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What Does It Mean When A Pregnancy Test Is Positive
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
Inconclusive: It means that you probably took the test too soon. If your period is not late yet you must wait. If that is not the case then take a second test. ...Read more
Probably not lupus: Many people have symptoms suggestive of lupus but most turn out not to have the disease. The ANA and other blood tests are virtually always positive in patients with lupus. Negative tests mean you're not likely to have lupus. A bigger problem is false positive anas, in which case the teat is positive but the patient does not meed other diagnostic criteria to lupus. ...Read more
Negative for HbSag: Initial screening tests are set at high sensitivity and generate some false positives. If the confiramtory test was negative and you do not have any other indication of hep b infection, then the results of the confimatory tests are the definitive results. ...Read more
No immunity: If you talking about rubella antibody test, it means you did not have rubella, you did not have vaccine for rubella, or if you had any of above mentioned exposures you do not have any immunity/resistence against this disease. If you had disease or vaccine for it it would be expected that you have antibodies in your body for this disease if your body responded properly to it but not 100% of the tim. ...Read more
Early period: Reasons for an early period can include endometriosis, emergency contraceptives, changes in hormones, polycystic ovarian syndrome, chemotherapy for uterine cancer, perimenopause, eating disorders, intense dieting (especially w high carb diet), marked weight gain, significant over-exercising* anovulatory periods. ...Read more
Ovulation prediction: I assume you're referring to ovulation prediction kit (opk). If that's the case, a positive test confirms you've ovulated but says nothing about pregnancy. To determine if you're pregnant, you need to take a pregnancy test (not ovulation prediction test). Of course you need to take test as directed, in other words, at least 4 wks after last menstrual period, not just any random day less than 4wk. ...Read more
"negative" is good: A "negative" stress test means the absence of what is being tested for--i.e. No signs of flow-limiting blockages in coronary arteries. In other words, the heart muscle is getting plenty of blood flow. It's important to note that a normal stress test does not mean the absence of underlying non-obstructive coronary disease. Detecting this may require other tests, depending on your risk profile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inconclusive: This is rare when this happens but my suggestion is to try again this is happen very infrequently. ...Read more
What does it mean if you took a pregnancy test home that was positive but its negative when you go to the doctor ?
False positive?: A positive home pregnancy test but negative pregnancy test at the doctor's office could have been a false positive, you could have read the test wrong, or you could have had a very early miscarriage and just have a period that is a little late and heavier than normal. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What does it mean when you take a pregnancy test and the positive line shows up, but it doesn't get darker until the urine starts drying up in thetime
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