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Test For Down Syndrome While Pregnant
Screening for Down : Syndrome is offered to all pregnant women in the US, regardless of age. If screening test results + maternal age reveal a high risk for DS, diagnostic tests are offered. Risk for DS becomes significantly higher & increases yearly in women wil be 35 or older at the time of full-term delivery. Though screening for DS is highly recommended, pregnant women can choose not to have it done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Screening for DS, : offered to all pregnant women, is done after 10 weeks' gestational age, usually at 11-13 weeks. Both the 1st trimester comprehensive screen & the 1st & 2nd trimester integrated screen use fetal ultrasounds, blood tests for specific proteins & hormones & maternal age at delivery to calculate risk of DS. (If 36, risk us 1:294; if 37, 1:227). Diagnostic tests are offered if calculated risk is high. ...Read more
Purple feet when sitting + one time HELLP syndrome + possible raynauds suggested when failed to breastfeed. Should I get tested for APS or LA?
Purple feet: Purple feet (cyanosis) is usually due to congestion of the veins and is not a dangerous condition. If the feet are uncomfortable or swell you could get light compression stockings (15 -20 mmHg) as these would help. With your history I would see a rheumatologist to determine if this is part of a larger medical issue and whether further testing is warranted. Good luck! ...Read more
Doctors tested for Down syndrome at 15 weeks. Will I get results back in time for amnio if needed?
Yes: That's why it is done at that time. ...Read more
Does stopping Jolviette birth control cause pregnant type of symptoms? I feel pregnant, am 6 days late but home pregnancy tests come up negative.
Non- invasive first!: Start with genetic counseling to appreciate the risks costs and differences between invasive diagnostic testing versus non-invasive screening prenatally. Most reasonable couples prefer a 2-step approach with non-invasive testing first; if that is negative/normal no further testing is needed and you have avoided having a needle inserted in your pregnancy sac. If positive you must get invasive test! ...Read more
I am 37 weeks pregnant. I took a home drug test for THC and test positive. What does the state of mo do if i give birth and my baby and i are positive?
I agree: I understand your concerns about legal action.Your child will continue to smoke mj when you do & get even more through breast milk. He'll be far more " stoned" than you because of his size, which will harmfully impact his development. He'll have high risk of accidental injury or death if you parent while "stoned." if you disclose & seek help, you & your baby will both benefit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Been having vaginal bleeding for 27 days straight what can be the cause? Im on birth control, pregnancy test negative, waiting on sonogram results
Hormonal abnormality: The causes of dysfunctional uterine bleeding are either hormonal or structural (like a fibroid). At your age I would strongly suspect a hormonal problem and not a fibroid. The ultrasound will rule out (or in) the structural abnormality. Do you have PCOS? If the ultrasound is normal your doctor will likely run multiple tests to determine what the hormonal problem is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood test at 6 hCG on Tuesday, now Friday and I am still getting positive pregnancy tests. Is this normal? Is there a chance of me being pregnant?
Pregnancy test: Are both levels 6? If so, you just need a follow up level in 1 week and weekly until negative. If the levels roughly double up every 2 days, or at least rise by 2/3ds, that is an indication of normal pregnancy. Otherwise, it is most likely a miscarriage, less likely an ectopic pregnancy, It is important to follow the levels until they reach non pregnant levels. Blood type needs to be checked also ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Um, yes: Your ovaries do not adjust for daylight savings time...You're ovulating w/ (+) test, so now is the time! ...Read more
I have irregular periods when it is best to take a pregnancy test. Blood and urine. Do I count missed period at 24 or 28 ?
My periods are 14 days late but my LH level is 21.6 , pregnancy test is negative is there still any chance for pregnancy?Should i go for blood test?
Need more info: Are you obese? Do you have irregular cycles as polycystic ovary syndrome can also give higher lh levels. ...Read more
Why did my pregnancy test turn out with a very very faint positive then turn negative within hours? I feel extremely nauseous while laying down.
False result: Repeat or get a HCG blood test. ...Read more
16 weeks pregnant, Down syndrome screening test positive, 1/150 chance that baby might have abnormality. Will do amnio. Please explain what results mea?
High Risk for Downs: The screening test result means that you have a 1 in 150 chance that your fetus has down syndrome. While this is considered a positive screen, the chance is still less than 1%. Rather than an amino, you might consider a blood test like the maternit-21, which can be done from your blood and is greater than 99% accurate. Discuss this option with your ob. ...Read more
Rhuematogist tested me for antiphosphoid lipid syndrome came back positive on fort test will be getting another soon 12 weeks apart what ate symptoms?
Symptoms vary: Positive anti phospholipids can be seen in patient's with no complaints. In women, they may play a role in recurrent miscarriages. They also can be associated with blood clots in the veins ( legs and lungs) and less common in the arteries. Most patients have low levels of anti-phospholipids and have no symptoms. Agree with a recheck since certain labs may not have the best standardized tests ...Read more
False pregnancy: It is pretty common, when you want to have a baby, that you start to feel some symptoms that could go along with preganncy. The best way to be absolutely sure that you are not pregant is to have a serum (blood) pregancy test. ...Read more
Breastfeeding. Positive ovulation tests for the last 9 days. I have overactive thyroid. Why are I still getting + ovulation tests. I'm not pregnant.
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