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Doctor insights on: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Testing

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Dr. James Lin
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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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Can pelvic exams cause miscarriages in early pregnancy ?

Can pelvic exams cause miscarriages in early pregnancy ?

No: A pelvic exam is not going to cause or prevent a miscarriage from happening. There is no relationship between these two things. Pelvic exams are safe when done by a professional. ...Read more

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Can polysistic kidney disease cause a fals pregnancy test ?

Can polysistic kidney disease cause a fals pregnancy test ?

No. : Pregnancy tests detect the presence of human chorionic gonodotropin (HCG) in the urine, which is not produced in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. False positives can occur in very rare cases of gynecologic tumors, so a confirmatory test with other test kits and the physician are necessary. ...Read more

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Autoimmune disorder and recurrent miscarriagesis there a link ?

Autoimmune disorder and recurrent miscarriagesis there a link ?

Pregnancy and lupus : Autoimmune diseases that have a higher incidence of miscarriage include lupus and anti phospholipid syndrome . Sometimes they can be present together ...Read more

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What specific blood test can detect weight loss reasons?

What specific blood test can detect weight loss reasons?

No one test: There are many reasons for weight loss and there is no single test for it. It requires a detailed history, physical examination and then may be some tests. See this site for additional information. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003107.htm ...Read more

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6 negative pregnancy test. 16 weeks of pregnancy symptoms. Could hormone imbalance cause false negatives?How do I find out for sure?

6 negative pregnancy test. 16 weeks of pregnancy symptoms. Could hormone imbalance cause false negatives?How do I find out for sure?

Not pregnant : 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. Unless you are doing the test wrong then you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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CAN A STD CAUSE A MISSED PERIOD & CAUSE A POSITIVE PREGNANCY TEST IF SO WHAT STD CAUSE THIS ?

CAN A STD CAUSE A MISSED PERIOD & CAUSE A POSITIVE PREGNANCY TEST IF SO WHAT STD CAUSE THIS ?

Not an STD: No STD causes missed periods or positive pregnancy tests. Being pregancy is the only reason for a positive test! Howver, since you're obviously concerned about STDs, you may be at high risk -- so I would suggest being tested to be safe. But not because of these particular symptoms. ...Read more

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Can infertility or pregnancy loss emotions be triggered years later?

Can infertility or pregnancy loss emotions be triggered years later?

Yes, variable: Infertility and pregnancy loss are emotional, stressful events in anyone's life. I suspect that this is true for similarly emotional times in people's lives. I am not a psychiatrist but my experience suggests your suspicions are correct. We have great mental health professionals who can assist you dealing with these feelings. Hopefully, you had a successful outcome to balance the losses. ...Read more

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I've had a strong positive ANA test result. All the various antibody tests are negative.. Symptoms are, joinfpain fatigue hive episode, fevers, etc. ?

I've had a strong positive ANA test result. All the various antibody tests are negative.. Symptoms are, joinfpain  fatigue hive episode, fevers, etc. ?

Close but not there: Doesn't sound like you have a rheumatologic illness yet. You may develop one. If your ANA was positive at greater than 1:640 you should be monitored every six months for progression of symptoms if not you should be monitored less often. ...Read more

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Can gastroscopy and negative blod test miss out on gluten intoleranse.With persistent problem and nutrient deficiency is there indication for new test?

Can gastroscopy and negative blod test miss out on gluten intoleranse.With persistent problem and nutrient deficiency is there indication for new test?

Yes and no.: The "gold standard" for diagnosing celiac disease (gluten allergy) is a biopsy of the small intestine. There are a few blood tests that are typically ordered and are usually positive in people with celiac disease, but they are not 100%. The stomach is usually not affected by gluten allergy. Rather than undergo more testing, go gluten free for 4-6 weeks and see if your symptoms improve. ...Read more

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Any home test to confirm initial pregnancy ? And also any symptoms to confirm pregnancy ?

Any home test to confirm initial pregnancy ? And also any symptoms to confirm pregnancy ?

Yes: There are numerous home pregnancy tests available at the drug store. Try testing about 7-10 days after a missed period. Pregnancy symptoms are easily available online such as webmd. There are none, however that will definitively confirm pregnancy in the early stages. ...Read more

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Could sudden weight loss indicate endometrial cancer recurrence?

Could sudden weight loss indicate endometrial cancer recurrence?

Possibly: A personal history of cancer always lowers our threshold for looking into weight loss. Unintentional weight loss should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

The definition of recurrent pregnancy loss is 3 miscarriages. The chance of a miscarriage with any pregnancy depends on your age but average is 20%. Doctors will investigate possible causes after 2 or 3 miscarriages. Possible causes include abnormal embryo, low Progesterone , polyp in the ...Read more


Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more