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Uncertain: Negative could be false negative. Positive could be false positive. But, in this case, treatment is justifiable ...Read more
Low cortisol: If after taking dexamethasone night before this is normal. If not review with Dr who knows you and ordered it. ...Read more
Never recieved cycle month of march took a clear blue test came back positive, is it right or can it be a false positive?
Lft test came back "satisfactory"...Still concerned due to excessive alcohol over the years. What are result levels ie. Good, satisfactory, bad etc?
Normal LFT's = good: High lft's imply inflammation of liver--due to viral infection (cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, a, b, c, d, etc), familial diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), infiltrative disease (steatohepatitis from fatty liver, granulomatous hepatitis, foreign body reaction), toxic (alcoholic, tylenol), ischemic, congestive, pregnancy-related, etc. Cause determines fix. ...Read more
No, Don't worry:
HCG levels vary widely. At 5 weeks, normal range hCG = 18 – 7, 340 mIU/ml. HCG levels tend to double every 2-3 days during early pregnancy so monitoring change in hCG level is more meaningful than a one time measurement.
Caution must be used in making too much of hCG numbers. A normal pregnancy may have low hCG levels and result in a perfectly healthy baby. ...Read more
Take a 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
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to know what test was done and what was it that was 15.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more
A good test: If it was negative it is highly likely that you do not have the disease. If you have symptoms that concern you talk to your doctor about other options. ...Read more
Get evaluated.: It is impossible to know what the cause of a positive fecal occult blood test means without doing the evaluation necessary. Sometimes a positive test can be the first clue to colon cancer or a large polyp which could eventually be a colon cancer. It is very important for you to follow up on this test. Do not skip this evaluation. It could save your life. Good luck. ...Read more
Nothing vs. Smth: First off, not sure why it was done. You must understand that in medicine it is not right to chase a positive test only. There may be symptoms also suggestive of a disease. Inflammatory markers are an important sign that, if absent, render the ANA test less valuable. If borderline + and symptoms are present, it may be warranted to have it repeated in a 2-3 months. ...Read more
Absolutely: If whoever tested you is on top of things, you've already been advised to have a more specific test. ...Read more
Pregnancy unlikely: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more
Don't know your: Medical history. Don't worry about determing the next step in testing. It is the medical provider's responsibility to take your history, physical examination, lab and any other study results into account when deteriming the next diagnostic step. ...Read more
Clarify question: Not sure what you mean by "all test came back negative" and "signs". Please clarify what tests and signs you are talking about. ...Read more
Baby is also Rh-: Your baby will also be rh-. Because rh- is recessive to rh+ you and your boyfriend both have two rh- genes. Your haplotype is rh-/rh- and your phenotype rh- and so is his. You and he can only give rh- genes to your babies. All of your babies with this father will be rh-/rh-. Don't sweat it. ...Read more
Hello. My urine test came back with the results of WBC3-5. 0-2 HPF. Should I be concerned? Thank you.
No: ..unless you have urinary tract symptoms that you cannot explain. Few WBCs shouldn't be alarming ...Read more
My ANA test came back 1:320. It was not that elevated last time. It has kept rising. Should I be worried?
Took an ovulation test came back no LH surge detected! What does that mean? I have an app sayin I ovulate in 3 days! Help
How can someone know if they are shedding if they only get cold sores not very. Often. And my test came back I had 1 and 2?
Haven't had cycle sence June took pregency test came back negative should I try to take another one body nevers skip cycle?
Sure try again, but: You would only be pregnant of course if you had unprotected sex during or around your ovulation time (usually mid cycle). Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed cycle, but an anovulatory cycle can occur as well, and then the next period should come on normally, so with negative tests, you may just need to be patient. Good luck. (If it never comes back after that, then you need to see Dr.) ...Read more
Hubby did spermcheck test, came back neg. Directions say don't ejaculate for 2 days. Hubby got hard on day 1, but no cum. Could that cause negative?
Nope: These tests usually detect whether a minimal number of sperm or motile sperm are present. Even 1 day of abstinence (had he ejaculated day prior) should not usually give this result. Suggest evaluation by a urologist. For more info see: http://www. Theturekclinic. Com/oligospermia. Html. ...Read more