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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

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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 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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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 pregnancy test at 8dpo sign of healthy pregnancy?

Likely an error: A positive pregnancy test 8 days after ovulation is more likely to be an error. Please repeat the test and consult your doctor. ...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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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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Pregnancy problems in autoimmune diseases?

Pregnancy problems in autoimmune diseases?

There are: People with autoimmune disease can get better with pregnancy - this is seen especially with rheumatoid arthritis most of the time. Lupus can also improve or get worse, but it depends on the involvement of the lupus and what organ sites are involved. We are cautious with our pregnant patients, follow them along with high risk OB specialists and monitor their organ involvement. ...Read more

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Missed period but no pregnancy symptoms with a negative pregnancy test. 48. What is it?

Missed period but no pregnancy symptoms with a negative pregnancy test. 48. What is it?

Anovulatory cycle: It sounds as if you had an anovulatory cycle. These are cycles where the ovary failes to release an egg. This disrupts normal hormonal levels. ...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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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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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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Can celiac disease complicate pregnancy?

Celiac disease: It certainly can, as celiac disease can cause significant illness including malabsorption issues. It is necessary to obtain physicians that can treat the celiac disease as any pregnancy will probably be a high risk pregnancy if the celiac disease is not well controlled. ...Read more

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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

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Symptoms of autoimmune disease in pregnancy?

Symptoms of autoimmune disease in pregnancy?

Many: There are many autoimmune diseases. Some effect the skin, some the joints, some the kidneys, etc.. If you are having specific symptoms, you need to talk to your doctor about them to get a specific answer. ...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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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

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

An autoimmune disease in which there is excessive thickening of the connective tissues. This can cause skin tightening, rash, difficulty swallowing, and in severe cases affect ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

Dermatosclerosis = scleroderma = autoimmune disease affecting connective tissue & blood vessels. It causes skin to thicken asymmetrically due to deposits of fibrous connective ...Read more