing for abortion purposes?

Prenatal testing for abortion purposes?

Minority of cases: Performing tests may find potential problems which might benefit from interventions or early delivery. Pregnancies requiring or benefitting from cesarian delivery i.e. Placenta previa or breech presntations. Can begin planning for chidren with special needs & identify support groups and resources. Some parents to be can not face the future with child with major deformities requiring fulltime care. ...Read more

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How does drug testing using hair work?

How does drug testing using hair work?

Hair tells all.: Drugs and their metabolites are incorporated into your hair as it grows out. Simple chemical analysis can identify residues and reconstruct your history of ingestion. ...Read more

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How does drug testing using hair works?

How does drug testing using hair works?

Hair tells all.: Drugs and their metabolites are incorporated into your hair as it grows out. Simple chemical analysis can identify residues and reconstruct your history of ingestion. ...Read more

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Is prenatal testing safe? I need to know out if two men who the dad is

Is prenatal testing safe? I need to know out if two men who the dad is

First do This: Before you do that go to this web page: http://www.Babymed.Com/conception-calculator. Play around with the dates to see if you can narrow it down to a five day window of possibility. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a false negative on a zinc toxicity test? I had zinc, copper and lead testing done. My zinc results in blood and urine were at the high end of normal. My lead was negative but my copper results came back as low. I have all of the

Is it possible to get a false negative on a zinc toxicity test? I had zinc, copper and lead testing done.  My zinc results in blood and urine were at the high end of normal.  My lead was negative but my copper results came back as low.  I have all of the

Any : Any test has a risk of being a false negative or even false positve for that matter. Heavy metal toxicity/poisoning is a very difficult issue, and has been a challenge for a lot of doctors. I recommend you consult a medical toxicologist. These doctors specialize in poison and metal toxicity. If you have already done so, i suggest a second opinion by another doctor in the field. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is a pituary tumor life threatening ? Symptoms and blood work possibly suggest I have one ? Seeing an endocrinologist soon for further testing

Is a pituary tumor life threatening ? Symptoms and blood work possibly suggest I have one ? Seeing an endocrinologist soon for further testing

Usually not: Pituitary tumors are rarely immediately life threatening. One situation that can be very cataclysmic is pituitary apoplexy. This is where the normal pituitary gland is "wiped out" by hemorrahage or bleeding from the tumor that then leads to compression of the normal gland. Loss of cortisol function can be devastating. Excessive growth hormone or cortisol can be life threatening in the long run. ...Read more

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