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Negative blood test(hcg level less than 2) 5 weeks since last contact.Internet stories about women who don't produce enufhcg makin me anxious.How rare?

Negative blood test(hcg level less than 2) 5 weeks since last contact.Internet stories about women who don't produce enufhcg makin me anxious.How rare?

HCG test: In early pregnancy, HCG might be not detected by commercial methods ( urine tests) etc. Get your blood tested ( HCG quantitative) if you have doubts. That will determinethe amount of HCG you have in your system. ...Read more

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My bf had sex with a girl 3 months before we started dating so he went in and got tested for all STDs and they all came back negative. Are we safe?

My bf had sex with a girl 3 months before we started dating so he went in and got tested for all STDs and they all came back negative. Are we safe?

Hard to say: There are a variety of infections that can pass sexually.Not all are part of a routine screen, so I would have to say the answer depends on how thorough the testing went.Males are often not evaluated for HPV although they can shed virus off and on for years after primary infection. Condoms provide some help but no guarantee.You are relatively safe, but there's no perfect screen available. ...Read more

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54 yrs. mammo time. Always negative mammo & exam. No family history. WORRIED media and internet says not to trust just digital mam.for Dense Breast?

54 yrs.  mammo time.  Always negative mammo & exam. No family history.  WORRIED media and internet says not to trust just digital mam.for Dense Breast?

Follow Yr Doc' advic: Mammograms alone is the standard practice. As long as your doctor has done a clinical breast exam and mammogram once yearly, you should do well unless something changes on such exams. So trust your doc and quit worrying (no solution for worrying!) ...Read more

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I had a CT scan done. The doctor told me I was showing signs of mild emphysema. Everything I find on the Internet is negative and scary. I wasn't sure what this meant and prognosis.

I had a CT scan done. The doctor told me I was showing signs of mild emphysema. Everything I find on the Internet is negative and scary. I wasn't sure what this meant and prognosis.

COPD: Emphysema is a chronic medical condition, most often associated with tobacco smoking. Emphysema or COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is basically an inflammatory response of the lungs to long term exposure to an irritant. If you are a smoker, stop immediately to prevent further progression. Please do not be scared, but instead be informed as to the preventive measures you can take. ...Read more

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I am having the late stages symptoms of HIV and I have done several test and tested negative for the virus but what I have read on the Internet and the symptoms I am having all of them my nails Are changing my hands are cold by muscles wasting headaches

I am having the late stages symptoms of HIV and I have done several test and tested negative  for the virus but what I have read on the Internet and the symptoms I am having all of them my nails Are changing my hands are cold by muscles wasting headaches

See a doctor: HIV can cause very general symptoms, but it is very unlikely that you have the virus if the test is repeatedly negative. See a doctor and let them know your symptoms - you may need to be evaluated for other viral infections like Hepatitis B/C, thyroid disease, autoimmune disease, cancers, etc. This will depend on your age, health, and physical exam. Leave google alone for now and ask an expert. ...Read more

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I read on the internet tht u cn get ur period and still b preg. Is it true? I got 4 regular periods since last intetcourse.6 neg hpts.Cn i b preg?

I read on the internet tht u cn get ur period and still b preg. Is it true? I got 4 regular periods since last intetcourse.6 neg hpts.Cn i b preg?

very unlikely: Yes, some women have regular monthly bleeding during early pregnancy. But the home urine pregnancy test is very accurate, so a negative test- if done correctly- should reassure you. Have you considered effective contraception, like pills or iud, so you can have less worry/. ...Read more

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I read on the internet tht some women get neg hpts almost upto 6 mnths of pregnancy.Is this possible? I've had 8 neg hpts over 4 months.Reg periods.

I read on the internet tht some women get neg hpts almost upto 6 mnths of pregnancy.Is this possible? I've had 8 neg hpts over 4 months.Reg periods.

Internet myth: I've read that on the internet too. In 14 years though i've never seen it in real life. If you've taken pregnancy test from different vendors and they're all negative then you're not pregnant.. If you don't believe the results then have your blood drawn at a doctors office. ...Read more

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What negative health consequences are associated with smoking cigarettes for young female teens?

What negative health consequences are associated with smoking cigarettes for young female teens?

Many: Anyone can suffer serious effects from cigarette smoking. Smoking cigarettes can cause lung, mouth and throat cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and make all respiratory problems (asthma, ear infections, bronchitis, sinus infections, emphysema) much worse. Smoking cigarettes can stain your teeth, nails and tongue, causing terrible breath. ...Read more

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