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What do pregnancy test results mean?

What do pregnancy test results mean?

You're pregnant?: Pregnancy tests come in two varieties. One says yes or no as to being pregnant (urine or blood tested). The other is a blood test which tells how much pregnancy hormone(hcg) is in your blood and can be useful for your doctor in assessing how your pregnancy is progressing. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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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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What do my AFP test results mean? What are the normal results? Pregnant.

What do my AFP test results mean?  What are the normal results?  Pregnant.

Negative: AFP is the screening test for neural tube defects and down's syndrome .Normal test means your risk of having a baby with down's is very low compared to what the riskis at your age. ...Read more

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What do abnormal pap test results mean?

What do abnormal pap test results mean?

It depends.: A pap smear is a test used to screen for cervical cancer, where a doc takes a sample of cells from the cervix. There is a wide range of abnormal results. Some pap tests come back showing you have a virus called hpv which is extremely common in sexually active women. Pap smears can also show that the cells of the cervix themselves are abnormal, showing pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. ...Read more

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What do mmpi-2 test results tell you?

What do mmpi-2 test results tell you?

Personality: It is a personality test. You may consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www.upress.umn.edu/test-division/mmpi-2 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. ...Read more

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What does a satisfactory pregnancy blood test mean ?

Not Medical: That term is not one used in medicine nor is it in any way explanatory. Perhaps you should ask this specific question of the professional who used it. ...Read more

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What do clear drug test results mean?

What do clear drug test results mean?

Need more info: What test? If you mean a urine drug test for substances of abuse, that would mean the substances that were tested for were not detected and you cannot be accused of substance abuse. ...Read more

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What could my urinalysis test results mean?

What could my urinalysis test results mean?

Your Doctor: can tell you the results and interpret them for you. This article is a good source of basic info: http://library.med.utah.edu/WebPath/TUTORIAL/URINE/URINE.html ...Read more

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What to do if I have just done a siemens hCG clinitest pregnancy test. what does the result mean?

What to do if I have just done a siemens hCG clinitest pregnancy test. what does the result mean?

Look at Instructions: Home Pregnancy tests come with instructions on how to perform the test and how to interpret the test results. If you are unsure or the test is equivocal, you can either wait and repeat the test in a few days or go to your primary doctor or an urgent care clinic. ...Read more

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What does lactic acid test show? What do abnormal results mean?

What does lactic acid test show? What do abnormal results mean?

The main use: of Lactic acid in the medical setting is to diagnose the presence of Sepsis or bloodborne infection. Due to poor distribution of oxygen at the tissue level in the presence of infection, lactic acid is over- produced by affected cells. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you skip your periods but have negative results on pregnancy tests?

What exactly does it mean when you skip your periods but have negative results on pregnancy tests?

Anovulation: If you missed your menstrual cycle, and aren't pregnant, you may have pcod, a thyroid disorder, or another cause for anovulation. If you gained or lost weight over a short period of time, it may also cause your cycle to be irregular, you should talk to your doctor to find out what is going on especially if you are trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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What does sprcs mean on pap test results?

What does sprcs mean on pap test results?

Not a standard abb.: Sprcs is not a standard abbreviation used on pap smears. If yiou can get a full copy of the report and post it for us, we could help. ...Read more

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What do positive TB test results mean? How should I interpret the positive result of a TB test?

What do positive TB test results mean? How should I interpret the positive result of a TB test?

Infection with Tb: When someone is infected with tuberculosis (TB) germs, the body develops a protective response against them. The TB skin test is a test of the body's response to tb, not the germs themselves. One can have an active infection where they are coughing out TB germs and are a risk to spread tb. Or the body may have had the infection long ago and controlled it so there is no risk now of spread. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my test result hbs ag is showing negative. what means this?

What do you suggest if my test result hbs ag is showing negative. what means this?

Incomplete info: 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, hbsag negative suggests you do not have active infection. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hbv/pdfs/serologicchartv8.pdf ...Read more

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What to do if interpreting thyroid test results?

What to do if interpreting thyroid test results?

Thyroid tests: In general, when interpreting thyroid tests, a high TSH is indicative of hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) and a low TSH is indicative of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). Your doctor may also check your free T4 and free T3 (liothyronine) levels which may be low if hypothyroid and high if hyperthyroid. That being said, the tests are not always so straightforward so make sure an MD interprets your results ...Read more

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What do I do after testing positive with a home test pregnancy test ?

What do  I  do  after  testing  positive  with  a  home  test pregnancy  test ?

Pregnancy: After a positive pregnancy test, eat healthy, avoid alcohol, NSAIDs, excessive caffeine and start prenatal vitamins. Schedule an appointment with your physician for confirmation and initiation of prenatal care. ...Read more

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What does having normal ESR test results mean?

What does having normal ESR test results mean?

Nothing really: It's neither sensitive nor specific, but is one additional piece of information for certain workups. Even as a test for polymyalgia rheumatica, it's probably been superseded by the C-reactive protein. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if positive result fetal fibronectin test?

What do you suggest if positive result fetal fibronectin test?

Preterm labor; fFN: Fetal fibronectin can be described as the "glue" that attaches the membranes of the amniotic sac to the side wall of the uterus. If the "glue" starts to leak out giving you a positive test, then you are at greater risk to deliver prematurely. Your risk of early labor is higher since your test is positive. Treatment options include, bed rest, steroids and close observation. ...Read more

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What does a borderline blood pregnancy test mean?

What does a borderline blood pregnancy test mean?

Serum HCG: Serum HCG (blood pregnancy test) can be reported as minimally increased in a very early pregnancy. Repeating the lab in 2 to 3 days would be important to see what the trend is. If the level of HCG increases, pregnancy is an important consideration. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about normal ESR test results mean which?

Can you tell me about normal ESR test results mean which?

No inflammation: ESR, or erythrocyte sedimentation rate, is a measure of inflammation and is commonly ordered with a C-Reactive protein. A normal ESR is usually less than 15-20, but can depend on the lab which performed the test. If you have a normal ESR, you are not likely to have an inflammatory process. The ESR is not a test for a specific problem, so it would be best to know why the test was ordered. ...Read more

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What do pregnancy test results mean?

You're pregnant?: Pregnancy tests come in two varieties. One says yes or no as to being pregnant (urine or blood tested). The other is a blood test which tells how much pregnancy hormone(hcg) is in your blood and can be useful for your doctor in assessing how your pregnancy is progressing. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a pregnancy test does not show any result?

What does it mean if a pregnancy test does not show any result?

Inconclusive: This is rare when this happens but my suggestion is to try again this is happen very infrequently. ...Read more

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Took pregnancy test results neg.(4 of them) i've gained 46lbs in a month no cycle for november, could i be?I also look 4 to 5months.

Took pregnancy test results neg.(4 of them) i've gained 46lbs in a month no cycle for november, could i be?I also look 4 to 5months.

46 : 46 pounds in one month is very extreme. The average weight gain for pregnancy is 25-30 pounds for the whole pregnancy. If four tests have been neg, then you are likely not pregnant. On the other hand the weight gain is worrisome. It could be fluid which could indicate a heart/circulatory problem, uterine or other gynelogical isse like a tumor; also hormonal issues (i.E thyroid) and diabetes need to be ruled out. Please see your doctor right away for a medical evaluation and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a pregnancy test result appears right away?

What does it mean when a pregnancy test result appears right away?

Lots of HCG: A quicker response means a higher level of pregnancy hormone (hcg), which would be the case in an advanced pregnancy, multiple gestation (twins or more), or in a molar pregnancy (an abnormal condition). ...Read more

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Will you get an accurate pregnancy test results 5.3 weeks after sex?

Will you get an accurate pregnancy test results 5.3 weeks after sex?

You should: That's been plenty of time for a test to reveal a positive result. ...Read more

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Is 24 days after sex long enough to get accurate pregnancy test results?

Is 24 days after sex long enough to get accurate pregnancy test results?

Yes: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), 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, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test at planned parenthood and they said my results are negative. But im 6 days late..What does this mean?

I took a pregnancy test at planned parenthood and they said my results are negative. But im 6 days late..What does this mean?

Not pregnant: A negative pregnancy test means that you were not pregnant. You need to see a doctor to discuss your irregular menstrual cycles and to start birth-control. ...Read more

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After I take a pregnancy test and wait for results(negative) I take the test appart,there is a very faint test line what does this mean?

After I take a pregnancy test and wait for results(negative) I take the test appart,there is a very faint test line what does this mean?

Depends...: It is important to follow the label directions, interpreting the test after the recommended time. Do not take it apart. As the test begins to dry out, a line can form, causing a false positive result (in other words, you would appear to be pregnant when you are not). Repeat the test . Consider using one of the more specific tests that gives a result that is more than just a line. Take care. ...Read more

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Can i trust my home pregnancy test results?

Can i trust my home pregnancy test results?

Yss,If done : Correctly and at the right time. Urine tests start turning positive about 7-10 days after a missed period. Blood test is more sensitive and may start turning positive about 2-3 days after a missed period. ...Read more

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What can affect home pregnancy test results?

What can affect home pregnancy test results?

Testing too soon: Main thing is timing-it takes time (up to 2 wks) for your urinary levels of HCG to get elevated enough to be detected. Over-the-counter tests aren't always as sensitive as tests at your doctor's office, but even those usually take at least a few days after you're late to turn positive. Recheck 1-2 weeks later if you're late for your period & suspect you might be pregnant. ...Read more

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I have a positive and a negative pregnancy test results ?

I have a positive and a negative pregnancy test results ?

See your gyn: If you were my pt in coral springs fl, i would do a quantitative bhcg if it is neg then you are not preg, if it is + then it needs to be followed to see if you have a viable pregnancy or not. ...Read more

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My pregnancy test result showed one red line, what does it mean?

Depends: A positive test has two bands. One band means either a negative test or an invalid test. Please read the package insert as the position of the colored band determines if it is a negative test of an unreliable test. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more