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Uncertain: Negative could be false negative. Positive could be false positive. But, in this case, treatment is justifiable ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer